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    The Conflict Of Jaws

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    At its core, Steven Spielberg’s 1975 film, Jaws, is a horror movie. Though the shark may seem like the primary antagonist of the film from this, as it literally eats people, such a claim would ignore the role of Amity Island’s Mayor Vaughn, as portrayed by Murray Hamilton. In the first half of the movie, Vaughn is constantly at odds with Chief Brody, wanting to push his own agenda of making money from tourism during the summer. In seeing Vaughn as another antagonist, another conflict that’s not just the one between the shark and the town emerges. In order to be able to kill the shark, Brody must first be able to “defeat” the powerful Vaughn. By looking at the acting and staging in scenes that show interactions between Brody and Vaughn, a story of its own emerges, one where the forces of morality are pushed around, but ultimately triumph over the callous, self-centered bureaucracy. The conflict between Brody and Vaughn is established fairly quickly towards the beginning of the movie. The entire scene is mainly composed of one longer shot, from 11:48 to 13:32,…

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    Jaws Sound Analysis

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    Jaws has been memorable since its release in 1975, but most of its success is due to the magic of editing, which helped hide mechanical defects of production while heightening suspense, and its iconic music, both of which cemented Jaws’ position as a blockbuster. Though the concept of the titular creature becomes obvious shortly after the film beings, the crazily large man eating shark remains mostly unseen throughout the film. Unfortunately, the technology was not available to construct a large…

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    Fear In The Film Jaws

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    Horror films have multiple ways of invoking fear in the viewer with the different movie tactics used to present fear. In the film Jaws the way the director present fear towards the viewer is by the way the movie was filmed, having just a camera as the shark builds upon suspense of the shark looking for victims, it shows how we are more scared of the things we cannot see like the shark instead of things we can see, in the beginning of the movie we didn't see a shark but halfway through we see the…

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    In 1975 director Steven Spielberg released the soon to be award winning movie Jaws. The adventure and also thriller movie cost eight million to make. Then racked up two hundred sixty million in the box office during its whole release in theatres. The inspiration for this movie, was brought from a real life story. When four people were killed by a great white in a sequence of attacks near the sea, in 1919, it was later caught and killed by two amateur fishermen. The two lead actors in Jaws are…

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    Jaws Movie Conclusion

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    Jaws Jaws is a book by American author Peter Benchley. It is based on a true story of two amateur fishermen who caught and killed a great white shark that attacked and killed four people along the East Coast of America in 1916. It was published in 1974 and shortly after was made into a movie in 1975. Jaws is about a gigantic, terrifying, great white shark that preys on anyone and everyone on Amity Island. Jaws was a first of its kind. People knew of sharks and had known little about them;…

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    Jaws is a classic American thriller film released in 1975 that had swept the nation with its iconic story about a ginormous man-eating shark attacking the poor citizens of Amity Island. Cue creepy, terrifying shark music. An action! Duunnn dun…. dun…dunn…dun..dun..dun..dun.. Jaws is more than a successful film, it is a film that is renowned with the title of “film history’s highest grossing movie of all time” (Gottlieb 11). However, aside from begin a timeless hit the process of making the film…

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    Most people have heard the famous shark motif from Jaws at least once in their life, whether they’ve known it or not. The infamous theme comes from a classic movie from 1975 that is iconic for its music, plot, director, and use of camera angles to progress the suspense in the film. This ahead-of-its-time movie sets the standard by which all summer blockbusters have since been measured, and became one of the most influential movies in film history. The power of a good movie that's so ahead of its…

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    Jaws is one of the greatest movies ever. It was kick ass, killing off two people and a dog in the first 20 minutes calls for three Academy Awards and a Gloden Globe. The source created by John Williams was a major element and is recognized still today. Based on the novel Jaws by Peter Benchley, the movie opened doors for Director Steven Spielberg. Filmed and released by Universal Studios in 1975, with a well known cast. The cast includes Richard Dreyfuss as Matt Hooper, the marine biologist, Roy…

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    Jaws is a 1975 American thriller film directed by Steven Spielberg and based on Peter Benchley's 1974 novel of the same name. In the story, a giant man-eating great white shark attacks beachgoers on Amity Island, a fictional New England summer resort town, prompting the local police chief to hunt it with the help of a marine biologist and a professional shark hunter. The film stars Roy Scheider as police chief Martin Brody, Robert Shaw as shark hunter Quint, Richard Dreyfuss as oceanographer…

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    A quick cut reveals a close-up of a drowning body flailing underwater as blood enters the screen. Another quick cut exposes the tense protagonist as he begins to process what the viewer already knows. As his understanding of the situation grows, his panic seeps off the screen and into the real world; this is the climax of the second attack of the infamous “Jaws shark” from the 1975 blockbuster, Jaws. The second attack scene has a unique ability to create a substantial impact on the viewer…

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