After 50 years in Hollywood, Steven Spielberg had never taken on a musical before he had a go at 'West Side Story'.
First aired on American television as ABC's Movie of the Week on 13 November 1971, Steven Spielberg's Duel was an early harbinger for the arrival of a huge Hollywood talent.
Playing an iconic actor in his most iconic movie role may have been daunting for some actors, but for Ian Shaw it was fate.
These characters made a huge impact in iconic movies, despite not being on the screen for very long.
Lee Fiero, the actress who memorably played the grieving mother Mrs Kintner in Jaws, has died from complications brought on by coronavirus.
<em>Jaws c</em>o-star Richard Dreyfuss says the 1975 mega-hit could make an even bigger boatload of money if it was re-released today — all it would require is a digital-effects team and a killer makeover for the film’s infamously clunky mechanical shark. “I think they should do it, it would be huge and it would open up the film to younger people,” Dreyfuss said when Deadline floated the idea. “Is that blasphemy? No, no, I don’t think so. The technology now could make the shark…
Looks like someone needs to re-watch ‘Jaws’. In a ham-fisted attempt to extol the rough-and-ready virtues of Donald Trump, former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee compared him to Quint from Spielberg’s timeless classic, while in his poorly thought-out analogy, Hillary Clinton is the deadly shark. Except – spoiler alert – the shark eats Quint at the end of the movie.
There’s very little question that Steven Spielberg’s 1975 breakthrough hit ‘Jaws’ was a true cinematic landmark. Well, actually that last point isn’t necessarily true – as the hugely memorable tagline, ‘just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water,’ originates not with ‘Jaws’ but its follow-up movie ‘Jaws 2,’ which first opened in US cinemas this week in 1978. Much as the classic status of ‘Jaws’ is beyond question, it seems generally agreed that all three of the ‘Jaws’ sequels are awful.
As the first victim of Bruce the Great White Shark in Steven Spielberg’s seminal 1975 blockbuster, Susan Backlinie (above) made an entire generation fear the ocean and what lurked beneath the water. Where is she now, on the 40th anniversary of ‘Jaws’? Breakfast is the the most important meal of the day, but if morning swimmer Chrissie Watkins knew she’d be on the menu, she probably would have stayed on dry land.
The murdered rapper read for George Lucas just before his death in September 1996. An abandoned script by ‘Gremlins’ and ‘Goonies’ writer Chris Columbus, this was actually going to be the third film in the franchise and involves 200-year-old pygmies, Nazis and Indy being brought back from the dead in a garden of immortal peaches. The icon was supposed to feature in a birthday flashback scene and had even said yes to Francis Ford Coppola.
If you said ‘Nothing Lasts Forever’ by Roderick Thorp you can have five points. It’s actually a sequel to a book called ‘The Detective’ that had been adapted into a film starring Frank Sinatra in 1968, but he was too old to play him when they decided to adapt the sequel for the screen in the 80s. It was briefly planned as a ‘Commando’ follow up too but Arnie turned it down, paving the way for Bruce Willis to play John McClane – or Joe Leland as he is in the book – in the action classic ‘Die Hard’.
In these days of remakes and reboots, sometimes it’s easy to lose sight of the fact that some movies are truly sacred. During a chat with US movie site Deadline, the legendary director spelled out that a remake of ‘Jaws’ is not happening on his watch. “I would never remake 'Jaws’,” he said.
Dependent on your point of view, some of the scariest movies ever made may have just gotten a whole lot scarier. Artists website Design Crowd hit upon the brilliant, hilarious and yet horrifying idea of calling upon contributors worldwide to photoshop images of Donald Trump into classic horror movie images - and the results, funnily enough, are brilliant, hilarious and yet horrifying. - What’s On The Big Screen This Halloween - Cast of Scream, Then & Now - Ellen Page To Star In Flatliners Remake Above, courtesy of designer Madeli, we can of course see what the most famous moment in ‘The Shining’ might be like with Trump in the place of Jack Nicholson: “Here’s Donny,” anyone? Below, Omee shows us how ‘Scream’ would have looked with Trump being the one asking if we like scary movies: See Why shows us Trump getting hairy in ‘An American Werewolf In London:’ Enzzok gives us Trump as Hannibal Lecter in ‘The Silence of the Lambs:’ That same artist also puts Trump in place of the titular beast of ‘Alien³:’ Continuing on an ‘Alien’ theme, Senja adds a whole new level to Ripley’s nightmare sequence in ‘Aliens:’ Digging further back into film history, the scene with the little girl by the river in ‘Frankenstein’ suddenly seems even more sinister thanks to B74Design: Whilst Creative Shots Studio put him in the small shoes of Damien in ‘The Omen.’ CreArt pits him against Freddy Krueger: Jkrebs04 makes us ponder whether we need a bigger boat: And, perhaps the funniest of all, iMagications puts Trump in ‘The Grudge.’
The seemingly endless cycle of remakes, reboots, reimaginings and any other number of ‘re’-prefixed verbs that have done the rounds in the film industry this past decade or so has invariably left many film fans asking - is nothing sacred anymore? Well, it seems we may have our answer, as word gets out that Universal may have their sights on rebooting two of the greatest Hollywood blockbusters of all time: ‘Jaws’ and ‘Back to the Future.’ - Spielberg Predicts End of Superhero Genre - Lead Actress Candidates For Spielberg’s Ready Player One - Jurassic World 3rd Biggest Movie Ever This news comes from a highly trustworthy source, The Hollywood Reporter, who mention Universal’s plans almost as an aside in their report on Steven Spielberg’s Dreamworks looking set to move house from Disney to Universal for distribution. The Spielberg connection is of course vital here. Not only did the legendary filmmaker get his big break making the original classic ‘Jaws’ for Universal back in 1975, he also produced ‘Back to the Future’ for the studio in 1985, as well as its two sequels.