4 Aug 2018

Inside Jaws: filming a movie classic

From The Podcast Hour, 12:40 pm on 4 August 2018
Inside Jaws logo (Supplied)

Inside Jaws logo (Supplied) Photo: Supplied

Just when you thought it was safe to go back in water, 'Inside Jaws' comes along! 

The series inter-cuts between dramatisations of famous shark attacks, scenes from Steven Spielberg's directing career, and stories from the filming of Jaws itself. Shooting the movie was a catalogue of disasters, with persistent problems affecting Bruce, the collective name for the mechanical sharks they used.

And 'Inside Jaws' is entertaining stuff. Some of the shark attacks, especially the one in the first episode when you aren't really familiar with the format, do a great job of ramping up the tension, a little bit like the film does.

We play an excerpt from Episode 5 of 'Inside Jaws'.