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The Shark Is Still Working: The Impact & Legacy of 'Jaws' (2007)

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Not Rated | | Documentary | 2007 (USA)
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After three decades, Jaws continues to intrigue, thrill and frighten viewers. This documentary focuses on the many ways Jaws has helped to shape common elements of pop culture.

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Erik Hollander

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James Gelet
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Credited cast:
Steve Alten ... Himself
Joe Alves Joe Alves ... Himself
Roy Arbogast Roy Arbogast ... Himself
Steven Awalt Steven Awalt ... Himself
Susan Backlinie ... Herself
Darin Beckstead ... Himself
Jim Beller ... Himself
Charlie Benante ... Himself, drummer, Anthrax
Peter Benchley ... Himself
Adam J. Bezark Adam J. Bezark ... Himself
Laurent Bouzereau Laurent Bouzereau ... Himself
David Brown ... Himself
Bob Burns ... Himself
Bill Butler ... Himself
Anthony Caleca Anthony Caleca ... Himself
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After three decades, Jaws continues to intrigue, thrill and frighten viewers. This documentary focuses on the many ways Jaws has helped to shape common elements of pop culture.

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Trailer narrated by Percy Rodrigues who also famously narrated the trailers for the four Jaws movies. See more »

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Peter Benchley: I think the fascination with sharks comes from many things. One, they are the last surviving predator that poses a genuine threat to man in an environment in which he chooses to go. E. O. Wilson said we don't just fear our predators. We are transfixed by them, prone to weave stories and fables, because fascination breeds preparedness, and preparedness, survival. In a deeply tribal sense, he said, we love our monsters.
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References Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937) See more »

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Excellent Jaws Documentary
21 June 2015 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

The Shark is Still Working (2007)

**** (out of 4)

If you're a fan of JAWS then you're going to love this documentary, which was made by fans of the classic 1975 Steven Spielberg movie. The actual production of this documentary is so fascinating that it's story would probably make for a good documentary on its own. You can certainly read up about it at various online sites.

As far as this film goes, director Erik Hollander managed to get interviews with the big- top players of the film like Spielberg, Richard Dreyfuss, Peter Benchley and Roy Scheider but he also managed to get interviews with fans like Kevin Smith, Bryan Singer, Eli Roth, Robert Rodriguez and M. Night Shyamalan. All of these interviews give a terrific insight into the actual making of the movie but the fan interviews just go to show you what kind of impact the movie had on those watching it back when it was released.

The documentary features all sorts of outtakes as well as production photos and even some behind-the-scenes video that was shot on the set. The highlight of the documentary would be the terrific stuff dealing with the locals and how they ended up in the actual movie. I'm not going to spoil anything for fans who might not know the stories but a lot of the well-known parts in the film were actual locals and they are interviewed here as well. Needless to say, this has pretty much everything a JAWS fan would want so it comes highly recommended.


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