The 4th of July at Amity, a lovely East Coast beach which makes money hand over fist in that period. But a great white shark is lurking in ambush. The catastrophic masterpiece by Spielberg, who combines Melville’s theme (Moby Dick and the battle against an implacable creature) with the spreading anguish and lack of confidence in the honesty of politicians and the institutions. Roy Scheider is endearing, Richard Dreyfuss is petulant, and Robert Shaw is blasphemous as the three hunt down the monster. Seaside tension, with the inspired music by John Williams.
Close Encounters of the Third Kind (Incontri ravvicinati del terzo tipo, 1977), 1941 (1941 - Allarme a Hollywood, 1979), Raiders of the Lost Ark (I predatori dell’arca perduta, 1981), E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (E.T. - L’extra-terrestre, 1982), Empire of the Sun (L’impero del sole, 1987), Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (Indiana Jones e l’ultima crociata, 1989), Always (Always - Per sempre, 1989), Jurassic Park (id., 1993), Schindler’s List (id., 1993), Saving Private Ryan (Salvate il soldato Ryan, 1998), Minority Report (id., 2002), Catch Me If You Can (Prova a prendermi, 2002), The Terminal (id., 2004), War Horse (id., 2011), Lincoln (id., 2012).
dall’omonimo romanzo di/from the novel of the same title by Peter Benchley
Peter Benchley, Carlo Gottlieb
interpreti e personaggi/cast and characters
Roy Scheider (lo sceriffo/sheriff Martin Brody), Robert Shaw (Quint), Richard Dreyfuss (Matt Hooper), Lorraine Gary (Ellen Brody), Steven Spielberg (l’impiegato dell’Amity Point Lifestation/Amity Point Lifestation worker)
Zanuck-Brown Productions, Universal Pictures