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'People want blood and gore': what we got wrong about filming sharks

From Jaws to James Bond, film-makers have tried to make a fish not inclined to bite humans look hell-bent on doing so“You convince yourself that there is no danger,” Ron Taylor once said of how he captured his groundbreaking underwater footage of sharks. And afterwards, “You wonder how you got out of it alive.”In 1970, Australian divers Taylor and his wife, Valerie, set out with the directors Peter Gimbel and James Lipscomb on a global quest to find and film great white sharks. Even today, 50 ye...
Tags: Photography, Television, Film, Animals, Environment, Fish, Culture, Wildlife, Conservation, Marine Life, Television & radio, James Bond, Fishing, Taylor, Bahamas, Jaws

Ranking the Shark Smarts of Horror’s Most Pernicious Predators

Sharks have been terrorizing big screen beaches for decades—way more than they do in real life, actually. But in Hollywood, you have to be more than just a regular old shark to get a fin up on the humans. Sometimes, being a movie shark means you’re a smarter predator. Other times, it leads you to make very bad shark…Read more...
Tags: Hollywood, Science, Sharks, Sharknado, Jaws, Deep Blue Sea, The Shallows, The Meg

Richard Dreyfuss: 'I was a bad guy for a number of years'

His life has been a rollercoaster ever since Jaws. Richard Dreyfuss talks about Hollywood hell-raising, cocaine burnout, his flirting heyday – and the trouble with #MeToo“Don’t shoot, I win Oscar.” These words, says Richard Dreyfuss, are printed on the shirt he’s wearing under his grey jacket. He is at home in San Diego, reclining in a voluminous brown leather armchair. Behind him is a picture of his wife, Svetlana, resting on a shelf beside his Bafta and David di Donatello awards. His Oscar he ...
Tags: Hollywood, Film, Culture, San Diego, BAFTA, The Great British Bake Off, Jaws, Close Encounters Of The Third Kind, Marlene Dietrich, Svetlana, Richard Dreyfuss, Dreyfuss, David di Donatello

‘Jurassic Park’ and ‘Jaws’ Top the Box Office in the Age of Coronavirus, ‘Little Women’ Crosses $100 Million Overseas

In the age of coronavirus, the box office has been essentially nonexistent. There aren’t any new movies to rake in the cash, so the likes of Trolls World Tour and Invisible Man have been topping the box office. But retro favorites have proven popular in repertory drive-in screenings, which is why Jurassic Park and Jaws have returned to the top of the charts yet again. Meanwhile, overseas, theaters are reopening with movies that are only just now arriving in international markets for the first t...
Tags: Japan, Movies, Indiana, United States, Jurassic Park, Denmark, Box Office, Mulan, Steven Spielberg, Jaws, Tenet, Little Women, Business and Industry News

Spielberg v Spielberg: Jurassic Park Edges Jaws at the Box Office

Jurassic Park edges Jaws at the box office This is kind of fun. According to Deadline, it was Steven Spielberg v Steven Spielberg at the box office as two of the director’s most popular films Jurassic Park and Jaws went neck and neck over Father’s Day weekend. The dinosaur epic ultimately ruled the day with $517,600 at 230 theater locations, while Jaws brought in roughly $516,300 at 187 locations. RELATED: Exclusive: Carl Ellsworth Talks Scrapped Gremlins 3 Script! PB ...
Tags: Movies, Clint Eastwood, Jurassic Park, Box Office, Spielberg, Steven Spielberg, Jaws, ComingSoon, Movie News, Carl Ellsworth

‘Black Panther,’ ‘The Dark Knight,’ ‘Jaws’ Among Tribeca Drive-In Series Films

With the moviegoing business still mostly dormant, Tribeca Enterprises has unveiled “Jaws,” “The Dark Knight” and “Black Panther” as highlights of more than 30 titles in its upcoming Tribeca Drive-In series. Events will be hosted at drive-in theaters in Nickerson Beach in Nassau County, N.Y., and Orchard Beach in the Bronx; the parking lots of […]
Tags: News, The Dark Knight, Bronx, Nassau County, Jaws, Tribeca, Black Panther, Tribeca Enterprises, Tribeca Drive-In, Nickerson Beach, Orchard Beach

Jaws Screenwriter Carl Gottlieb Reflects on the Suddenly Relevant Legacy of the Mayor From Jaws

