Steven Spielberg takes us behind the cameras for the making of a classic movie. Jaws
stunned the world when it hit the screens in 1975, breaking all existing box office records and grossing $470 million dollars worldwide. Terror gripped the globe as a 25-foot great white shark captured the world’s attention, and made sure no one ever felt safe going into the water again.
The film made its young director Steven Spielberg a superstar, won three Oscars and inspired numerous imitations and countless shark phobias. This special celebrates the classic movie, looking back at the film’s origins as a bestselling novel, adapted to become the first real summer blockbuster.
• Superb contributions from Steven Spielberg, Roy Scheider, Richard Dreyfuss and many of the other cast and crew.
With many happy memories and anecdotes, this programme offers a fresh new perspective on one of the greatest movies of our time.
• The documentary takes a look behind the scenes at the making of the Hollywood blockbuster, including a look at the original storyboards, detailing the early ideas behind the story of Jaws
• Discover the true story behind one of the most iconic movies ever made.
• It is 35 years since the original release of Jaws