Jaws Part 2: Alcoholism, Script Rewrites, and the Lady in the Dunes

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-ge3yd-123d7fc CW: Adult themes/descriptions of violenceLISTENER DISCRETION IS ADVISED Three weeks before the filming of “Jaws” was scheduled to start, Steven Spielberg still had no working script. Desperate, he asked his friend, writer Carl Gottlieb, to “eviscerate it.” And that’s exactly what Carl did, desperately writing most nights to stay ahead of the next day’sContinue reading “Jaws Part 2: Alcoholism, Script Rewrites, and the Lady in the Dunes”

Jaws Part 1: “The Shark Isn’t Working!”

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-hvm3a-123d7f7 Widely known today as the first summer blockbuster and the movie that sparked shark-phobia in the hearts of many, back in the summer of 1974, 26-year-old “Jaws” director Steven Spielberg lived in constant fear of being fired, his dreams for the film crushed.  Part 1 of this two-part episode focuses on the filming andContinue reading “Jaws Part 1: “The Shark Isn’t Working!””