bites swimmer, shark bites another swimmer, shark almost bites a
third swimmer, shark tries to bite swimmer again. Shark is harpooned
in bloody explosion in the sea... Shark limps on to Jaws 2...
our panel of critics thought
never found the shark in this movie to be that scary. It was the
orchestra that gave me the willies."
laugh in the face of the shark in this movie: For me it was the
sound of that fisherman's nails scratching the blackboard that gave
me nightmares. That and the mystery of the cracker he is eating:
there's no box of crackers in sight! Surely he didn't just take
one cracker to a meeting like that? This is why Speilberg is not
my favorite director: he leaves little details like that just hanging
in the air."
favorite moment in this movie is the bit when the two guys go fishing
for the shark on what looks like a mini pier made out of cardboard.
Inevitably, one of the guys gets pulled into the water by the shark.
He manages to swim back and is helped back onto what remains of
the pier by one of the most limp-wristed attempts to help pull a
man out of the water in motion movie history."
favorite bit is when Richard Dreyfus does a messy opening-the-full-stomach-of-a
shark autopsy in a denim shirt and tie, and nifty brown loafers.
Now I have seen everything, apart from a man eating his own head
it true that some cinemas had to have oxygen on hand to help people
who couldn't help hyperventilating at this movie? It's amazing we
managed to get to the 1980's wasn't it?"
is for wimps. Nightmare on Elm Street is 10 times scarier. If Freddie
Krugger could only ever attack you if you are in the ocean then
what's so scary about that? Don't go into the ocean, like, duh!"
goodness this movie was only filmed in mono, had it been in stereo
I just couldn't have stood it!"
people say the shark looks animatronic. Certainly, the one that
almost killed me at Disneyworld did, but in all honesty the shark
looks quite good in this movie. And at least it wasn't wearing jam
jar sized eye glasses."
that fisherman the bad guy off Scooby Doo?"
tell me the ending or whole plot if necessary
three heroes Police Chief Martin Brody (Roy Scheider), Quint (Robert
Shaw) and Matt Hooper (Richard Dreyfuss) go out on the smallest
sea fishing boat they can find..
manage to harpoon the shark and we see a big spurt of blood and
giblets coming out of the water so assume they got it.
unfortunately the boat is sunk and Quint disappears, the two others
are left to cling onto a sort of raft, kicking their way to shore.
Quotable quotes (real)
need a bigger boat."
I should go alone."
you going to close the beaches?"
of Quint's speech: "You all know me. You know how I earn a
living. I'll catch this bird for ya but it ain't gonna be easy;
bad fish. Unlike going down the pond chasing Blue Gills (?) and
Tommy Cats (?). This shark will swallow you whole; a bit of shaking,
tenderizing and down you go. Gotta do it quick. That'll bring back
the tourists, put all your businesses on a paying basis. But it's
not going to be pleasant. I value my neck more than 3000 bucks chief.
I'll find him for three but I'll catch him and kill him for ten..."
Dr Bravisimo-Encore II Movie Review
wouldn't have been 1975 without this movie. It was one of those
event movies that made the news, everyone was talking about it.
were filled with stories of how people had to receive medical attention
for hyperventilation and panic attacks in cinemas. People ran out
of the cinema shielding their eyes (and presumably fell over things
as they weren't look properly).
would be nothing without the orchestra which is really the main
menace. I suppose they brought out a movie soundtrack disk for this
movie, it's a good one to play when you are driving, I mean who
could possibly fall to sleep at the wheel when that "dum dah"
music is playing?
poor dialogue, some overlong character speeches but the scary bits
still do the business, thanks probably to the utterly superbly unforgettable
'dum dar', music which won an academy award.
movie is better than all of the sequels put together (written in
2005, the 30 year anniversary of this release).
many top fifty best/most popular movies of all time in 2005.