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Jaws 2
Directed by Jeannot Szwarc
Produced by David Brown
Richard D. Zanuck
Written by Carl Gottlieb
Howard Sackler
Dorothy Tristan (uncredited)
Starring Roy Scheider,
Lorraine Gary,
Murray Hamilton,
Jeffrey Kramer
Music by John Williams
Cinematography Michael Butler
Editing by Neil Travis
Distributed by Universal Pictures
Release date(s) Flag of United States June 16, 1978
Running time 116 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Preceded by Jaws
Followed by Jaws 3-D
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Jaws 2 is a 1978 horrorthriller film directed by Jeannot Szwarc. It is the first sequel to Steven Spielberg's 1975 Oscar winning classic Jaws. Although there would be two further films in the series, Jaws 2 is generally regarded as the best of the sequels.[1] Set four years after the events of the original film, another great white shark arrives on the shores of Amity Island. After a series of deaths and disappearances, police chief Martin Brody (Roy Scheider) suspects that the culprit is another shark. However, he has trouble convincing the town's selectmen. He has to act alone to save the group of teenagers, including his two sons, who meet the shark during a sailing expedition. Image File history File links Jaws 2 poster -- Low res This is a copyrighted poster. ... Jeannot Szwarc (born 21 November 1939) is a French film director. ... This is the movie producer David Brown David Browns, see David Brown. ... Richard Darryl Zanuck (born December 13, 1934) is an American movie producer. ... Carl Gottlieb (born 18 March 1938, New York City) is an American screenwriter, actor, comedian and executive. ... Howard Sackler (1929 to 1982), an American screenwriter and playwright, is best known for writing The Great White Hope (play: 1967; film: 1970). ... Roy Richard Scheider (born November 10, 1932 in Orange, New Jersey) is an Academy Award-nominated and Golden Globe-nominated American actor. ... Lorraine Gary (born August 16, 1937 in New York City) is an actress best known for her role as Ellen Brody in Jaws, Jaws 2, and Jaws: The Revenge. ... Murray Hamilton (March 24, 1923 – September 1, 1986) was an American stage, screen, and television character actor. ... Jeffrey Kramer (born July 15, 1945) is an American actor who starred in films and on television, also a film producer. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Universal Pictures is the main motion picture production/distribution arm of Universal Studios, a subsidiary of NBC Universal. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... is the 167th day of the year (168th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... // Events February 1 - Bob Dylans film Renaldo and Clara, a documentary of the Rolling Thunder Revue tour premieres in Los Angeles, California March 1 - Charlie Chaplins coffin is stolen from a Swiss cemetery 3 months after burial March - Leigh Brackett completes the first draft for Star Wars Episode... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... It has been suggested that Orca (Jaws boat) be merged into this article or section. ... Jaws 3-D (a. ... // Events February 1 - Bob Dylans film Renaldo and Clara, a documentary of the Rolling Thunder Revue tour premieres in Los Angeles, California March 1 - Charlie Chaplins coffin is stolen from a Swiss cemetery 3 months after burial March - Leigh Brackett completes the first draft for Star Wars Episode... Horror Movie redirects here. ... Thriller films are movies that primarily use action and suspense to engage the audience. ... Jeannot Szwarc (born 21 November 1939) is a French film director. ... Steven Allan Spielberg KBE (born December 18, 1946)[1] is an American film director and producer. ... The 48th Academy Awards were presented March 29, 1976 at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles. ... It has been suggested that Orca (Jaws boat) be merged into this article or section. ... Binomial name (Linnaeus, 1758) Range (in blue) The great white shark, Carcharodon carcharias, also known as white pointer, white shark, or white death, is an exceptionally large lamniforme shark found in coastal surface waters in all major oceans. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Roy Richard Scheider (born November 10, 1932 in Orange, New Jersey) is an Academy Award-nominated and Golden Globe-nominated American actor. ... Selectmen are the elected representatives of a New England town that compose the board of selectmen. ...


