History YMMV / Jaws

30th Nov '15 11:44:14 PM SutairuMasuta
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** "Smile, you son of a [[SoundEffectBleep bitch]]!"
13th Oct '15 1:05:45 PM maxwellsilver
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* StrawmanHasAPoint: The mayor isn't ''completely'' wrong that news of a shark could ruin the town -- all "summer tourist" towns are extremely dependent on seasonal income. He's extremely wrong, however, in the degree to which he ignores the evidence. Also, his refusal to cut open the shark, possibly spilling the remains of it's latest victim (a young child), is completely right. Why they couldn't both agree to wait until everyone left and cut it open late at night (what Brody and Hooper do ''anyway'') is anyone's guess.

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* StrawmanHasAPoint: The mayor isn't ''completely'' wrong that news of a shark could ruin the town -- all "summer tourist" towns are extremely dependent on seasonal income. He's extremely wrong, however, in the degree to which he ignores the evidence. Also, his refusal to cut open the shark, possibly spilling the remains of it's its latest victim (a young child), is completely right. Why they couldn't both agree to wait until everyone left and cut it open late at night (what Brody and Hooper do ''anyway'') is anyone's guess.
12th Oct '15 11:02:46 PM RushLimborg
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* ParanoiaFuel: You better believe it. Beach attendance noticeably dropped in 1975 because of this movie.

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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."
9th Sep '15 4:39:38 PM AllenbysEyes
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** The scene with Hooper in the shark cage intercuts footage of a real shark (as mentioned above) with close-ups of "Bruce." It's ''very'' easy to tell the difference.
24th Jul '15 11:50:25 PM bassmedic87
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* SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic: ''Da-DUN. Daaaa-DUN.'' The shark's {{Leitmotif}} is one of the most famous in film history.

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* SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic: ''Da-DUN. Daaaa-DUN.'' The shark's {{Leitmotif}} is one of the most famous in film history. It's JohnWilliams, what do you expect?
21st Jul '15 5:20:48 AM TellAll111
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* TearJerker: Mrs. Kintner's confrontation with Brody over keeping the beaches open after Chrissie's death, resulting in her son being killed.
** Chrissie's anguished screams of "God, help me!" can get pretty wrenching.
** [[spoiler: The death of Captain Quint]]. Godspeed, you [[spoiler: salty old sailor]].
5th Jul '15 5:01:39 PM EpicFantasyStory
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** 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 midget 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.

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** 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 midget 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.
31st May '15 4:04:47 PM UmbraFractus
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** Not only for its own franchise, but some consider it the only good shark movie ever made.
14th Apr '15 11:03:53 AM crazysamaritan
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* EightDeadlyWords: Most reviewers complained about how the shark parts were engaging, but the human characters were unpleasant. Spielberg himself admitted he [[RootingForTheEmpire found the shark the most sympathetic character]], leading the film to attempt improving the characterizations.
21st Mar '15 7:46:02 AM MrNickelodeon
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!!The ride:

* HamAndCheese: Some of the skippers that have poor acting skills can fall under this.
* OpinionMyopia: The ride, while extremely beloved by fans, received merely average attendance levels from everyday guests.
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