Jaws 45th anniversary

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  • NickTwentyTwoNickTwentyTwo Vancouver, BC, Canada
    edited July 2019 Posts: 7,526
    Thirty something posts in an not a single Richard Kiel joke, I’m impressed. Love this movie, and it is a truly effective horror film; some scenes still scare me even to think about. And it gave us one of the greatest ad-libbed lines in movie history, “we’re gonna need a bigger boat”! Must rewatch again soon.
  • MaxCasinoMaxCasino United States
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    In honor of the original novel's 45 anniversary of being published this year, I finally read it, simply for this occasion. Forget Jaws 3 and 4. This is the other Jaws media that should be counted. A thrill read from start to finish! On a rare note, the original movie is actually better than it's book. The characters are more likable.
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    Maybe people will like a remake more if they used more from the book : Hooper & mrs Brody , the mayor owing $ to mobsters.....at least then theyd try something different instead of straight up ripping it off
  • ShardlakeShardlake Leeds, West Yorkshire, England
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    One of the films I never want a remake attempted in my lifetime.

    It's my favourite film of all time and still remains the greatest blockbuster of all time.

    The book is a sub standard pot boiler in comparrison and they took all the best bits and improved them drastically, Coppolla did the same with the Godfather.
  • MaxCasinoMaxCasino United States
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    Shardlake wrote: »
    One of the films I never want a remake attempted in my lifetime.

    It's my favourite film of all time and still remains the greatest blockbuster of all time.

    The book is a sub standard pot boiler in comparrison and they took all the best bits and improved them drastically, Coppolla did the same with the Godfather.

    The Godfather is still a great book, a must read. Still better than Watching The Godfather Part 3. Jaws still should have been a once and done deal. Benchley and Spielberg both said that themselves.
  • LeonardPineLeonardPine The Bar on the Beach
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    I rather like the Jaws novel although 'The Island' is Benchley's best book.

    Jaws the film is a masterpiece and will always be in my top ten favourite films.
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    All time classic film. Their should never have any sequels as it got very silly.
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    I would love a remake of Jaws 3 or maybe a sequel to jaws 2 but beyond that NO
  • talos7talos7 New Orleans
    edited July 2019 Posts: 7,953
    Jaws, and the documentary, Blue Water White Death (1971) fueled a lifelong fascination with the magnificent Great White Shark. Coming up on two years ago I had the good fortune to dive with them. It was an absolutely incredible experience. This beauty was 15 or 16 feet long.

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  • goldenswissroyalegoldenswissroyale Switzerland
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    Great pics!! Fascinating, but my heart would sink in my diving boot!
  • LeonardPineLeonardPine The Bar on the Beach
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    talos7 wrote: »
    Jaws, and the documentary, Blue Water White Death (1971) fueled a lifelong fascination with the magnificent Great White Shark. Coming up on two years ago I had the good fortune to dive with them. It was an absolutely incredible experience. This beauty was 15 or 16 feet long.

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    Wow! One thing I have to do before I leave this world!!!!🦈
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    When I was 3 or 4 JAWS aired on network television and my Mom thought it would be too scary for me to watch. We watched it anyway and I loved it.

    JAWS became my hero. I remember getting a bunch of toy rubber sharks for the bathtub, I had a plastic JAWS shark toy with odds and ends you could put in it's mouth. I even had a 3 foot stuffed plush JAWS toy. It was pretty cool. I remember JAWS 2 also played on television. I liked it just as much when I was five.

    When JAWS 3-D came out my Dad and I saw it. I didn't like it as much as the original, but I still thought it was cool. We later saw JAWS THE REVENGE in the cinema.
    Afterwards the original film tended to get revived pretty often where I lived. I probably saw it on the big screen three or four times in the '90's.
    Great movie.

  • TripAcesTripAces Universal Exports
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    talos7 wrote: »
    Jaws, and the documentary, Blue Water White Death (1971) fueled a lifelong fascination with the magnificent Great White Shark. Coming up on two years ago I had the good fortune to dive with them. It was an absolutely incredible experience. This beauty was 15 or 16 feet long.

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    very cool
  • talos7talos7 New Orleans
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    A couple more...


