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Posted: 6/21/2016 11:33:19 AM EDT

The movie that scared a generation out of the water
Link Posted: 6/21/2016 11:34:57 AM EDT
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I watched it the other day. Still holds up and still very good. The tension and suspense are awesome. And that music!

Hell, I even liked jaws 2 and 3.
Link Posted: 6/21/2016 11:36:43 AM EDT
And my former ocean swimming wife has never been the same.
Link Posted: 6/21/2016 11:40:56 AM EDT
GREAT film, top-to-bottom.
Cinematography, effects, story, editing, music, sound... all of it.
Scared the holy hell out of me, I wouldn't even go swimming in the pool
Link Posted: 6/21/2016 11:41:57 AM EDT
41 years since I've been in the ocean,been on it but not in it.

Hell it ain't safe to be on it sometimes

Link Posted: 6/21/2016 11:42:17 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By spidey07:
I watched it the other day. Still holds up and still very good. The tension and suspense are awesome. And that music!

Hell, I even liked jaws 2 and 3.
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My wife got mad at me the other day for letting my 4 year old watch it. She was running around the house going dun dun... dun dun... dun dun dun dun...
Link Posted: 6/21/2016 11:43:11 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By spidey07:
I watched it the other day. Still holds up and still very good. The tension and suspense are awesome. And that music!

Hell, I even liked jaws 2 and 3.
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Totally with you on the first bit there.

Not so much on the second.
Link Posted: 6/21/2016 11:43:28 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By Dr_Dickie:
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Was fishing with my cousin off the coast of New England once, about 20 years ago.

His anchor got fouled on "something" and he didn't want to just cut the line and lose it, so we decided one of us would jump in the water and dive down a little to see if we could free it (we thought it might be hung up
on an old lobster trap).

I was a very good swimmer in my youth so I volunteered.

But right as I was about to jump in...THAT MUSIC started playing in my head.



I was, like, "just cut the fucking line."
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Originally Posted By klinc:

My wife got mad at me the other day for letting my 4 year old watch it. She was running around the house going dun dun... dun dun... dun dun dun dun...
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Originally Posted By klinc:
Originally Posted By spidey07:
I watched it the other day. Still holds up and still very good. The tension and suspense are awesome. And that music!

Hell, I even liked jaws 2 and 3.

My wife got mad at me the other day for letting my 4 year old watch it. She was running around the house going dun dun... dun dun... dun dun dun dun...


I was 4 or 5 when it was out. Scared the shit out of me. The only thing that scared me more was the original Alien.
Link Posted: 6/21/2016 11:43:36 AM EDT
Best movie ever.


Link Posted: 6/21/2016 11:44:31 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By Fulminata:

Totally with you on the first bit there.

Not so much on the second.
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Originally Posted By Fulminata:
Originally Posted By spidey07:
I watched it the other day. Still holds up and still very good. The tension and suspense are awesome. And that music!

Hell, I even liked jaws 2 and 3.

Totally with you on the first bit there.

Not so much on the second.


I figured I'd be the outlier there. They were pretty cheesy.
Link Posted: 6/21/2016 11:45:44 AM EDT
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Link Posted: 6/21/2016 11:45:45 AM EDT
I was fishing lot out of Montauk back then. Mundus was a complete nutjob (Quint was based on him)

Find a dead bloated whale offshore and fish it for days and the biguns will show up....
Link Posted: 6/21/2016 11:47:26 AM EDT
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I figured I'd be the outlier there. They were pretty cheesy.
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Originally Posted By spidey07:
Originally Posted By Fulminata:
Originally Posted By spidey07:
I watched it the other day. Still holds up and still very good. The tension and suspense are awesome. And that music!

Hell, I even liked jaws 2 and 3.

Totally with you on the first bit there.

Not so much on the second.


I figured I'd be the outlier there. They were pretty cheesy.

Well I suppose if you look at them as cheese and a sort of Mirror Mirror continuation of Jaws just in a totally different universe they do have their moments, not many but a few. So I'll give you that, but I wouldn't go as far as saying I like them...and I like Ishtar and Hudson Hawk so yeeeeah...


Link Posted: 6/21/2016 11:48:57 AM EDT
Just watched it for the first time last week.
I'm 33
Link Posted: 6/21/2016 11:50:12 AM EDT
Great film! Saw it in the theatre when I was a kid, man do I feel old now.
Link Posted: 6/21/2016 11:50:39 AM EDT
Jeez, I'm getting old fast!!!! That summer seems like yesterday.
Link Posted: 6/21/2016 11:50:41 AM EDT
Fantastic movie.

