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JAWS – Peter Benchley in People Magazine April 1974

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:

http://peterbenchley.com/sites/default/files/article-flipbooks/PEOPLE_Mag_April1974_Whale_of_a_Movie/index.html#/2/

Very Rare JAWS Interviews from 1974 – Benchley Interviews Spielberg and Shaw

 

Recently released by Peter Benchley’s widow Wendy on the new PeterBenchley.com website, this RARE video features Peter interviewing JAWS producers David Brown and Richard Zanuck, Steven Spielberg, and Robert Shaw.  Shaw is wearing a yellow JAWS t-shirt for his interview, backed by 70s porn music.

JAWS in American Cinematographer – July 1975

Here’s an article that appeared in the July 1975 issue of American Cinematographer magazine, entitled, “Making it in Film”:

JAWS Lost Interviews from the 1970s

Lost Interviews from the 70s

by Dan Ward/Jake Gove

‘New England Our Way’ TV show (1974)

Thanks to Dan Ward for providing a copy of the 1974 TV program New England Our Way. The program is a fascinating look some at the key people involved with JAWS before it was released. It contains interviews with the “big three” of Scheider, Dreyfuss and Shaw, Steven Spielberg, and Martha’s Vineyard local Craig Kingsbury, who played Ben Gardner. Check out the video clips below:

Please note: Windows Media Player 7.0 is required to view these clips. More info about the player can be found at http://www.windowsmedia.com


Robert Shaw (Quint) discusses filming his death scene.
Shaw on Death Scene

Robert Shaw on what he does between shots to alleviate boredom.
Shaw on Boredom

Roy Scheider (Brody) on the “time it takes for takes”.
Scheider on Takes

Richard Dreyfuss (Hooper), talks about his performance in JAWS.
Dreyfuss on Acting

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