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38 Years Of Jaws

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Today marks the 38th anniversary of the release of one of my favorite films, Steven Spielberg’s ‘Jaws’. My love of ‘Jaws’ is huge. I can’t even begin to tell you how many times I have watched it in my life and it is just as incredible each time. It has entertained and thrilled me time and time again and has inspired me creatively on some level in almost everything I have ever done. The film that almost died a horrible death from setbacks, over budget, a non-working mechanical shark, was saved by a young Spielberg doing all he could to make sure his film continued. I can’t even look at a water filled horizon without, at least for a moment, imagine a fin breaking the stillness. A classic in every meaning of the word.  

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Happy Birthday Steven Spielberg

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Today is Steven Spielberg’s birthday and as a huge fan of his I want to wish him all the best. He is one of my favorite directors and someone who has inspired me greatly. The “Indianapolis Speech” alone from ‘Jaws’ (one of my favorite scenes ever committed to celluloid) is worthy of him being one of my favorites but with such a career and he is still pumping them out. So I hope Mr. Spielberg has an amazing birthday today and here’s to many more to come. My friend Billy pointed me to this video over at Fandor.com where they did a cool video posted below about the “Spielberg Face”. A specific use of close ups that Spielberg uses in his films and the evolution of it.