History Film / Jaws

29th Aug '16 2:33:44 AM darrenr
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** Plus, the shark was coming straight at him, and getting closer all the time.
13th Aug '16 11:11:32 PM Zeiss
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** Brody has another when one of his deputies flippantly mentions some of the townsfolk hoping to get on the cover of some magazines.

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** Brody has another when one of his deputies deputy flippantly mentions some of describes the townsfolk hoping to get aftermath of Denherder and Charlie's shark fishing attempt on the cover of some magazines.dock.



* OnlySaneMan: Hooper tells Brody that he will be "the only rational man left on [Amity] island" after Hooper leaves the next day to join a shark research vessel. [[spoiler:Even after Hooper stays, Brody is arguably ''still'' the only rational man on the island.]]

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* OnlySaneMan: Hooper tells Brody that he will be "the only rational man left on [Amity] this island" after Hooper leaves the next day to join a shark research vessel. [[spoiler:Even after Hooper stays, Brody is arguably ''still'' the only rational man on the island.]]
12th Aug '16 6:54:52 PM Doug86
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* VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory: A series of shark attacks along the New Jersey shore in 1916 along with an anecdote to the [[WorldWarII wartime sinking]] of the USS ''Indianapolis''.

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* VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory: A series of shark attacks along the New Jersey shore in 1916 along with an anecdote to the [[WorldWarII [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarII wartime sinking]] of the USS ''Indianapolis''.
30th Jul '16 11:27:29 AM Sharlee
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*** Also, the mayor's reaction to the shark fin some prankster added to the "Welcome to Amity" billboard.
24th Jul '16 9:59:12 AM SithPanda16
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* TheRadioDiesFirst: Quint sabotages the radio when Brody tries to contact Amity for help.
4th Jul '16 10:54:00 AM BobTanaka
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** Quint has a mild version of this after the shark submerges with three barrels on at once.
4th Jul '16 10:31:04 AM BobTanaka
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* AchievementsInIgnorance: Two brainless yahoos with a tire and a bit of raw beef manage to hook the shark fishing off the dock, something that a whole posse of fishermen couldn't manage and which even Quint took a long time to do. It didn't do them much good, though, since the shark just pulls down the dock and keeps swimming.
28th Jun '16 9:50:28 PM mlsmithca
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* AxCrazy: The titular shark takes too much pleasure in its kills than any shark, and that's saying something.



* AdaptedOut: In the novel the Brodies have a third son, Billy.

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* AdaptedOut: In the novel the Brodies Brodys have a third son, Billy.



-->"...What we are dealing with here is a perfect engine, an eating machine. It's really a miracle of evolution."

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-->"...--->"...What we are dealing with here is a perfect engine, an eating machine. It's really a miracle of evolution."



* AdultFear: After the false alarm at the beach, a girl starts shrieking hysterically that the real shark is in the pond. Brody is prepared to ignore her, until his wife quietly reminds him, "Micheal's in the pond" (In a cruelly ironic twist, Brody had sent him out there, assuming that he would be safe). At this, Brody begins walking faster and faster, finally breaking into an all-out run as he breaks free from the crowd. Indeed, Micheal barely misses being the shark's midday meal. Brody's expression after the furor dies down indicates that ItsPersonal now.

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* AdultFear: AdultFear:
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After the false alarm at the beach, a girl starts shrieking hysterically that the real shark is in the pond. Brody is prepared to ignore her, until his wife quietly reminds him, "Micheal's "Michael's in the pond" pond." (In a cruelly ironic twist, Brody had sent him out there, assuming that he would be safe). safe.) At this, Brody begins walking faster and faster, finally breaking into an all-out run as he breaks free from the crowd. Indeed, Micheal Michael barely misses being the shark's midday meal. Brody's expression after the furor dies down indicates that ItsPersonal now.



* AluminumChristmasTrees: And literal on that first part! Quint crushing his beer can doesn't look too impressive now that they're made of aluminum, and a kid can do it. But at the time, they were made of tin, and it really was quite a show of strength to crush one, which makes Hooper crushing his paper cup in retaliation so much funnier.
** From a ''Series/TheRockfordFiles'' episode broadcast the year Jaws was released: "They switched to aluminum back in 63, now anyone can be a hero."

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* AluminumChristmasTrees: And literal on that first part! Quint crushing his beer can doesn't look too impressive now that they're made of aluminum, and a kid can do it. But at the time, they were made of tin, and it really was quite a show of strength to crush one, which makes Hooper crushing his paper cup in retaliation so much funnier.
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funnier. From a ''Series/TheRockfordFiles'' episode broadcast the year Jaws was released: "They switched to aluminum back in 63, now anyone can be a hero."



