The Shark Is Still Working: The Legacy And Impact Of JAWS
USA, 2009, 100 Minute Running Time
3 Days ONLY! July 17 - 19
Digital presentation - According to the American Film Institute, Jaws ranks among the fifty greatest movies of all time and the second- greatest thriller ever (Behind Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho). After three decades, the film continues to intrigue, thrill and frighten viewers. It?s become an entertainment mainstay, a timeless classic in a world of fad filmmaking.
The movie's legacy is undeniable and virtually unmatched: It jump-started the summer blockbuster phenomenon, not to mention the illustrious career of one Hollywood's most influential directors, Steven Spielberg. Jaws was a thoroughly groundbreaking film in every way imaginable. It had a tremendous impact on the way movies are made, marketed and merchandised and spawned a pop cultural fascination with sharks. And, perhaps most notably, the film generated a visceral fear of swimming that continues to afflict multitudes to this day.
Narrated by Chief Martin Brody himself, Roy Scheider, this feature-length documentary focuses squarely on the many ways Jaws has helped to shape these elements of pop culture. In addition, TSISW proudly showcases many of the fans, artists, and craftsmen who keep this film alive, examining some of the creative venues through which they express their passion for the film. It covers the recent events at Jawsfest-05, celebrating the picture's thirtieth anniversary and highlights Jaws homages and send-ups from pop culture. Interviews with the cast and crew, and prominent filmmakers whose careers have been duly influenced by the movie will give the viewer some insight as to why Jaws has earned a well-deserved place among the greatest classics Hollywood has ever produced. The Shark is Still Working is the ultimate retrospective on Jaws.
DIRECTOR: Erik Hollander
Producer: Jake Gove, James Gelet, Erik Hollander, Michael Roddy
Screenwriter: James Gelet
Cinematographer: Erik Hollander
Principal Cast: Roy Scheider, Richard Dreyfuss, Steven Spielberg, Peter Benchley
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