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 really love some of the things that happen in this movie. The cinematography is really 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 extremely 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. Seeing it in an old theater, it really felt like I had transported to 1975. Unfortunately, I missed the iconic opening scene, which I really would have liked to see, but many of the other scenes were really, really amazing.
I would give this an A+, but since this is more of a review of the event, I will not consider it eligible.
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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