Smile, you son of a bitch! Following Shark Week and the July 4th holiday weekend as we head into the thick of the summer movie season, we decided to revisit the franchise that gave birth to the summer blockbuster phenomenon itself: Jaws. Starting with Steven Spielberg’s 1975 classic and following on through to Jaws: The Revenge, we explore what could very well be the biggest drop in quality across a series of films ever. Points of discussion include John Williams’ iconic score, the brilliant casting and rich themes of the original film, the impact of Jaws on the movie industry, as well as the time-honoured bar game standoff. So is Jaws a perfect film? Is Jaws 2 a misunderstood classic or just plain bad? More importantly, what is the top speed of a Great White shark and do they have a telepathic connection with humans? Get out the blankets and download this month’s premium podcast below.
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