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Thanks to the folks at Atomic Moo for reviewing the book.
Do you own a coffee table? On that coffee table do you have a few books showing the photographic wonder of babies dressed as flowers, or the pueblos of the Southwest Indians? If so, then go get a box labeled “garage sell.” You don’t need those eye sores collecting dust any longer because Titan Books has just published Jaws, Memories from Martha’s Vineyard!
George Taylor reviews JAWS: Memories from Martha’s Vineyard at CineWeekly:
Thanks to the openness of the sets, there isn’t a single major actor (including Bruce the shark) or crew member that was able to dodge the shutters of the eager locals. You really start to feel like you were there back in ’74 and now reminiscing with the family scrapbook about that big event that you were never a part of.
Alex Biese reviewed the book for the Asbury Park Press.
Director Steven Spielberg’s classic 1975 thriller “Jaws” marked the birth of the modern blockbuster, and tales of its production are legendary — such as the difficulties of getting the prop sharks to work are nearly as well-known as the film itself. But for “Jaws” nuts and Spielberg superfans, “Memories” is something refreshingly new: a history of the film’s production told through the stories and photos of residents of Martha’s Vineyard, the charming Massachusetts vacation destination where the film was shot.
Read the full review at Asbury Park Press.
Mike Rogers reviewed the book for the Library Journal.
The book is chock full of anecdotes and is bursting with more than 1000 pix shot by residents that have never been seen before. If you’re a JAWS nut, then you’re going to need a bigger book shelf, because this behind-the-scenes beauty is an absolute must have. I’ve got the paperback edition, but there’s also a killer deluxe boxed Limited Edition hardcover with a DVD containing 8mm behind -the-scenes footage of the JAWS production, which was shot and narrated by Islander Carol Fligor, plus a 1″x1″ piece of the fiberglass hull of the Orca II (a.k.a., sinking Orca) used in the movie with a note of authenticity from owners Lynn and Susan Murphy (how freaking cool is that!).
It’s a treasure trove of riches for those of us who love the movie “Jaws,” and the many stories told by the people who were there make for a brilliant package – gorgeous to look at, informative and enlightening to read, and surely a pleasure to revisit in the years to come.
Read the full review at FilmScoreMonthly.com.