I feel like I’ve thought more about the mayor from Jaws more in the past three months than I have in the entire rest of my life, multiplied several times over. Out of all the major pop culture figures people have referenced as they’ve struggled to deal with the ongoing global pandemic caused by the novel coronavirus,…Read more...
Tags: Science, Steven Spielberg, Jaws, Universal Pictures, Amblin, Carl Gottlieb, Mayor From Jaws

Jaws at 45: The Scenes, the Sounds, the Shark

Going in the water hasn’t been comfortable for 45 years. That’s how long it’s been since director Steven Spielberg first released his film Jaws and subsequently changed everything. The summer blockbuster season was born. A new wunderkind director emerged. A little-known composer instantly became a legend. And…Read more...
Tags: Science, Horror, Anniversaries, Universal, Sharks, Steven Spielberg, Jaws, Richard Dreyfuss, Robert Shaw

New on Blu-ray and Digital: ‘Jaws’ 4K, ‘Portrait of a Lady on Fire’, ‘Scorsese Shorts’, ‘The Invisible Man’, ‘Creepshow’

Gather round, children, and I shall tell you a tale. A tale of the wonderful world of home media! These are the new Blu-ray releases (and digital releases, too) you should check out this week, and beyond. Jaws 4K I don’t need to tell you how good Jaws is, do I? I mean…come on. It’s a classic for a reason. Steven Spielberg invented the summer blockbuster, and proved he was the real-deal, with this 1975 film about a big fish with a big appetite. Employing thrilling filmmaking and great ch...
Tags: New York, Movies, Stephen King, Features, Scorsese, Quentin Tarantino, Leigh Whannell, Hulu, George Romero, John Williams, Steven Spielberg, Public Radio, Elisabeth Moss, New England, Jaws, Murray

Michael Dougherty Made a Video Tribute to All of the Horror Movies Moments Guiding Him Through the Pandemic

One pretty common response to awful events in real life like the pandemic, and the illness causing it, covid-19, is to relate it to movies. For those of us who are more privileged, media is a key way we brush up with our biggest, most primal terrors. So when authentically scary things happen in reality, it feels,…Read more...
Tags: Science, Horror, Alien, Jaws, The Shining, Shaun of the Dead, Michael Dougherty, The Fly, Godzilla King Of The Monsters, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2

‘Jaws’ Coming to 4K for the First Time Ever This June

In 1975, a fledgling filmmaker named Steven Spielberg released a little movie about a big shark. It went on to become the prototypical summer blockbuster, and turned Spielberg into a household name. That movie is, of course, Jaws, and it remains an all-time classic – the type of film that is somehow endlessly rewatchable from beginning to end. There have been many home media releases of Jaws over the years, but to mark the film’s 45th anniversary this June, Universal is going even bigger with t...
Tags: Movies, Digital, Spielberg, Hdr, Steven Spielberg, Jaws, Blu, United States Check, Home Video, DVD/Blu-Ray

Steven Spielberg’s Jaws 45th Anniversary 4K Blu-ray Coming

Steven Spielberg’s Jaws 45th Anniversary 4K Blu-ray Coming In 1975, acclaimed director Steven Spielberg created the first ever summer blockbuster film and his first big hit, Jaws, the iconic and terrifying action-thriller that still makes audiences afraid to go in the water. Winner of three Academy Awards, including Best Original Score, Jaws has become a cinematic touchstone for generations of moviegoers and one of the greatest and most influential films of all time. Universal Pictures Home E...
Tags: Movies, Horror, John Williams, Steven Spielberg, Jaws, Richard Dreyfuss, Robert Shaw, Movie News, Roy Scheider, Tiki Mug From Mondo, Steven Spielberg Jaws

21st Century Spielberg Podcast: With ‘A.I.’ and ‘Minority Report,’ Steven Spielberg Redefined His Work for a New Century

(Welcome to 21st Century Spielberg , an ongoing column and podcast that examines the challenging, sometimes misunderstood 21st century filmography of one of our greatest living filmmakers, Steven Spielberg. First up: A.I. and Minority Report .) “What if Peter Pan grew up?” pondered the tagline of Steven Spielberg’s 1991 fantasy Hook . It was an intriguing premise: what would happen if the perpetual child – the boy who refused to get older – embraced the cold, stark, finite nature of...
Tags: Hbo, Movies, Sci-fi, Roger Ebert, Adaptation, Playboy, Stanley-Kubrick, Kubrick, Peter Pan, Spielberg, Steven-Spielberg, Minority Report, Francois Truffaut, Jaws, Robert Altman, Ready Player One

