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Review of jaws for a teen audience

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39337 GCSE English: media 24th June Alex Haigh Mrs Walls Review of opening scene of jaws for a Teen audience. Director: Steven Spielberg Writers: Peter Benchley .Release Date: 1st January 1976 Genre: Thriller/Horror Awards: Won 3 Oscars. Another 9 wins & 13 nominations Starring: Roy Schneider, Richard Dreyfuss, Robert Shaw, Lorraine Gary, Carl Gottlieb, Jeffrey Kramer, Susan Backlinie and Jonathan Filley Rating: 5/5 From the best selling novel by Peter Benchley, to this summer's must see film. Swim in the sea regularly? Well you won't be after seeing this number 1 horror of the season. Jaws is a terrifying story that shows sharks as our only predators, a blood thirsty creature terrorises one of the most popular beaches in Amity island. ...read more.


The music comes to a sudden stop. The screen changes with that the mood changes to a calm relaxed atmosphere on a beach which lots of teens sitting round a raging fire. The fire gives everything a warm orange glow which makes every thing safe and out of reach of danger. The party is calm with people smoking and drinking; the camera swiftly pans across the beach, until it comes to a stop focusing on a teen boy sitting on his own which gives him significance. The camera turns to a teen girl who is smiling at him; she invites him over. ...read more.


Quickly the camera changes to an under water scene with the camera once again the shark. The tense music begins, as you see the helpless intoxicated girl swimming above; she has no idea what lurks beneath her. The tempo increases as the camera gets closer and closer. She gets ducked down and then bobs back up. Suddenly gets dragged horizontally she screams as she gets shook about. She gets pulled down and doesn't come back up the screaming has stopped and you know that's she is dead. The sea calms the shot slowly fades to the morning where it is still undisturbed. In conclusion I would defiantly recommend this film it has been a hit, and hope there is going to be more terrifying sequels. ...read more.

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