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Monday, March 28, 2011
JAWS Memories from Martha's Vineyard
In 1975, Steven Spielberg gave us an incredible landmark film we all know as JAWS. An epic story set in the beautiful surroundings of Martha's Vineyard, whose community and it's people, played an enormous part in the making of the film. My good friend and fellow resident, Matt Taylor has compiled the very personal behind the scenes photographs and stories from this small town into a 300 page book for your enjoyment. Each page beautifully crafted, showcasing never before seen photos as well as documented interviews from JAWS Production Designer Joe Alves, Screenwriter Carl Gottlieb, Location Casting Director Shari Rhodes, and more. Steven Spielberg himself wrote the forward and praised Matt for his detailed accounts and diligent efforts necessary to put such a piece together. I have had the opportunity to review the mock up which is exquisite and would now recommend to everyone.
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