Neither, Zanuck or Brown knew that the book would be such a hit, and will later state “if either of us actually understood the difficulties in actually creating the movie it never would have happened”. The film originally slated with Director Dick Richards, and when he dropped out the film was assigned to a young protégé Stephen Spielberg. Stephen Spielberg early in his career with only two other movies out was intrigued by the story and jumped on it. He would later say “We were either naïve or stupid”, and the movie production would go over budget, miss deadlines, and it seemed that nothing went right. The movie production will begin without an intact screenplay, without the completed mechanical shark, but Spielberg knew how he wanted to direct it. “I want to develop it from the raw material” (Brode), and would eliminate the sub plots in the book. He will eliminate the internal struggles within the characters Mayor Vaughn (Murray Hamilton), and Ellen Brody (Lorraine Gray); with the aid of sound and a theme song written by John Williams keep the great fish intact, add explosive special effects and camera angles; and the direction Spielberg takes with the final act is aesthetically pleasing for the audience.
Jaws' is the original summer blockbuster, setting the standard by which all others are measured. It's the Michael Jordan of cinema: there will never be another 'Jaws,' simply because the film so profoundly changed the way movies are made and marketed.
In the movie “Jaws”, which is a 20th century film, the preying shark terrorizes the beaches of New England. After he is finally trapped, he is killed- but not in the same fashion as Grendel was. The shark was shot in the mouth and then blew up to do a CO2 tank he had swallowed. The way in which each antagonist was killed was in two very different ways: with and without weaponry, respectively.
The iconic scene is engraved in everybody’s minds: a woman goes out for a midnight ocean swim and the ominous music starts. A fin appears, skimming along the surface before it silently disappears beneath the waves. The woman’s expression becomes frightened as something brushes her leg. Then, she disappears. A few seconds later her head bursts through the surface as she lets out a bone chilling shriek, only to be pulled back under the dark water, never to be heard from again. This is the infamous opening scene of Steven Spielberg’s classic 1975 thriller, Jaws. But is this really the true nature of sharks?
Half of the documentary is filmed underwater, which is called underwater video videography, this is used multiply times in the film to show sharks in the wild and how the are peaceful animals. Narration is used throughout the whole film. Narration is a style of storytelling, which involves using a narrator of camera and he or she is never seen. This style is mostly used in informative documentaries. Host, is a style of storytelling where you learn about the story through a guide or a host. You see this person on the camera and they take you through a story in their own words. Recreations are used twice in shark girl one was to show when she was a child and was living on the great barrier reef, and the other one was a flash back to the 1950’s to show the over fishing of sharks along the great barrier reef at this time. This technique is to show important events that have already taken place. Madison uses personal point of view, this is where she tells the story from her personal perspective and her opinion. Camera tracking shots were used when she was on a boat to go diving with the sharks in the Bahamas, a camera tracking shot is where a camera is mounted on a camera dolly, which is a wheeled platform that is pushed along rails while the picture is being taken. Extreme long shots were used on the sharks to show us emotion. A birds eye view was used on the great barrier reef to show us how beautiful
The world’s oceans, they cover a great majority of our planet. According to scientists, we know more about the surface of the moon than we do about what’s in the waters of our own planet. Even with advancing science we still don’t know very much about them. So imagine what it was like back around the 1970’s, it was already a time of great fear, and to some extent, paranoia in the United States with the threat of nuclear war and multiple other new threats emerging. Surprisingly, although it was known that there were dangerous things in the sea, nobody seemed to pay that much mind to it. All that changed when a man named Peter Benchley wrote a book called Jaws. This book, the resulting movie, and his literary works to follow opened up a new aspect that no one had ever thought of. It was a new breed of terror that came from the last place anyone ever had expected, the ocean itself.
Roger Chillingworth and Captain Ahab both are trying to seek revenge on those who did them wrong. First, Captain Ahab gets his leg bit off by a big white whale, which is called Moby Dick. Ahab tries to seek revenge on the whale by going on a ship and trying to find
There are many creatures that live in the sea. The sperm whale being one of many creatures that has a huge impact on the ocean. They are very unique creators, who most people tend to forget about. The sperm whale created a huge conflict for the Essex, leaving the reading wondering what is going to end up happening. This book inspired the book Moby Dick.
...mals. The filmmakers provided enough evidence to support their claims which asked the viewer to question the killer whale’s aggressive behavior when in captivity and then allowed the viewer the make their own judgments based on the facts being presented.
In a career that spans almost four decades, Spielberg's films have touched many themes and genres. During the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s, three of his films, Jaws, E.T., and Jurassic Park became the highest grossing films for their time. During his early years as a director, his sci-fi and adventure films were often seen as the archetype of modern Hollywood blockbuster film-making. In recent years, he has tackled emotionally powerful issues such as the Holocaust, slavery, war, and terrorism.