“I really and to this day regret that decimation of shark population due to the book and film,” the filmmaker stated about the thriller and source material of author Peter Benchley in an interview with BBC Radio 4 Desert Island Discs Sunday. “I really, truly regret it.”
Spielberg also stated that he was concerned about the future of the shark population. He said, “That’s one thing I still fear.” “Not to be eaten by sharks, but that sharks are somehow mad about me for the feeding frenzy that crazy sports fishermen experienced after 1975.”
Sunset Boulevard/Corbis via Getty Roy Scheider is seen on the set of ‘Jaws.
The film is set on Amity Island in New England, where the shark-like goliath terrorizes residents. Richard Dreyfuss And Robert Shaw You can play an ichthyologist as a captain of a ship, who will offer their assistance Roy ScheiderThe beast was captured by the chief of police. Research suggests that the film contributed towards a decline in U.S. populations.
“Jaws “Was a turning point in great white sharks,” Oliver Crimmen (fish curator at London’s Natural History Museum) said. BBC 2015. “I saw a significant change in the scientific and public perceptions of sharks after Peter Benchley’s book.” Jaws was published and made into a film.
George Burgess is the director of the Florida Program for Shark Research. He said that “thousands of” fishers went out to catch trophy sharks after the debut of the thriller. Burgess explained that “you didn’t need a fancy boat, or even the best gear.” “An average Joe can catch big fish without any remorse.
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Benchley has also expressed remorse. “Knowing now that I know now, it’s impossible for me to write that book today,” the late author said. “Sharks are not a threat to human beings and they don’t hold grudges,” he said. Benchley, who was 65 when he died in 2006, would go on after his novel was released to be a shark advocate and ocean advocate.
Spielberg admitted that there was manipulation in his radio interview. He said that filmmakers must not manipulate the audience unless every scene contains a jack in-the-box type of scare. “That’s manipulation. “I did that a few times in. Poltergeist And I sure did it once! Jaws, Where the head emerges from the hole. I’m sorry, it’s all right.
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