Entertainment Jaws Will Return to Theaters to Celebrate Turning 40

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    Summer movies, as we know them, began 40 years ago. For decades, the warm-weather months had been a dumping ground for Hollywood’s genre fare and B-movies. But in 1975, a different kind of movie was unleashed in theaters. Jaws was like chum to the media and movie audiences, who couldn’t get enough of Steven Spielberg’s terrifying adaptation of Peter Benchley’s best-seller. It became an instant and defining blockbuster, with repeat customers who still jumped with fright at the scariest moments—even though John Williams’ score warned them that danger lurked beneath the waves.

    On June 21, fans of Jaws will have another opportunity to see the classic on the big screen, as it was intended. Fathom Events, Turner Classic Movies, and Universal Pictures will present special screenings in nearly 500 theaters around the country. TCM’s Ben Mankiewicz will provide a special introduction for an afternoon and evening showing, as well as an encore presentation on June 24. “Jaws is a classic thriller enjoyed by generations and it is ready for a comeback,” said Fathom Events vice president of programming Kymberli Frueh-Owens. “Movie buffs will love seeing their favorite killer shark larger than life on the big screen. No risk of shark bite!”

    There’s the famous anecdote that Spielberg tells how he knew Jaws was going to be a huge hit only after a member of the audience rushed out of a preview screening in the middle of the movie, threw up in the lobby… and then hurried back in to watch the rest. For those types of Jaws nerds, fans who rightfully treat Quint’s Indianapolis soliloquoy with Shakespearean reverance and already know every behind-the-scenes story about the near-disastrous making of the film on and around Martha’s Vineyard, the June screenings will be a celebration of a movie that helped define their childhood. And for the younger generation, which may not have been introduced to Jaws yet despite frequent Blu-ray editions and constant cable showings, it’s about time to dip their toes in the water, and finally see why Williams’ simple score still has the power to get swimmers out of the water.


     
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    broccoli rob thanks for the memories DW3

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    I thought Jaws 19 was coming out this year?

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    Fun fact, John Milius wrote this scene.
     
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    broccoli rob thanks for the memories DW3

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    I already payed to see it in 1975, plus I own the blu-ray. Why do I need to give that shark any more of my marbles?
     
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    My parents took me when I was seven. Didn't go swing that summer. :shakey:
     
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    One of the greatest scenes in movie history...never gets old.
     
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    "Robin, what is it with this Jaws movie? In 2017 it will be the 20 year anniversary of Private Parts. I have already been told theaters will be re-releasing the movie to commemorate the release."
     
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    Sadly, I can never watch Jaws without thinking about banana boats from Jaws: The Revenge.
     
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    Call me crazy but Jaws is Spielberg's best.
     
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    My favorite movie to this day.
     
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    Hard to imagine anyone but Robert Shaw as Quint but he was like the third or fourth choice. Spielberg wanted Lee Marvin or Sterling Hayden (Mcluskey form Godfather).
     
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    I know right? It is hard to imagine. I also read somewhere that Robert Shaw did not get to celebrate the success of Jaws because he had fled the country due to taxes I think, and then died soon afterwards. Quint to me is one of the greatest movie characters of all time. Robert Shaw was brilliant.
     
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    I read the book when it came out and my friends and I were nervous swimming at the Jersey shore that summer. :snicker:

    I watch this movie every Memorial Day, and then sometimes 4th of July. I recite the dialogue along with the movie. My husband even gave me the dvd of it when we got married. :snicker:

    Such a classic!!!
     
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    Better charge 1975 prices; we've all seen Jaws a hundred times.
     
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    never seen it on the big screen so I'm in.
     
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    So when is the Jaws remake coming out?
     
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    I think we were separated at birth-read the book when it first came out and I was 9! , saw it when it came out, have it on DVD and watch and recite it every time it's on tv! :roll:
     
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    Robert Shaw was a phenomenal actor and died way too soon, but he lived a hard life. He's a throwback to a different generation, all we see today are models and pretty people. If you're a fan of Shaw, check out "Black Sunday" if you've never seen it. I think it got shit on by the press when it came out in 1977 but i enjoyed the film and its plot is ahead of it's time. I would say that it is deserving of a remake but Hollywood today isn't capable of making a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, chances are the 1977 film would be head and shoulders above any modern remake.
     
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