Vintage VideOdyssey Video Film Review – Jaws: You’re Going To Need A Bigger Boat …> Movie Reviews> Movies

through Andy johnson. Posted Sun Sep 19, 2021 12:32 PM, last updated: 19/09/21




The cold gray skin, the bloodthirsty focus on where the next feed is … The silent, devious and sudden changes of direction. Black pools cold and lifeless for the eyes.

It’s hard not to make the resemblance between Boris Johnson and the monster of this film …

The mayor of the city, who can be heard shouting: “We need summer dollars!”

“We depend on summer visitors here for our lives. We don’t want panic on July 4th.”

The Mayor of Amity, like our jaded Prime Minister, is focused like a laser on the business at hand. It’s easy to imagine Steven Spielberg stepping in to direct Boris make a similar speech in the face of an unseen threat on Brighton beach.

Spitting through bursting smiles: “Happy Freedom Day!” Come in, the water is beautiful. No danger here, no!

“Take off that mask. Feel free to take those skinny ones off too.

“Well, it’s all a matter of personal choice. Mine is great! Onward to victory!”

Speilberg was only 27 when he made Jaws. At the time, he thought it would kill his career.

Thanks mainly to the very expensive models that were made, but not tested in salt water, where the animatronics simply would not work. Teeth of hell!

Instead, young Spielberg presents the viewer with a series of startling images of killing machines living in the sea and their legends found in Chief Brody’s books: “No one knows how old they really are… they might be.” 2000 or 3000 years!

As an audience, we’re building an unbearable level of suspense … to watch, nervously awaiting an appearance from The Beast. The result is a psychological masterstroke.

The first man-eater we see is a strung toothless tiger specimen. A thirteen-footer that had to be transported from Florida, when the crew couldn’t catch one that looked big enough to swallow a boy in Martha’s Vineyard.

The giant model we finally see in the movie was named Bruce in honor of Spielberg’s lawyer Bruce Ramer.

When Jaws finally bursts onto the screen, we’ve already met so many larger-than-life characters, it’s impossible to fathom what will follow.

The dynamic between Quint (Robert Shaw) and Hooper (Richard Dreyfeuss) is so captivating that it allows Chef Brody (Roy Schneider) and his fear of water to take a back seat.

Just like you wonder when Quint and Hooper will come to blows, they seem to form a drunken allegiance by comparing the scars.

Hooper then makes a misjudged joke on a tattoo that Quint had removed and humanity sheds its behavior.

The story of her survival after being on the USS Indianapolis sunk by Japanese torpedoes is a moment of sheer horror.

He says he was part of the crew that delivered the Hiroshima bomb, before capsizing and having to survive for days in predator-infested waters.

No distress signal was sent from their top secret vessel. Brody and Hooper now realize there’s a monster on board, just as evil as the one below.

When Quint smashes The Orca’s radio to smithereens, the violence is understandable. He is related to The Rogue, which is now spinning under his feet.

Quint wanted to hunt alone. But just like the mayor, he subdued his morals for money, which ultimately led to his downfall.

With the trials and tribulations leading up to the production of this great story behind him, Spielberg used to sneak into the backs of Los Angeles theaters to enjoy the collective cries of the audience. Not yet realizing that he had given birth to the modern Blockbuster.

To say the film is iconic is an understatement. Jaws is the movie poster you can hear. John Williams’ score is a fantastic flight, which is good to listen to at any time.

I love to play the theme song while writing to drown out the looming end of deadlines. It really allows you to enter an area.

So what are you waiting for? Dive in and spin Jaws. He won’t bite. “Amity is French for friendship, you know.”

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