"You're gonna need a bigger boat." Steven Spielberg's monster hit, adapted from the Peter Benchley bestseller, didn't merely set box office records. It reshaped the fundamentals of the movie world, setting the template for how future summer blockbusters would be made, marketed and released. Though it spawned several sequels and countless rip-offs, the original remains as deliciously unsettling today as it was in the summer of 1975. John Williams and his iconic, much-quoted two-note ostinato won him the Oscar® for Best Music. DIR Steven Spielberg; SCR Peter Benchley, Carl Gottlieb; PROD David Brown, Richard D. Zanuck. U.S, 1975, color, 130 min. RATED PG
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