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Film Analysis Of Jaws

1578 words - 6 pages

Film Analysis of Jaws

The film Jaws was directed by a popular director called Steven
Spielburg. Steven Spielburg directed some great well known films,
e.g. E.T, Close Encounters of the 3rd kind and this film is a good
example. The film Jaws is about a gargantuan great shark which is a
man eating shark. The shark attacks many people in different
terrifying and horrifying ways throughout the film and the shark
slaughtered many people throughout the film. The film shows us our
natural fear against the shark. The film was set in America in a
place called Amity Island on a particular day, the day was July 4th.
The reason why it was set on this particular date is because on this
date it is the American Independence Day. During this national day
people celebrate America’s independence. This film is still such a
popular film because sharks are one of our worst dreadful fears in
life.

In the film the music is very interesting the music can make you think
what’s going to happen in particular scenes in the film. For example
the second attack on the small young boy who was paddling on a craft
and when he was about to get attacked the music gets louder, faster,
thrilling, much effective and that makes the audience think that the
shark is near by and is going to attack. When the music is really loud
and fast the shark attacks but we don’t see the shark. When the shark
has attacked the boy, the music goes unadulterated silence. The
director done a very good job with the music because when he makes the
music go louder, faster and thrilling theme it really builds up the
audience’s attention and apprehension from the shark.

Steven Spielburg uses a wide range of camera techniques and the second
attack is a good example. The second attack was on a small young boy
who was swimming in the water very carefully on a craft with his feet
dangling down in the water trying to paddle his way around. The
director shows you the shark’s point of view through his eyes looking
at the boy’s feet which he had noticed splashing under the water, as
soon as the shark noticed he made his way hastily in a flash to wards
it. Then straight away before the shark gets to the boy’s feet the
camera changes as it shows the boy relaxed swimming on the craft.
unexpectedly the camera changes again as it shows the sharks point of
view again as the shark is right next to the boys feet. Then
surprisingly the camera changes again and shows the boy relaxed,
suddenly the boy starts splashing around in the water trying to escape
form some thing holding him then we see a rupture of blood
disseminating around the craft as the boy disappeared under the
water. During the attack we also see Brodys point of view as the
camera zooms out of Brodys face watching the boy splashing around
rarely.

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