Saturday, August 03, 2013

"Not Action, but Suspense"

"As a business model, 'Jaws' may well have upended the movie industry. Creatively, though, it’s increasingly strange to blame 'Jaws' for spawning the modern blockbuster, given how little Steven Spielberg’s esoteric, character-driven story has in common with today’s action extravaganzas. Compared with movies like 'Pacific Rim,' 'World War Z' and 'White House Down,' 'Jaws' is an art-house film."

Heather Havrilesky in The New York Times calls on us to "Stop Blaming 'Jaws'!"

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