Steven Spielberg; captured by Ulvis Alberts (1976)
Went to see Jaws at Central Cinema the other weekend. The amazing nutritional yeast popcorn, watching the film with a fun screaming crowd, going with someone who hadn’t seen it before — super awesome.
I’ll admit, I like the movie but I was never a rabid fan. But that experience was fantastic. Not just the ambiance, but a new perspective — while others are going to see the newest CGI tentpole I was watching a 39 year old movie that was more original, artistic, progressive, and exciting.
What stuck out to me the most was all the things you just don’t see in movies any more. The steady shots. Wide shots. The slow burn. Adults doing adult jobs. Setups and payoffs for an audience with an attention span. Not to mention the fantastic Spielberg Oner.
At the end of the film everyone clapped and one person called out “Now that’s a movie!”