Searching For Atticus

Jaws

August 26, 2022 Knothole Media Season 2 Episode 16
Searching For Atticus
Jaws
Show Notes

Really that should read "Jaws!!!"  Blake, Kofi & Rich enthusiastically sink their teeth into Steven Spielberg's early masterwork,  based on the novel by Peter Benchley.

We talk about what makes the movie timeless and what separates it from so many thrillers.
It's far more than a scary movie, mostly because of the trio of heroes played by Roy Scheider, Richard Dreyfuss and Robert Shaw. They're a motley crew - each displaying flaws or fears but also some admirable and familiar qualities.

We also make mention of the fact that Jaws essentially started the myth of sharks as bad actors. For a scientific and heartfelt counterpoint, consider watching Rob Stewart's documentary Sharkwater.
Watch on Vimeo

Clips in this podcast are ©Universal Pictures