Jaws Film Analysis

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The Principal Photography for Jaws began on May 2nd, 1974 and was released on June 20th, 1975. Universal Pictures distributed Jaws, making $470 million on a $3.5 million-dollar budget. This film is still the seventh highest grossing film of all-time. Jaws was directed by Steven Spielberg and edited by Verna Fields, winning 3 Academy Awards they were for editing, best original dramatic score, and another for best sound. Jaws had many production issues when it came to the building of the mechanical shark being used on the set in Martha Vineyard. Jaws was edited around the shark actually and you don't see the shark until halfway through the film. So, by not overusing the shark actually makes the film feel more realistic and a lot scarier. Music…show more content…
Without sound editing this movie would not have the Hitchcock horror feel. Verna Fields did a great job blending everything together. The editor made sure through her editing style would make the shark look as authentic as possible. The best scenes in the movie take place on the boat. These are the scenes that makes Jaws great, the main characters trying their best to stay alive and kill the shark before it kills any more people. As a matter of fact, this film was selected by the national film registry as culturally significant motion picture. The editing used during third act of this film is amazing the shark disappears and reappears like in game of cat and…show more content…
In addition, pushing the ship until the engine blows up now Quint, Matt Harper and Chief Brody are stuck on a boat in the middle of the ocean. The realism of that scene was great we finally see the teeth of the shark and how massive the shark actually is. In Australia two known shark videographers Ron and Valerie Taylor filmed all of the extra footage for the film. Uniquely, bringing another layer of Authenticity to the film. For example, another great scene was when they used the Jaws theme to build suspense, when Matt Harper decides to build the cage and decides to stick poison into the shark to finally end this and the shark attacks the cage. But he loses the staff after stabbing the shark and decides swim after the pole, so Matt Harper hides underwater behind the rock. Quint and Brody decide to bring up the Cage and the great editing between the shark footage used and the blended boat footage when they are bringing up the cage and you see this great footage of this shark going crazy on top of the cage and then the shark swims away. The shark has finally submerged the ship and we see the shark on the boat for the first time while Quint is fighting the shark away the shark grabs Quint and kills him and swims away with Quint. Then the shark comes back to attack Brody and he picks up an air tank and sticks into the shark's mouth and the shark swims away. Then the

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