Jaws Podcast Recording copyright 2021

This is another one I never saw before. Yes, there is a very long list of movies that fall into that category. My friend Erin, who had never seen it either, watched it with me. It was great. We kept going off topic and had to rewatch the scene in Quint’s house three times because we couldn’t stay focused. There might have been an imperial stout involved. This episode is longer than usual because it’s a 2+ hour movie, and I think getting the commentary down to 40 minutes is impressive for me.

Also there are more cameo appearances by my cats because they know that Erin loves them, so they like to flaunt themselves in front of her.

I feel that this movie really aged well. For me it wasn’t scary so much as suspenseful. It came out in 1975 on Universal, and it was directed by Steven Spielberg and written by Peter Benchley (who also wrote the novel) and Carl Gottlieb. It stars Roy Scheider as Martin Brody, Richard Dreyfuss as Matt Hooper, and Robert Shaw as Quint.

Some notes:

  1. I edited this part out, but we spent something like five minutes trying to guess where the movie is set while we had two smart phones and a laptop right in front of us.
  2. I also love that we kept asking each other questions about the movie while we both watched it for the first time.
  3. Contains spoilers, languages, and an apology from me to my Christian friends and family who might be listening.

I hope you enjoy listening as much as we enjoyed watching! I would say stay tuned for Jaws 2 and 3, but… don’t. They’re probably going to be a bonus episode if I publish them at all. There was a lot of fast forwarding involved when we tried to watch them.