History Trivia / Jaws

30th Oct '16 3:58:28 PM erforce
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!!The novel:
* CreatorBacklash: During interviews later in his career, Creator/PeterBenchley claimed he came to regret writing the novel when he learned about the growing worldwide fear of sharks, and he felt his book and its film version had led to massive shark overfishing that was driving several species close to extinction. He became a vocal ocean conservation activist to make up for it, and remained so until his death. His later book ''The Beast'' even features the hero ranting in his head about how much damage the film has done.
* OldShame: The movie's popularity turned the book into this for Peter Benchley. The movie set off a wave of paranoia about going to the beach as well as a renewed spate of shark-hunting that drove various species almost to the point of extinction. Benchley lamented that he would never have written the book had he actually ''known anything about sharks'' and that they weren't like the monster about which he had written.
* WorkingTitle: ''The Stillness in the Water'', ''Leviathan Rising'', ''The Jaws of Death'' and ''The Jaws of Leviathan''.



* CreatorBacklash: During interviews later in his career, PeterBenchley claimed he came to regret writing the original novel when he learned that the worldwide fear of sharks he felt his book and the film version created had led to massive shark overfishing that was driving several species close to extinction. He became a vocal ocean conservation activist to make up for it, and remained so until his death. His later book ''The Beast'' even features the hero ranting in his head about how much damage the film has done.



* OldShame: The movie's popularity turned the book into this for Peter Benchley. The movie set off a wave of paranoia about going to the beach as well as a renewed spate of shark-hunting that drove various species almost to the point of extinction. Benchley lamented that he would never have written the book had he actually ''known anything about sharks'' and that they weren't like the monster about which he had written.
25th Oct '16 3:47:23 PM gjjones
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* RealLifeRelative: Lorraine Gary (Ellen Brody's actress) is the wife of Sidney Sheinberg, who was Universal's president at the time.
25th Oct '16 3:19:59 PM gjjones
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* FakeAmerican: Quint is played by an Englishman.

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* FakeAmerican: Quint is played by an Englishman.Lancashire-born Robert Shaw.
18th Sep '16 6:32:06 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* CreatorCameo: Peter Benchley appears as a reporter, and when the ''Orca'' contacts shore the one who responds is Steven Spielberg.
12th Aug '16 7:07:38 PM MrNickelodeon
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* TheDanza: All of the skippers' names are what the actual team members' names are.
4th Jul '16 10:26:06 AM BobTanaka
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** "The Body of Mary Lee" poem was thrown in by Robert Shaw. When the producers asked who wrote it so that they could be sure to get the rights, Shaw assured them the rights wouldn't be an issue: he'd found it on a centuries-old tombstone in Ireland.

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** "The Body of Mary Lee" poem was thrown in by Robert Shaw. When the producers asked who wrote it so that they could be sure to get the rights, Shaw assured them the rights wouldn't be an issue: he'd found it on a centuries-old an old tombstone in Ireland.
4th Jul '16 10:22:44 AM BobTanaka
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** "The Body of Mary Lee" poem was thrown in by Robert Shaw. When the producers asked who wrote it so that they could be sure to get the rights, Shaw assured them the rights wouldn't be an issue: he'd found it on a centuries-old tombstone in Ireland.
24th Apr '16 9:18:02 AM ThallianGold
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** The entirety of the Indianapolis speech was written by Robert Shaw, who felt that Quint needed a motivation for his quest. Its inclusion in the final film is only because yet another shark shot failed.
17th Mar '16 10:47:33 PM Mdumas43073
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* FollowTheLeader: The SummerBlockbuster and "giant dangerous animal" movies were all inspired by this film.
17th Mar '16 10:46:28 PM Mdumas43073
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** At the time the general conception really was that great white sharks are "mindless eating machines". It has since been proven that great whites have a complex social hierarchy, distinctive personalities, and definitely a capacity for learning and rudimentary reasoning.
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