Episodes 104-105 of The Movie Robcast take a deep dive into the wonders of Jaws, quite simply one of the finest films ever made.
To mark the movie’s 45th anniversary, Robs Daniel & Wallis are joined by Jaws-ophiles, and friends of the show, Sarah Johnson and Adrian Zak. Together they discuss what makes Steven Spielberg’s game-changing movie a masterpiece.
In an epic review, our cinematic seafarers discuss the legendarily difficult shoot, differences between book and film (needs less Mafia and adultery), the unusual casting, the score and why the shark is still working almost 50 years later.
A Jaws discussion would not be complete without venturing into the troubled waters of the sequels, and the relatively calmer currents of the Jaws rip-offs and “homages”. No Jaws sequel comes close to the greatness of Piranha, Orca or The Shallows.
During the episode, Sarah mentions a YouTube video featuring enhanced shark FX for a sequence in Jaws: The Revenge. Watch that clip here.
Originally Elaine and Mark Gregersen of The Honeymoon Period podcast were meant to be guest speakers in our Jaws 45th anniversary episode. But it turns out having four guests on, all of whom know their Jaws onions, would put the episode at three hours plus or mean cutting out some Jaws-some chat.
So, we present Elaine and Mark on Jaws Revisited, a sequel to episode 105. And bucking the trend of Jaws sequels, this one is as good as the original!
In a bumper review, Elaine and Mark recount seeing Jaws with a live orchestra, the head in the boat, possibly the best kitchen table scene in film history, and why that guy in The Pond is not to be trusted…
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