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DOUBLE TRIAD OF THE CLASSIC MOTION PICTURE 'JAWS'

"Gonna Need a Bigger Boat"
Never has a motion picture made such perfect use of three acts, and three main characters... As Martin Brody, the relatively new Chief of Police in the beachside town of Amity, ROY SCHEIDER solely headlines the first act of JAWS, which can be titled ACT 1) WARNING, as he investigates the death of a young female swimmer by what is, despite the eventual coverup, a bonafide SHARK ATTACK. Thus Brody both leads the show and blends into the canvas of the eccentric town, lost in mazy politics concerning keeping the beaches open despite the immanent danger...

"It's not Jack the Ripper!"
As the Mayor of Amity, Murray Hamilton is the epitome of a strategically placed, politely antagonistic side-character, and his importance of capitalistic denial grows into the second act, ACT 2) FEEDING, where the most memorably nightmarish scenes occur, having to do with the shark lunching on various beach goers: but RICHARD DREYFUSS as Matt Hooper, an Oceanographic researcher brought in to help Brody figure out the so-called mystery of the attacks, truly shines within this pivotal sequence: His scientific knowledge and intense determination brings not only needed expository but he's the funniest, most energetic and endearing character on board...

Sharkin' USA!
Leading to the final adventurous act, ACT 3) HUNTING, as Brody and Hooper take part in a MOBY DICK inspired deep sea trek for the shark led by a character introduced in a wonderful monologue early-on: In the role of the boisterous, opinionated, modern pirate Captain Quint, ROBERT SHAW steals the movie outright, highlighted by a mesmerizing, first-person account of the U.S.S. Indianapolis: American History blending into one of the best and most entertaining cinematic miracles of all time, not only the first summer blockbuster but with a 27-year-old Steven Spielberg at the helm, JAWS is the perfect combination of horror, terror, monster/creature feature, slowburn suspense, adventurous daring-do and, although the killer fish embodies this 1975 masterpiece, it's a character-driven vehicle like no other before, during and after.
"What we are dealing with here is a perfect engine, an eating machine." Richard Dreyfuss in JAWS
Three Leads of JAWS: Robert Shaw, Roy Scheider & Richard Dreyfuss 
Example of the Vanity Billing with first star below second star although it has to do with agents not actors
Had to get this on the Internet... Roger Thomas Jaws Tie What's Happening Jaws Tie What's Happening!! Jaws tie
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