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It is mine, as well.
I am not sure what would be accomplished with a remake. My guess is that an emphasis on advanced CGI will come at the expense of the characters. Make no mistake: what made Jaws a great film was not the shark, but the human element and ther setting. I doubt another trio of actors could ever recreate the magic that Shaw, Scheider, and Dreyfuss did.
My fascination with the Great White Shark actually began a few years earlier when my parents took me to see the documentary "Blue Water, White Death" I was seven years old and was never the same. A year and a half ago I lived out a lifelong dream and did a cage dive off of Guadalupe Island. What an experience it was to see these majestic creatures in person. And yes, when I first went in and was waiting for my first shark, John Williams' music was playing inside my head, :D
Here are a couple of shots that I took.
Plus in going "back to the book" as the article says it will make it worse.. as Spielberg once said "the issue with the book is all the main characters are unlikeable assholes" and Honestly agree
Eventually Spielberg approach a screenwriter friend, Carl Gottlieb, and instructed him to “ eviscerate it” , meaning get rid of anything that doesn’t propel the story forward.
Gottlieb was actually given a small role so that he could be on set for revisions.
The book just isn't that great and all the soap opera like Hooper having affair with Brody's Wife got thrown out and for the best.
From the opening moments it never lets up, Blockbusters since have tried to re-create it's magic and very few have got close.
For all the fantastic SFX on display in Jurassic Park it can't hold a candle to Jaws.
I know it’s not necessary but I would love to see it.
Why try to remake one of the most beloved classics of all time. A film as near to perfection that you can get, in every department.
When has any remake been better than the original? There can't be many.
I personally wouldn't, it would be so pointless.
Like I said if they wanted to do something with the property then just make a another Jaws film.
I'm actually surprised this hasn't been done, new story.
Maybe if they must disregard all the sequels apart from 2 and set it in Amity, might be best to make it with a member of the Brody family in the present day.
They use the Jaws brand but don't sully the original with a remake.
Get a decent director on board with a talented cast and do a different take on the idea if they must.
They should not even consider remaking this all time classic full stop! [-X
The new one will have female leads. 😏
OMG don't give them ideas?!!!! %-( :))
You mean the shark will be played by Berta instead of Bruce?
I will put this in the horror thread as well i think but
WTF is Jaws Rising (2005
and yes the 2010 period on is remake
I am so buying it because again Jaws the revenge made a profit look it up it made a profit! and yet no Jaws 5...
I mean Don't get me wrong Jaws The Revenge is horrible but the 5th one might of been better
I’d like another Jaws sequel. Done well. Taking place in the early 80’s and following the events of Jaws 2.
The first two films were great.
Good one. :)
I've got a bit of a tale about that book. I took that book to school when I was about nine or ten, and put it in the class library where kids would leave books they read, so other kids could borrow them. All the other books were kids books, and mine were the only 'grown up' novels. Though they were all film-based. One of the kids, David Dean, started reading it, and got to a bit the that said "fucking a corpse", (I think it was where Brody thinks about the young inexperienced college girls, and thought sex with them was like 'fucking a corpse'). Anyway, he went up the teacher's desk, and actually asked her "Miss, what does 'fucking a corpse mean'. To this day, I don't know if he was being naughty, and he knew what it meant, or if he was genuinely wanting to know. But either way, ask her he did, and she must have been quite surprised to hear it come out a young kid's mouth in the classroom.
Anyway, she asked the class who bought the book in, I put my hand up, and she asked me to bring her all the books I'd bought in. There were quite a few that weren't suitable, some James Bond. I remember her looking at the end of one of my Bond books, and although not graphic, they often has sex scenes at the end. I thought I was in big trouble.
She told me to take them back home and sent my parents a letter.
I've often thought about this, because she really dealt with it well. The letter was complimentary to me, for having an advanced reading age. She also said that I should be encouraged in my 'grown up' reading, but it would be best if I kept the books at home. I didn't get told off by anyone. But I kept my books at home.
And: Jaws is bloody awesome!!!
They could make prequels and have them set in 70s era , as long as theyre good then i dont care if theyre going retro
A remake of 3, set in ‘85’ is a great call.
But this is a film proposal, not a documentary.
When i was trying to develop a fifth jaws film this was my initial idea but was turned down by someone who has connections to Hollywood
Correction the first film is a masterpiece, the 2nd one is an adequate sequel that falls considerably short of the original.
There is no comparison, one is the greatest blockbuster of all time, the other isn't even the 2nd best shark film of all time.
Judge by yourself: https://caps-a-holic.com/c.php?go=1&a=0&d1=14173&d2=14171&s1=144626&s2=144588&i=12&l=0
Cheers I have looked at some comparisons, i just wondered if anyone had watched the new 4K transfer as I am aware it is taken from the same restoration as Jaws Universal 100th Anniversary Collectors Series Bluray.
I will likely get it for the Dolby Atmos.
Regarding the JAWS films I only own the first film now for good reason, none of the Sequels are particularly good, I had them all on VHS and DVD years ago. I have occasionally watched JAWS 3D when it has appeared on a streaming service.