Director: Steven Spielberg
Writers: Peter Benchley, Carl Gottlieb
Staring: Roy Scheider, Robert Shaw, Richard Dreyfuss
Release Date: July 20, 1975
“When a killer shark unleashes chaos on a beach community, it’s up to a local sheriff, a marine biologist, and an old seafarer to hunt the beast down.“
What is there to say? Jaws is awesome. Jaws is iconic. Jaws holds up on every level.
On my most recent viewing on Jaws, my girlfriend saw it for the first time and that was an awesome experience. She enjoyed it and she didn’t laugh at the mechanical shark. (She laughs during Silence Of The Lambs (1991) so nothing is off limits).
Roy Scheider plays the hero Brody, but Robert Shaw steals the movie as Quint. The shark hunter is magnetic in his egotism. Quint’s introduction is incredible with the shrieking fingernails and his confident “you need me” speech. Just amazing stuff from Shaw.
I plan on reading (or listening on Audible) to Peter Benchley’s book Jaws in the coming year.
STANKO RATING: A (4.5/5 Stars)