• The Jaws Log

    The Jaws Log

    Gottlieb, Carl

    Actor and writer Gottlieb was hired by Steven Spielberg as a screenwriter on Jaws, and this book is his year-long chronicle of that experience. Gottlieb’s book provided the inspiration for BRUCE.

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  • Jaws

    Jaws

    Benchley, Peter

    Neither BRUCE nor Jaws the film nor The Jaws Log would be possible without Benchley’s classic novel about a predatory great white shark terrorizing the residents of Amity, a fictional Long Island seaside town.

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  • The Devil's Teeth

    The Devil's Teeth

    Casey, Susan

    Learn the truth about real-life “Bruces” in journalist Casey’s riveting account of a community of great white sharks who spend their summers off the coast of San Francisco in the forbidding Farallon Islands, also known as the Devil’s Teeth.

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  • Steven Spielberg

    Steven Spielberg

    Haskell, Molly

    Film critic Haskell explores Spielberg’s personal life and career through a detailed exegesis of each of his films, including Jaws.

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  • Inside Story: Jaws

    Inside Story: Jaws

    This short documentary goes behind the scenes of the filming of Jaws in 1975, and includes interviews with Carl Gottlieb, Steven Spielberg, Richard Dreyfuss and others involved with the film.

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  • Jaws

    Jaws

    Filmed by a young Spielberg in 1975, Jaws is a groundbreaking thriller based on the 1974 Peter Benchley novel of the same name and one of the first summer blockbuster films.

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  • Blue Meridian

    Blue Meridian

    Matthiessen, Peter

    Award-winning author and environmentalist Matthiessen travels the world’s waters in pursuit of one of nature’s most fearsome and misunderstood predators in this vividly detailed and lyrically written work.

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  • Emperors of the Deep

    Emperors of the Deep

    McKeever, William

    Films like Jaws have stoked fears of sharks as bloodthirsty man-eating predators. In this absorbing read, McKeever corrects popular misperceptions of sharks and highlights the importance of the great white and other species to marine ecosystems.

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  • Santa Jaws

    Santa Jaws

    When Cody, an alienated teen cartoonist, makes a wish to be alone at Christmas, he accidentally manifests a killer shark that terrorizes his family. A hilariously horrific film that has to be seen to be believed.

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  • Screenwriting 101

    Screenwriting 101

    This episode of Screenwriting 101 from the Great Courses series analyzes the plot of Jaws and its effective use of suspense and relief to elicit reactions from the audience.

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