It can NEVER be remade.
Link Posted: 6/21/2016 11:51:41 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By ropwoo:
Great film! Saw it in the theatre when I was a kid, man do I feel old now.
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I remember the day I saw it in summer of 1975.

The line to get in was about 300 yards long. It was playing on three different screens IIRC.

Hot as shit too, standing outside in that line.

The scene that scared the ever lovin' fuck out of me was where the dead guy's head pops out of the hole in the bottom of the boat underwater.
Link Posted: 6/21/2016 11:52:45 AM EDT
It scared me.

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Link Posted: 6/21/2016 11:55:37 AM EDT
Originally Posted By saigamanTX:
http://youtu.be/L-TITCwmGuE

The movie that scared a generation out of the water
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For phones
Link Posted: 6/21/2016 11:56:04 AM EDT
Great movie, let the 7 year old watch it a couple days ago.

Which sequels were actually good?
Link Posted: 6/21/2016 11:56:58 AM EDT
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I love that movie. A true classic........and it seemed like when I was a kid that was always on TV when we were at the beach........Dad loved to do that tune when we were in the ocean.......
Link Posted: 6/21/2016 11:57:12 AM EDT
It was hot that summer and my parents didn't have AC yet. My mom read the book that summer.
Link Posted: 6/21/2016 11:57:53 AM EDT
I ran the movie when it came out on projectors made in 1950 at the Theatre in our little town, I was in early teens.

It's still awesome.

Danny
Link Posted: 6/21/2016 12:04:12 PM EDT
I have a couple things from the movie

The sign above the drapes is a 2X4 Spielberg painted as an Easter egg to thank Zendar and Grossmann



I also have the crate the tiger shark that they necropsy was shipped in from Florida



It's a long story but I've had pizza with Spielberg a couple times.
Link Posted: 6/21/2016 12:05:56 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By irishtech:
Great movie, let the 7 year old watch it a couple days ago.

Which sequels were actually good?
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Michael Caine said about Jaws: The Revenge, which he had top billing for if I'm remembering right: "I have never seen it, but by all accounts it is terrible. However, I have seen the house that it built, and it is terrific."

...and that quote is hands down the best entertainment value out of the entire franchise after Jaws.

Link Posted: 6/21/2016 12:14:41 PM EDT
Huh, and I still don't like to go into the ocean.
Link Posted: 6/21/2016 12:22:42 PM EDT
It is simply a matter of time before someone on Cape Cod,Nantucket or MV gets bit.It's just math: lots of people and every year more sharks.

Link Posted: 6/21/2016 12:38:57 PM EDT
local theater is going to play it in a few weeks, can't wait to go see it in a theater
Link Posted: 6/21/2016 12:44:37 PM EDT
I remember seeing it in a theater when I was a kid, scared me so bad I didn't put a toe in the water all summer

Link Posted: 6/21/2016 12:49:51 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Fulminata:

Michael Caine said about Jaws: The Revenge, which he had top billing for if I'm remembering I have never seen it, but by all accounts it is terrible. However, I have seen the house that it built, and it is terrific."

...and that quote is hands down the best entertainment value out of the entire franchise after Jaws.

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Originally Posted By Fulminata:
Originally Posted By irishtech:
Great movie, let the 7 year old watch it a couple days ago.

Which sequels were actually good?

Michael Caine said about Jaws: The Revenge, which he had top billing for if I'm remembering I have never seen it, but by all accounts it is terrible. However, I have seen the house that it built, and it is terrific."

...and that quote is hands down the best entertainment value out of the entire franchise after Jaws.



So basically none of them?
Link Posted: 6/21/2016 12:52:10 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By irishtech:


So basically none of them?
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Originally Posted By irishtech:
Originally Posted By Fulminata:
Originally Posted By irishtech:
Great movie, let the 7 year old watch it a couple days ago.

Which sequels were actually good?

Michael Caine said about Jaws: The Revenge, which he had top billing for if I'm remembering I have never seen it, but by all accounts it is terrible. However, I have seen the house that it built, and it is terrific."

...and that quote is hands down the best entertainment value out of the entire franchise after Jaws.



So basically none of them?

Well like I said before they all have their moments, but in more of a cheesy-bad-fun sort of way than a this is actually a good movie one.


