"Jaws", Paperback
4 out of 5 (1 rating)


Jaws divides critics into those who dismiss it as infantile and sensational, and those who see the shark as freighted with political and psychosexual meaning.

The author argues that both interpretations obscure the film's success as a work of art.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 96 pages, biography
  • Publisher: British Film Institute
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Film theory & criticism
  • ISBN: 9780851709291



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A very thorough history of the shooting of Spielberg's triumphant blockbuster. Also, a nice criticism of the social and political factors involved in small town communities. It draws parallels to the "Western genre/format" of cinema, believe it or not.

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