Looking at Stephen Spielberg on the set of Jaws, you’d think that the filming was all fun and games; however, it was anything but. The first major motion picture filmed on the ocean brought unexpected and unwelcome surprises that ate up time, blew the budget and caused it to become an ongoing work-in-progress that the sunburned, burnt-out crew often referred to as Flaws. Yet, the young director’s genius won over the odds and when the film was widely released in June 1975, it became the first bona-fide summer blockbuster in movie history.
The Film Club led by our tour guide, Fr. David Guffey, will be heading to the charming seaside village of Amity on July 21 but before you get into the water—think twice. Here are five JAWSOME facts that you’ll want to know before you join us to meet Jaws.
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