* ArtisticLicenseBiology: Sharks do not usually attack you unless you provoke them or they can smell your blood in the water. But they will attack you if you look like a seal or a turtle (this may be a case of ScienceMarchesOn, since sharks seem to act the same way towards their natural prey), which the little kids just happen to look like, but they (usually) won't eat you whole -- so that's a relief. Many of these (including the shark's love of attacking humans) were from the book, and Peter Benchley admitted that at the time of writing, he knew absolutely nothing about sharks. Once he learned about them, he was horrified at the damage he and the movie had caused. Although, it's easy enough to HandWave that this is just a particularly vicious and man-eating shark, which if nothing else is certainly ''bigger'' than the average Great White. It's rare for sharks to attack humans and rarer for them to actually ''target'' humans... but that doesn't mean it's impossible, or unheard of (which would not justify trying to hunt all of them into extinction, just because an extreme minority ''might'' be a threat).

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* ArtisticLicenseBiology: ArtisticLicenseBiology:
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Sharks do not usually attack you unless you provoke them or they can smell your blood in the water. But they will attack you if you look like a seal or a turtle (this may be a case of ScienceMarchesOn, since sharks seem to act the same way towards their natural prey), which the little kids just happen to look like, but they (usually) won't eat you whole -- so that's a relief. Many of these (including the shark's love of attacking humans) were from the book, and Peter Benchley admitted that at the time of writing, he knew absolutely nothing about sharks. Once he learned about them, he was horrified at the damage he and the movie had caused. Although, it's easy enough to HandWave that this is just a particularly vicious and man-eating shark, which if nothing else is certainly ''bigger'' than the average Great White. It's rare for sharks to attack humans and rarer for them to actually ''target'' humans... but that doesn't mean it's impossible, or unheard of (which would not justify trying to hunt all of them into extinction, just because an extreme minority ''might'' be a threat).



* AxCrazy: The titular shark takes too much pleasure in its kills than any shark, and that's saying something.



* BloodFromTheMouth: [[spoiler:Quint]] as he's being chown down
* BloodIsSquickerInWater: It helps the movie barely uses any red, so the crimson sea becomes even more disgusting/scary.
** This was a deliberate choice on Spielberg's part; he insisted on avoiding anything red in the costumes and scenery, so that the sight of blood would be more of a shock to the audience.

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* BloodFromTheMouth: [[spoiler:Quint]] as he's being chown down
chowed down on.
* BloodIsSquickerInWater: It helps the movie barely uses any red, so the crimson sea becomes even more disgusting/scary.
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disgusting/scary. This was a deliberate choice on Spielberg's part; he insisted on avoiding anything red in the costumes and scenery, so that the sight of blood would be more of a shock to the audience.



* CurseCutShort: "Smile, you son of a <*''rifle firing''*>" *BLAM!* Only in most television edits though. The film proper has 'bitch' intact and still audible over the sound of the rifleshot.

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* CurseCutShort: "Smile, you son of a <*''rifle firing''*>" *BLAM!* ''[rifle firing]''" ''[BLAM!]'' Only in most television edits though. The film proper has 'bitch' intact and still audible over the sound of the rifleshot.



* DissonantSerenity: Quint's ''Indianapolis'' tale of watching his Navy mates eaten by sharks is horrific enough. But the sly grin playing around his face for most of the story makes it ten times more disturbing.

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* DissonantSerenity: DissonantSerenity:
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Quint's ''Indianapolis'' tale of watching his Navy mates eaten by sharks is horrific enough. But the sly grin playing around his face for most of the story makes it ten times more disturbing.



* DudeNotFunny: In-universe example; Mrs. Taft's reaction during the town meeting when Denherder jokes if the reward money for the shark's capture comes in cash or check.

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* DudeNotFunny: DudeNotFunny:
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In-universe example; Mrs. Taft's reaction during the town meeting when Denherder jokes if the reward money for the shark's capture comes in cash or check.



--> This shark, swallow you whole. Little shakin', little tenderizin', an' down you go.

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--> ---> This shark, swallow you whole. Little shakin', little tenderizin', an' down you go.



-->'''Quint''': Anti-shark cage? You go inside the cage? (Hooper nods) Cage goes in water, you go in the water. Shark's in the water. Our shark? Farewell and adieu...

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-->'''Quint''': --->'''Quint''': Anti-shark cage? You go inside the cage? (Hooper nods) ''(Hooper nods)'' Cage goes in water, you go in the water. Shark's in the water. Our shark? Farewell and adieu...



-->'''Brody''': That shark will rip that cage to pieces!
-->'''Hooper''': You got any better suggestions!?

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-->'''Brody''': --->'''Brody''': That shark will rip that cage to pieces!
-->'''Hooper''':
pieces!\\
'''Hooper''':
You got any better suggestions!?



* HeelRealization: After the Fourth of July attack, Mayor Vaughn sputters "My kids were on that beach too!" as he realizes he put his own children in danger to sell himself a lie and keep the tourist dollars coming in.



