- Paperback: 312 pages
- Publisher: Titan Books; 2nd Expanded ed. edition (September 25, 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1781163022
- ISBN-13: 978-1781163023
- Product Dimensions: 10.5 x 1 x 12 inches
- Shipping Weight: 4.5 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 87 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #380,252 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Jaws: Memories from Martha's Vineyard: A Definitive Behind-the-Scenes Look at the Greatest Suspense Thriller of All Time 2nd Expanded ed. Edition
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“One of the most wonderful celebrations of one of the most wonderful films.” – J.J. Abrams
"There are bookshelves stuffed with behind-the-scenes memoirs and photos from the making of movies, but few are as comprehensive (and interesting) as Jaws: Memories from Martha’s Vineyard. The oversized book, packed with thousands of images, tidbits of trivia, and interviews, tells the story behind the making of one of the 20th century’s most iconic movies, but, in a unique twist, from the perspective of the locals." – Wired Magazine
"The volume is so impressive that Spielberg himself penned the foreword, in which he seems truly grateful for the anecdotal history provided by Taylor." – Kirkus
"The book is chock full of anecdotes and is bursting with more than 1000 pix shot by residents that have never been seen before. If you’re a JAWS nut, then you’re going to need a bigger book shelf, because this behind-the-scenes beauty is an absolute must have. I’ve got the paperback edition, but there’s also a killer deluxe boxed Limited Edition hardcover with a DVD containing 8mm behind -the-scenes footage of the JAWS production, which was shot and narrated by Islander Carol Fligor, plus a 1″x1″ piece of the fiberglass hull of the Orca II (a.k.a., sinking Orca) used in the movie with a note of authenticity from owners Lynn and Susan Murphy (how freaking cool is that!)." – Library Journal
"It’s a treasure trove of riches for those of us who love the movie Jaws, and the many stories told by the people who were there make for a brilliant package – gorgeous to look at, informative and enlightening to read, and surely a pleasure to revisit in the years to come." – Film Score Monthly
"this fantastic book provides an unprecedented all-access pass to the creation of some of the most memorable and terrifying scenes in film history!" – Nerd Locker
"This is by far the best film book in the Guide this year...the way this book is laid out is incredible. It details an almost day to day accounting of the famously troubled production and has some of the most incredible on-set photographs ever. It’s a brilliant book for a brilliant film" – aintitcool.com
"The wealth of behind the scenes photos is astonishing and the level of detail still blows my mind. An amazing making of book." - Ain’t It Cool Holiday Gift Guide
About the Author
Matt Taylor is a fifteenth-generation resident of Matha's Vineyard. Jaws: Memories from Martha's Vineyard, his first publication, is the culmination of a lifelong passion for art, film and New England history.
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Truly a book for Jaws crazies!
We used to visit the Vineyard every summer and living in New England, the beaches in the movie looked like the beaches I spent my summers at. In fact, we were on a visit to the island when it was being filmed but didn't pay any attention to the production, just remember being told they were filming a movie at the time.
I am a huge fan of the films of David Lynch and John Waters and many others, but for me, JAWS will always be #1.
What a great idea the author had to go around and ask the people who were there on the island for memories and photos they took of the making of the film. It seems he was expecting a few people to have maybe a couple somewhere if he was lucky. Instead what he got was a treasure trove of never before seen pics and stories and compiled them into the BEST book about the movie JAWS yet. A day by day shooting of the film and much more is in these these pages. The book is over sized, printed on high quality paper and almost 300 pages long. The cover price may seem high, but the people who put this book together made it a top quality, coffee table style book printed on gloss, heavy paper. It justifies its cost with no questions.
If you are a fan of JAWS, then you need to see this book. Buy it with no doubt that it is incredible, but if the price is too high see if a library has one (at which point you will start saving up money for your own copy, I promise).
I wish this book had come out years ago, but its here now. And its amazing.
This book chronicles everything you'd want to read and see.
FYI, the video that used to come with the hardcover is on the Blu Ray of this movie.
So if you have that, you're not missing anything.
This book is an absolute must have for any Jaws fan, young, old and in between. This is one book that if it ever becomes a .pdf or Kindle version, you better get the book instead. The beauty of this book on your coffee table will make any visiting Jaws fan jealous.
My daughter who is fourteen, is a Jaws fan and absolutely loves to read and browse the book. I think she grabs it every time she sits down on the couch and learns something new about Jaws every single time. If you love Jaws, what are you waiting for? Order this book immediately!