Lee Fierro, ‘Jaws’ Actor, Dies of Coronavirus at 91

Lee Fierro, an actor best known for playing Mrs. Kintner in “Jaws,” has died of complications from coronavirus, according to The Martha’s Vineyard Times. She was 91. A resident of Martha’s Vineyard, Mass., Fierro had been living at an assisted care facility in Ohio when she died. Fierro’s character was the mother to Alex Kintner […]
Tags: News, Obituaries, Ohio, Jaws, Martha, Fierro, Alex Kintner, Lee Fierro, Mrs Kintner

Desert Heaters: Jordanian Small Arms Production

Jordanian Armaments and Weapon Systems is a component of King Abdullah II’s Design and Development Bureau. JAWS primarily focuses on small arms production and assembly, both for internal use by Jordanian Armed Forces in addition to some export sales. Today the state armaments company produces and assembles various AR15 derivatives in different barrel lengths and […] Read More … The post Desert Heaters: Jordanian Small Arms Production appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Jordan, Jaws, Abdullah, Jordanian Armed Forces, TFBTV, AR15, M14, Weapon Systems, Jordanian, Jordanian Armament and Weapon Systems

‘Bruce’, a Musical About the Making of Steven Spielberg’s ‘Jaws’, Swims to Stage in 2021

This year marks the 40th anniversary of Jaws, director Steven Spielberg‘s iconic film that ushered in the modern era of Hollywood blockbusters. But before the retrospective pieces begin rolling in, let’s look ahead to 2021, because that’s when a stage musical called Bruce, named after the constantly-malfunctioning mechanical shark which plagued Spielberg’s set, is set to open at New Jersey’s Paper Mill Playhouse. And from the description of the play, it seems like Jaws fans from all over might ...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, New Jersey, Stage, Spielberg, Robert Taylor, Steven Spielberg, Jaws, Jersey, Bruce, Peter Benchley, Russ Fischer, Richard Oberacker, Seattle Rep, Donna Feore, Carl Gottlieb

From Fight Club to Brief Encounter: How self-isolation would change classic films

It’s now difficult to watch movies without worrying about the two-meter rule – here are the retrospective plot changes required to mean old movies pass musterIn the age of self-isolation, I’ve started to change how I watch films. I’ve begun to clock moments when characters break the government rules on physical closeness. Consider the “I know it was you, Fredo” scene from The Godfather Part II. Or the bit in 2001: A Space Odyssey where all the astronauts gather for a photo by the moon monolith. ...
Tags: Film, Culture, Back To The Future, Titanic, Gravity, The Social Network, Arnold Schwarzenegger, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Casablanca, Up, Psycho, It's A Wonderful Life, Toy Story, Jaws, The Shining, When Harry Met Sally

Quint and Brody ‘Jaws’ Action Figures Unveiled By NECA

You’re going to need a bigger action figure collection. Two new Jaws action figures of Quint and Brody were unveiled by NECA at this weekend’s 2020 American International Toy Fair. The action figures of the characters played by Robert Shaw and Roy Scheider, respectively, are set to be released to the general public in September 2020. Get a better look at Jaws action figures that will soon take a bite into your wallet. Jaws Action Figures: Quint and Brody NECA, or the National Ent...
Tags: Toys, Movies, Steven Spielberg, New England, Jaws, Neca, Brody, Quint, Martin Brody, Robert Shaw, Roy Scheider, Quint Robert Shaw, Amity Island, Brody NECA, National Entertainment Collectibles Association, Martin Brody Roy Scheider

Why Hit Movies Are Called Blockbusters

At the Academy Awards on Sunday, Hollywood will learn which of 2019’s movies will walk away with Oscars. Among the Best Picture nominees is the World War I epic 1917, which was also a hit with ticket-buyers. That fact is somewhat appropriate, as the word blockbuster has wartime origins — though not from the First World War, but the Second. The word first appeared in the pages of TIME in a Nov. 29, 1942, article on the Allied bombing of key industrial targets in fascist Italy; the bombs used...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, News, Supreme Court, Washington, Uncategorized, Daily Mirror, Roger Ebert, Language, Italy, Moscow, North America, Spielberg, Steven Spielberg, Jaws, Nagasaki

‘Star Wars’: Still With Us, But No Longer Above Us (Column)

The Force is no longer with us. Don’t deny it. Just say it and accept it. Let go of the fear. In losing the Force, much to regain we have. Maybe even our souls. “Star Wars” is over! Long live “Star Wars”! But not, if there is a God, for too long. Have you seen […]
Tags: Star Wars, News, Columns, George Lucas, Jaws, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

The Morning Watch: ‘Rick and Morty’ Horror Adventures, Kelly Clarkson Covers ‘Hocus Pocus’ & More

