Can’t argue with this.  You probably all know this story but I’m gonna tell it anyway.  Cause it’s one of those happy accidents that makes history.  Just like the guy who invented stickers.  So here’s what happened:

Steven Spielberg was only 28 and his entire career was resting on this movie.  It was on a tight budget and timeline.  And it got all fucked up.  And it all boiled down to one thing:  The shark didn’t work.  It didn’t look real.  It didn’t do what it was supposed to do.  It was ruining the movie.  And it made Jaws one of the greatest movies of all time.

See, since the shark didn’t work, they had to try to make people think there was a shark without showing the shark.  That’s why you see those goddamn barrels pop up.  They wanted the shark to pop up.  But as much as I think about it, I cannot imagine how they could have thought having the shark in there would be better.

Yeah, it’s one of the 31 Scariest Movies of All Time, but it’s more than that.  If you’ve never seen it you suck!  I wish it were higher on the list but I can’t argue with science.  But what I can do is give you something I haven’t given for any of the movies so far.   As usual, trailer after the jump.  But I’m also including the beginning of a documentary about the making of the movie.  Goddamn I love this movie.