To coincide with the release of Jaws on Blu-ray, Titan Books will be releasing Jaws: Memories from Martha’s Vineyard this week. This extensive behind-the-scenes book includes hundreds of never-before-seen photographs and we’ve been given a few of them for our readers to check out.
The filming of the blockbuster film Jaws is regarded as a landmark event in both the history of motion pictures and of the quaint New England island of Martha’s Vineyard. To facilitate the filming, hundreds of locals were hired to work as actors and labourers and among these participants there were numerous professional and amateur photographers – with full access to the production’s inner workings.
For the first time ever, these behind-the-scenes photographs and stories have been compiled into one treasure trove of a book! With a foreword by director Steven Spielberg, interviews with production designer Joe Alves, screenwriter Carl Gottlieb, location casting director Shari Rhodes and much more, this fantastic book provides an unprecedented all-access pass to the creation of some of the most memorable and terrifying scenes in film history!
Included in this new, expanded edition: Sixteen brand-new pages of never-before-seen JAWS rarities, including additional storyboards from Production Designer Joe Alves, more behind-the-scenes photographs from the private collections of local crewmembers…stories, props, anecdotes. If you thought the first edition was big, you’re DEFINITELY going to need a bigger bookcase now!
To learn more about the book or pick it up for yourself, visit: http://www.mvremembersjaws.com/
© 1974 Cal Acord/Courtesy of Moonrise Media
© 1974 Joe Alves/Courtesy of Moonrise Media