Nov 09, 2012
(Steven Spielberg, USA, 1975, 35mm, 124 min)
New 35mm print!
Special introduction by film writer Alexandra Nakelski!
Amity Island had everything. Clear skies. Gentle surf. Warm water. People flocked there every summer. It was the perfect feeding ground... In 1974, veteran producers Richard Zanuck and David Brown chose a young 27-year-old director to do the impossible: film a feature project on location with a killer shark. Steven Spielberg was up to the task. 'Courage and stupidity.' That's what Spielberg said he was full of when he took the assignment. Based on the best-selling novel by the late Peter Benchley, Jaws went on to become an international cinematic sensation and established a new paradigm for motion-picture marketing and distribution. Starring veteran actors Roy Scheider and Robert Shaw, Jaws heralded the arrival of Richard Dreyfuss as one of the top box office draws of the 1970s. It went on to be nominated for Best Picture and won three Academy Awards(c), including Best Original Score for John Williams.