History Film / Jaws

19th Apr '18 8:24:14 AM justme13
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** The shark is said to be 25 feet in length. Great Whites don't grow more than 20 feet.
15th Apr '18 5:59:56 PM Zuxtron
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* WindowPain: The third barrel breaks the ''Orca's'' front window when it's launched.
14th Apr '18 2:53:59 PM N.Harmonik
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* AnimalsNotToScale: Quint estimates the shark to be twenty-five feet long and three tons, which would make it bigger than any of the largest reliably recorded great whites ever (which were around twenty feet and two tons) and equal to the largest unreliably reported great white sharks. He also refers to it as male, but [[AnimalGenderBender only females of the species are known to reach near these lengths]].



* AnimalsNotToScale: Quint estimates the shark to be twenty-five feet long and three tons, which would make it bigger than any of the largest reliably recorded great whites ever (which were around twenty feet and two tons) and equal to the largest unreliably reported great white sharks. He also refers to it as male, but [[AnimalGenderBender only females of the species are known to reach near these lengths]].
31st Mar '18 10:59:13 AM smasll_lordvoice
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* DaylightHorror: The shark attacks mostly during the day on a bright, sunny beach. It does not stop it from being absolutely frightening. This includes the dramatic climax. 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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* DaylightHorror: The shark attacks mostly during the day on a bright, sunny beach. It does not stop it from being absolutely frightening. This includes the dramatic climax. 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. Part of what makes the shark's first visible appearance so frightening is the way it just appears [[JumpScare out of the blue]], dead center of the frame, in broad daylight, in the middle of a completely normal scene. "You're gonna need a bigger boat", indeed.


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* ScareChord: A classic example. The score spikes with a horrific shriek when Hooper's flashlight picks up Ben Gardner's [[EyeScream one-eyed]] floating head.
** And also brilliantly subverted when we get our first good view of the shark. Throughout the whole film, the audience has been conditioned to only expect a shark attack when we hear the [[MusicalSpoiler classic, ominous music.]] So when the shark appears, completely un-[[ObscuredSpecialEffects obscured]], smack dab in the middle of the frame, with [[JumpScare no warning whatsoever]], unconditioned audience members may feel the need to [[BringMyBrownPants reach for the brown trousers.]]
23rd Mar '18 12:19:52 PM Morgenthaler
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** The mayor has mafia ties in the novel to explain his initial refusal to deal with the shark preying on tourists, but in the movie he's genuinely concerned about the town's livelihood.
22nd Mar '18 9:07:11 PM nombretomado
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** A subtle homage to ''TheSearchers'': Deputy Hendricks digging in the sand with his knife after finding Chrissy's remains.

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** A subtle homage to ''TheSearchers'': ''Film/TheSearchers'': Deputy Hendricks digging in the sand with his knife after finding Chrissy's remains.
25th Jan '18 6:53:17 PM Scooter007
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* HalfEmptyTwoShot: Our first good look at the shark comes as Brody is chumming the waters behind the boat, with the shark popping up out of the water behind him.
9th Dec '17 1:20:53 PM Darkmage7280
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* FatherNeptune: Quint, an old sea dog with [[SeaDogBeard beard]] and such.

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* FatherNeptune: Quint, an old sea dog with dog... without a [[SeaDogBeard beard]] and such.beard]], though.
25th Nov '17 2:26:15 AM ajbit26
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** During Quint's ''Indianapolis'' speech, he mentions being the most frightened when the survivors started getting picked up.
10th Nov '17 7:35:27 PM ajbit26
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* EmptyEyes: Quint's legendary quote about sharks eyes.
--> '''Quint:''' Thing about a shark is, it's got lifeless eyes. Black eyes, like a doll's eyes. It doesn't seem to be living, until it bites ya, then those black eyes roll over white, and then, ah then [[ThreateningShark you hear the high pitched screamin',]] [[BloodIsSquickerInWater the ocean turns red,]] [[EatenAlive despite all the poundin' and hollerin', they come, and rip you to pieces.]]
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