45 years ago today saw the release of one of my favorite films of all time. One of those movies that truly affected my life, be it for better or for worse.
That movie is Jaws. And, while 45 years sounds old, it’s still half a year younger than me.
I love watching this film for so many reasons: The terror of not knowing what is in the water just under the surface. Seeing a ragtag group of people come together to protect their town. Viewing the sheer incompetence of politicians on full display. Pondering the agony of loss as it’s etched on the face of a parent.
And never being able to treat a beach trip the same way ever again.
It is proof that true suspense is the best horror ever, not this garbage torture porn that has ravaged the genre.
I cannot get enough of this film. It never gets old. It is filmmaking perfection that holds up even to this day.
I really want this coin.