History Trivia / Jaws

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''.
28th Aug '15 9:08:35 PM Karxrida
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** As for the sequels, he surrendered creative input on them for cash, [[GodDoesNotOwnThisWorld so they're not his fault]].
* BeamMeUpScotty: It's "''You're'' gonna need a bigger boat", not "We're".

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* BeamMeUpScotty:
** As for the sequels, he surrendered creative input on them for cash, [[GodDoesNotOwnThisWorld so they're not his fault]].
* BeamMeUpScotty:
It's "''You're'' gonna need a bigger boat", not "We're".



*** Although this might be an Urban Legend, as there are various versions of the script which keep the shark hidden also.
*** In fact, Quint's ''Indianapolis'' speech was only recorded because the crew was waiting around for "Bruce" to be repaired, so Spielberg added more dialogue to keep from wasting so much shooting-time. It wound up being ''the'' dramatic high point of the film.
** Also, Hooper was SparedByTheAdaptation because when shooting scenes with actual sharks in Australia, there was that great take of the shark rolling on top of an shark cage - but it was empty (the stuntman had fled for his life).

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*** Although this might be an Urban Legend, as there are various versions of the script which keep the shark hidden also.
*** In fact,
** Quint's ''Indianapolis'' speech was only recorded because the crew was waiting around for "Bruce" to be repaired, so Spielberg added more dialogue to keep from wasting so much shooting-time. It wound up being ''the'' dramatic high point of the film.
** Also, Hooper was SparedByTheAdaptation because when shooting scenes with actual sharks in Australia, there was that great take of the shark rolling on top of an shark cage - but it was empty (the stuntman had fled for his life).



** "You're gonna need a bigger boat." AFI's #35 choice on its "Quotes" list.
** Also, the shooting star as Brody loads his revolver on the boat.
** The footage of the Shark rolling on top of the shark cage wasn't planned, but was far too awesome not to use. And is why Hooper [[spoiler: ended up surviving.]]

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** Roy Scheider ad-libbed the famous "You're gonna need a bigger boat." AFI's #35 choice on its "Quotes" list.
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** Also, the The shooting star that appears as Brody loads his revolver on the boat.
boat is real, not something added in post-production.
** The footage of the Shark rolling on top of the shark cage wasn't planned, but it was considered far too awesome not to use. And is why This lead to Hooper [[spoiler: ended up surviving.]]surviving, since he wasn't in the shot.
28th Jul '15 7:40:41 AM igordebraga
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* CreatorCameo: Peter Benchley appears as a reporter, and when the ''Orca'' contacts shore the one who responds is Steven Spielberg.




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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.
29th May '15 9:30:57 AM Mdumas43073
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* ApprovalOfGod: Peter Benchley liked how cutting the subplots allowed for the characters to be fleshed out properly. (As for the sequels, he surrendered creative input on them for cash, [[GodDoesNotOwnThisWorld so they're not his fault]].)

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* ApprovalOfGod: Peter Benchley liked how cutting the subplots allowed for the characters to be fleshed out properly. (As
** As
for the sequels, he surrendered creative input on them for cash, [[GodDoesNotOwnThisWorld so they're not his fault]].)
29th May '15 9:30:25 AM Mdumas43073
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* ApprovalOfGod: Peter Benchley liked how cutting the subplots allowed for the characters to be fleshed out properly. (As for the sequels, he exchanged input in them for cash, [[GodDoesNotOwnThisWorld so it's not his fault]].)

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* ApprovalOfGod: Peter Benchley liked how cutting the subplots allowed for the characters to be fleshed out properly. (As for the sequels, he exchanged surrendered creative input in on them for cash, [[GodDoesNotOwnThisWorld so it's they're not his fault]].)
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