Has it Really Been 35 Years?

This weekend will mark 35 years since the movie Jaws made us all afraid to get in the water. Johnny Cat takes a look back at what a groundbreaking movie it was.
Much like Alfred Hitchcock’s shower scene, this movie made audiences rethink potential sources of Things to Watch Out For. The sophomore effort of one of filmmaking’s living legends, Steven Spielberg, it still ranks as one of the world’s best-loved movies, with a commanding 100% rating at Rotten Tomatoes.

My personal favorite element of this classic flick is the way the shark was represented; yes, I loved the acting performances of each and every human character, but the character of the shark upstaged everyone. And that shark’s name is Bruce. It’s hilarious to note that the name was attached to the mechanical shark(s) in honor of Spielberg’s lawyer, also named Bruce.

Bruce wasn't the easiest of actors to work with, either. Link

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@ atanguay

Don't feel alone, I've never seen it nor ever had any desire to see it. Just thought it was a dumb movie probably. Sharks are not the mindless killers
the are portrayed by some. Instead of killing them
off for sport maybe we should study them since they don't get cancer.

(was sailing the bounding main in '75)
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After JAWS I never looked at our swimming pool the same way. Sure its a pool in my backyard but you never know when a shark could be hiding just out of sight in the deep end. Though the shark itself looks dated in the film, JAWS can still teach a lesson to current filmmakers wanting to create the perfect thriller. Happy 35th JAWS!
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I saw a reshowing in '79 when I was a little kid. To this day I still won't sleep with my arms or legs dangling over the side of the bed because of this movie.
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