Wow, this was a really, really amazing experience. I am going to begin by saying that I absolutely love this movie. This is probably one of my favorite films. I love some of the things that happen in this movie. The cinematography is great in many places, especially the iconic dolly-zooms and POV shots. I love how the suspense is built in the film, and that is bettered by the fact that the shark didn't work. In fact, if the shark worked, I doubt that the film would have had the quality and legacy that it has now.
Now to talk about the experience. Richard Dreyfuss was an extremely funny and charming actor. The Q & A with him provided some great insight into the process of making this phenomenal film, and also some of his others. (He even ripped on George Lucas, saying that he "hated directing" and "they basically directed themselves".) Seeing the movie on the big screen was a great experience. Being in an old theater, it really felt like I was transported to 1975. Unfortunately, I missed the iconic opening scene, which I would have liked to see, but many other scenes were great on the big screen.
Big Tuna's Rating: A+
How Did I Watch It?: In theaters at a special event.
Had I Seen It Before?: Yes.
Would I Watch It Again?: Absolutely.
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