Giant man - eating shark, a sea monster at the coast of a small American island. Jaws is one oh the best horror / thriller films ever about the fear of sea monsters.
Jaws - Film (1975)
Jaws (1975) was directed by Steven Spielberg, it’s one of the best ever horror / thriller films based on Peter Banchley’s novel of the same name. The plot of the film is about a giant man- eating shark attacks holidaymakers on Amity Islands (fictional town), the local police chief (ex New York experienced crime fighter) faces a strong obstacle by the local municipality council to close the beach. This is the first conflict between the local police officer and the local political and business lobby. The number of shark attacks were increasing and there is a chaos. Finally, the hunt of the giant shark begins - local council hired a professional shark hunter and joined to the hunting team with local police chief and a marine biologist.
Jaws became the highest - grossing film in history at the time and it won several awards for its soundtrack and and editing and it’s often cited as one of the greatest films of all time. The success of Jaws was the reason for the production of three sequels, none with the participation of Spielberg or Benchley and many others from the imitative thrillers.
The philosophy behind casting is based on the concept to avoid hiring any big stars, because “somewhat anonymous” performers would help the audience “believe this was happening to people like you and me”, whereas “stars bring a lot of memories with them, and memories from other films corrupt the story”. The director stated that “the superstar was gonna be the shark”.
Roy Scheider (Broody C. Brody), Robert Saw (hunter Quint), Richard Dreyfuss (maritime biologist), Lorraine Gary (Ellem Brody), Murray Hamilton (mayor of Hamilton Island), main roles performed by resident’s of Marta's Vineyard (location shot).