Watch: Dive Deep into 'Jaws' with 33-Minute Shot by Shot Analysis
by Ethan Anderton
February 11, 2015
If you're as crazy about movies as we are, then hopefully you've seen Jaws countless times. It's a classic Steven Spielberg film that has stood the test of time and is not just one of the director's best films, but simply one of the best films ever made in general, not to mention being the first legitimate blockbuster. But for film nerds, Jaws should also serve as a lesson in nearly flawless filmmaking, and Antonios Papantoniou ha taken the time to examine nine scenes from the film as part of his "Shot by Shot" series, paying very close attention to camera angles and movements, shot types, lengths of shots, and more. Watch!
If you've got 33 minutes, this is absolutely one of those videos that's worth your time. Not only is this a thorough examination of Jaws, but also Spielberg's shooting style in general, as many of the techniques on display here can be seen in many of his other iconic films. And for those who want to skim through, here's the scene breakdown: Brody wakes up and leaves 2:10; Brody and Cassidy discover Chrissie's remnants 5:25; Brody at the office 7:55; Brody goes downtown 9:20; Shark attacks 11:20; The Town Meeting 16:35; Brody Hooper and Vaughn 22:40; Brody Hooper and Quint 27:30’ Brody and Ellen say goodbye 31:05.