Like the first film, the production was troubled. The original director, John D. Hancock, proved to be unsuitable for an action film and was replaced by Szwarc.[2] Scheider was also unhappy during production and had several heated exchanges with Szwarc.[3]


The film's tagline, "Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water...", became one of the most famous in movie history and has been parodied and homaged several times.[4] A tagline is a variant of a branding slogan typically used in marketing materials and advertising. ...

Contents

Plot

Two divers discover the wreck of the Orca, Quint's boat. As they are taking photographs, they are attacked and killed by a great white shark. The next day, Police Chief Martin Brody (Roy Scheider) receives a report that there is an abandoned yacht near Cable Junction island. He orders Deputy Hendricks (Jeffrey Kramer) to investigate and recover the underwater camera from the missing divers. Meanwhile, the shark attacks a water skier and drags her into the water. The driver of the speedboat defends herself by shooting the shark with a flare gun, but hits the gasoline tank instead, and the speedboat explodes. The shark manages to escape, but is severely scarred. Brody becomes suspicious after no remains of the water skiier or the driver are found in the wreck. Meanwhile, Deputy Hendricks searches for the remains of the victims, accidentally hooking an underwater power line. Robert Shaw as Captain Quint Quint is a fictional character appearing in the 1974 novel Jaws by Peter Benchley, and in the 1975 film Jaws, which was directed by Steven Spielberg. ... Binomial name (Linnaeus, 1758) Range (in blue) The great white shark, Carcharodon carcharias, also known as white pointer, white shark, or white death, is an exceptionally large lamniforme shark found in coastal surface waters in all major oceans. ... Roy Richard Scheider (born November 10, 1932 in Orange, New Jersey) is an Academy Award-nominated and Golden Globe-nominated American actor. ... This article or section needs copy editing for grammar, style, cohesion, tone and/or spelling. ... Jeffrey Kramer (born July 15, 1945) is an American actor who starred in films and on television, also a film producer. ...


In addition to these strange disappearances, a killer whale bearing large wounds is beached, which Brody guesses were caused by a shark. A marine biologist, Dr. Elkins (Collin Wilcox) is skeptical, but she confirms to Brody that sharks are attracted to blood, movement, and sound, like sonar or radar. Brody has a meeting with Mayor Vaughn (Murray Hamilton) to discuss the possibility that the town is having another shark problem. Vaughn doesn't believe him and warns Brody not to do something hasty. Later, Brody spots a section of the ruined speedboat bobbing in the surf just off the beach, and when he goes to retrieve it, encounters the burnt remains of the boat driver. Binomial name Orcinus orca Linnaeus, 1758 Orca range (in blue) The orca (Orcinus orca), commonly known as the killer whale, and sometimes called the grampus, is the largest member of the oceanic dolphin family. ... Marine biology is the study of animal and plant life within saltwater ecosystems. ... Collin Wilcox (born February 4, 1937, in North Carolina) is an American actress, variably credited as Collin Wilcox-Horne or Collin Wilcox-Paxton. ... The F70 type frigates (here, La Motte-Picquet) are fitted with VDS (Variable Depth Sonar) type DUBV43 or DUBV43C towed sonars SONAR (SOund Navigation And Ranging) â€” or sonar â€” is a technique that uses sound propagation under water (primarily) to navigate, communicate or to detect other vessels. ... This long range radar antenna, known as ALTAIR, is used to detect and track space objects in conjunction with ABM testing at the Ronald Reagan Test Site on the Kwajalein atoll. ... Murray Hamilton (March 24, 1923 – September 1, 1986) was an American stage, screen, and television character actor. ...


