The classic shark adventure film is just exciting today as it was during its initial release. The influence of Jaws can still be felt today. Jaws is responsible for creating what we think of as the modern “blockbuster.” The summer movie season as it exists today wouldn’t be possible otherwise; prior to Jaws, it was actually pretty rare for studios to release their major projects in the summer months. In a break from the standard practices of the era, Universal Pictures decided to distribute Jaws in wide release instead of slowly building anticipation through screenings in smaller cities. In January of 1976, Jaws officially outgrossed The Godfather and became the highest-grossing film of all time.
This pen features an image of the shark and "blood" used in the filming.
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