Matt Hooper may have been in sharks but it looks like the actor who played him in Jaws, Richard Dreyfuss, is in CGI sharks as he recently told Deadline that the beloved mechanical Bruce should get a CGI makeover.Read More
A few years back, my two sons asked for one thing for Christmas. They wanted their own proton packs. Looking online, it was about £80 each for the old Kenner toys, which were about as sturdy as Ben Gardner’s boat, or the super expensive prop packs which came in at about £500 a piece. I didn’t have a £1000 to blow on toys. But I had about 8 weeks before Christmas, so I set about building my own!Read More
The world’s first ever museum exhibition celebrating the making of Jaws is set to end its successful run at the end of September. Since it opened its Jaws - I mean doors - to Jaws and film fans on April 21st in Catalina Island Museum, over 20,000 people have been devoured by the brilliant Jaws: The Art of Fear in Filmmaking, the first such exhibition of its kind. The unique display offers visitors a fantastic insight into the behind the scenes exploits of one of the most beloved and feared films of all time.Read More
We know that Jaws and The Meg aren’t really comparable as films, but we went ahead and did it anyway. We thought that it might be fun to see how these shark Goliaths stacked up alongside one another, cinematically.Read More
THE MEG IS MONSTER FUN. It owes more to the likes of Jurassic Park, Godzilla and Deep Blue Sea - with a dash of Jaws 3D to boot - than a certain film based on a Peter Benchley novel. Don’t believe those saying it is an abomination of a movie, it certainly isn’t that.Read More
The Meg seems to be the cinematic equivalent of Marmite (other yeast extract spreads are available). People seem to either love it for what it is, such as renowned film critic Kim Newman. He said: “Watch this cold at home and you’ll wonder what the fuss is about – but see it on Saturday night in a packed cinema, and it’s a hoot.”Read More
With the release of The Meg, we look at the most important shark films to have graced our screens. They may not be miracles of cinematic evolution - save one - but all these sharks do is swim, eat and help create other baby shark films.Read More
This may not have been a boating accident, coral reef or boat propeller...unfortunately it turns out it was Provincetown’s own wannabe Jack The Ripper... With renewed global interest in the case and advances in forensics one can only hope that this is one Martha’s Vineyard mystery that won’t remain unsolved. However, we don’t seem to have anything more than circumstantial evidence of the ‘Lady of the Dunes’ fitting the description of a female extra forever frozen in time in Jaws.Read More
The Megalodon has a blink and you’ll miss it cameo appearance in #Jaws when Chief Brody is flicking through shark books, it’s that iconic image we all know and love of two rows of Victorian men stood in its jaws. That’s both Scheider and Statham on its CV, not a bad record for this vicinity.
I was 5 the first time I saw Jaws and instead of being terrified I was fascinated. I'll never forget the first time I saw Hooper roll into Amity to look at the body and announce the bite radius was no dogfish or the famous necropsy on the dock. I knew that was who I wanted to be. Whenever we would take a family vacation to Universal studios Hollywood I remember riding the back lot tour and just in awe every time we'd go through the lake and that robotic shark would show. I was on cloud nine.Read More
So, being Shark Week - and our very own Bruce Week - we wanted to help celebrate sharks and Jaws by creating The Daily Jaws version of shark facts.
The originals are below but we want to hear your greatest or favourite shark fact, something that helps recognise how wonderful this species - many of them endangered - is.Read More
1983 was a vintage year for sequels, we had the (then) conclusion to the Star Wars trilogy, with Return of the Jedi, we still believed a man could fly in Superman III and had not one, but two James Bond films - Octopussy and Never Say Never Again. And we also had the second Jaws sequel...and it was in 3D.Read More
Visiting football fans should probably rule out a celebratory dip in the ocean when in Russia for the World Cup, if this next tale is anything to go by...
When you think of shark attacks, you probably think of the US, Australia or South Africa, but back in 2011 a series of brutal shark attacks hit the Eastern coast of Russia, in the Sea of Japan.
In a story that could have been taken from Jaws, it was the first time shark attacks had been recorded in that area of Russia, all of which makes it sound almost like a Russian version of Amity Island.
Sure, every film has its fans but it has always seemed that - unfairly - Jaws and its fan base has played second fiddle to the likes of Star Wars. (Great film, but it isn't Jaws).
So, in true Matt Hooper style, what behavioural traits should you be looking for to be diagnosed as a true Jaws fan? Jaws fan and Chief The Daily Jaws scribe, Dean Newman, investigates.
It may be the World Cup but we at The Daily Jaws Towers are too busy celebrating the 40th anniversary of Jaws 2, 35th of Jaws 3D and 43rd birthday of the original Jaws to get involved in all of that. Football, my ass! (Or soccer if you are from the states). We realise that footy and the World Cup is a big deal for lots of people - y’know a bit like Jaws is for us - so wanted in on some of that football action.Read More
She was the first...and we explore that scene as our first ever behind the screams, charting how Jaws made it to our screens - something almost as legendary as the Steven Spielberg film itself Last weekend The Daily Jaws, along with lots - is that a shoal? - of other Jaws fans, got the chance to meet Susan Backlinie, who played first Jaws victim Chrissie WatkinsRead More
On June 20th 2018, The Daily Jaws was honored to host a world first... a live interview with legendary Jaws actor & screenwriter Carl Gottlieb. Carl joined us 43 years to the day Jaws was released and we invited you to submit questions for Carl. For an hour Carl discussed writing Jaws, working with Scheider, Shaw, Dreyfuss and Spielberg, his fondest memories of shooting Jaws and we even had a surprise visitor!Read More
Jaws 2 isn’t Jaws, I get it, but it deserves more love than it gets - although there seems to be a fair bit of it from The Daily Jaws followers. As sequels go it can’t really be categorised as a case of diminishing returns and whilst not mentioned in the same breath as Aliens and The Godfather Part 2 in fine sequel conversations it’s certainly better than the muddled The Exorcist 2, the teenage-themed Damian: Omen II, Halloween 2 and Plain dull Poltergeist 2. The originals of which were standout in their genres.Read More
Seeing Jaws live with an audience is almost like a religious experience of sorts, we all know the film inside out but collectively laugh at all the same places, the same was true with the Southend audience. Not quite as feverish as the fanatical RAH crowd - Jaws live Mecca if you will - there was no cheering and applause when Bruce exploded at the end.Read More