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‘Jaws: Memories From Martha’s Vineyard’ Returns to Shark Week’s Great Granddaddy (Part 2)


Read part one of my piece on Jaws and Shark Week here.
As much as I love Jaws (If there’s a movie that my wife and I have seen more times than Star Wars: Episode IV: A New Hope, then it’s Jaws.) I recognize that it spawned a largely irrational fear of sharks that has [...]

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‘Jaws: Memories from Martha’s Vineyard’ Returns to Shark Week’s Great Granddaddy (Part 1)


In a recent post here at Suvudu, my colleague Shawn Speakman asked our readers to share their stories of the movies that traumatized them most. I was amused (Sorry, Shawn!) to see that Shawn’s personal celluloid bogie man was Ridley Scott’s 1979 sci-fi horror classic ALIEN. While I can certainly relate (the titular creature still [...]

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15 Minutes of Fiction…with Fictional Frontiers, featuring Matt Taylor


This week on 15 Minutes of Fiction…with Fictional Frontiers: we speak with Matt Taylor, who discusses his book JAWS: Memories from Martha’s Vineyard, the definitive history of cinema’s first summer blockbuster.

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Shark Week at Suvudu! The Legacy of ‘Jaws’: An Interview with Wendy W. Benchley


Shark Week at Suvudu! The Legacy of ‘Jaws’: An Interview with Wendy W. Benchley

A young, beautiful woman takes an evening dip in the ocean, unaware it will be her last. Thus begins a series of shark attacks that will threaten the lives and livelihoods of a tiny resort town called Amity. Jaws, released in 1974, was a runaway bestseller that ensured a lasting legacy for its author, Peter Benchley.

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My Life with ‘Jaws’, or, Why I Wouldn’t Sit Down in the Bathtub for an Entire Summer


My Life with ‘Jaws’, or, Why I Wouldn’t Sit Down in the Bathtub for an Entire Summer

Jaws changed things for me. I loved the movie, but it scared the daylights out of me. It occupied a significant chunk of real estate in my childish imagination, and did so for years. If a teacher gave me manila paper within moments it would be covered with crude scrawlings of the Chief Brody, Hooper, Quint and, of course, the shark. I was similarly obsessed with Star Wars, and sometimes, I’m ashamed to say, Darth Vader had to go head to head with the shark in my doodles.

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Star Wars

J. W. Rinzler’s Favorite Films and Directors


J. W. Rinzler’s Favorite Films and Directors

Suvudu thought it would be interesting to find out what movies have inspired J. W. Rinzler, executive editor at Lucasfilm Ltd. and author of The Making of Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back. Grab a little snack and have your Netflix account ready, this post just might inspire you to watch a movie or two tonight.

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Paranormal

Just When You Thought It Was Safe to Go Back in the Water: Jack Rogan’s “The Ocean Dark”


Just When You Thought It Was Safe to Go Back in the Water: Jack Rogan’s “The Ocean Dark”

I love maritime horror and science fiction. Got a weak spot for it. Blame it on Jaws, which I saw at a criminally young age (thanks, mom and dad – it is okay to tell a five year-old no!), or maybe on the fact that I swim about as well as your typical…well…your typical kid [...]

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