That night, Brody injects sodium cyanide into a dozen cartridges. Angered by his older son Mike's (Mark Gruner) reluctance to find a summer job and concerned that he wishes to be out on the ocean sailing, he grounds him, getting him a summer job doing maintenance work at the beach. The next day, from atop an observation tower, Brody believes that he sees the shadow of a large shark approaching the bathers. He orders everyone out of the water, brandishing his gun and creating a panic, and is publicly humiliated when the shadow is revealed to be merely a school of bluefish. However, Brody's suspicions are further fueled when he also acquires prints from the diver's camera showing close-ups of the shark's eye. Brody's suspicions are not shared by the town selectmen and local developer Len Peterson (Joseph Mascolo) at a time when the town is enjoying a revival in its tourist industry. Angry with his performance on the beach, Brody is fired. General Name, Symbol, Number sodium, Na, 11 Chemical series alkali metals Group, Period, Block 1, 3, s Appearance silvery white Standard atomic weight 22. ... The cyanide ion, CN−. From the top: 1. ... The word cartridge has different meanings, depending on context: Cartridge (electronics) - a module to be inserted into a larger piece of equipment, for example a games cartridge in a games console, or an ink cartridge in a printer. ... An observation tower (alpine also prospect control room) has the function to make as far a remote view and an instructive round view possible over 360° as possible. ... Binomial name (Linnaeus, 1766) The bluefish (Pomatomus saltatrix ), called tailor in Australia,[1] is a species of popular marine game-fish found in all climates. ... Close Up is a half hour long New Zealand current affairs program produced by Television New Zealand. ... Selectmen are the elected representatives of a New England town that compose the board of selectmen. ... Joseph Mascolo (born March 13, 1935) is an American actor and soap opera veteran. ...

The stranded teens

The next morning, Mike sneaks out of his house to go sailing with his friends, but his younger brother Sean (Marc Gilpin) catches him and insists he be brought along. The teens head out to sea for a sailing regatta. On their way, they pass a team of divers, led by instructor Tom Andrews (Barry Coe). Moments after entering the water, Tom encounters the shark. Panicking, he rushes to the surface, causing an embolism. Meanwhile, two of the teens, Tina (Ann Dusenberry) and Eddie (Gary Dubin), are making out in the middle of the ocean when the shark bumps their boat and Eddie falls into the water. Eddie does not survive the shark attack, which leaves Tina alone in the ocean. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... A regatta is a boat race or series of boat races. ... In medicine, an embolism occurs when an object (the embolus, plural emboli) migrates from one part of the body (through circulation) and cause(s) a blockage (occlusion) of a blood vessel in another part of the body. ... This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ...


Brody drives Ellen (Lorraine Gary) to work, notices an ambulance speeding to the docks and follows it. They find Tom is being put into an ambulance and Brody suspects that something might have scared him below the water. Hendricks inform Brody that their sons are sailing with others, so he insists on taking the police launch to rescue them. Ellen and Hendricks join him. They encounter a floating sailboat with Tina hiding under a blanket inside. She hystericaly confirms Brody's suspicions that a shark is responsible. Hendricks and Ellen take Tina into shore while Brody continues search the teens in the police launch. All seems well with the teens until the shark appears, bumping one of the sailboats, and causing a panic which leaves everyone ramming each other with their sailboats. Mike is knocked unconscious after banging his head on a metal fitting and is nearly eaten by the shark before two of his friends can pull him out of the water. They save Mike and head back to shore for help. The rest of the teens are floating on the wreckage and tangled boats, drifting away towards the open sea. Lorraine Gary (born August 16, 1937 in New York City) is an actress best known for her role as Ellen Brody in Jaws, Jaws 2, and Jaws: The Revenge. ...


A Coast Guard marine helicopter spots them, and a line is rigged to tow them into shore. Before the pilot can tow them, the shark attacks one of the pontoons, causing the chopper to tilt and capsize, and drown the pilot [1]. Sean falls into the water and is quickly saved by Marge (Martha Swatek) who heaves him up out of the water onto a floating hull, but she cannot pull herself up when the shark devours her. Brody meets Mike and he informs his father that Sean is still drifting towards Cable Junction with the others. Brody quickly finds them, but the shark appears and Brody runs the police launch aground on the rocks of Cable Junction. Brody tries to tie a rope line, but snatches an underwater power line instead. The teenagers swim to Cable Junction, and the shark manages to scrape one of the teens. Using an inflatable raft, Brody taunts the shark by pounding the power line with an oar, entices the beast to bite on the power cable, continuously electrocuting it until it burns to it's demise. For the car body style, see Ponton (automobile). ... A hull is the body or frame of a ship or boat. ... An oar is an implement used for water-borne propulsion. ... A power cable is an assembly of two or more electrical conductors, usually held together with an overall sheath. ...


