Welcome to Jaws Week! When it was announced that Steven Spielberg's Jaws was arriving on Blu-ray, we thought it'd be perfect to dedicate an entire week to the movie that created the summer blockbuster. Every day this week we'll be posting an assortment of really fun features tied to the film, its production, its legacy, its fans, its merchandise and so much more.
We're big fans of Jamie Benning's "filmumentaries" here at Movies.com because he puts so much time and attention toward digging up all of the best behind-the-scenes tidbits for these running commentaries that it's practically impossible for you not to get immediately hooked on his presentation. First he tackled the three original-trilogy Star Wars movies, then he moved on to Raiders of the Lost Ark (for Raiding the Lost Ark), and now he's piecing together a filmumentary on Jaws called Inside Jaws. Keep in mind these aren't official and you won't find them on any Blu-ray release. These are simply fan-made efforts by one super nerd who, when he's done, uploads them online for free so that anyone can watch.
Naturally, with this being Jaws Week here at Movies.com, we had to have Jamie's input. He put together a story on creating Inside Jaws that we'll post later on in the week, but first we're thrilled to exclusively premiere new scenes from the filmumentary. Here, Benning gives us both a taste of the beginning of Inside Jaws as well as the end, slipping in juicy soundbites from Steven Spielberg, not to mention some snippets of behind-the-scenes footage from that final scene on the boat that you probably haven't seen.
Check it out below, and stay tuned for more from Mr. Benning as Jaws Week continues.
Inside Jaws Snippet for Movies.com from Jamie Benning on Vimeo.
[poster art via Pete Starling of Electrographica.co.uk]
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