History Film / Jaws

12th Mar '17 7:43:43 PM DrOO7
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** The adulterous Mrs. Brody herself is a perfectly decent and loving wife and mother in the movie.



** Several attacks have a human being grabbed and jerked straight down into the water by the unseen shark who attacks from the bottom. The problem is that sharks can't do this; sharks can't swim backwards, making it impossible for them to come up, grab hold of a swimmer's leg, and then drag them straight down. A true shark attack would see the victim bit and dragged sideways or launched into the air by a polaris breach.

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** Several Nearly all attacks in this and subsequent films have a human being grabbed and jerked straight down into the water by the unseen shark who attacks from the bottom. The problem is that sharks can't do this; sharks can't swim backwards, making it impossible for them to come up, grab hold of a swimmer's leg, and then drag them straight down. A true shark attack would see the victim bit and dragged sideways or launched into the air by a polaris breach.
5th Feb '17 7:07:58 AM Az_Tech341
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** Most attacks (in this and all the films) have a human being grabbed and jerked straight down into the water by the unseen shark who attacks from the bottom. The problem is that sharks can't do this; sharks can't swim backwards, making it impossible for them to come up, grab hold of a swimmer's leg, and then drag them straight down. A true shark attack would see the victim bit and dragged sideways or launched into the air by a polaris breach.

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** Most Several attacks (in this and all the films) have a human being grabbed and jerked straight down into the water by the unseen shark who attacks from the bottom. The problem is that sharks can't do this; sharks can't swim backwards, making it impossible for them to come up, grab hold of a swimmer's leg, and then drag them straight down. A true shark attack would see the victim bit and dragged sideways or launched into the air by a polaris breach.
4th Feb '17 6:21:46 PM DrOO7
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** Several attacks have a human being grabbed and jerked straight down into the water by the unseen shark who attacks from the bottom. The problem is that sharks can't do this; sharks can't swim backwards, making it impossible for them to come up, grab hold of a swimmer's leg, and then drag them straight down. A true shark attack would see the victim bit and dragged sideways or launched into the air by a polaris breach.

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** Several Most attacks (in this and all the films) have a human being grabbed and jerked straight down into the water by the unseen shark who attacks from the bottom. The problem is that sharks can't do this; sharks can't swim backwards, making it impossible for them to come up, grab hold of a swimmer's leg, and then drag them straight down. A true shark attack would see the victim bit and dragged sideways or launched into the air by a polaris breach.
4th Feb '17 3:03:15 PM Darkmage7280
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* NonIndicativeTitle: To the point that when Spielberg saw the unfinished book, he imagined if it was about dentists. Many countries went for "Shark" or some variations instead (''Tiburón'', ''Tubarão'', ''[[TheTheTitle Lo]] Squalo'', "The White Shark" in German, "[[BreadEggsBreadedEggs The Jaws of the Shark]]" in Greek), if not a CompletelyDifferentTitle: in French it's ''Les Dents de la mer'', "The Teeth of the Sea".

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* NonIndicativeTitle: To the point that when Spielberg saw the unfinished book, he imagined if it was about dentists. Many countries went for "Shark" or some variations instead (''Tiburón'', ''Tubarão'', ''[[TheTheTitle Lo]] Squalo'', "The White Shark" in German, "[[BreadEggsBreadedEggs The Jaws of the Shark]]" in Greek), if not a CompletelyDifferentTitle: in French it's ''Les Dents de la mer'', "The Teeth of the Sea". Amusingly enough, in Finnish it's "Tappajahai", literally: [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin "The Killer Shark."]]
13th Jan '17 5:46:21 PM stuffedninja
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* MobySchtick: Of course, with Quint as an Ahab stand-in
* MoodWhiplash: Comedy and horror, done expertly. Hooper and Quint go from laughing and comparing scars to Quint's tale about the ''Indianapolis.'' Hooper takes a second to realize that the mood has changed, and then the smile disappears from his face.

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* MobySchtick: Of course, with Quint as an Ahab stand-in
stand-in.
* MoodWhiplash: Comedy Between comedy and horror, done expertly. expertly.
** Chrissie's grisly death scene is intercut with shots of the guy she was going to go skinny-dipping with acting clumsy and then falling asleep on the shore.
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Hooper and Quint go from laughing and comparing scars to Quint's tale about the ''Indianapolis.'' Hooper takes a second to realize that the mood has changed, and then the smile disappears from his face.



* PeekABooCorpse: One appears under the wrecked boat.

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* PeekABooCorpse: One appears When Hooper searches under the wrecked boat.boat for Ben Gardner, his severed head (which is [[EyeScream missing an eye]]) suddenly shows up, not only terrifying Hooper but creating one of the most [[NightmareFuel effective]] {{Jump Scare}}s in film history.



* StaggeredZoom: An interesting use of this trope right before Alex Kintner gets eaten. Roy Scheider is framed in a medium shot. Twice passerby obscure the camera, and each time Scheider is closer when the camera reveals him again. This is done not for any dramatic effect -- that comes with the famous VertigoEffect a couple minutes later -- but to demonstrate Martin's feeling of unease as he watches the beach.

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* StaggeredZoom: An interesting use of this trope right before Alex Kintner gets eaten. Roy Scheider is framed in a medium shot. Twice passerby passersby obscure the camera, and each time Scheider is closer when the camera reveals him again. This is done not for any dramatic effect -- that comes with the famous VertigoEffect a couple minutes later -- but to demonstrate Martin's feeling of unease as he watches the beach.
30th Nov '16 8:01:53 PM Az_Tech341
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** Simply put, ''Jaws'' is one of the finest uses of this trope in cinema history.
30th Nov '16 10:34:42 AM ErikModi
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** Simply put, ''Jaws'' is one of the finest uses of this trope in cinema history.
30th Nov '16 10:32:16 AM ErikModi
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** Then back and forth ''again''. To lighten the mood, Hooper starts singing "Show Me The Way To Go Home," and soon all three are in a drunken, hand-banging singalong. Then the barrel breaches the surface again, and ominous thumps start sounding in the ''Orca'' and parts of the hull start bowing in. . .
30th Nov '16 10:27:33 AM ErikModi
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** [[JerkassHasAPoint Even his "greed" is somewhat understandable.]] He's not just looking to line his own pockets, but rather keep the town running. Amity is a summer tourist destination, and if no one comes to enjoy the small-town hospitality and excellent beaches, the whole town is in for a very lean winter.
30th Nov '16 10:15:58 AM ErikModi
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** Hooper states the shark is a "night feeder," which is untrue in the film. Even the first attack (which appears to be at night) is actually late evening, the sun can be seen setting, but still high in the sky, blocked by a bank of clouds.
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