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A Movie That Never Needs to Be Remade: Case File #1975

Speilberg you did it right!
Jaws is a 1975 American thriller film directed by Steven Spielberg from the best-selling novel by Peter Benchley. The film shoot was notoriously difficult for Spielberg who had directed only one feature film before Jaws . The mechanical shark seldom operated correctly, and Spielberg was frequently forced to create the idea of terror without actually showing the shark. The film premiered and it went on to become the highest-grossing film of all time, surpassing "The Godfather" and becoming the first film to gross more than one hundred million dollars. Composer John Williams created the score to Jaws, which has since become a well-known theme of impending doom. Jaws went on to spawn numerous sequels — none of which i'll discuss out of shame.






Jaws (1975) - HDrip



And how can you forget about the soundtrack?? John Williams is a Legend.



The Story

The police chief of Amity Island, a fictional summer resort town, tries to protect beachgoers from a giant great white shark by closing the beach, only to be overruled by the town council, which wants the beach to remain open to draw a profit from tourists during the summer season. During a late night beach party on the fictional Amity Island in New England a young woman named Chrissie Watkins goes skinny dipping alone.



She dives into the water, where she is suddenly jerked around and then pulled under by an unseen force. The next morning, Amity's new police chief Martin Brody is notified that Chrissie is missing, and finds her mutilated remains washed up on the shore. The medical examiner informs Brody that the death was due to a shark attack. Brody plans to close the beaches, but is overruled by the town mayor, Larry Vaughn (Murray Hamilton), who fears that reports of a shark attack will ruin the summer tourist season, as it is the town's largest source of income. The medical examiner reverses his diagnosis and attributes the death to a boating accident. Brody reluctantly goes along with the explanation. A short time later, a young boy is killed by a shark while swimming off a crowded beach.





His mother places a $3,000 bounty on the shark, sparking an amateur shark hunting frenzy and attracting the attention of local professional shark hunter Quint. He is the star of the movie for me the "way" he say's thing's (Robert Shaw).





Quint: Y'all know me. Know how I earn a livin'. I'll catch this bird for you, but it ain't gonna be easy. Bad fish. Not like going down the pond chasin' bluegills and tommycods. This shark, swallow you whole. Little shakin', little tenderizin', an' down you go. And we gotta do it quick, that'll bring back your tourists, put all your businesses on a payin' basis. But it's not gonna be pleasant. I value my neck a lot more than three thousand bucks, chief. I'll find him for three, but I'll catch him, and kill him, for ten. But you've gotta make up your minds. If you want to stay alive, then ante up. If you want to play it cheap, be on welfare the whole winter. I don't want no volunteers, I don't want no mates, there's just too many captains on this island. Ten thousand dollars for me by myself. For that you get the head, the tail, the whole damn thing." The reason i included this was it's a big part of the movie nobody elese could deliver this any better..

Brought in by Brody, marine biologist Matt Hooper

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to conducts an autopsy on Chrissie's remains and concludes she was killed by a shark. A large tiger shark is caught by a group of fishermen, leading the town to believe the problem is solved, but Hooper is unconvinced the corpse is the killer and asks to examine the contents of the shark's stomach. Vaughn refuses to make the "operation" public and refuses to do it all together.



Brody and Hooper return after dark and discover the dead shark does not contain any human remains. Scouting aboard Hooper's boat, they come across the half-sunken wreckage of a fisherman's boat. Hooper dons a wetsuit and while exploring the vessel underwater discovers the fisherman's severed head. Vaughn still refuses to close the beach and on the Fourth of July, numerous tourists arrive. A couple of kids use shark fin's as a prank and scare's everybody out of the water. Then shark enters an estuary, killing a man, and nearly takes the life of Brody's son. Brody forces a stunned Vaughn to hire Quint. Brody and Hooper join the hunter on his fishing boat, the Orca, and the trio set out to kill the man-eater.



At sea, Brody is given the task of laying a chum line while Quint uses deep-sea fishing tackle to try to hook the shark. As Brody continues chumming, an enormous great white shark suddenly looms up behind the boat.



Here's the Real Deal! The look on his face is priceless, i had the same reaction the first time I saw it..




The trio watch as the great white circle the Orca and they estimated it weighed in at 3 tons and it was approxamitly 25 feet long. Quint harpoons the shark with a line attached to a flotation barrel, designed to prevent the shark from being able to submerge as well as to track it on the surface, but the shark pulls the barrel under and disappears. (Most shark's are not 25 ft long either). Night falls without another sighting, so the men retire to the boat's cabin, this is probaly one the of the best scenes in the entire movie. When Hooper and Quint are showing off scar's from thier respective past's, while having a drink relaxing joking about each other. My personal favorite Hooper: I got the creme de la creme. Right here. Hold on. Yeah, you see that? [takes off his t-shirt, showing a very hairy chest} Brody: You're wearing a sweater! Hooper: [points to a scar on chest] Mary Ellen Moffat. She broke my heart.



