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Review in Fangoria Magazine

FangoriaFangoria Magazine has a review of the book in their August issue (#305). It is not available online, but the magazine is on newsstands now.

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The Martha’s Vineyard Times: “In Print : Meet the makers of ‘Jaws: Memories from Martha’s Vineyard'”

Martha's Vineyard TimesArticle by Jack Shea in The Martha’s Vineyard Times:

The Book of “Jaws,” biblical in scope, will be a top summer read based on early interest in the fascinating, often-hilarious Island story behind “Jaws,” filmed here in 1974 by then-unknown director Steven Spielberg.

For example, author Matt Taylor drew 60 people to his author appearance at the West Tisbury Library recently in advance of release of “Jaws: Memories of Martha’s Vineyard” this week. Those are rock star numbers for an Island library event.

How come? Part of it is the whole Jaws thing. The scary monster-sized shark slurping swimmers and munching on trawlers has stood up more than 35 years to become a modern American film legend. People who’ve never heard of Martha’s Vineyard can identify the “shark music” after two terrifying notes.

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Turner Classic Movies UK

Turner Classic MoviesTurner Classic Movies UK’s Keith Tomlinson blogs about the book:

Martha’s Vineyard is located eight miles off the south-eastern coast of Massachusetts. Such a relatively isolated setting for the film necessitated the hiring of hundreds of locals to work as actors and labourers. Among this army of participants were numerous professional and amateur photographers, each with full access to the production’s inner workings.

So it’s exciting to discover that now, for the first time, all these behind-the-scenes photographs and stories have been compiled into an new treasure trove of ‘Jaws’ rarities.

Read Keith’s full post at Turner Classic Movies UK.

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Reuters: New book takes another bite at “Jaws” legend

ReutersA review of the book by Lauren Keiper was released by Reuters today.

“…the anecdotes and photos from hundreds of Martha’s Vineyard residents who worked behind the scenes during filming have been stashed away for decades in attics and memories across the island.

Now, a nearly 300-page book documents the impact of the film on the island and includes more than 1,000 photographs taken by local residents and interviews with islanders and key Hollywood players.”

-Lauren Keiper: Reuters

Read the full review here.

The review has been picked up by Los Angeles Times, Yahoo!, Chicago Tribune, CNBC, and others.

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Yankee Magazine online: Diving into the all-new book “Jaws: Memories From Martha’s Vineyard”

Yankee MagazineIan Aldrich reveiwed the book for Yankee Magazine online.

…a book that even the biggest Jaws-a-holic among us (and there are plenty) will drop everything for.

To read Ian’s full review visit YankeeMagazine.com.

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Field & Stream: A Must-Have Book for Any “Jaws” Fanatic

Field & StreamJoe Cermele of Field & Stream Magazine reviewed the book this week.

…with 296 pages and over 1,000 color and black-and-white photos, you’ll spend hours picking through beautifully written stories, quotes, and captions for behind-the-scenes tidbits you won’t learn anywhere else.

To read Joe’s full review visit FieldAndStream.com

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First review from MovieMikes.com

Media MikesMike Smith has a review of our book up on MovieMikes.com.

‘JAWS: Memories from Martha’s Vineyard’ is by far the best behind the scenes book ever written.

Head over to MovieMikes.com to read the full review. Mike’s review also appears on the site MovieHole.net.

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