Couch Potato’s Tuesday Trivia: How come Jaws is so chilling?

The original plan for the now classic 1970s movie Jaws was to feature many scenes featuring a giant mechanical shark which had been constructed especially by a special effects team.

However, because this mechanical monster kept breaking down, Steven Spielberg finally decided on another approach to the shark scenes, filming them from the shark’s point of view instead.

And this shark’s eye view is of course what many people believe gives this film its truly chilling edge.

And here’s something else equally chilling… but in a very different way:

Jaws is showing tonight – Tuesday 8th May – on ITV4 at 9pm.

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