JAWS: “See It Before You Go Swimming”
Martin, it’s all psychological. You yell barracuda, everybody says, “Huh? What?” You yell shark, we’ve got a panic on our hands on the Fourth of July.
June 20, 1975 and the Summer Blockbuster was born. Opening night and I was a 9 year old kid sitting in the theater on the Berlin Turnpike in Newington, CT and scared shitless by what would later become my favorite film of all time. (Hey, that’s how we rolled in my house). After that evening, I became very wary of going down to the shore. 35 years later my love affair with the film is ever passionate and this trailer still manages to give me the creeps!
Being that its Father’s Day, I feel its safe to say that Chief Martin Brody is one of the best film Dads ever!
Winner of 3 Oscars including Best Score, Editing and Best Sound and nominated for Best Picture (classy AMPAS!), today fans celebrate the 35th anniversary of JAWS. It was the summer movie that put Spielberg officially on the map and scared many, including this Connecticut native, from going swimming in 1975. While being one of the most quoted movies ever, including the memorable, “You’re gonna need a bigger boat,” and filled with unforgettable scenes, without a doubt Quint’s soliloquy is one of the finest in film history.
Happy 35th Birthday JAWS so Smile you son of a BITCH!
Trailer Courtesy: Trailer Addict