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Watch: 40th Anniversary Tribute Video For Steven Spielberg's 'Jaws' Has Some Bite

10 hours ago | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

When it was released in the summer of 1975, Steven Spielberg’s killer shark masterpiece “Jaws” became an instant hit that kick-started the blockbuster era of American mainstream cinema. The movement was solidified with the release of “Star Wars” two years later, but “Jaws” was the spark that ignited the big budget spectacle era, which we’re still in the middle of forty years later, for better (“Guardians of the Galaxy”) or worse (The “Transformers” franchise). In order to celebrate the film’s 40th anniversary, editor and Vimeo user Robert Jones put together an exciting and visceral video tribute to Amity Island, Brody, Quint, Hooper, and Bruce the Shark, that also works as a fast-paced and engaging 3-minute trailer that focuses mostly on the thrills and the action. Relying heavily on John Williams’ haunting and perfectly escalating score, Jones manages to construct a high-tension narrative that fits the hyperbolic sensibilities of modern blockbuster trailers. »

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10 Essential: Jawsploitation Movies

26 June 2015 1:03 PM, PDT | shocktillyoudrop.com | See recent shocktillyoudrop news »

Last week marked the 40th anniversary of Jaws, a film that frankly changed the way movies are made and marketed forever. Steven Spielberg’s monumental blockbuster masterpiece is a landmark in tent pole filmmaking; completely re-inventing the way studios approach their summer spectacle. From the moment Bruce the Shark blew the doors off of theaters in…

The post 10 Essential: Jawsploitation Movies appeared first on Shock Till You Drop. »

- Samuel Zimmerman

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Narragansett Beer Releases 40th Anniversary Jaws Cans

24 June 2015 10:46 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Diehard Jaws fans know that Narragansett Beer was shark hunter Captain Quint's (Robert Shaw) beverage of choice. This summer, Narragansett Beer is properly paying tribute to the 40th anniversary of Jaws and Quint with their throwback 1975 cans.

From Narragansett Beer: "We’re excited to announce that we’re bringing back our 1975 “Jaws” can just in time for the 40th anniversary of the iconic film’s debut! For the summer months, all 12-, 18- and 30-packs of 12-ounce cans of Narragansett Lager will replicate the 1975 can famously crushed by Captain Quint in the shark-infested thriller!

Don’t forget to #CrushItLikeQuint!"

To read our Q&A with Narragansett Beer President Mark Hellendrung, visit:

http://dailydead.com/qa-narragansett-beer-president-mark-hellendrung-on-h-p-lovecraft-jaws/

For info on Jaws 40th anniversary screenings and a special item, visit:

Theatrical screenings Jaws on the Water Funko's Bloody Quint ReAction figure

The post Narragansett Beer Releases 40th Anniversary Jaws Cans appeared first on Daily Dead. »

- Derek Anderson

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Does ‘Jurassic World’ Make You Feel Like a Dinosaur? Don’t Worry, You’re Not Alone

22 June 2015 6:28 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Hard to believe it’s been 22 years since “Jurassic Park.” If that fact alone doesn’t make you feel old, now there’s “Jurassic World” to make those of us ancient enough to remember — and admire — the original feel like dinosaurs.

In theory, the movie is a sequel, but let’s admit it: “Jurassic World” is really a remake — a remake engineered the way Steven Spielberg probably figures he’d have to treat “Jurassic Park” if he were making it for the first time today, at a time when half that film’s problems could be solved by a little invention called the cell phone. (As for Spielberg’s “Jaws”? Fuggedaboudit. We’re living in the age of “Sharknado.” No one’s impressed by a shark anymore.)

For the sake of this column, I’m going to assume you’ve seen “Jurassic World.” Ten days in theaters, and the movie has already grossed nearly $1 billion. »

- Peter Debruge

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Check Out Poster Posse’s Artwork Tribute for the 40th Anniversary of ‘Jaws’

22 June 2015 5:00 AM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

This past weekend marked the official 40th anniversary of Steven Spielberg‘s classic aquatic thriller Jaws, which was released on June 20th, 1975. The film was the first blockbuster, ushering in the era of event filmmaking, and it has influenced countless filmmakers who we all love today. So in honor of the 40th anniversary of Jaws, […]

The post Check Out Poster Posse’s Artwork Tribute for the 40th Anniversary of ‘Jaws’ appeared first on /Film. »

- Ethan Anderton

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Bart & Fleming: Father’s Day Nod To Blockbuster Patriarch Steven Spielberg; What Has ‘Jaws’ Wrought?