Link Posted: 6/21/2016 12:52:41 PM EDT

The new "JAWS" prints look fantastic on HDTV; much better than the NTSC garbage we've had to put up with for decades.
Link Posted: 6/21/2016 12:54:02 PM EDT
I was soooooo pumped the first time I went to Universal Studios in CA. All I wanted to do was go on the Jaws ride.

So there I was, all excited and took the first seat along the rail and made sure to be on the side that dips towards the water when the shark comes out.

Well, it started off okay, then that shark came out of the water and I nearly pissed myself. Jumped across the laps of five adults and cowered in the seat on the FAR side of the ride.

Scared the bejezzus out of me.
Link Posted: 6/21/2016 12:54:49 PM EDT
It is a well done movie that has held up well in the test of time
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Originally Posted By lvcipriani:

The new "JAWS" prints look fantastic on HDTV; much better than the NTSC garbage we've had to put up with for decades.
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The HD copy i have is awesome, opening scene is totally different when not blurry.
Link Posted: 6/21/2016 12:57:23 PM EDT
Just watched the whole movie again for maybe the 50th time recently. John Milius helped write the amazing USS Indianapolis speech by Quint. The modern trailers are good but the original with the hook "..it is as if God created the devil and gave him, jaws." is awesome.
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Originally Posted By irishtech:
Great movie, let the 7 year old watch it a couple days ago.

Which sequels were actually good?
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Jaws 3 was a freaking riot

Link Posted: 6/21/2016 12:58:54 PM EDT
Crazy coincidence... I just watched it on BluRay last night.
Hadn't seen it in years, FANTASTIC film.

As others have said, it has held up very well.
Better than many/most others IMO
Link Posted: 6/21/2016 12:59:18 PM EDT

Chrissie (first female victim) was played by Susan Backlinie. There are some, ahem, R rated photos of her from back in the day.
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Originally Posted By lvcipriani:

Chrissie (first female victim) was played by Susan Backlinie. There are some, ahem, R rated photos of her from back in the day.
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Originally Posted By monkey_AR:
Just watched the whole movie again for maybe the 50th time recently. John Milius helped write the amazing USS Indianapolis speech by Quint. The modern trailers are good but the original with the hook "..it is as if God created the devil and gave him, jaws." is awesome.
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There's a Netflix show about Milius that talks at length about that speech.
Link Posted: 6/21/2016 1:03:29 PM EDT
Man, I am old...
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Originally Posted By JK_Pyre:
Jaws 3 was a freaking riot

http://www.cracked.com/blog/5-reasons-worst-jaws-movie-underrated-masterpiece/

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Originally Posted By JK_Pyre:
Originally Posted By irishtech:
Great movie, let the 7 year old watch it a couple days ago.

Which sequels were actually good?
Jaws 3 was a freaking riot

http://www.cracked.com/blog/5-reasons-worst-jaws-movie-underrated-masterpiece/



Might have to look for that.
Link Posted: 6/21/2016 1:10:11 PM EDT
That film singlehandedly cut my 400m freestyle times by half.
Link Posted: 6/21/2016 1:15:58 PM EDT
LOL

For father's day my rodents let me choose the movie to watch. I chose Jaws as the rodents hadn't seen it yet.

Yesterday my wife took them to the beach.

Heh heh.

The M1 Garand that was used in the movie was on display at the Springfield Arsenal in Springfield, MA last year. The M1 gets it done on both giant sharks and the Axis.
Link Posted: 6/21/2016 1:19:20 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Ciraxis:
local theater is going to play it in a few weeks, can't wait to go see it in a theater
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They played it last year, here. Sorry I missed it.
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Originally Posted By lvcipriani:

Chrissie (first female victim) was played by Susan Backlinie. There are some, ahem, R rated photos of her from back in the day.
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She also more or less reprised the role in 1941.

Horrywooooooooood! Banzai!
Link Posted: 6/21/2016 1:20:47 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By lvcipriani:


There's a Netflix show about Milius that talks at length about that speech.
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Originally Posted By lvcipriani:
Originally Posted By monkey_AR:
Just watched the whole movie again for maybe the 50th time recently. John Milius helped write the amazing USS Indianapolis speech by Quint. The modern trailers are good but the original with the hook "..it is as if God created the devil and gave him, jaws." is awesome.


There's a Netflix show about Milius that talks at length about that speech.

That was a flat out awesome documentary.
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