Production history

The studio demanded a sequel early into the success of Jaws.[2] Howard Sackler, who had contributed to the script of the original movie but chose not to be credited, was charged with writing the first draft. He originally proposed a prequel based on the sinking of the USS Indianapolis relayed by Quint in the first film. Sid Sheinberg, however, rejected the idea.[5] Howard Sackler (1929 to 1982), an American screenwriter and playwright, is best known for writing The Great White Hope (play: 1967; film: 1970). ... A prequel is a work that portrays events which include the structure, conventions, and/or characters of a previously completed narrative, but occur at an earlier time. ... USS Indianapolis (CA-35) was a Portland-class heavy cruiser of the United States Navy. ... Robert Shaw as Captain Quint Quint is a fictional character appearing in the 1974 novel Jaws by Peter Benchley, and in the 1975 film Jaws, which was directed by Steven Spielberg. ... Sid Sheinburg was the head of Universal Studios productions from 1973 to 1995. ...


Steven Spielberg did not want to direct the sequel because he felt that he had done the "definitive shark movie."[2] Sackler recommended theatre director John D. Hancock (who directed Let's Scare Jessica to Death), who was chosen to helm the picture.[6] However, Sackler felt betrayed when Dorothy Tristan, Hancock's wife, was invited to rewrite his script. Steven Allan Spielberg KBE (born December 18, 1946)[1] is an American film director and producer. ... Zohra Lampert as Jessica Lets Scare Jessica to Death was a 1971 low-budget horror film, directed by John Hancock, and starring Zohra lampert in the title role. ...


Universal Studios President Sid Sheinberg suggested that his wife Lorraine Gary "should go out on a boat and help to rescue the kids". Dick Zanuck got wind of this and replied "Over my dead body". The next draft of the Jaws 2 screenplay was turned in with Gary not going out to sea. Sid Sheinburg was the head of Universal Studios productions from 1973 to 1995. ... Lorraine Gary (born August 16, 1937 in New York City) is an actress best known for her role as Ellen Brody in Jaws, Jaws 2, and Jaws: The Revenge. ... Richard Darryl Zanuck (born December 13, 1934) is an American movie producer. ...


Hancock was feeling the pressure of directing his first epic adventure film "with only three film credits, and all small-scale dramas."[7] The producers were unhappy with his material, and on a Saturday evening in June 1977, after a meeting with the producers and Universal executives, the director was fired. He and his wife were unexpectedly whisked away to Rome and production was shut down for a few weeks. They had been involved in the film for eighteen months.[8] Also: 1977 (album) by Ash. ... Nickname: Motto: SPQR: Senatus Populusque Romanus Location of the city of Rome (yellow) within the Province of Rome (red) and region of Lazio (grey) Coordinates: Region Lazio Province Province of Rome Founded 21 April 753 BC Government  - Mayor Walter Veltroni Area  - City 1,285 km²  (580 sq mi)  - Urban 5...


Echoing the production of the first film, Carl Gottlieb was enlisted to further revise the script, adding humor and reducing some of the violence. It cost the producers more money to hire Gottleib to do the rewrite than it would had they have hired him in the first place.[9] Carl Gottlieb (born 18 March 1938, New York City) is an American screenwriter, actor, comedian and executive. ...


