Jaws' Quint Action Figure Announced
Accessories include two tiny Narragansett Beer cans (one crushed) and an arsenal of weapons and headgear.
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Art Meets Reality at Jaws Retrospective
Louisa Hufstader
An art show at the Old Sculpin Gallery in Edgartown this week pays a unique 45th-anniversary tribute to the lasting impact of Jaws.
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Jaws Exhibit Whets the Art Appetite
Louisa Hufstader
From July 4 through July 10, a new group show at the art gallery pays tribute to Jaws production designer Joe Alves.
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A Brave Audience Watches Jaws on the Water
Landry Harlan
They came by foot, by dinghy, by kayak and paddleboard for a free outdoor screening of Jaws in Owen Park.
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Jaws in Retrospect
Edith Blake
In the words of the movies, Jaws has “wrapped,” struck its sets and stolen away in mammoth trucks.
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Forty Years Later, Jaws Is Sharp as Ever
Alex Elvin
Forty years after its release, Jaws remains a treasured part of Island history. A look back on the summer Hollywood filmmakers descended on the Island and struggled against all odds to make a realistic-looking movie about a giant shark with a taste for human flesh.
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Star Light, Star Bright

The sky was clear, and the waxing moon was in competition with the stars of the sky, the stars of the screen, and the stars of the Island, and into this perfect setting (or set) went Islanders in best bib and tucker to see the premiere of their very own movie, Jaws.

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Biting Back
On Monday Jaws 2 was back cluttering up Edgartown with cables, trucks, extras and all the wonderful paraphernalia used in the world of illusion.
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Jaws Screening at Ocean Park Rescheduled

JawsFest's planned outdoor screening of Jaws on Ocean Park Saturday night has been rescheduled for Sunday, August 12 at 8 p.m. due to rain.

Visit jawstribute.com for more details.

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Conservation, Celebration Are the Theme at JawsFest
Katie Ruppel

In the winter of 1973 Joe Alves, production director for Jaws, began his quest to find the perfect setting for Amity Island.

From Montauk to Marblehead, Martha’s Vineyard was the place that met Mr. Alves’s criteria.

“Edgartown was so pristine with the white picket fences and white buildings,” he said. “It was a wonderful place to be terrified by a shark. Then when I got to Menemsha it was a great fishing village with all the little shacks. It was absolutely perfect.”

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