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows. In this edition, watch a series of more non-canonical stop-motion animated adventures of Rick and Morty, this time inspired by some of your favorite horror movies. Plus, Kelly Clarkson does an outstanding rendition of “I Put...
Tags: Movies, Disney, Predator, Kelly Clarkson, Bette Midler, Tobey Maguire, Hellraiser, Jaws, Morty, Rick, Rick And Morty, Carrot Top, Hocus Pocus, Video Of The Day, The Blair Witch Project, Beetlejuice

Hear George Lucas' First Screening of Star Wars as Recreated in a New Narrative Podcast Called Blockbuster

Did you ever dream of being in the room during an iconic moment of film history? A new podcast called Blockbuster is doing its best to make that dream a reality.Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Podcast, Science, Interview, Exclusive, Lucasfilm, George Lucas, John Williams, Steven Spielberg, Blockbuster, Jaws, Matt Schrader

After 44 years, the Jaws Movie poster has finally been created as an actual photograph

When someone mentions sharks, what’s your first thought? For me, it’s definitely the iconic Steven Spielberg’s movie Jaws. Photographer Euan Rannachan recently recreated the movie poster, but unlike the original – this one is a real close-up of a great white shark. I’m sure many of you are familiar with the Jaws movie poster, with […] The post After 44 years, the Jaws Movie poster has finally been created as an actual photograph appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, Inspiration, Shark, Sharks, Steven Spielberg, Jaws, Movie Posters, Great White Shark, Movie Poster, Great White Sharks, Euan Rannachan

What Do Great White Sharks Fear? Murderous Orcas

If movies were scientifically accurate, here’s how Jaws would pan out: As the film’s signature theme begins to play, a black dorsal fin slinks around the water’s surface. Great white sharks flee in fear as the camera reveals the true menace: a killer whale.Read more...
Tags: Science, Biology, Orcas, Jaws, Great White Sharks

Swimsuit Design Contest by DBH

Summer is just around the corner. The sun, the sand, the sea calls for you! You can now make a splash with this Swimsuit Design Contest: The Beach/Sea Monsters. Create... The post Swimsuit Design Contest by DBH appeared first on Tshirt-Factory Blog.
Tags: News, Cthulhu, Jaws, Kraken, T-shirts, Nessie, Mermaid, Designbyhumans, Sea Monsters, Swimsuit Design, Swimsuit Design Challange, Swimsuit Design Contest

10 Best Horror Movie Jump Scares

10 Best Horror Movie Jump Scares For the past 50 years, horror movies have featured a trope that, when done well, provides a rush of adrenaline in an already tense film. We’re talking about the ‘jump scare,’ and there are thousands to choose from. Almost every horror movie features at least some type of jump scare. Whether it’s actually scary or is just the “quirky best friend standing behind you,’ jump scares are usually a good indicator of who is a veteran or a rookie in the world of horror...
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POLL RESULTS: Should Universal Make Another Jaws Movie?

BEGIN SLIDESHOW POLL: Should Universal Make Another Jaws Movie? Is it safe for Universal Pictures to go back in the water and make another Jaws movie? Should it be a legacy sequel, a reboot or a straight-up remake? asked its readers these very questions this week, and we have the official results below! PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || {'gptAds':[], 'gptStandAlone':[]};...
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POLL: Should Universal Make Another Jaws Movie?

BEGIN SLIDESHOW POLL: Should Universal Make Another Jaws Movie? With so many older franchises from the 70’s and 80’s still being mined for gold by studios (Star Wars, Halloween, Ghostbusters, Rambo, etc) there is still one series that no one seems to want revived: Jaws. Is it safe for Universal Pictures to go back in the water and make another Jaws movie? Should it be a legacy sequel, a reboot or a straight-up remake? Let us know in the polls below! PB = PB |...
Tags: Movies, Australia, California, Horror, Tim Burton, Jon Hamm, Josh Brolin, Jamie Lee Curtis, Spielberg, Michael Keaton, Steven Spielberg, Sharknado, New England, Jaws, Polls, Universal Pictures

We Need More Games That Let You Play As Animals

Over the last weekend, I finally played some Ape Out. That game has some style. Though as I played it I realized something. Sadly, we don’t seem to get a lot of games anymore that give you control over an animal. That’s a shame, I love these games.Read more...
Tags: Science, Animals, Kotaku Core, Goat Simulator, Sharks, Jaws, Eagle Flight, Depth, Ape Out, Untitled Goose Game, Hk Project