Get Out of the Water

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Get Out of The Water 1 Get Out of the Water Jennifer Ceniceros ENG 225 Lejla Tricic October 31, 2011
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Get Out of The Water 2 Get Out of the Water In 1975 Steven Spielberg directed a movie that not only kept movie goers on the edge of their seats, but people out of the water. Jaws opened on June 1 st , 1975 with no one knowing the effects it would have. Before a successful movie, Jaws was a novel written by Peter Benchley. With the talents of Spielberg directing, David Brown and Richard Zanuck producing, and cinematography by Bill Butler, all wrapped together with Benchley’s help on screenplay, Jaws was bound to be a big hit. An amazing cast and of course music by John Williams among others made Jaws and unstoppable force not only in the water but in the box office as well. Depending on what review you are looking at or what critique you are listening to is what genre Jaws will fall into. Jaws has been labeled as horror, science fiction, thriller, drama, and mystery. It seems that it can really fall into any of these categories. Our text defined a horror film as any film intended to produce fear or anxiety in the viewer; one of the major genres (Goodykoontz, B., Jacobs,C.P.). Jaws definitely creates fear above all other feelings so perhaps it is best categorized as a horror. The story of Jaws is that of the small tourist town of Amity in New England that is dependent on tourists and is gripped by fear and paranoia (A Film Review on jaws). Amity is an island ran by Mayor Larry Vaughn, played by Murray Hamilton, whose main concern is that of bringing in as many people, which of course translated to money, over the up coming Fourth of July weekend. Amity is policed by a former New York cop, Martin Brody, who is played by Roy Scheider. He is new to Amity and not well liked in his new role as the chief of police. Over the holiday weekend, a rouge shark owns the water attacking swimmers of any and all ages.
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Get Out of The Water 3 The opening scene is of a beach party full of drunken teenagers. As is true of horror movies now, there is always a dumb blond. The same can be said for this 1975 movie and she is known as Chrissie, played by Susan Backlinie. Chrissie takes off running down the shore of the beach playfully screaming as her stud of a boyfriend chases after her. They go yards from the party where Chrissie strips naked and jumps into the water coxing her boyfriend to follow. As Chrissie swim out to the buoy, her boyfriend passes out drunk on the shore. Chrissie’s screams go unheard as she is attacked by the killer shark we will come to know as Jaws. This opening scene was wonderfully done. As the two are running down the shore and even as Chrissie is waiting in the water, the picture is that of beauty and calm. It is a magnificent dark night with the reflection of the stares sparkling off the water. The water is peaceful and inviting making it very deceiving. The camera shot stays on Chrissie as she is being attacked, but never gets close enough to show anything but the splashing of water and
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