Screening: Jaws (1975).

Directed by Steven Spielberg
Screenplay by Peter Benchley and Carl Gottlieb
Based on the novel by Peter Benchley
Director of Photography: Bill Butler
Film Editor: Verna Fields
Music by John Williams

Cast: Roy Scheider (Brody), Robert Shaw (Quint), Richard Dreyfuss (Hooper), Lorraine Gary (Ellen Brody), Murray Hamilton (Vaughn)

Always try to see Jaws (1975) in a theater at least once every summer. Tonight’s the night, at the wonderful Graham Cinema in nearby Graham, North Carolina.

Of course, Jaws had one of the greatest ad campaigns ever. I especially like the rarely-used tagline “She was the first…”

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Filed under 1975, Murray Hamilton, Robert Shaw, Roy Scheider, Screenings, Steven Spielberg

One response to “Screening: Jaws (1975).

  1. Walter

    Toby, this brings back a lot of memories of the 1970’s. I remember the ad campaign that Summer of 1975. The JAWS(filmed 1974, released 1975) campaign set the standard for publicizing a potential blockbuster movie, which JAWS was by far. Some people were actually afraid to go into the water after seeing the movie. I remember being at Pensacola Beach, Florida in 1977 and the authorities didn’t hesitate in putting up the shark siting signs and closing the beach.


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