21 June 2015 11:05 AM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Peter Bart and Mike Fleming Jr. worked together for two decades at Daily Variety. In this weekly column, two old friends get together and grind their axes, mostly on the movie business. Fleming: Jaws turns 40 this weekend with a theatrical re-release and on Father's Day it is appropriate to give a shout out to Steven Spielberg, the patriarch of the modern day blockbuster. Jaws is credited with ushering the era of the tent pole, where studios spend bigger and bigger… »

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13 films that are still banned in the UK

21 June 2015 8:31 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Films that are banned in the UK: The controversial Human Centipede Part III arrives in UK cinemas in a couple of weeks, and has received a certificate for release, but here are 13 films that are banned in the UK.

It’s hard to believe that in this day and age that there are still movies banned from distribution in the UK. The BBFC (the British Board of Film classification) is the body that governs the British film market, and applies the necessary rating to films released in cinemas, on the digital markets, and on DVD and Blu-Ray.

The British Board Of Film Classification

In recent times we’ve actually seen movies have their ratings downgraded by the BBFC as social climates adjust, and the world moves on in terms of tolerance and acceptance. Here are some examples. The original cut of Apocalypse Now, Francis Ford Coppola‘s lengthy Vietnam movie »

- Paul Heath

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[‘Jaws’ Week] Is ‘Jaws: The Revenge’ Really That Bad?

20 June 2015 1:35 PM, PDT | bloody-disgusting.com | See recent Bloody-Disgusting.com news »

Steven Spielberg’s classic film Jaws turns 40 today, you guys! To commemorate the event, we decided to take this last day of “Jaws Week” celebrate this tremendous feat for aquatic horror films (a sub-sub-genre I am a huge fan of). You read Chris Coffell’s thoughts on each film in the franchise yesterday, but I thought I would give the […] »

- Trace Thurman

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Top 10 Steven Spielberg movies

20 June 2015 7:00 AM, PDT | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

The prolific writer, director, producer and studio executive is, of course, the grandfather of the blockbuster, his shark flick Jaws earning the term after it smashed box office records and made the Cincinnati native a household name. It would catapult Steven Spielberg into a long-term deal with Universal Studios and forever change the landscape of cinema – and all this from a guy who couldn't get into USC's School of Theater, Film and Television.

It's hard to believe that it's been forty years since the first iconic shark movie hit theatres, terrifying movie-goers around the world. Jaws changed not only the way we look at sharks, but also the way we look at film as a whole. The tale of a bloodthirsty shark ravaging American waters has spawned dozens, if not hundreds of killer shark movies in the past forty years, but none quite live up to Spielberg's original spectacle. We »

- Andrea Miller and Emma Badame

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9 of the craziest post-Jaws shark movies, from Jaws in Japan to Sharknado

20 June 2015 1:30 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Ever since Steven Spielberg's Jaws redefined the blockbuster back in the summer of 1975, sharks have been a big screen mainstay, terrifying film fans and spawning a horror sub-genre that's usually thrifty in budget but big on ludicrousness.

As Jaws celebrates its 40th birthday today (June 20), take a dive into B-movie heaven and fish out some of cinema's craziest shark-based cinema offerings.

1. Deep Blue Sea (1999)

A Jaws movie in all but name, this souped-up action-horror from Renny Harlin boasts a bigger budget than every other film on this list combined, but a script that rivals them all for hilarity.

The setup? A group of scientists in an underwater research base conduct experiments on sharks in a bid to find a cure for Alzheimer's. Boasting a cast that includes everyone from Thomas Jane to Samuel L Jackson (with LL Cool J as a parrot-loving chef), this is big and dumb - but most importantly, »

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"The shark isn't working!" 14 classic behind-the-scenes pictures as Jaws hits 40

20 June 2015 1:30 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

"The shark isn't working!"

