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Kylee Rutherford

on 4 April 2014

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Transcript of JAWS

Jaws is a 1975 American thriller filmed by Steven Spielberg. Produced by Universal Studios. Based on Peter Benchley's novel,
Jaws had movie viewers paralyzed in fear. The story is about a giant great white shark that terrorizes a seaside community. This movie brought out one of the biggest fears: What unseen creature lurks below the ocean surface?
The Effect on Media
Jaws made $470 billion dollars.
It became the first Summer Blockbuster
Jaws played a major part of making Summer the prime season for the release of studio's biggest box office contenders.
The Effect on Media
The Jaws theme song might be one of the most famous songs in movie history. It consists of notes E and F. It was used in some of the most scariest scenes in Jaws. It was used for when the shark was sneaking up on its prey. The theme song can be easily recognized, even by those who have never seen the movie.
The Shark
The actual shark hardly worked properly. The frequent delays from the shark required script revisions. Spielberg had to improvise when his main special effects machine wasn't working. This is why the shark doesn't make its first full appearance until 81 minutes into the movie.
Effects on Sharks
Jaws describes sharks as man-eaters and human-hunting monsters. This therefore started shark-fishing tournaments down the coast. This reduced nearly all shark species. Some species have dropped 50% and others almost 90%. There are about 375 species of sharks and only a dozen of them are considered dangerous. You have a one
in 3.7 million chance of being
killed by a shark
Jaws won three Academy Awards: Best Film Editing, Best Original Dramatic Score, and Best Sound
Won a Golden Globe for Best Original Score
Won a Grammy for Best Original Score written for a Motion Picture
Won a People's Choice Award for Favorite Motion Picture.
It was nominated and won several others.

BY: Kylee Rutherford and Vickie Tallent
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