Jaws (1975)

Jaws (1975) — From everything I’ve heard about it, the filming of this movie was tough. However that seems to have made the movie better. To say what a bunch of other people have said before, building the shark up as an unseen threat makes it so much more suspenseful. Plus it makes it better when you actually do see the shark. I love this movie. I love the characters. I mean maybe about half of the movie is three men on a boat. That would sink a movie (no pun intended) if you didn’t like watching those three men. Robert Shaw’s monologue about the U.S.S. Indianapolis is one of my favorite monologues in film. It builds backstory and establishes character while being damn enthralling. Plus just on a wider note, how badass is Robert Shaw in this movie? I don’t think the answer is quantifiable. Roy Scheider and Richard Dreyfus are great too, don’t get me wrong, but Shaw is just awesomeness incarnate. There is nothing about Jaws I would change. This movie rocks.

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