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JAWS film review

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Introduction

THE BEST FILM OPENING EVER! Thrilling, horrific, gripping; have you ever imagined a film opening meeting all these adjectives? Well... think again, because Jaws does! Jaws opens theatrically with non-diegetic sound: the famous 'der-der' music associated with sharks gets louder and faster. The change in volume and tempo indicate that a danger is getting closer. The music sounds menacing- it creates a sense of foreboding danger when the audience hear music later on in the film. The first shots we see are of the shark's world - setting the shark up as the central, most important character. This is a mysterious, unfamiliar territory to the audience. This immediately grabs the audiences' attention. Spielberg leaves the audience with no easy answers as to why we are being lead through the sea; we are left to ponder the significance of this journey and its potential connection to the near- extinction of the human race. ...read more.

Middle

As the camera pans around the scene, we are finally shown the shear amount of teenagers sitting around the campfire: this makes the beach seem all the more safe. However, the audience are still wary because of what has just been shown. This feeling is backed up when we are shown a young woman (Chrissie played by Susan Becklinie) sitting alone admiring a young, very drunk man. As the two continue staring at each other, the audience are left wondering, what is going of to happen to these two and how are they connected to the story? Suddenly a VLS of the campfire and the sea is shown. The boy goes over to Chrissie and they both run towards the gushing sea. Chrissie runs faster than the boy and she begins stripping to go skinny dipping. Chrissie jumps into the sea and begins swimming further out. ...read more.

Conclusion

Various BCUs and CUs show Broody looking out of his bedroom window at the beautiful, irenic sea - who would have thought that just the night before, a young, innocent woman got brutally eaten alive by a shark in that very sea! This introduction of Broody makes the audience think, the shark is not gone! It wants more and until it gets what it wants, it isn't going anywhere! The use of two such contrasting locations in two different times in the day indicates that more gruesome action is on its way! This hide-behind-the-sofa-style movie is definitely on the top of my list! I would most certainly watch this thriller again and again. This film may be some what predictable, however, Spielberg most definitely spices it up with all the, full - throttle fun and gut-wrenching action! To find out what's gonna happen next, you're gonna have to watch it yourself! By Nikita Damania ?? ?? ?? ?? Nikita Damania 10E ...read more.

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