#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – It’s a hot summer on Amity Island, a small community whose main business is its beaches. When new Sheriff Martin Brody discovers the remains of a shark attack victim, his first inclination is to close the beaches to swimmers. This doesn’t sit well with Mayor Larry Vaughn and several of the local businessmen. Brody backs down to his regret as that weekend a young boy is killed by the predator. The dead boy’s mother puts out a bounty on the shark and Amity is soon swamped with amateur hunters and fisherman hoping to cash in on the reward. A local fisherman with much experience hunting sharks, Quint, offers to hunt down the creature for a hefty fee. Soon Quint, Brody and Matt Hooper from the Oceanographic Institute are at sea hunting the Great White shark. As Brody succinctly surmises after their first encounter with the creature, they’re going to need a bigger boat.
Plot: When an insatiable great white shark terrorizes the townspeople of Amity Island, the police chief, an oceanographer and a grizzled shark hunter seek to destroy the blood-thirsty beast.
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A man eating shark is terrorising the holiday island of Amity. Police chief Martin Brody, shark hunter Quint and marine biologist Matt Hooper set sail in the hope of killing the great white monster.
Jaws is responsible for many things, it’s responsible for propelling director Steven Spielberg’s career into the stratosphere, it was responsible for a downturn in the package holiday trade, and it was responsible for shaping the summer blockbuster release practice’s. There are many other things which one doesn’t need to bore you with, it’s just true to say that Jaws is firmly ensconced in movie history, if one hasn’t seen it then one surely knows about it, it is, even today, part of popular culture.
But is it any good? Is it worthy of a long standing reputation as one of the greatest monster movies of all time? Hell yes it is, one or two easily overlooked flaws aside, it busted the box office (world wide) and tapped into a primal fear that resides in the majority of mankind, the unseen that resides in the sea.
Jaws sets out its marker right from the start with a truly shocking and attention grabbing opening sequence, from then on in Spielberg (learning from Hitchcock for sure) tweaks the tension to have the audience living on their nerves, even as character building (by way of Brody’s family arc) sedates the pace, we just know that it’s all relative to an extension of fear and terror that is around the next corner. After the first victims’ remains are found, Brody glances out at the ocean, Spielberg perfectly framing the shot to say so much about what we are about to be witness’ to. Jolts and shocks pop up from time to time to help build the unease, whilst Spielberg makes the audience wait before we even see what it is that so coldly and efficiently destroys man. Then it’s the claustrophobic switch as our brave protagonists are out at sea on Quint’s boat, unaware that the giant menace is now hunting them, eyes as black as death itself.
So many great scenes linger for all time in the memory, the entrance of Quint is a hum dinger, a mournful widow reducing Brody to a stunned realism, the Indianappolis monologue, the bigger boat! Just some of the reasons why I personally love cinema so much. The score from John Williams is as effective as any for the genre and Robert Hoyt’s sound team’s work furthers the unfolding dread. The cast are superb and uniformly excellent, managing to cast aside technical problems (and genuine resentments at times) to portray this story with verve and a genuine depth of feeling. Yet Roy Scheider (Brody), Robert Shaw (Quint) and Richard Dreyfuss (Hooper) were far from from original choices, Charlton Heston was wanted for the role of Brody, Sterling Hayden and Lee Marvin were both mooted for Quint, and John Voight was Spielberg’s preferred choice for Hooper. Whilst Jaws author (and co screen writer here) Peter Benchley was heading for the top by asking for Newman, Redford and McQueen!! Imagine that!
Still it all turned out well in the end because Jaws stands the test of time as one of the best films of its type. No amount of complaining about continuity and a rough looking mechanical shark will ever dim its appeal, even as I revisited it recently for the hundredth time I still got tingles all over my body. So file it alongside King Kong in the pantheon of Monster Movie Masterpieces. 10/10 always, now go enjoy your dip in the ocean.
