When a killer shark unleashes chaos on a beach community, it’s up to a local sheriff, a marine biologist, and an old seafarer to hunt the beast down.
The Steven Spielberg thriller Jaws was released in 1975 and it became a cult classic amongst fans – so much that they didn’t stop with the original. There have been a total of 4 movies in the Jaws franchise, the last one was released in 1987.
Funko released a total of 7 Jaws POPS! in 2019 including a few versions of The Great White Shark. Joe added all 4 Great White Shark POPS! to his personal collection.
- The scene where the head pops out from under the boat was not originally scripted. Director Steven Spielberg says he “got greedy” after he saw the preview audience’s reaction to the scene where the shark jumps out behind Brody’s head and wanted “one more scare.”
In the actual Jersey Beach shark attacks of 1916 (which Hooper mentions in the film), the sequence of attacks is similar to that of the film: a swimmer in the surf; a dog; a boy; and the leg of a man in a tidal slough.
Director Steven Spielberg shot roughly 25% of the film from water level to provide the viewers the perspective as if they were treading water.
To create the sound of a drowning woman during post-production, Susan Backlinie was positioned, head upturned, in front of a microphone, while water from above was poured down into her throat.
This was the first movie to reach the coveted $100 million mark in “theatrical rentals,” which is about 45% of the “box-office gross.” It was the highest-grossing of all-time in the U.S. until Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope (1977).
When the shark attacks Hooper’s cage, there’s live footage of a real Great White with a rope hanging from its mouth. This shark’s mouth is clearly much smaller than the shark’s mouth when it attacks the boat moments later. These scenes were filmed by noted shark photographers Ron Taylor and Valerie Taylor with the help of shark expert Rodney Fox specifically for the movie. Because the Great White sharks they filmed would be smaller than the mechanical shark in the movie, they constructed a smaller version of Hooper’s shark cage. Inside the cage they alternately used a small mannequin or a little person. One of the sharks they attracted got caught in the cage’s cables and tore it apart trying to escape. The footage was so good that they changed the script to reflect the destroyed cage and Hooper escaping by hiding on the ocean floor. However, the small person used in the scene refused to go back in the miniature cage, which was damaged in the incident.
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