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Today: Jaws scriptwriter on film's impact 40 years on

June 9th, 2015

Episode 421 of 1744 episodes

It's 40 years since Jaws came to the screen. "It taps into a great many of commonly understood factors: the fear of sharks, the economics of seaside towns depending on summer revenue," said Carl Gottlieb, who wrote the script for one of the most successful films of the time. "It hits all the right notes". He said the most groundbreaking elements of the film were showing "the shark and the shark's point of view".

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