* HeelRealization: After the Fourth of July attack, Mayor Vaughn sputters "My kids were on that beach too!" as he realizes he put his own children in danger to sell himself a lie and keep the tourist dollars coming in.



* HollywoodNewEngland: Changed from Long Island, New York in the novel.
** Location shooting was done on Martha's Vineyard in Massachusetts.

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* HollywoodNewEngland: Changed from Long Island, New York in the novel.
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novel. Location shooting was done on Martha's Vineyard in Massachusetts.



* {{Irony}}: Quint became a shark fisherman because of his experience with the ''Indianapolis''. He also states, somewhat indirectly, that he'd rather drown than die by shark ("I'll never wear a life jacket again"). His house/business is filled with shark jaw trophies, a multitude of victims mirroring the multitude of sailors lost to sharks. He views the great white as the embodiment of his fears and thoughts towards sharks. [[spoiler:And in the end, he falls victim to his living nightmare.]]

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* {{Irony}}: {{Irony}}:
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Quint became a shark fisherman because of his experience with the ''Indianapolis''. He also states, somewhat indirectly, that he'd rather drown than die by shark ("I'll never wear a life jacket again"). His house/business is filled with shark jaw trophies, a multitude of victims mirroring the multitude of sailors lost to sharks. He views the great white as the embodiment of his fears and thoughts towards sharks. [[spoiler:And in the end, he falls victim to his living nightmare.]]



** ImpendingDoomPOV \ MouthCam \ POVCam: How it's done\employed.



** It wasn't really greed. The mayor knew that the Fourth of July weekend was the lifeblood of a huge section of his city's population. Without tourists, many of his citizens would go bankrupt and there is a good chance the town would fail. Still caused the death of the Kintner boy, but it's more along the line of JerkassHasAPoint.



* 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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* MoodWhiplash: Comedy and horror, done expertly.
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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.



* OhCrap: "You're gonna need a bigger boat."

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* OhCrap: OhCrap:
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"You're gonna need a bigger boat."



* PowerTrio: [[http://www.money-into-light.com/2014/01/carl-gottlieb-on-jaws.html As summed up by the writer,]] "It's this trio of primal man (Quint), intellectual man (Hooper) and Everyman (Brody). One of them working alone couldn't kill the shark but the three of them working together could." (in FreudianTrio terms, Quint is the Id, Brody the Ego, and Hooper the Superego)

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* PowerTrio: [[http://www.money-into-light.com/2014/01/carl-gottlieb-on-jaws.html As summed up by the writer,]] "It's this trio of primal man (Quint), intellectual man (Hooper) and Everyman (Brody). One of them working alone couldn't kill the shark but the three of them working together could." (in (In FreudianTrio terms, Quint is the Id, Brody the Ego, and Hooper the Superego)Superego.)



* SuddenlySober: Hooper, right after Quint mentions the ''Indianapolis''.

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* SuddenlySober: SuddenlySober:
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Hooper, right after Quint mentions the ''Indianapolis''.



* WhamLine: In-universe, the realization that Quint was on the Indianapolis forces Hooper to completely re-evaluate him.

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* WhamLine: WhamLine:
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In-universe, the realization that Quint was on the Indianapolis forces Hooper to completely re-evaluate him.
28th Jun '16 12:52:21 PM defender2222
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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.
25th Jun '16 8:34:46 PM freesefan
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** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5nrvMNf-HEg Quint's legendary monologue]] on the sinking of the USS ''Indianapolis''. Which, incidentally, is TruthInTelevision. Although in RealLife, more of the sailors on the ''Indianapolis'' died from exposure and dehydration than from sharks.
*** Causes of death included drowning, dehydration, wounds suffered in the sinking, and sharks. Additionally, as men became delirious from exposure and thirst, some gave up and allowed themselves to drown, some hallucinated seeing islands or ships and swam away, and some even tried to kill eachother due to hallucinations of Japanese in their midst. Sharks still accounted for a lot of deaths, and fear of shark attacks among bleeding men in the water only added to the psychological agony of the survivors.

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** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5nrvMNf-HEg Quint's legendary monologue]] on the sinking of the USS ''Indianapolis''. Which, incidentally, is TruthInTelevision. Although in RealLife, more of the sailors on the ''Indianapolis'' died from exposure and dehydration than from sharks.
*** Causes of death included drowning,
exposure, dehydration, and wounds suffered in the sinking, and sharks. Additionally, as men became delirious sinking than from exposure and thirst, some gave up and allowed themselves to drown, some hallucinated seeing islands or ships and swam away, and some even tried to kill eachother due to hallucinations of Japanese in their midst. Sharks still accounted for a lot of deaths, and fear of shark attacks among bleeding men in the water only added to the psychological agony of the survivors. sharks.
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