Is it safe to go back in the water? …
Steven Spielberg got ahold of the incredible Peter Benchley-penned novel about a giant, carnivorous Great White (dubbed “Jaws”) who swims the ocean waters off a fictional resort town, preying on both the Island’s locals and its visitors alike, and adaptated, for the silver screen, what would become one of the most terrifying American made thrillers to ever be released in the worldwide cinema. Exceptional filmmaking! And members of Spielberg’s crew had the nerve to maliciously “mock” Jaws, by referring to it as “Flaws”, during the filming process? All because of a few “glitches” in the mechanical shark? Ha! Who’s laughing now?
Great screenwriting by Benchley and Gottlieb. Great composition by the legendary John Williams. Great direction by Spielberg. Phenomenal performances by Scheider, Shaw, and Dreyfuss. Great supporting cast. Just…magnificent. Jaws is a magnificent film. A true classic.
Still the best movie of its time and doesn’t ever grow old to this day. Absolutely genius of a movie and the actors cast in this well that was true genius .
The movie that has been terrifying ocean goers for years.
Universal Pictures and Director Steven Spielberg brings the world “Jaws” the movie that has been terrifying ocean goers since it creation in 1975. Jaws is an adaptation of Peter Benchely’s 1974 novel “Jaws.” Still to this day people are scared of what is swimming below because of this classic film. Jaws is a movie about an unstable great white shark that is eating everything and everyone in its path. The film is based around a small island community called “Amity,” and shot on location at Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts.
The main star of the movie Chief Brady (Roy Scheider) is tasked with stopping this eating machine with the help of Marie Biologist and Matt Hooper (Richard Dreyfuss). Along with fighting the shark Chief Brady has to fight the town board to close the beaches, which are the small towns only source of income. Chief Brody tries desperately to convince the towns people to listen to him because with the beaches open there is a virtual buffet served up for this 25- foot beast. To help corral the killer Chief Brody enlists roughneck shark hunt Quint (Robert Shaw), who hates sharks more than anyone. These three heroes go where no one else wants to go, the water, to kill this behemoth knowing they no match for the creature.
The truly amazing part of this movie is the score it is simple, but terrifying. Who knew that just two cords could have the effect it did on this film and people still to this day. The Jaws theme song is instantly recognizable. I remember as a younger man that every time I was at the public pool or lake that at least one other child would have his hands above his head like a shark fin and move through the water singing, dun da dun da dun da.
This movie was mainly shot with hand-held cameras is rough seas. The views of the ocean and the authenticity of the shark are breathtaking. This is a keep you at the edge of your seat kind of film. There is no wonder this movie was the highest grossing film of all time until Star Wars in 1977. Jaws received an Oscar nomination for Best Picture and won three Oscars for best sound, best film editing, and best music- original dramatic score.
If you haven’t seen this movie get out there and watch it. You will appreciate seeing the shark that started it all.
Original Language en
Runtime 2 hr 4 min (124 min), 2 hr 10 min (130 min) (Extended Edition)
Genre Adventure, Thriller
Director Steven Spielberg
Writer Peter Benchley, Carl Gottlieb
Actors Roy Scheider, Robert Shaw, Richard Dreyfuss
Country United States
Awards Won 3 Oscars. 15 wins & 20 nominations total
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Mono (Westrex Recording System), Dolby (DVD), Dolby Atmos, Dolby Surround 7.1 (Blu-ray release)
Aspect Ratio 2.39 : 1
Camera Arriflex 35-III, Panavision C-Series Lenses (some shots), Panavision Panaflex, Panavision C-Series Lenses
Laboratory Technicolor, Hollywood (CA), USA (color)
Film Length (7 reels), 3,395 m (Sweden), 3,480 m (Italy)
Negative Format 35 mm (Eastman 100T 5254)
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (4K) (2020 remaster), Dolby Vision (4K Blu-Ray Release), Panavision (anamorphic)
Printed Film Format 35 mm