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    talos7 wrote: »
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    Forgive the pun, but that is Jaw dropping!!! X_X
  • talos7talos7 New Orleans
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    😆👍🏼
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    You think thats scary , saw a show yesterday and the guy was hanging onto the dorsal fin and The tail (but they feel the extra weight and becomes bit uncomfy , kinda like a cat that doesnt wanna be Petted , it just goes away , ) , its possible if the shark is calm but the girl was told "absolutely not" when an aggressive one turned up , that was pushing it
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    I am trying to develop a Jaws 5 and I kind of would like a little help looking at the four films what do you feel is the essence of a jaws film

    From what I can gather there are 9 points
    1. It has to be a great white shark 25-35 feet in length
    2. The shark needs to be in an area it doesn’t normally belong
    3. There needs to be a finichial motivation to either ignore or study the shark putting people at greater risk
    4. There needs to be some connection to the characters and preferably location to the original film
    5. Williams score
    6. The Brody family seems to be in the center of it (though I am wondering if say Hooper could get the same amount to of draw)
    7. The shark needs to die at the end of the film
    8. Oh and there needs to be a dramatic subplot preferably one that works
    9. Not a high body count (I watched all four kill counts for the jaws films and honestly none of them hit double digits so unlike Freddy or Jason this isn’t a blood bath)
    In terms of things that would be good to have
    1. A bad ass quotable line before the shark dies
    2. Likable characters
    3. Great acting
    4. And a strong sense of location
    5. A lack of seeing the shark in full also would be better
    6. Practical effects as much as possible

    Ok that is my list so fellow jaws fans before I begin writing this is there anything I am missing and please don’t say “don’t do it” because I fear if the fans don’t someone else will and they will shit all over the franchise so bad it will make Jaws the revenge look like Jaws
  • BennyBenny In the shadowsAdministrator, Moderator
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    talos7 wrote: »
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    Kudos to you @talos7 as much as I like and respect the great white. I don't think I could dive with them like that.
    I feel that 'Jaws' is one of those near perfect films that should never be remade.
    It's hard to fault this film, the three main leads are beyond brilliant.
    It would be like remaking Laurence of Arabia or The Godfather.
    You cannot improve on perfection.
  • DarthDimiDarthDimi Behind you!Moderator
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    Jaws: Great classic
    Jaws2: Trite
    Jaws 3-D: It's got Lea Thompson in a tiny bikini so I'm grabbing the popcorn
    Jaws The Revenge: Not . Good
  • talos7talos7 New Orleans
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    Jaws is one of my top 5 film; it is brilliant from start to finish. Just as interesting I are the behind the scenes stories and how this iconic film made it to the big screen.

    With that said, I would love to see a special edition that replaces the mechanical “Bruce” with a photorealistic Great White.
    Now I don’t mean what George Lucas diid with his Star Wars films where he added and subtracted endless elements to the point of where it was, to many, distracting; I mean keeping the entire film EXACTLY the same but with a completely realistic looking shark.
    I know to some this would be blasphemous; I think it would look incredible.
  • ShardlakeShardlake Leeds, West Yorkshire, England
    Posts: 4,043
    talos7 wrote: »
    Jaws is one of my top 5 film; it is brilliant from start to finish. Just as interesting I are the behind the scenes stories and how this iconic film made it to the big screen.

    With that said, I would love to see a special edition that replaces the mechanical “Bruce” with a photorealistic Great White.
    Now I don’t mean what George Lucas diid with his Star Wars films where he added and subtracted endless elements to the point of where it was, to many, distracting; I mean keeping the entire film EXACTLY the same but with a completely realistic looking shark.
    I know to some this would be blasphemous; I think it would look incredible.

    I see your point of view but I don't think you can improve on what is already there.

    I think we should be satisfied because in my view blockbuster cinema as never been bettered, it's the very essence of entertainment.

    The effects are just window dressing, so much as been made of Jaws working because of what you don't see rather than what you do, so having a realistic shark is irrelevant.

    Jaws is my favourite film of all time and I'm happy to leave it the way it was made thanks.
  • talos7talos7 New Orleans
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    Shardlake wrote: »
    talos7 wrote: »
    Jaws is one of my top 5 film; it is brilliant from start to finish. Just as interesting I are the behind the scenes stories and how this iconic film made it to the big screen.