At this point, Spielberg considered returning to direct the sequel. Over the Bicentennial weekend Spielberg hammered out a screenplay based on Quint's "Indianapolis" speech. Because of his contract for Close Encounters of the Third Kind, however, he would not be able to film for a further year, a gap too long for the producers.[10] Production Designer Joe Alves (who would direct Jaws 3-D) and Verna Fields (who had been promoted to vice-president at Universal after her acclaimed editing on the original film) proposed that they co-direct it.[2][11] The request was declined by the DGA, partly because they would not allow a DGA member to be replaced by someone who wasn't one of its members, and partly because they, in the wake of events on the set of The Outlaw Josey Wales, had instituted a ban on any cast or crew members taking over as director during production of a film. The reins were eventually handed to Jeannot Szwarc, best known for the TV movie Bug and Night Gallery and whom Alves knew from the Night Gallery days.[12] This article is about the film; for the a definition of the UFO related phenomenon, see Close encounter. ... Joe Alves (born 21 May 1936, San Leandro, California) is an American film production designer, perhaps best known for his work on the Jaws films. ... Jaws 3-D (a. ... Verna Fields (21 March 1918 - 30 November 1982) was an American film editor and executive. ... Director Guild of America building on Sunset Boulevard. ... The Outlaw Josey Wales is a 1976 revisionist Western movie set at the end of the American Civil War starring Clint Eastwood (as the eponymous Josey Wales), Chief Dan George, Sondra Locke, Bill McKinney, John Vernon, Paula Trueman, Sam Bottoms, Geraldine Keams, Woodrow Parfrey, Joyce Jameson, Sheb Wooley, and Royal... Jeannot Szwarc (born 21 November 1939) is a French film director. ... There are at least three films named Bug: Bug, (2007) horror/psychological thriller directed by William Friedkin Bug, (2002) comedy-drama about a chain of events begun by a boy squashing a bug Bug, (1975) a film directed by Jeannot Szwarc Category: ... Night Gallery was Rod Serlings follow-up to The Twilight Zone, airing on NBC from 1970 to 1973. ...


Szwarc recommenced production by filming a complicated scene (the waterskier scene) which would give Gottlieb some time to write.[2] He reinstated the character of Deputy Hendricks, played by Jeffrey Kramer, who had been missing from the original script. Many of the teenagers were sacked, with the remaining roles developed.[13] Jeffrey Kramer (born July 15, 1945) is an American actor who starred in films and on television, also a film producer. ...


Three sharks were built for the film. The first was the "platform shark," also referred to as the "luxurious shark." Production designer Joe Alves and special mechanical effects designed Bob Mattey were able to use the same mold for the shark as for the original film. However, they had to redo the electronics as the originals had been left out on the lot. Mattey's design was much more complicated and ambitious than the original film. "Cable Junction", the island shown in the climax of the movie, was a floating barge that accommodated the mechanisms of the 'platform shark'. The other 'sharks' were a fin, and a full shark. Both could be pulled by boats.[2] Joe Alves (born 21 May 1936, San Leandro, California) is an American film production designer, perhaps best known for his work on the Jaws films. ...


Although the first film was commended for leaving the shark to the imagination until two thirds of the way through, Szwarc felt that they should show it as much as possible because the "first image of it coming out of the water" could never be repeated.[2] Although critics complained that the additional screen time awarded to the shark makes it "seems far less terrifying than its almost mystical contemporary",[14] Szwarc believed that the reduction of the first's Hitchcockian suspense was inevitable because the audience already knew what the shark looked like from the final third of the first film. Reviewers have since commented that "there was no way that they were ever going to duplicate the effectiveness of the original."[15] However, the filmmakers gave it a more menacing look by scarring it in the early boat explosion.[16] Sir Alfred Joseph Hitchcock KBE (August 13, 1899 – April 29, 1980) was a highly influential British-born film director and producer who pioneered many techniques in the suspense and thriller genres. ...


Scheider's involvement

Roy Scheider reluctantly returned to reprise his role as Martin Brody. He had quit the role of 'Michael' in The Deer Hunter two weeks into the production because of "creative differences." Universal agreed to 'forget' about this if he appeared in Jaws 2, which they would count as the remaining two of his contractual obligations.[17] Roy Richard Scheider (born November 10, 1932 in Orange, New Jersey) is an Academy Award-nominated and Golden Globe-nominated American actor. ... For the noise rock band, see Deerhunter. ...


The atmosphere was tense on the set, and he often argued with Szwarc. The rift was articulated in written correspondence. In a letter to Szwarc, Scheider wrote that "working with Jeannot Szwarc is knowing he will never say he is sorry or ever admitting he overlooked something. Well enough of that shit for me!" He requested an apology from the director for not consulting him.[3]


Szwarc's reply focused upon completing the film to the "best possible" standard.

