Film Analysis of Jaws
The film that I will be analyzing will be Jaws. The film JAWS was a
trend in the summer of 1975 smashing all box office records. Over
taking many box office hits and collecting in more than $100million in
its initial theatrical run, and launched the career of director Steven
Spielberg. The reason why it is set on 4th of July is because it is
one of the busiest days of the community and a lot of tourist come
down onto the beach.
At the beginning of the film the music that's plays at the back ground
is soft and quiet. This makes the audience feel suspicious that
something is going to happen, as the shark swiftly moves through the
weeds in the deep murky water the tension on the audience builds up.
The instrument that is playing the music at the background is a cello.
This instrument is mostly played at a funeral. The director Steven
Spielberg has used the instrument to frighten the audience when ever
they hear the music kick in. on the beach when the second attack took
place everybody was having fun and playing around. The people on the
beach were all relaxed and they were all chilling out by listening to
the radio. This makes the audience fill safe and less tense from a
shark attack. When the shark attacked its victim there's always a
pause of silence. This shows death because there's no more noise of
the victim crying for help and crying in pain. It also shows how
soothing the ocean is and how piece full it is.
The second shark attack was when everyone went onto the beach even
though chief Brody said that they should shut down the beach. Alex
walks up to his mother which is wearing a yellow hat and asked her if
he could stay in the water for a bit longer and she replies 10 more
minutes. This shot was a close up this is because the director of the
film wanted the audience to focus on the boy. This could mean that the
boy must be a main character or either a victim. Brody watches the sea
from the beach nervously if there was going to be another shark
attack. A man dressed in a yellow shirt and trunks throws a stick in
the sea for his dog to fetch this was a long shot as we see the pupil
in the sea having fun. The dog runs in the water as well as Alex both
very exited playing in the water. Alex gets onto his lilo which is
yellow as well and starts to swim (medium shot). Brody continues to
watch the sea nervously. He sees a black object coming closer to the
kids and he believes it's a shark he gets tensed and starts to fear.
Afterwards sees that the black object coming closer was an old man
swimming with his swimming hat. This shot was shown as a long shot
because it looked like a shark coming in to the beach as we couldn't
see it properly. The sun burnt man talks to Brody blocking Brody's
view of the sea. This shot was a close up and you can see the...