The shark bit a victim and they escaped with injuries. The thing I like most about it is the shark is so powerful and cunning and a force of nature that breaks all the boundries that science can't explain. A lot like the 1916 Jersey Shore incident.
But above everything I love about JAWS, I love the fact that once he bites you, it's over! I don't count the cage scene, because Hooper was never bitten or the pier scene for that matter. Any else feel like me? Or add your own opinion about JAWS would not be JAWS if…
John Williams did not score one heck of a haunting theme song.
The shark was shown as needed. Showing a little more of the shark as the movie went along provided building tension. Part of this was due to Bruce behaving badly…but Spielberg used this "problem" to his advantage.
Robert Shaw did not rewrite/perform "The Speech". Brillant scene.
Yes, John Williams! The man is a incredible. I admit, I know nothing of classical music, but his music is totally engrossing in JAWS.
You're so right about seeing only glimpses of the shark. Less is so much more and this movie shocked audiences when it opened. Amazing how powerful it is.
I was twelve when I saw it first run in 1975 and no one had ever seen anything like it.
Shaw. Who could do it better? No one. He's something to behold.
I'm so glad they decided to go with JAWS instead of "Douglas, the Cross Eyes Weasel", simply because it's short and more to the point.
I’m with ya’ on that. I would say it’s a perfect movie just the way it is. I can’t think of any criticism toward it.
We are so lucky that JAWS had the cast we all know and love. Robert Shaw knows how to act and react so well when being eaten, just TOTALLY convincing.
No other actor could do it so well, I just know it.