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Jaws: Memories from Martha's Vineyardby Matt Taylor
Whether you're a fan of Peter Benchley's original book, Spielberg's film, or the island itself, this behind-the-scenes coffee-table book is a must-have. Filled with firsthand stories, Jaws rarities, and photos taken by islanders while the movie was being filmed in 1974, Jaws: Memories from Martha's Vineyard is a book you can really sink your teeth into.
Synopses & Reviews
The filming of the blockbuster film Jaws is regarded as a landmark event in both the history of motion pictures and the quaint New England island of Martha's Vineyard, where the geographic isolation necessitated the hiring of hundreds of locals to work as actors and laborers.
Among this virtual army of hometown participants were numerous professional and amateur photographers, each with full access to the production's inner workings--for the first time ever this compiles their behind-the-scenes photographs and stories into a treasure trove of Jaws rarities.
Included are a foreword by director Steven Spielberg, interviews with production designer Joe Alves, screenwriter Carl Gottlieb, location casting director Shari Rhodes, and more, providing an unprecedented all-access pass to the creation of some of the most memorable and terrifying scenes in film history. This unique compendium is the first to focus on the production's local participants, telling their stories at last.
About the Author
Matt Taylor is a fifteenth-generation resident of Matha's Vineyard. Jaws: Memories from Martha's Vineyard, his first publication, is the culmination of a lifelong passion for art, film and New England history.
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