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Jaws (movie)

1975 American thriller film directed by Steven Spielberg
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Jaws is a 1975 American thriller movie directed by Steven Spielberg. It is based on the novel Jaws by Peter Benchley.

Jaws
JAWS logo.svg
The official Jaws logo
Directed bySteven Spielberg
Produced byDavid Brown
Richard D. Zanuck
Written byNovel:
Peter Benchley
Screenplay:
Peter Benchley
Carl Gottlieb
Uncredited:
Howard Sackler
StarringRoy Scheider
Richard Dreyfuss
Robert Shaw
Lorraine Gary
Murray Hamilton
Music byJohn Williams
CinematographyBill Butler
Edited byVerna Fields
Distributed byUniversal Pictures
Release date
June 20, 1975 (ltd)
July 25 (wide)
Running time
Theatrical cut:
124 minutes
TV cut:
130 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
Budget$7 million[1]
Box office$470,653,000

The events of the movie are set in the small, quiet, rural town of Amity, Massachusetts. The movie follows three men as they try to capture and kill a great white shark that is threatening the town on Independence Day. The movie follows Martin Brody, the slightly unheroic local sheriff who must decide whether to follow his instinct to shut the beach for safety reasons or keep the beach open to help the local tourist economy. Matt Hooper, a marine biologist, and Quint, the local shark hunter, help Brody to overcome his fears of the water and stop the great white shark attacks. It has three sequels: Jaws 2, Jaws 3, and Jaws: The Revenge.

Release datesEdit

Country Premiere
  United States 20 June 1975
  Argentina 31 July 1975
  Hong Kong 20 November 1975
  Australia 27 November 1975
  Japan 6 December 1975
  Netherlands 18 December 1975
  West Germany 18 December 1975
  Finland 19 December 1975
  Sweden 20 December 1975
  Brazil 25 December 1975
  Denmark 26 December 1975
  United Kingdom 26 December 1975
  Greece 26 December 1975
  Ireland 26 December 1975
  India 26 December 1975
  Egypt 27 December 1975
  Italy 27 December 1975
  Soviet Union 27 December 1975
  France 1 January 1976
  Thailand 1 January 1976
  Norway 16 February 1976
  Portugal 25 March 1977
  Czechoslovakia 1 January 1978
  Poland 1 January 1978
  South Korea 22 April 1978
  Turkey 26 January 1981
  Hungary 20 June 1985

AwardsEdit

Jaws won three Academy Awards for Best Film Editing, Best Original Dramatic Score, and Best Sound.[2][3] It was also nominated for Best Picture, losing to One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest.[4] Along with the Oscar, John Williams's score won the Grammy Award,[5] the BAFTA Award for Best Film Music,[6] and the Golden Globe Award.[7] To her Academy Award, Verna Fields added the American Cinema Editors' Eddie Award for Best Edited Feature Film.[8]

Jaws was chosen Favorite Movie at the People's Choice Awards.[9] It was also nominated for best Film, Director, Actor (Richard Dreyfuss), Editing, Screenplay and Sound at the 29th British Academy Film Awards,[6] and Best Film—Drama, Director, and Screenplay at the 33rd Golden Globe Awards.[7] Spielberg was nominated by the Directors Guild of America for a DGA Award.[10] The Writers Guild of America nominated Peter Benchley and Carl Gottlieb's script for Best Adapted Drama.[11]

In 2001, the United States Library of Congress selected it for the National Film Registry.[12] In 2006, its screenplay was ranked the 63rd best of all time by the Writers Guild of America.[13]

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Jaws (1975)". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 2009-03-22.
  2. "The 48th Academy Awards (1976) Nominees and Winners". Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Retrieved 2011-10-02.
  3. Morris 2007, p. 45
  4. McBride 1999, p. 257
  5. "Past Winners Search". National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. Retrieved 2012-01-05.
  6. 6.0 6.1 "Film Nominations 1975". British Academy of Film and Television Arts. Retrieved 2012-02-26.
  7. 7.0 7.1 "33rd Annual Golden Globe Awards Nominations". Hollywood Foreign Press Association. Retrieved 2011-01-28.
  8. "Fact Sheet: Jaws". E! Entertainment Television. Archived from the original on 2005-03-19. Retrieved 2012-01-05.
  9. "And the 2nd Annual "Favorite Movie People's Choice" is…Jaws!". People's Choice Awards. Retrieved 2012-01-05.
  10. "Awards / History / 1975 – 28th Annual DGA Awards". Directors Guild of America. Retrieved 2012-01-05.
  11. "Writers Guild Foundation Library Catalog: Jaws". Writers Guild of America, West. Retrieved 2012-01-05.
  12. Library of Congress (2001-12-18). "Librarian of Congress Names 25 More Films to National Film Registry". Press release. https://www.loc.gov/film/nfr2001.html. Retrieved 2010-03-11. 
  13. "101 Best Screenplays". Writers Guild of America, West. 2006-04-07. Retrieved 2010-07-04.

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