How old were you when you first saw Jaws?

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  1. Urshurak776

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    Reminds me of the band Ice Nine Kills: They actually did a great job paying homage to the Exorcist.

     
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    I was 10. I asked if I could go. My mom thought I was too young to see it but she looked into it and wanted to see it herself. We went together and she thought of it as my first grownup movie. (I grew up going to matinees and several had a flash or two of skin but I never told her)
    She wasn't thrilled at the skinny dipper at the beginning but forgot about the nudity shortly after the music started.
    Duh duuuuuh...
     
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    Guess what I stayed up to watch last night on TV.
    Yep - Jaws. The classics keep on keeping on.
     
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    I was 9 when I saw it at the theater down the road from our house. I grew up in Northern Vermont and had never been to the ocean and after seeing the movie had no real desire to swim in the salt water. We visited relatives in Cocoa Beach, FL a few months later and I was quite happy to hang out on the sand.
     
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    ”How old were you when you first saw Jaws?”

    Old enuff to stay outta the sea
     
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    I went to see my friend at Berkeley.... the movie was in Oakland and was the first of a packed double feature... it was packed and I was introduced to an entirely new cultural phenomena... the people talked back to the movie... all through the movie people were shouting 'don't go in the water' 'Oh Look OUT, get out of the water' it was hilarious and made the experience that much better.
     
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    So glad we are reliving the 70s maybe this time i will remember it.
     
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    Iwas 15 and saw it at the at the theater when it was new. Good movie, some of it a little disturbing, but nothing bothersome.
    Rollerball, which came out at the same time, left a way bigger impression.
     
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    Same age as you and was gonna say the same thing about the differences between the book and the movie. Very good movie though. :)
     
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    Someday...
     
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    Aggghhh! I remember Rollerball at the cinema as well. Was that on screen before Jaws came around? How will I ever know which I saw first? :(
     
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    I'm not sure which was actually released first, but I saw Jaws first, Rollerball about a month later. I just remember the whole audience being silent as they left after RB, joking and talking as they left after Jaws.
     
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    19 on TV.
    Read the book first.
     
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    +1 on Seven Ups, great movie.
     
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    I was probably four or five, so 1976 or 1977. Our neighbors were having a BBQ and for some reason put the (Betamax!) video on for the kids to watch. Now that's just sloppy parenting.
     
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    I saw it when it first came out, I was in 8th grade, and it was the first PG rated movie I was allowed to see. Loved it.
     
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    I don't remember how old I was, probably sometime in the early 1980s, so 15ish.

    What strikes me about Jaws is that over the (seemingly 1000) times I've watched in 35 years, it has long since morphed in my mind from a Horror film (as originally advertised) to a well-crafted drama. And that's not just because the thrill and bloodshed don't approach today's horror, but because the film and characters have so much depth. The direction, the dialogue, the music, the actors, it is a timeless classic. It is one of Spielberg's finest, if not THE finest, IMO.

    Scheider and Dreyfuss are fantastic, and Robert Shaw just takes command of his character and the screen.
     
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