History Trivia / Jaws

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.
15th Feb '16 2:03:49 PM jameygamer
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* The original classic is on Creator/RogerEbert's [[RogerEbertGreatMoviesList Great Movies List.]] He was unsurprisingly unfond of the other three, even giving ''Film/JawsTheRevenge'' a zero star rating, indicating that movie offended him.
13th Nov '15 7:54:43 PM Pren
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* WrittenByCastMember: Carl Gottlieb, who plays newspaper editor Meadows, is one of the credited screenwriters and responsible for most of the shooting script.

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Carl Gottlieb, who plays newspaper editor Meadows, is one of the credited screenwriters and responsible for most of the shooting script.
** Robert Shaw himself made a significant contribution to the Indianapolis speech.
17th Oct '15 2:47:00 PM DrOO7
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** An inadvertent example--the attack on Chrissie is simulated by having her pulled to and fro by ropes tethered to her torso. Unfortunately, one of the ropes was pulled too hard, breaking a rib. Those screams of pain and terror are ''real''.
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