‘Jaws’ looks beautiful in 30th Anniversary Edition

[rating=4]Starring: Roy Scheider, Robert Shaw, Richard Dreyfuss, Lorraine Gary, Murray Hamilton
Director(s): Steven Spielberg
Writer(s): Screenplay by Peter Benchley & Carl Gottlieb; Based upon the novel by Peter Benchley

Roy Scheider (l.) and Robert Shaw hunt a man-eating shark in Steven Spielberg’s classic, 'Jaws'
Roy Scheider (l.) and Robert Shaw hunt a man-eating shark in Steven Spielberg’s classic, ‘Jaws’

You know what the best thing about the release of the 30th Anniversary Edition of Jaws is? It gives me an excuse to talk about one of my all-time favorite movies, and arguably one of the greatest films of all time.

Kind of odd how a film about a big killer fish can somehow be considered a classic, but Jaws is exactly that: a classic. It’s a well crafted story with terrific characters and great dialogue. It’s visually beautiful, with music that’s powerful but also adds tension to a film that defines exactly what the soundtrack to a film is supposed to do. I mean, in how many cases is the music just as famous as the movie itself?

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