Time and pressure are part of my reality and priorities something I must deal with.
You have been consulted and your suggestions made part of my scenes many times, whenever they did not contradict the overall concept of the picture.
If you have to be offended, I deplore it, for no offense was meant. At this point in the game, your feelings or my feelings are immaterial and irrelevant , the picture is all that matters.
Sincerely, Jeannot[18]

Location

Martha's Vineyard was again used as the location for the town scenes. Although some residents guarded their privacy, many islanders welcomed the money that the company was bringing.[19] Shortly after the production arrived in June 1977, local newspaper the Grapevine wrote: Map of Marthas Vineyard. ...

The Jaws people are back among us, more efficient, more organized and more moneyed. Gone are the happy-go-lucky days of the first Jaws, where the big trucks roved about the Island from day to day, always highly visible with miles of cables snaking here and there over roads and lawns. Gone are the acrimonious wrangles and Select persons over noise and zoning regulations and this and that. What is still here is money -- about $2 million of it.[20]

Many residents enjoyed being cast as extras. Some people, however, were so rich that they did not need the money and refused to co-operate. Only one drugstore allowed its windows to be boarded up for the moody look that Hancock wanted. "Universal Go Home" T-shirts began appearing on the streets in mid-June.[21]


The majority of filming was at Navarre Beach in Florida, because of the warm weather, and despite the white-sand beaches on the Gulf of Mexico hardly resembling an island on the northeast Atlantic coast. Cable Junction Island was built on a barge so that the huge mechanism of the platform shark could go underneath close to, or even underneath, it. On one occasion the set broke loose from its anchorage and had to be rescued as it drifted towards Cuba.[2] Navarre Beach, Florida, is an unincorporated community in Santa Rosa County in the U.S. state of Florida. ... Official language(s) English Capital Tallahassee Largest city Jacksonville Largest metro area Miami Area  Ranked 22nd  - Total 65,795[1] sq mi (170,304[1] km²)  - Width 361 miles (582 km)  - Length 447 miles (721 km)  - % water 17. ...


Real hammerhead sharks circled the teen actors during the filming of one shot. However, because their fictional personas were meant to be in distress, the crew (filming from a distance) did not realize that the actors were genuinely calling for help.[22] Species See text. ...


The interior shots of the teen hang-out where they play pinball were filmed in the original location of the Hog's Breath Saloon on Okaloosa Island. This restaurant has recently relocated to Destin, Florida as its original building was susceptible to hurricane damage. The original building was still vacant and derelict in January 2005. The production company had to seek dredge and fill permits from the State of Florida's Department of Environmental Regulation to sink the revised platform that controlled the shark on the sea bottom. An electronic pinball machine (Theatre of Magic), released 1995. ... Okaloosa Island is a regionally used term for a small section of larger Santa Rosa Island located in Okaloosa County, Florida. ... Emerald-green waters in Destin, FL, part of Floridas Emerald Coast. Destin is a city in Okaloosa County, Florida, commonly known as The Worlds Luckiest Fishing Village. Destin has grown from a historic fishing village to a premiere resort destination. ... Official language(s) English Capital Tallahassee Largest city Jacksonville Largest metro area Miami Area  Ranked 22nd  - Total 65,795[1] sq mi (170,304[1] km²)  - Width 361 miles (582 km)  - Length 447 miles (721 km)  - % water 17. ...


Music

Jaws 2
Jaws 2 cover
Soundtrack by John Williams
Released 1978 (CD: 1990)
Recorded 20th Century Fox Studios, Stage One
Genre Orchestral
Length 41:19
Label Varese Sarabande
Producer John Williams
Professional reviews
  • Music from the Movies 4/5 stars

John Williams returned to score Jaws 2 after winning an Academy Award for Original Music Score for his work on the first film. Szwarc said that the music for the sequel should be "more complex because it was a more complex film." Williams says that this score is broader, allowing him to make more use of the orchestra, and use longer notes, and "fill the space" created by the director.[23] Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... In film formats, the soundtrack is the physical area of the film which records the synchronized sound. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... This does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Varèse Sarabande is a record label, which specialises in soundtrack record releases, and reissues of hard-to-find (sometimes long- or previously-unavailable) albums, and singles collections. ... In the music industry, a record producer (or music producer) has many roles, among them controlling the recording sessions, coaching and guiding the musicians, organizing and scheduling production budget and resources, and supervising the recording, mixing and mastering processes. ... Image File history File links 4_stars. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... As defined by Rule Sixteen of the Academy Awards Rules, the Academy Award for Original Music Score is presented to the best substantial body of music in the form of dramatic underscoring written specifically for the film by the submitting composer. ...