The above was a familiar cry during the making of Steven Spielberg's blockbuster classic Jaws. In an era before CGI, it was down to a giant mechanical great white (known as Bruce) to strike fear into audiences.

Unfortunately, the rubber recreation never quite functioned to the crew's wishes, leaving Spielberg to use John Williams's score and a point-of-view camera perspective to do most of the heavy lifting.

It proved to be a masterstroke - not seeing the beast made it ever-more terrifying, and when we did get a glimpse it was fast and violent.

As Jaws celebrates its 40th anniversary today, we look go behind the scenes with 14 classic pictures below.

1. Steven Spielberg makes a phone call beneath a terrifying piece of Jaws artwork

2. 'Bruce' takes a bite out of fishing boat Orca

3. and 4. Robert Shaw relaxes aboard the Orca, then surveys Bruce from the bow

5. Roy Scheider, »

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Four Decades After ‘Jaws’ And ‘Star Wars’, Spielberg & Lucas Still Kings Of Box Office – Gallery

19 June 2015 4:55 PM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

In a tradition that started in 1977 when Star Wars overtook Jaws as the domestic box office champ, besties Steven Spielberg and George Lucas have taken out trade ads congratulating each other when one manages to topple the other’s reigning B.O. record. After that first ad, Lucas took one out congratting Spielberg for E.T.’s emergence over Star Wars in 1982, but then Spielberg had a caricature of E.T. crowning R2D2 when a rerelease of the space epic overtook E.T. When Titan… »

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Howard Rodman, Joan Meyerson Running for Writers Guild Presidency

19 June 2015 1:57 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Howard Rodman and Joan Meyerson are running for a two-year term as president of the Writers Guild of America West.

The guild released a list of candidates chosen by its nominating committee Friday — including several prominent newcomers to WGA politics such as Zak Penn, Mara Brock Akil and Meredith Stiehm. Candidates can still be nominated for the next month by petition with 50 signatures and a July 23 deadline.

David A. Goodman and Carl Gottlieb are seeking the VP slot, currently held by Rodman. Marjorie David and Aaron Mendelsohn are seeking the secretary-treasurer post, currently held by Gottlieb.

Seventeen candidates are seeking eight board seats, including incumbent Patric Verrone, best known for leading the WGA during the 2007-08 strike, and “Captain Phillips” screenwriter Billy Ray. Other incumbents seeking re-election are Carleton Eastlake, Alfredo Barrios Jr., Karen Harris and Ari B. Rubin.

The other candidates include Penn, Brock Akil, Stiehm, Andrea Berloff, Cynthia Riddle, »

- Dave McNary

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Howard Rodman, Joan Meyerson Running for Writers Guild Presidency

19 June 2015 1:57 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Howard Rodman and Joan Meyerson are running for a two-year term as president of the Writers Guild of America West.

The guild released a list of candidates chosen by its nominating committee Friday — including several prominent newcomers to WGA politics such as Zak Penn, Mara Brock Akil and Meredith Stiehm. Candidates can still be nominated for the next month by petition with 50 signatures and a July 23 deadline.

David A. Goodman and Carl Gottlieb are seeking the VP slot, currently held by Rodman. Marjorie David and Aaron Mendelsohn are seeking the secretary-treasurer post, currently held by Gottlieb.

Seventeen candidates are seeking eight board seats, including incumbent Patric Verrone, best known for leading the WGA during the 2007-08 strike, and “Captain Phillips” screenwriter Billy Ray. Other incumbents seeking re-election are Carleton Eastlake, Alfredo Barrios Jr., Karen Harris and Ari B. Rubin.

