To celebrate the 40 anniversary of JAWS, TCM is presenting two days of special screenings of JAWS at your local theater!
On June 21 and June 24 ONLY, JAWS will have showings at 2:00 PM and 7:00 PM at local theaters across the USA. Look up your theater and pre-order your tickets today:
More great stuff from PeterBenchley.com — an April 1974 article in People Magazine on Peter Benchley’s third novel JAWS.
Peter Benchley’s widow Wendy has recently released a lot of great content that JAWS fans will love. Rare interviews and photos can be found on the site.
You can check it out here:
JAWS is getting a theatrical re-release in the UK and Quint of Ain’t It Cool News has seen the 4K restoration print. Quint discusses how phenomenal it looks and argues for a US theatrical re-release as well. Why not? Would you plunk down your hard-earned cash to enjoy JAWS on the big screen this summer? Leave your answer in the comments!
Read all of Quint’s article at the AICN website.
The sad destruction of the JAWS Ride at Universal Studios Florida continues. The Ride was closed on January 2nd, presumably to be replaced by a new Harry Potter attraction.
Check out the aerial photos of what was the JAWS Ride here:
Source: Jaws Ride Destruction
The date was the last day of the ride, which is being demolished to make room for a new attraction. We interviewed JAWS fans, a former Skipper of the Ride and watched the ride wait times increase throughout the day.
There is going to be another JAWSFEST! JAWSFEST: The Tribute will be held August 9-12, 2012 on Martha’s Vineyard, MA, the filming location of the original JAWS. JAWSFEST: The Tribute is being produced by MV Promotions Network, directed by Susan Sigel Goldsmith. The upcoming event sounds great for JAWS fans:
This three-day fan-centric event will explore the experiences, filming, and memories from the making of JAWS. Our tribute will concentrate on the men and women of JAWS who have passed, with special focus on Peter Benchley, Roy Scheider, and Robert Shaw. We are inviting fans, families, cast, and crew to join us in Amity (Martha’s Vineyard) to share their personal stories, memorabilia, and experiences. This event will explore how the making of JAWS has impacted the lives of those who came to Amity in 1974 and how the blockbuster film they created continues to impact lives today. 9 am to 10 pm various Island locations.
More information about the event can be found here:
David Brown, who produced JAWS with Richard Zanuck in 1975, has passed away. He was 93. Legendary Producer Brown also produced The Sting , Cocoon, The Verdict, Road to Perdition and Driving Miss Daisy. Â Brown received four Oscar nominations. Â His sole survivor is his wife of over 50 years, Helen Gurley Brown.
A public funeral will be held onÂ Thursday, February 4 atÂ 3:30 p.m. at the Frank E. Campbell Funeral Chapel (1076 Madison Avenue at 81st Street) inÂ New York City.
We were fortunate to interview Mr. Brown for The Shark is Still Working.