JAWS’ Mechanical Shark, Bruce!

By Rebeka Knott
Robert Shaw In A Scene From 'Jaws' American actor Richard Dreyfuss and British author and actor Robert Shaw look off the stern of Quint's fishing boat the 'Orca' (Source: Getty Photos)

Duunnn dunnn... duuuunnnn duun... duuunnnnnnnn dun dun dun dun dun dun dun dun dun dun dunnnnnnnnnnn dunnnn…  I was a kid in 1975 when Steven Spielberg’s movie Jaws was released. I vividly remember when it was released; probably because I was on summer vacation in Ocean City, Maryland! The weather was not great one day and we couldn’t go to the beach, so we decided to see a movie instead. Trust me, seeing a movie like Jaws while on a beach vacation, is not the smartest thing to do! I remember being terrified after seeing the movie and spent a lot of time close to shore on that particular vacation. If you remember, Jaws was a movie about a great white shark that attacked beach goers with a fury. It was seemingly indestructible with a personal score to settle.