Thanks in part to Hollywood productions that have presented compellingly bone-chilling horror stories revolving around this, the mystery of the unknown underwater has become a source of intense anxiety. The 1975 film ‘Jaws,’ directed by Steven Spielberg, is often credited with kicking off this horror genre. The picture was a huge hit and is often regarded as the first “summer blockbuster.” Furthermore, it paved the way for the Hollywood blockbuster model, which focuses on basic, high-concept notions with action and adventure that are heavily advertised.
‘Jaws’ is based on Peter Benchley’s 1974 novel of the same name. It centers around a huge white beast that terrorizes the peaceful island of Amity. A marine biologist, a fisherman, and a police chief should all jump into action to combat the threat. ‘Jaws’ was the first major film to be shot entirely on the ocean, which caused a slew of issues throughout production. Despite this, the picture grossed $470.7 million, making it the highest-grossing film until the debut of ‘Star Wars.’ In 2001, it was chosen for preservation in the US National Film Registry.
Filming Locations For Jaws:
Several spectators may have asked where the movie “Jaws” was shot. Amity Island, a tranquil island village and resort town, is the setting for the 1975 film. The goal was to demonstrate how the fear of a monster like a great white shark may destroy a tiny business. As a result, it’s only natural for spectators to be curious about the film’s location.
Massachusetts’ Martha’s Vineyard:
The majority of the filming for ‘Jaws’ took place on Martha’s Vineyard, a small island off the coast of Massachusetts. The film’s opening scene, for example, was shot near South Beach in Edgartown, Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts. Next, 265 East Chop Drive in Vineyard Haven is the home that was used to portray Cheif Brody’s home. The scenes set in the Amity Police Department, on the other hand, were shot in Edgartown on South Water Street and Davis Lane. The reel sites of Keisel’s Bicycle Garage, Amity Hardware, and Amity Garage were also filmed on South Water Street. In addition, 70 Main Street is the location where Amity Town Hall was filmed. The location where Mayor, Hooper, and Brody debate whether or not to keep the beaches open is 35 Aquinnah Circle in Aquinnah, Massachusetts. On Joseph Sylvia State Beach, the attack on Alex Kitner was captured on film. The American Legion Memorial Bridge, which is popularly known as Jaws Bridge because of the movie, was also used for filming. Menemsha Inn Road was used to film scenes set in Quint’s Shop. Moving on, scenes set at sea were shot between Oak Bluffs and East Chop over a period of 155 days.
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The island of Martha’s Vineyard was not the only location where filming took place. The sequence in which Hooper sees the fisherman’s head was shot in Verna Fields, Los Angeles, in the swimming pool of the film’s editor. Apart from that, some filming took place in Australia, mostly to capture real white sharks. The Spencer Gulf and the Far West Coast of South Australia were used for filming.