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Kirkus Reviews spotlight interview with Matt Taylor

Kirkus ReviewsJAWS: Memories from Martha’s Vineyard author, Matt Taylor was the subject of a spotlight interview at Kirkus Reviews:

Matt Taylor was only 2 years old when camera crews arrived on Martha’s Vineyard in 1974 to film Jaws. But when internationally renowned collector of movie memorabilia Jim Beller approached him in 2006 with an idea for a coffee-table book about the making of Steven Spielberg’s classic shark thriller, Taylor, a 15th-generation Vineyard resident, went door-to-door to find snapshots and other production artifacts that had gone unseen for over 35 years.

It was an angle so fresh that Spielberg volunteered to write the book’s foreword, and we awarded the book, named Jaws: Memories from Martha’s Vineyard, a star.

Kirkus also gave the book a Blue Star in September and named it one of their Best of 2011.

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Named to Kirkus Reviews’ Best of 2011

After receiving their Blue Star, Kirkus Reviews has now named JAWS Memories From Martha’s Vineyard one of their Best Books of 2011 in the Indie category.

Read Kirkus Reviews’ earlier review of the book here.

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Blue Star review for the book from Kirkus Reviews

Kirkus ReviewsKirkus Reviews reviewed JAWS Memories From Martha’s Vineyard and gave it their blue Kirkus Star. The Kirkus Star denotes a book of “remarkable merit.”

Taylor has taken his love for a specific film and turned it into something greater—a beautiful compendium of not just memorabilia, but commentary on the importance of community in the art of filmmaking.

Read the full review at KirkusReviews.com.

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