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

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
In the words of the movies, Jaws has “wrapped,” struck its sets and stolen away in mammoth trucks. Filming of Peter Benchley’s best-selling novel, Jaws, was started by Universal Studios on the Island May 2, and for the rest of the summer caravans of trucks moved about the Island like nomads, shooting here or there - mostly there - and out at sea where no one could really get a good look at what was happening.
 
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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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Jawsfest Cruise

Jawsfest Cruise

Jawsfest should not be limited to land — that’s for wimps. Better to get out on the water; after all that’s where the sharks live. On Sunday, August 12, starting at 9:30 a.m. Seastreak’s 141-foot catamaran will be heading out to sea to view scenes from the movie including East Chop, Harthaven, State Beach and Big Bridge, Cow Bay, Edgartown and Cape Pogue.

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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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Jaws Devotees Take Bite of Island in Breathless Three-Day Spree
Max Hart

As the small island of Amity - er, Martha's Vineyard
- found out this weekend, when it comes to the movie Jaws, there
are fanatics, and then there are fin-atics.

"There is no other movie I would fly hundreds of miles to go
celebrate," a giddy Yvette Pryor of Augusta, Ga., said on Sunday.
"It's the ultimate movie."

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