Jaws is a 1975 American thriller film directed by Steven Spielberg and based on Peter Benchley’s 1974 novel of the same name. In the film, a man-eating great white shark attacks beachgoers at a summer resort town, prompting police chief Martin Brody to hunt it. Jaws was the prototypical summer blockbuster, regarded as a watershed moment in motion picture history. It was the highest-grossing film until the release of Star Wars in 1977.
About Jaws (film) in brief
Jaws is a 1975 American thriller film directed by Steven Spielberg and based on Peter Benchley’s 1974 novel of the same name. In the film, a man-eating great white shark attacks beachgoers at a summer resort town, prompting police chief Martin Brody to hunt it with the help of a marine biologist and a professional shark hunter. Jaws was the prototypical summer blockbuster, regarded as a watershed moment in motion picture history, and it won several awards for its music and editing. It was the highest-grossing film until the release of Star Wars in 1977. Both films were pivotal in establishing the modern Hollywood business model, which pursues high box-office returns from action and adventure films with simple high-concept premises. In 2001, it was selected by the Library of Congress for preservation in the United States National Film Registry as \”culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant\”. The film was the first major motion picture to be shot on the ocean, and resultingly had a troubled production, going over budget and past schedule. The screenplay is credited to Benchley, who wrote the first drafts, and actor-writer Carl Gottlieb, who rewrote the script during principal photography. Shot mostly on location on Martha’s Vineyard in Massachusetts, Jaws is one of the first films to be released on 450 screens, accompanied by an extensive marketing campaign with a heavy emphasis on television spots and tie-in merchandise.
The shark returns unexpectedly, ramming the men’s boat and disabling the power of the hull, but the shark pulls the barrel underwater and disappears underwater and into the sea. It has been estimated that the shark is at least 25 feet (8 metres) long and weighs at least 3 tonnes (1.5 tonnes) Jaws has been followed by three sequels, all with neither Spielberg nor Benchley,. and many imitative thrillers. The movie was released on July 26, 1975, by Universal Pictures on over 450 screens in the U.S. and in Europe on July 27, 1975. The film has been hailed as one of Spielberg’s most successful films to date, along with The Godfather and The Lord of the Rings: Return of the Planet of the Apes. It is still the most successful film of the 1970s and 1980s, with a box office gross of over $1.2 billion in North America and $2.4 billion in Europe and $3.1 billion in the rest of the world. The sequel to Jaws, The Voyage of the Great White Shark, came out in 1978 and grossed over $4 billion worldwide. The third sequel, The Great White shark, was released in 1979 andgrossed $1 billion. The fourth sequel, the sequel to The Great Black Shark, released in 1980, grossed $2 billion. It also grossed more than $3 billion worldwide, making it the highest grossing movie of the 1980s and 1990s. The fifth and final sequel, The Great Black Sharks, was not released until 1998.