And this is where where Quint tells of his experience with sharks as a survivor of the World War II sinking of the USS Indianapolis. I really wanted to include this so you would understand Quint lot better, he was unstable so to speak



The shark reappears, damages the boat's hull, and then slips away. In the morning, the men make repairs to the engine. Quint destroys the radio to prevent Brody from calling the Coast Guard for help, I wonder why?? The shark attacks again, and after a long chase, Quint harpoons it to another barrel. The men tie the barrels to the stern; but the shark drags the boat backwards, forcing water onto the deck and into the engine, flooding it. Quint harpoons it again, he was one determined old man!



Attaching three barrels in all to the shark, while the shark continues to tow them. Quint is about to cut the ropes with his machete when the cleats are pulled off the stern. The shark continues to attack the boat and Quint powers towards shore with the shark in pursuit, hoping to draw the animal into shallow waters, where it will be beached and drowned. In his tyrant-like obsession to kill the shark, Quint overtaxes Orca's damaged engine causing it to seize.



With the boat immobilized, the trio try a desperate approach: Hooper dons his SCUBA gear and enters the ocean inside a shark proof cage, to stab the shark in the mouth with a hypodermic spear filled with strychnine. The shark instead destroys the cage, but gets tangled in the remains, allowing Hooper to hide on the seabed. In the novel Hooper get's eaten by the shark, and as Quint and Brody raise the remnants of the cage, the shark throws itself onto the boat, crushing the transom. As the boat starts sinking, Quint slides into the shark's mouth and is killed.



Brody retreats to the boat's partly submerged cabin, and forces a pressurized air tank into the shark's mouth. Brody takes Quint's M1 Garand, and climbs the mast of the rapidly sinking vessel. After temporarily driving the shark off with a harpoon, Brody begins shooting at the air tank still wedged in the shark's mouth. In the novel Brody is stranded with nothing and by himself, with the shark appraoching the shark just comes to a stop. Presumably from bleeding to death and complete exhaustion from battling the men at sea.




Jaws is the most famous shark movie ever, as a piece of cinematic history, the importance of Jaws simply cannot be overstated. It's a film that literally defined the modern approach to presenting movies as we know it, literally the first true 'blockbuster' feature. As far I'm concerned the actor's made this movie what along with a young steven spielberg. As a piece of popular culture, the influences of Jaws both on the screen and, unfortunately off cannot be denied or overemphasized. However, off the screen people were terrified to step into the water people were scared of sharks to a whole new level. It's a piece of good, solid filmmaking entertainment that Jaws truly excels, an all time movie classic that remains the single greatest killer monster' flick ever made. For all these reasons and more, Jaws is a timeless must-see, with today everything is CGI heavy and big budget disaster's. One could argue that JAWS wasn’t a franchise anyway, it was all about the original. I added this so you could get people's reaction to thier first time seeing Jaws, the likes of rob zombie, clive barker, and ron pearlman..



This is still one of the scariest movie trailers ever made!! The Original Jaw's



I have included a Deleted Scene thanks youtube..

Quint torments boy in music store..very funny..

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SHHH
4/15/2010

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12 Comments

Heh heh, we was talking about this lol!

Yeah EPIC CLASSIC!

Though i kinda liked JAWS 2!

But 3, 4 and 5(?) can [frick] right off!!

Great stuff man!
777LEEE - 4/15/2010, 12:16 PM
Love Robert Shaw-great actor!

Unfortunately, I think there is a Jaws in the works somewhere.
DogsOfWar - 4/15/2010, 8:56 PM
@DogsOfWar:

Robert Shaw made Jaws..unfortunately yes there is one...


SHHH - 4/15/2010, 10:30 PM
Great article, SHHH! I LOVE this movie! It reeeaaallly bums me out that they are remaking this. Leave the goddamn classics alone! This movie should have never even had sequels.
MatchesMalone - 4/16/2010, 9:52 AM
@MatchesMalone: They need to leave all clasic's alone!!
SHHH - 4/16/2010, 12:03 PM
normally im all for re-makes. it my opinion that if you don't like it don't go and see it.

but i totally agree with this one. the best part of the movie was not seeing the shark. was seeing how Spielberg can build up suspense and craft an amazing story. it still holds up today. unlike alot of other movies.

we all know exaclty what a remake of this would look like in today's cgi/action/gore obsessed world - Deep Blue Sea - and to that i say no thank you.
OdinsBeard - 4/16/2010, 12:47 PM
@OdinsBeard" Glad you feel the same way a classic!!
SHHH - 4/16/2010, 3:42 PM
yea...but, like, the shark itself was completely terrible and unrealistic. Everything else was top notch, admittingly...but the shark, the shark was just god aweful. several words come to mind: pathetic, sad, fake, cheap, etc etc etc.
nomsans - 4/20/2010, 3:17 PM
@nomsans: 1975....
SHHH - 4/22/2010, 11:08 AM
The only way i will watch the remake is if they get Clint Eastwood to play Robert Hsaw's role. He is the only guy who could do it justice!
THEHAWK - 5/6/2010, 2:21 PM
Damn that's a briliant pick...THEHAWK...
SHHH - 5/9/2010, 1:25 PM

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