The Shark Is Still Working: The Impact & Legacy of 'Jaws'

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  • Genre(s): Documentary
  • Release year: 2007
  • Running time: 100 min
The Shark is Still Working is a feature-length documentary film on the impact and legacy of the 1975 Steven Spielberg blockbuster film Jaws. It features interviews with a range of cast and crew from the film. It is narrated by Roy Scheider and dedicated... read more

The Shark is Still Working is a feature-length documentary film on the impact and legacy of the 1975 Steven Spielberg blockbuster film Jaws. It features interviews with a range of cast and crew from the film. It is narrated by Roy Scheider and dedicated to Peter Benchley. The documentary was produced by Jaws fans over a seven-year period, building on Laurent Bouzereau's 1995 documentary, The Making of Jaws, that has been included on some laserdisc and DVD releases. Throughout other documentaries over the years, such as Bouzereau's and the BBC's 1997 documentary In the Teeth of Jaws, actor Richard Dreyfuss has recounted tales about the troubled production of Jaws and the quote “The shark is NOT working” which Dreyfuss would hear constantly from members of the crew. Eventually, upon successful attempts to fix the malfunctioning sea monster, Dreyfuss would regularly hear the quote “The shark is working." Universal Studios announced that The Shark Is Still Working documentary would be included as a special feature on the Blu-ray edition of Jaws. Some of the interviews were filmed in 4:3 Academy ratio, typical of TV documentaries of the time. As the production went on, 16:9 became the TV shape standard and so the documentary crops the top and bottom of the image to reshape it to 16:9. There is no anamorphic enhancement of the documentary on the Jaws Blu-Ray.

Original Release

01/01/2007

US Release

01/01/2007

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Cast

Richard Dreyfuss Himself
Carl Gottlieb Himself
Greg Nicotero Himself (as Gregory Nicotero)
Robert Rodriguez Himself
Eli Roth Himself
Tom Savini Himself
Roy Scheider Himself, also narrator
Steven Spielberg Himself
John Williams Himself
Steve Alten Himself
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Erik Hollander

Writers

James Gelet

Cast

Producers

Editors

James Gelet, Erik Hollander

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