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Jaws was directed by Steven Spielberg and released in 1975. It was the biggest selling movie in the world until Star Wars was released two years later.

We are looking at how Steven Spielberg made this film so scary.

1. It's about a big shark that eats people. Pretty obvious huh!
2. Lighting - a lot of the action takes place in the dark. Scary films use darkness a lot.
3. Music - the scary music in Jaws is brilliant. The ominous, well-known, 'shark theme' - the two-note (E and F) 'da-dum' cello and bass chords still scare swimmers today.
4. Camera shots and movement. Spielberg is brilliant at showing us things just when it will scare us the most.
5. Sudden frights - sometimes things just leap out at us and shout boo!
6. Horrible, gruesome nasty stuff, teeth and blood.
7. Great actors help! Roy Scheider stars as police chief Martin Brody, Richard Dreyfuss as marine biologist Matt Hooper, Robert Shaw as shark hunter Quint.

We studied different scenes to see what made them scary.
1. The first attack.
2. The Beach Attack
3. The Sudden Fright Underwater
4. The Sudden Fright on the Orca.
5. The Cage
6. The Final Attack