Critics have praised Williams' score, comparing it favorably to the original. Williams "uses a few basic elements of the original - the obligatory shark motif, for one - and takes the music off in some new and interesting directions."[24] The score is "more disturbing in places" than the original, and "Williams fashion some new and hugely memorable out to sea adventure music."[24] Because Jaws 2 "isn't a film that requires subtlety... Williams pulls out all the stops to make it as exciting and hair raising as possible."[24]


According to the liner notes, Williams' "sense of the dramatic, coupled with his exquisite musical taste and knowledge of the orchestra definitely stamp this score as truly one of his best." It is "brilliantly performed by a mini-symphony made up of the finest instrumentalists to be found anywhere."[25] Liner notes are the booklets which come inserted into the compact disc jewel case or any sound recording container. ...


Due to time constraints, the film had not been completed when Williams began working on the score, "enabling him to create themes based on ideas and suggestions, rather than a locked down print." Although Mike Beek makes positive comments about the film, saying that "the music certainly elevates it to a level it would otherwise never have achieved."[1]


Track listing

Side one (original LP)
1. Finding the "Orca" (Main Title)
2. Menu
3. Ballet for Divers
4. Water Kite Sequence
5. Brody Misunderstood
6. Catamaran Race
7. Toward Cable Junction
8. Attack on the Helicopter

Side two
9. Open Sea
10. Fire Aboard and Eddie's Death
11. Sean's Rescue
12. Attack on the Water Skier
13. Big Jolt!
14. End Title, End Cast



Reaction

The teaser poster for Jaws 2, bearing the famous tagline.
The teaser poster for Jaws 2, bearing the famous tagline.

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Box office performance

According to David Brown, the film made 40% of the original. This was attractive to studios because it reduced market risk.[2] The film was the highest-grossing sequel in history in 1978 and an all-time top 25 box office champ for more than two decades. Market risk is the risk that the value of an investment will decrease due to moves in market factors. ...


It opened in 640 theaters, making $9,866,023 in its opening weekend.[26]


Critical reception

Although the film was initially met with mixed reviews, most critics agree that this is the best of the Jaws sequels.[1] DVD Authority says "After this one, the other Jaws movies seemed to just not be as good.[27]


One review says: "it's obviously not a patch on Spielberg's classic, but it's about as good as could be hoped for, with some excellent sequences, almost worthy of the original, several genuine shocks, a different enough story and some pretty decent characters."[24] The performances of Scheider, Gary and Hamilton are particularly praised.[1][15] The absences of Richard Dreyfuss and Robert Shaw are missed, especially since the teenage characters are labeled "largely annoying 'Afterschool Special' archetypes"[28] who are "irritating and incessantly screaming" and "don't make for very sympathetic victims".[14] Richard Stephen Dreyfuss (born October 29, 1947) is an Oscar-winning American actor. ... Robert Shaw as Quint in Jaws. ...


Because of its emphasis upon the teenage cast some critics have compared the film to the slasher films that were rising in popularity at that time.[15] The original 1974 Black Christmas is considered the first authentic slasher. ...


Cultural impact

The film's tagline, "Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water...", has become one of the most famous in film history.[15] Andrew J. Kuehn, who developed the trailer for the original Jaws, is credited with coining the phrase.[4] It has been parodied in numerous films; the most notable being the one for the 1996 feature film adaptation of the television series, Flipper, "This summer it's finally safe to go back in the water."[29] A tagline is a variant of a branding slogan typically used in marketing materials and advertising. ... Flipper is a 1996 remake of the 1963 Flipper, starring Elijah Wood. ... Flipper was a television series that ran from 1964 till 1967 on NBC. A television adaptation or spin-off from the 1963 movie Flipper, the show focused on widowed, young Everglades National Park ranger Porter Ricks (Brian Kelly, 1932-2005, playing the role Chuck Connors played in the film), his...


