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August 28, 2020

Special Report: Jaws (1975)

Special Guests: Carl Gottlieb, John LeMay
Guest Co-Hosts: Jamie Benning, Chris Sasser

Just when you thought it was safe to download a podcast...

On this special episode of The Projection Booth we are looking at Steven Spielberg's Jaws (1975). Based on the novel by , Jaws is the story of Sheriff Martin Brody (Roy Scheider) -- a former New York City cop who’s moved to the idyllic island community of Amity. All is going well in his white picket world until a Great White Shark picks the waters around Amity as a feeding ground.

Jamie Benning (Filmumentaries) and Chris Sasser (Shark City) join Mike to discuss the film that defined what a "blockbuster summer hit" was. Screenwriter (The Jaws Log) and John LeMay (Jaws Unmade) discuss the making of Jaws as well as the many sequels, rip-offs, and inspired films in Jaws's wake.

Listen/Download Now:

Buy Jaw on Blu-Ray
Buy Joe Alves: Designing Jaws by Dennis Prince
Buy Jaws: Memories from Martha's Vineyard: A Definitive Behind-the-Scenes Look at the Greatest Suspense Thriller of All Time by Matt Taylor
Visit The Daily Jaws
Read Joe Alves Sets the Record Straight on the Supposedly Inoperable Shark of 'Jaws' by Brad Gullickson

Original Soundtrack - John Williams
"Mr. Jaws" - Dickie Goodman


Inside Jaws, A Filmumentary by @jamieswb (2013) from Filmumentaries - Jamie Benning on Vimeo.


  1. That cigarette Murray Hamilton keeps dangling in his lips until the Hospital scene,Spot On The Correct&the Jackets!Murray Hamilton was the secret weapon!Loved the insights on Brody!Mike,you've done All That Jazz,right?