Jaws Conclusion

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The connection between an audience and the story unfolding onscreen facilitates a reaction necessary to create an emotional impact. The connection is made possible by the films form due to music, shots, and editing. Steven Spielberg’s Jaws (1975) succeeded in terrorizing its viewers through such techniques, creating a fictitious environment that could very well become their actual reality. Kenneth Burke states that “any given terminology is a reflection of reality, by its very nature as a terminology it must be a selection of reality… “(Burke 45). Jaws created a possible reflection of reality by setting its world in a place its viewers visit in real life – the beach. Through Spielberg’s use of music, shots, and editing, the everyday beach becomes a horrifying location which audiences immediately connect with.
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Such a connection is created through a films form performing as one piece. Jaws took a bite out of the sanity of the lives of those who watched it. Masses of people feared going near any body of water. Jaws as a terministic screen was successful in creating powerful reactions across the masses. The terministic screen “is a reflection of reality…a selection of reality” as stated by Kenneth Burke (Burke 45). The films use of techniques built a version of reality that audiences were captivated by, successfully keeping them locked in the jaws of the

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