DVD release

The film was released on DVD in 2001 and was praised for the quantity of special features,[28] with "more than a lot of titles labeled as "Special Edition" discs."[27] It includes a 45 minute documentary produced by Laurent Bouzereau, who is responsible for many of the documentaries about Universal films. Actor Keith Gordon reminisces in a short feature, and Szwarc explains the phonetic problems with its French title (Les Dents de la mer 2). Reefer Madness was issued in a Special Addiction as a reference to the cult films ironic appeal. ... Keith Gordon (born February 3, 1961 in New York City) is an American actor and film director. ...


The disc also contains a variety of deleted scenes. One such scene shows the selectmen voting to fire Brody. The Mayor (Murray Hamilton) is the only person to vote to save him. Also included is footage of the shark attacking the helicopter and its pilot after it had capsized. The scene was cut because of the struggle with the ratings board to acquire a PG certificate.[28] Deleted scene is a commonly-used term in the entertainment industry, especially the film and television industry, which usually refers specifically to scenes removed from or replaced by another scene in the final cut, or version, of a film (including television serials). ... Murray Hamilton (March 24, 1923 – September 1, 1986) was an American stage, screen, and television character actor. ... Parental guidance is an established rating system for movies, computer games and music recordings. ...


Although the audio was presented in Dolby Digital 2.0 mono, "Williams' score often sounds deceptively stereophonic"[28] but "really demands the added bass that a 5.1 effort could have lent it."[30] Dolby Digital is the marketing name for a series of lossy audio compression technologies by Dolby Laboratories. ... Surround sound is the concept of expanding the spatial imaging of audio playback from 1 dimension (mono/Left-Right) to 2D or 3D. This is often performed for a more realistic audio environment, actively implemented in cinema sound systems, technical theatre, home entertainment, video arcades, computer gaming, and a growing...


References

  • Loynd, Ray (1978) The Jaws 2 Log. London: W.H. Allen. ISBN 0-426-18868-3
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  4. ^ a b Movie-Trailer Mogul Kuehn Dead at 66. Internet Movie Database (2 February 2004). Retrieved on 2006-12-17.
  5. ^ Loynd, p 24-5
  6. ^ Loynd, p 27.
  7. ^ Loynd, p 66
  8. ^ Loynd, p 70
  9. ^ Loynd, p 36-7
  10. ^ Loynd, p 73
  11. ^ Loynd, p 74
  12. ^ Loynd p 75-6
  13. ^ Jaws 2: A Portrait by Actor Keith Gordon [DVD extra]
  14. ^ a b Haflidason, Almar (31 July 2001). Jaws 2 (1978). bbc.co.uk. Retrieved on 2006-12-30.
  15. ^ a b c d JAWS 2 (1978). And You Call Yourself a Scientist?. Retrieved on 2007-01-08.
  16. ^ Ken Begg. Jaws 2 - Jabootu's Bad Movie Dimension. Retrieved on 2007-01-07.
  17. ^ Jaws 2 FAQ. jawsmovie.com. Retrieved on 2006-11-30.
  18. ^ Loynd, p 104
  19. ^ Loynd, p 60-2
  20. ^ Loynd, p 62
  21. ^ Loynd, p 64
  22. ^ Gilpin, Marc interviewed for The Shark is Still Working documentary. Retrieved 7 January 2007.
  23. ^ The Music of Jaws 2 [DVD extra]
  24. ^ a b c d Jaws 2. soundtrack-express.com. Retrieved on 2006-12-17.
  25. ^ John Fadden (1978) Album notes for Jaws 2 by John Williams [Cover]. MCA Records.
  26. ^ Jaws 2. Box Office Mojo. Retrieved on 2006-12-17.
  27. ^ a b Jaws 2. DVD Authority. Retrieved on 2006-12-30.
  28. ^ a b c d Chambers, Bill. Jaws 2. Film Freak Central. Retrieved on 2006-12-30.
  29. ^ Taglines for Flipper (1996). IMDb. Retrieved on 2006-12-17.
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