• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

We have been studying a film called Jaws in class that was directed by a man called Steven Spielberg. The film was released in 1975 and is about a great white shark which plots to attack

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

We have been studying a film called Jaws in class that was directed by a man called Steven Spielberg. The film was released in 1975 and is about a great white shark which plots to attack. It was set on an island called Amity island in America. The word Amity means friendly coincidently. Independence day is a national holiday in America which is on the 4th July. The music in this film is very clever as it makes the audience very anxious to see if the shark is ready to attack. The shark is connected to the music so when the music starts it is the start of an attack. The louder and quicker the music gets the closer the shark is. ...read more.

Middle

By showing the damage of the shark on things like surfboards, boats and people it makes you think if a person gets attacked that they have no chance of survival. When the characters reactions are nervous and scared comments and actions the audience then feel slightly nervous and weary. After the first two attacks the films tends to slow down a bit, the main reason is they want you to think there is a chance for the people to catch the shark or kill it. When they catch the wrong shark it then is made out to believe the shark is invincible and untouchable. When some of the people go out at night on the boat it makes the audience think something will happen as they think it is more dangerous because it is dark, the director tries to make it look like something is about to happen but in most cases nothing does. ...read more.

Conclusion

I think at the climax of the film it is more tense than ever before as there is only three men on a boat and no one to help. When the shark comes close the tension really starts to build because the shark is the favourite to come out on top. The director tries to avoid the shark being spotted so it springs onto the frame. He does this because he is trying to get the audience out to the edge of there seat. My opinion of the scariest point of the film is at the end when the two men left on the boat are trying to survive while the boat is sinking and the shark is waiting to kill them. My main reasons for this was because it is mouth watering waiting to see what happens and it grabs you and you are hoping the men will survive Gavin O'Keefe 11e ?? ?? ?? ?? ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our AS and A Level Plays section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related AS and A Level Plays essays

  1. Shawshank Redemption was directed by Frank Darabont, who successfully interpreted the film, which was ...

    We now see the actual escape and with the help of Reds voice over the audience finally click onto the intriguing story line. As we see Andy in the tunnel we get an intense feeling of claustrophobia, compared to the wide open space which a waits him at the end of a tunnel.

  2. The Shark Net

    "One morning a man I hadn't seen before appeared in our back yard... Then he winked. I'm Eric." This confrontation gives the reader an insight into the unpredictable environment that young Drewe is surrounded with, depicting the innocence of the setting and the dark shadow Cooke cast over it.

  1. We had two starting points to our work.Our first was an extract from 'Amistad' ...

    When we were sitting down, we were all cramped up into the small area we had to thought track. Mine was "Where am I? Why are there so many people? Where, where are they taking me?" The thought tracking gave the audience an understanding of how the slaves were feeling

  2. Essay on Jaws

    When Brody and Hooper go out in the boat in the middle of the night, the audience feels very tensed and scared, as they want these to characters to stay safe. As Hooper decides to go under water the audience's reaction instantly is that he's stupid, the shark'll eat him.

  1. Analyse the ways that the director builds suspense and scares the audience in the ...

    Sound is used in a very effective way to create suspense and fear. The director uses a range of techniques to build fear and tension, a technique that Speilberg uses to build up fear of the shark is the music.

  2. Comparing Snow White and Shrek

    He doesn't want people around and he scares them. On the other hand however, he is shown as a private but friendly character. His privacy is a defence mechanism because he thinks people don't like him. He does it to make them think he doesn't like them either.

  1. What is so great about the Godfather?

    The audience has been set up with the story and know the extreme danger Michael is about to embark upon. However, the Corleone organization has concealed a gun in the toilet of the diner, which Michael must use to execute his counterparts.

  2. Macro and micro analysis Film - Independence Day Independence Day and action Sci-Fi directed ...

    probably the most important part, this is because it is when the main characters are introduced and the story begin, without it you cannot fully understand the film The film starts with a close up of the moon, the camera zooms in on a plaque that reads earth came to

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work