‘Jaws’ fiascos: How the movie blockbuster was almost a disaster

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Saturday, June 20 marks the 40th anniversary of the release of one of the most iconic movies of all time: Jaws

Happy 40th birthday, Jaws. You don’t look a day over 35!

Directed by Steven Spielberg and based on the novel by Peter Benchley, the film follows the story of a small beach town that’s being terrorized by a massive great white shark. When the body count starts adding up, the local police chief teams up with a marine scientist and an experienced fisherman to hunt down the beast

The familiar John Williams theme alone can make the hairs on the back of your neck stand up. Critic Roger Ebert called it “one of the most effective thrillers ever made.” But although the movie was so influential it convinced many of us to never set foot in the ocean again, there were a surprising number of snafus associated with its journey to the big screen Read more…

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