Synopses & Reviews
Benjamin Franklin Award Finalist for Interior Design (3 or More Color)
Bill Fischer Award Finalist for Best First Book (Nonfiction)
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 Marthas 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 productions 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 productions local participants, telling their stories at last.
An astonishing behind-the-scenes anthology of pictures, recollections, and anecdotes.” Steven Spielberg, director, Jaws