    With that said, I would love to see a special edition that replaces the mechanical “Bruce” with a photorealistic Great White.
    Now I don’t mean what George Lucas diid with his Star Wars films where he added and subtracted endless elements to the point of where it was, to many, distracting; I mean keeping the entire film EXACTLY the same but with a completely realistic looking shark.
    I know to some this would be blasphemous; I think it would look incredible.

    I see your point of view but I don't think you can improve on what is already there.

    I think we should be satisfied because in my view blockbuster cinema as never been bettered, it's the very essence of entertainment.

    The effects are just window dressing, so much as been made of Jaws working because of what you don't see rather than what you do, so having a realistic shark is irrelevant.

    Jaws is my favourite film of all time and I'm happy to leave it the way it was made thanks.

    I agree with much of what you say , and we will always have the original masterpiece, but a special edition with a photorealistic Great White is something I would love to see.
  • LeonardPineLeonardPine The Bar on the Beach
    Posts: 3,985
    talos7 wrote: »
    Jaws is one of my top 5 film; it is brilliant from start to finish. Just as interesting I are the behind the scenes stories and how this iconic film made it to the big screen.

    With that said, I would love to see a special edition that replaces the mechanical “Bruce” with a photorealistic Great White.
    Now I don’t mean what George Lucas diid with his Star Wars films where he added and subtracted endless elements to the point of where it was, to many, distracting; I mean keeping the entire film EXACTLY the same but with a completely realistic looking shark.
    I know to some this would be blasphemous; I think it would look incredible.

    Trouble is 'photorealistic' is still CGI. The CGI shark in the movie The Shallows never looked anything but a 'CGI animated Shark'

    I love the fact when you do see the Shark in Jaws it's actually there...
  • talos7talos7 New Orleans
    Posts: 7,953
    talos7 wrote: »
    Jaws is one of my top 5 film; it is brilliant from start to finish. Just as interesting I are the behind the scenes stories and how this iconic film made it to the big screen.

    With that said, I would love to see a special edition that replaces the mechanical “Bruce” with a photorealistic Great White.
    Now I don’t mean what George Lucas diid with his Star Wars films where he added and subtracted endless elements to the point of where it was, to many, distracting; I mean keeping the entire film EXACTLY the same but with a completely realistic looking shark.
    I know to some this would be blasphemous; I think it would look incredible.

    Trouble is 'photorealistic' is still CGI. The CGI shark in the movie The Shallows never looked anything but a 'CGI animated Shark'

    I love the fact when you do see the Shark in Jaws it's actually there...

    I strongly disagree. The have been some absolutely convincingly done animals, including sharks, accomplished wit quality CG. For some though, there is such an ingrained prejudice against the process that no matter how convincing, they will dismissively say, ‘ it looks like CG” , often because it’s the only way the shot could have been achieved.
    The thing is , if I’m the unlikely event that a Jaws ( Special Edition ) were to be done, no one would be forced to watch it .
    This is from a few years back, and is remarkable.

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    :D

    One of the rarest posters from this movie , mines restored.....got it for a few 100s. A very nice one sold for 3k $ , yikes
  • MaxCasinoMaxCasino United States
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    Just in time for Jaws' 45th Anniversary. Can't be any worse than Jaws: The Revenge!
  • ShardlakeShardlake Leeds, West Yorkshire, England
    Posts: 4,043
    Jaws is my favourite film of all time.

    If they want to revisit why not just another film that uses the concept but is an original story.

    Why do we have to do another adaptation of Benchley's novel. The original is a masterpiece, untouchable and the rubber shark is irrelevant, this film has endured as long as it has for much more than that.

    If they decided to make another film with Jaws in the title but a new idea I'd be much more up for that than trying to update iconic much loved characters like Brody, Quint and Hooper, no one is going to compare with Roy, Robert and Richard.

    Also trying to compete with that script and the energy and enthusiasm of a young Spielberg, no chance, not forgetting Williams exceptional incredibly effective score.
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    I was watching FRWL and my oldest daughter come home from College and she had a look and remarked that that blond fellow reminded her of Quinn from Jaws, and she was somewhat surprised that it was indeed the same actor but good to know she loves the Jaws movie so much, she has seen it so often.
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