Jaws: Memories from Martha's Vineyard

Jaws: Memories from Martha's Vineyard


By (author) Matt Taylor, Foreword by Steven Spielberg

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  • Publisher: Moonrise Media
  • Format: Paperback | 296 pages
  • Dimensions: 266mm x 302mm x 26mm | 1,941g
  • Publication date: 1 October 2011
  • ISBN 10: 0983350205
  • ISBN 13: 9780983350200
  • Illustrations note: black & white illustrations, colour illustrations
  • Sales rank: 120,218

Product description

Benjamin Franklin Award Finalist for Interior Design (3 or More Color)Bill Fischer Award Finalist for Best First Book (Nonfiction) The filming of the blockbuster film "Jaws "is regarded as a landmark event in both the history of motion pictures and the quaint New England island of Martha's Vineyard, where the geographic isolation necessitated the hiring of hundreds of locals to work as actors and laborers. Among this virtual army of hometown participants were numerous professional and amateur photographers, each with full access to the production's inner workings--for the first time ever this compiles their behind-the-scenes photographs and stories into a treasure trove of "Jaws "rarities. Included are a foreword by director Steven Spielberg, interviews with production designer Joe Alves, screenwriter Carl Gottlieb, location casting director Shari Rhodes, and more, providing an unprecedented all-access pass to the creation of some of the most memorable and terrifying scenes in film history. This unique compendium is the first to focus on the production's local participants, telling their stories at last.

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Author information

Matt Taylor is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts, where he studied early American history. He is a 15th-generation resident of Martha's Vineyard. He lives in West Tisbury, Massachusetts.

Review quote

""The book is chock full of anecdotes and is bursting with more than 1000 pix shot by residents that have never been seen before. This behind-the-scenes beauty is an absolute must have." --Michael Rogers, "LibraryJournal.com