The other candidates include Penn, Brock Akil, Stiehm, Andrea Berloff, Cynthia Riddle, »

- Dave McNary

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Every Single Thing I Thought While Watching Jaws for the First Time

19 June 2015 10:43 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

It is June 19, 2015, and I have never seen Jaws.  Should I turn in my movie fan membership card now or after I'm done writing this? I won't go into specific excuses as to why I've never watched the Steven Spielberg classic, mostly because I don't have any. I have literally no idea why I never got around to watching it. It could be partly due to my fear of the depths of the ocean (cruises? See you never.), but I have inexplicably (and embarrassingly) seen both Open Water and Into the Blue.  But never mind all that. This month is the 40th anniversary of Jaws, and the flick is hitting theaters this weekend for another hoorah. I figured there's no better time than the present than to »

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‘Jaws’ Anniversary: 10 Movies That Are Better Than The Book

19 June 2015 8:30 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

When novelist John le Carré famously quipped that “having your book turned into a movie is like seeing your oxen turned into bouillon cubes” he summed up the disappointment that countless authors feel about the often lackluster adaptations of their work. And yet, on rare occasions, the exact opposite can be true. Case in point: the Oscar-winning “Jaws,” which drastically improved upon Peter Benchley’s bestselling novel. As Steven Spielberg’s shark classic celebrates its 40th anniversary, here are ten movies that bettered their literary source material.

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- Matthew Chernov

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15 of sci-fi cinema's most eccentric spaceships

19 June 2015 5:49 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

An alien craft shaped like an artichoke? A vessel with breasts? Here's our pick of 15 of sci-fi cinema's most eccentric spaceships...

For decades, heroes have crossed the universe in rocket ships and modified light freighters. Aliens have conquered galaxies in disc-shaped craft of varying sizes.

Yes, as long as there's been science fiction on the silver screen, spaceships have captured our imagination, from the matinee serials of the 30s to the sci-fi blockbusters of the present.

We all have our own idea of what a great spaceship should look like. For some, it's Han Solo's fastest hunk of junk in the galaxy, the Millennium Falcon. For others, it's the more graceful USS Enterprise, or maybe the utilitarian craft of 2001: A Space Odyssey. But what about cinema's more unusual, outlandish spaceships? The ramshackle ones, the anachronistic ones, the ones that look a bit rude, or just plain scary? Those are »

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The Nightmare of 'Jaws': 10 on-set disasters that plagued Spielberg's 1975 classic

19 June 2015 5:00 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

"When I think of 'Jaws' I think about courage and stupidity. And I think of both of those things existing underwater." That's a quote from Steven Spielberg on his time directing the 1975 horror classic, which turns 40 this Saturday. Proving that sometimes greatness can spring from unimaginable misery, the film was famously a nightmare to shoot, with numerous production problems including the frequent malfunctioning of "Bruce," the collective name given to the film's trio of animatronic sharks. But don't take my word for it. Below are ten hellish behind-the-scenes straight from the mouths of those involved that will make you wonder how they managed to finish the film at all. 1. This is what happens when you hire a stuntman with no diving experience When husband-and-wife shark experts Ron and Valerie Taylor were commissioned to get footage of actual Great Whites attacking a cage (for the famous Richard Dreyfuss underwater sequence), the »

- Chris Eggertsen

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'Jaws': 40 Things You (Probably) Didn't Know About Spielberg's Classic

19 June 2015 3:00 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

On its 40th anniversary, the first summer blockbuster ever is still one of the best films ever made.

"Jaws," Steven Spielberg's iconic classic, turns the big "4-0" this week on June 20 -- and four decades is a long time for a movie to reign over pop-culture. To celebrate the milestone, here are 40 facts you may not know about the No. 1 reason it will never be safe to go back in the water.

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- Phil Pirrello

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10 Ways To Geek Out on Steven Spielberg's 'Jaws' Right Now

18 June 2015 9:00 PM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

On Saturday June 20, Steven Spielberg's Jaws -- well regarded as the film that helped give birth to the Summer Blockbuster Season -- will turn 40 years old. So Happy Birthday, Jaws! A couple of years back we dedicated an entire week to the iconic shark movie, with several stories about the film, how it was made, and the wild merchandising frenzy that followed its release. To celebrate Jaws's 40th, we pulled out our 10 favorite pieces from "Jaws Week" to share with you again now. Because now is always the right time to nerd out on a little Jaws action. Dig in below and enjoy!   1. 10 Cinematic Sea Monsters We Want to See Jaws Battle Blurb: We're devoting an entire week to Jaws, the movie monster that made millions of people afraid...

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