Amity is an island community who’s businesses rely on summer tourist traffic. When a huge shark begins terrorizing the beaches, the police chief must convince the local business leaders to close the beaches to the public. He then teams up with a marine scientist and a grizzled local fisherman to hunt down the shark.
This is Steven Spielberg’s first really good movie. The movie that taps into the fear of the water that resides in the collective unconscious. The first real summer blockbuster film.
I love the way that Spielberg’s characters are just regular ‘schmucks’…no special talents…not overly attractive. There’s nobody with exceptional ability to be the hero and save the day. He has characters like police chief Brody rise from anonymity, voice the unpopular, and meet the challenge of the film to save the people of the town.
John Williams’ most memorable film score in my opinion.
Buy this one for the haircuts, the outfits, and the music.
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