History YMMV / Jaws

7th Mar '17 4:06:51 PM ajbit26
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* SugarWiki/FunnyMoments: Now with [[Funny/{{Jaws}} its own page]].



* {{Narm}}: Some might say that the "my boy is dead" scene falls into this.
1st Mar '17 7:58:11 AM DrOO7
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** As if what happened to poor Pippet wasn't bad enough[[https://www.yahoo.com/news/owners-traumatized-dog-taken-shark-222711594.html . . .]]
15th Feb '17 10:24:19 AM tvtropesruinedmylife22
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* {{Narm}}: Some might say that the "my boy is dead" scene falls into this.
27th Jan '17 5:22:37 AM Upgrader
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* SerendipityWritesThePlot:
** The scenes with the shark cage and the full shark visible were actually filmed with a real great white shark, a miniature cage, and a little person diver doubling for Hooper. The shark was actually supposed to tear Hooper to pieces (per the novel), but the crew could never properly provoke the shark to do so. Finally, the shark did destroy the cage and got stuck in the rope above it -- but the Hooper double wasn't in the cage at the time. Because this was the best footage they had, the filmmakers changed the script to have Hooper escape and survive.
** Quint's ''Indianapolis'' speech, generally considered the dramatic high point of the entire film, was only recorded because the crew was stuck waiting for the broken-down mechanical shark to be repaired (again), and Spielberg didn't want to waste their dwindling production-time.



* SpecialEffectFailure: Part of the reason the first film uses suspense and doesn't often show the shark is precisely because of this trope -- Spielberg thought that the animatronic shark that they had was too unconvincing.
** That, and it kept breaking down during filming, especially when they were out on the water.

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* SpecialEffectFailure: Part of the reason the first film uses suspense and doesn't often show the shark is precisely because of this trope -- Spielberg thought that the animatronic shark that they had was too unconvincing.
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unconvincing... That, and it kept breaking down during filming, especially when they were out on the water.
7th Jan '17 11:32:41 PM DavidDelony
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* ParanoiaFuel: You better believe it. Beach attendance noticeably dropped in 1975 because of this movie. And ever since then, promotional materials have billed it as "The film that made you afraid of the water."

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* ParanoiaFuel: You better believe it. Beach attendance noticeably dropped in 1975 because of this movie. Some people were even afraid of swimming pools. And ever since then, promotional materials have billed it as "The film that made you afraid of the water."
15th Nov '16 2:44:25 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* AdaptationDisplacement: The novel was made before the film, yet is not as known.

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* AdaptationDisplacement: The novel was made before the film, yet is not nearly as known.well-known.
30th Oct '16 1:01:26 PM erforce
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* HilariousInHindsight: [[http://what-the-hecky-heck.tumblr.com/post/94024594816/i-was-re-reading-jaws-and-found-something Jaws predicted]] ''{{Film/Sharknado}}''?

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* DarknessInducedAudienceApathy: The protagonists are so unlikable, selfish, and hypocritical that they make the shark look decent by comparison.
* HilariousInHindsight: ''Jaws'' [[http://what-the-hecky-heck.tumblr.com/post/94024594816/i-was-re-reading-jaws-and-found-something Jaws predicted]] ''{{Film/Sharknado}}''?
''Film/{{Sharknado}}''?
* RomanticPlotTumor: The illicit love affair, lasting one afternoon, between Matt Hooper and Ellen Brody.
* TrappedByMountainLions: The adultery and organized crime subplots, neither which have much bearing on the hunt after the shark.
27th Oct '16 4:35:48 AM tvtropesruinedmylife22
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* SignatureScene: ''There's three of them.'' The opening death scene, [[spoiler:Quint's death]], and the shark's death.

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* SignatureScene: ''There's ''[[RuleOfThree There's three of them.'' ]]'' The opening death scene, [[spoiler:Quint's death]], and the shark's death.
26th Oct '16 5:44:11 PM tvtropesruinedmylife22
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* SignatureScene: ''There's three of them.'' The opening death scene, [[spoiler:Quint's death]], and the shark's death.
27th Aug '16 7:43:36 PM TheJayman49
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** When the shark jumps out of the water and on to the boat in the beginning of the scene where [[spoiler:Quint gets devoured]], you can clearly see the wire attached to the shark's fin.
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