31 January 2010


Between screenwriting books, film classes and pop culture I knew at least 80% of the film already, but somehow I'd never actually sat down and watched Jaws before. I was surprised how much it reminded me of John Carpenter's (later, 1980) film The Fog, in its scope and mood. Back when horror films were about a monster (puzzle) that a couple of experts had to find a way to conquer (solve). Back when movies were meant to scare you, not just make you jump.

The shark could absolutely pass for real, by the way.

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