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 (Spielberg, 1975) follows the police chief Brody (Rob Schneider), along with oceanographer Hooper (Richard Dreyfuss) and shark hunter Quint (Robert Shaw), in their attempt to protect the town of Amity against a Great White shark that is terrorising beachgoers. It was adapted from Peter Benchley’s 1974 novel of the same name. The production of Jaws went past schedule and over budget, and there were malfunctions with the prosthetic sharks that were intended to be used in the film. As a result of this, Spielberg decided to only suggest the appearance of the shark as often as possible, as opposed to showing the prosthetic body during all attacks.
The shark represents man vs nature throughout the whole story up until the end. From the very beginning of both the film and novel, it starts off looking through the shark’s perspective. The novel’s intro gives some exposition about sharks, including one important definition about anoxia: “Once, if ever, it stopped, it would sink to the bottom of the ocean and die of anoxia” (Benchley 3). This definition not only acts as exposition, but also foreshadows how the shark eventually dies in the end of the novel. After the expository phase of both the movie and novel, the shark attacks its first victim--a drunk woman named Crissy.
In conclusion Blackfish is gives audiences a shocking, aggressive and deeply compelling look into cruel practices of marine parks for decades that will change the way you look at captive/trained killer whales and other animals. In watching this documentary has significantly opened my eyes regarding the brutal treatment and methods of capturing wild animals giving me a greater sympathy for orcas in parks such as SeaWorld. This startling documentary will surprise audiences as Cowperthwaite is unrelenting in showing the fatal consequences of keeping killer whales in captivity while also critiquing of the cruel and immoral practises of
Likewise, the film left its audience mind-blown by its exceptional choreography and mastery of various creative special effects that made the experience unique and realistic. The movie creators utilized well these effects to efficiently evoke the element of thrill and surprise to its audience. To demonstrate, the last scene of the movie displayed a lifelike depiction of a shark that had gone rogue and had started to include humans in its diet. The shark viciously attacked the humans and Quint was slaughtered in the process. As a result, the other humans had been left cowering in fear and were frightened of the dark possibility that awaits them.
Hemingway portrays the old fisherman as the crucified saint when the sharks arrive to strip away the marlin. When Santiago uses the harpoon, the shot is similar to the sound of the nails being driven into the hands of Christ. Moreover, the marlin creates a feeling of redemption to the successful fisherman, ending his unlucky streak of eighty-four
This essay will examine the functions and effects of cinematography in Steven Spielberg’s Jaws Jaws follows the police chief Brody, along with scientist Hooper and shark hunter Quint, in their attempt to protect the town of Amity against a Great White shark that is terrorising beachgoers. It was adapted from Peter Benchley’s 1974 novel of the same name. Following its release in summer 1975, Jaws became the highest grossing film As Jaws was one of the first motion pictures to be shot partially on water, the production came across issues with the prosthetic shark, and as a result, Spielberg decided to only suggest the appearance of the shark as often as possible, as opposed to showing the prosthetic body during attacks. This sparing use of the prosthetic, and primary focus instead on creating suspense and dread without the shark visibly present, proved to be an inspired decision, as Jaws is considered a pioneering achievement in the horror genre.
By using the particular interview with a former trainer which he stated ‘I always thought you needed, like a master 's degree in marine biology to be a trainer. It takes years of study and experience to meet the strict requirements necessary to interact in the water with Shamu. Come to find out, it really is more about your personality and how good you can swim. I went and tried out, got the job right away.’ This reveals that most of the trainers were ill-prepared and undertrained to deal with such creatures.
Destiny also has a disability and she and Hank are both new characters, who were not in the orinigal film. Destiny is a whale shark who is near sighted and sometimes has trouble banging into objects, but her friends assist her throughout the film to be able swim without crashing into anything (Fig
I have swum with Caribbean reef sharks in the Bahamas and have seen how beautiful and strong they truly are first hand. Sharks are a vital part to every ecosystem they are in and currently being killed at a rate that they cannot reproduce at. Alpha predators are a necessary component of eco-systems because they keep the populations of every trophic level below them in check. You can compare an eco-system to a skyscraper; you need every single part so the entire building does not fall apart. Sharks have the task of killing the wounded, old, and sick fish in schools to keep the stocks of fish healthy and plentiful.
In 2013, a documentary called Blackfish was released to the public. This film was produced, written, and directed by a lady named Gabriela Cowperthwaite, as a way to show the world how poorly whales are treated and why they do not belong in captivity. Blackfish also shows how little people really know about the beautiful and highly intelligent orca whale itself. Her film was seen by many, and touched the hearts of a lot people, taking the debate of the topic to a higher level. The movie hits on a lot of main issues about captivity, told by reliable people, along with proven statistics to go along with them.
Mako shark 's body is shaped to swim fast. They have a long slim body to allow the mako shark to swim up to 40 mile per hour(Sharks World, 2015). Their back ranges from a dark blue to a purple with a white belly. Male mature to be 2 meters maximum, females mature to be 2.6 to 4 meters long(Carson, 2015). Their average weight is 551.61 pounds to 1,102.31 pounds.
Though some people see these just as deep sea animals, they are very interesting and provide so much information. Zombie worms live on the bottom of the California coast and they thrive on whale bones. These are bones “which drift down to the ocean floor and contain a rich source of nutrients” (Ennis). Although the worms extract the nutrients from the whale bones, scientists did not know how, due to their lack of “body parts for physically drilling into the hard material” and absence of a mouth and gut (Ennis).
Tyler Perry of Madea fame has taken the number one opening spot 4 different times as well as several number two openings. Since Perry 's first endeavor, Diary of a Mad Black Woman, his films have grossed over half a billion