School of Movies: Jaws

What does the adaptation of Jaws teach us about the importance of likeable characters?

For this we look at the differences in character action between the 1975 movie and the source novel by Peter Benchley and how their onscreen personas inform on what happens to them in a movie featuring a giant, character-devouring shark.

Question of the Week: What makes a character likeable for you, to the point where you’re actively rooting for their survival?

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Music Used:

Jaws theme by John Williams
Highway to the Stars by Kai Engel
Summer Days by Kai Engel
Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Electro Cabello by Kevin McLeod

Animated intro by Alex Shaw and jazzed up by Jordan Hedges.


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Written and hosted by Alex & Sharon Shaw (@NewCenturyShow / @cai_boxer)
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