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This review is from: The Jaws Log: Expanded Edition (Shooting Script) (Paperback)
This is a great look into the production of a major feature film - and of course one that has established itself as a landmark in Hollywood cinema. I have a couple of quibbles - or at least warnings. Firstly, since this book was written a lot of the information is contained in the many extras on the many dvd reissues of the film, BUT this is the telling of the story by someone who was there, and the stories are unmediated by the studio, producers etc; so you get the stories from 'the horse's mouth'. Secondly, the book has been expanded over the years so the footnotes (which are moire appendices) are almost as long as the book itself - so be warned, you'll need to read it flipping back and forth from text to the back of the book. Given both those caveats I'd still say this is a great read, and it is the story of the making of the film from someone who was there and right at the heart of the production process.