No other movie puts me in a summertime mood than “Jaws.”
And yes, WWTW is not a big fan of swimming at the beach.
The Steven Spielberg thriller is unofficially credited with inspiring the summer blockbuster model – along with a little neo-western called “Star Wars.”
But did you know …
- Three shark models, all seven yards long and weighing more than a ton, played the main character. The sharks were dubbed “Bruce” after Spielberg’s lawyer.
- What made Bruce tick? – compressors, tanks, pneumatic hoses, welding torches, steel wire and blow lamps are just some of the parts which helped make the film shark come alive.
- The first time Bruce was placed in the water for a shot he sank like a stone.
(Source: “Best Movies of the 70s” by Jurgen Muller)