Steven Spielberg’s 1975 blockbuster Jaws, based on the novel by Peter Benchley, is considered one of the greatest films ever made. Its release was regarded as a watershed moment in motion picture history, becoming the first bona fide blockbuster. But the film is also a cinematic masterpiece. The class will include behind-the-scenes clips for a breakdown of the production process and an analysis of the film's cinematic qualities, through clips of the film itself, to examine what has made the film an enduring legacy.
In preparation for this lecture, we are offering a free screening of the film on Tuesday, April 25, in collaboration with the Bronxville Public Library. You may register for that here.