Throwback Thursday: Jaws Debuted 40 Years Ago

Jaws was a minor miracle, its shooting plagued by bad weather, technical difficulties, and NIMBY Cape Codders. But it hooked audiences—including Boston magazine. Read our original 1975 review.

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Return to Amity Island

In 1974, Steven Spielberg landed on Martha’s Vineyard to make Jaws, which soon became the highest-grossing film of its time. As the island’s annual Jawsfest kicks off this month, we present an annotated look at the filming of the legendary movie.