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From the creators of Inside Psycho and Inside the Exorcist comes a new story about a classic movie and its inspirations. A tale of a modest thriller that became an ordeal and then a disaster and then a phenomenon and then a classic. A story of one man, a fresh-faced, inexperienced director who nearly wrecked his promising career and became the most important filmmaker of our era. This is Inside JAWS.

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    • TV & Film
    • 4.5 • 1.6K Ratings

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From the creators of Inside Psycho and Inside the Exorcist comes a new story about a classic movie and its inspirations. A tale of a modest thriller that became an ordeal and then a disaster and then a phenomenon and then a classic. A story of one man, a fresh-faced, inexperienced director who nearly wrecked his promising career and became the most important filmmaker of our era. This is Inside JAWS.

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    Wondery Presents: Over My Dead Body - Fox Lake

    Wondery Presents: Over My Dead Body - Fox Lake

    A small town cop is gunned down in a swamp in the summer of 2015. He quickly became a martyr in the national media, until a dogged investigator uncovered the officer's bizarre and dark past. When the truth comes out, the townspeople must reconcile betrayal, corruption and the secrets of an American hero. From Wondery, the makers of The Shrink Next Door and Dr. Death comes the third season of Over My Dead Body: Fox Lake.

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    • 5 min
    Interview with JAWS Co-Screenwriter Carl Gottlieb

    Interview with JAWS Co-Screenwriter Carl Gottlieb

    Carl Gottlieb is the co-screenwriter of JAWS, a featured player in this podcast, and the author of The Jaws Log, about the making of the classic film. With Inside JAWS creator Mark Ramsey, Carl discusses his background in Improv, how he met Steven Spielberg, how JAWS came to be a classic, and what lessons the movie has for filmmakers and audiences alike.




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    • 1 hr 1 min
    The Kraken Sleepeth

    The Kraken Sleepeth

    1916: The vicious “Man-eater of Matawan” meets his end. Cut to: The premiere and record-breaking success of JAWS. The awards Steven Spielberg expected – but never came. Even the world’s most commercial filmmaker wasn’t good enough to earn the respect of his peers. The death of Robert Shaw and the impact of his legacy on one-time rival Richard Dreyfus. Spielberg passes the torch to J.J. Abrams as the ORCA at Universal Studios crumbles to dust. Steven Spielberg experiences a remembrance of a heritage that once embarrassed him, but now makes him proud. A premiere for Ready Player One at SXSW, and the contents of a mysterious note revealed.




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    • 39 min
    Get the Actors Off the Boat!

    Get the Actors Off the Boat!

    1945: The saga of the U.S.S. Indianapolis – no ships, no planes, no rescue. Just…sharks. Cut to: The emotional center of JAWS: Sometimes drunk, sometimes sober - Robert Shaw’s indelible tale of the Indianapolis receives an ovation from cast and crew. The ORCA starts to sink – with all hands still on deck. The journey of a rotting shark carcass from Florida to Martha’s Vineyard. The on-set rivalry between Richard Dreyfus and Robert Shaw. A post-production panic attack for Steven Spielberg. And an unsolved murder nearby the JAWS shoot – more than 40 years later, was the mystery solved by writer Joe Hill?




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    Casper- Get $50 towards select mattresses when you visit them atCasper.com/Jaws

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    • 33 min
    The Shark Isn’t Working

    The Shark Isn’t Working

    1968: A retired Navy Captain commits suicide. Many years earlier, his vessel suffered the worst naval disaster at sea in U.S. History. It was the U.S.S. Indianapolis, and hundreds of its crew were eaten by sharks. Cut to: 1974. Spielberg enlists writer Carl Gottlieb to “eviscerate” the script for JAWS. Spielberg’s friend George Lucas visits the mechanical shark in a workroom and gets his head stuck in it. Second unit footage is shot using real sharks and real shark cages, but the stuntman barely survives and locks himself in the toilet. Every day, more stress, more delays, more production troubles, more nightmares and – perpetually – the shark is not working. Will this nightmare ever end?




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    • 29 min
    The Head, the Tail, the Whole Damn Thing

    The Head, the Tail, the Whole Damn Thing

    1916: A bounty is offered to whoever can kill the “Man-eater of Matawan.” Cut to: 1973. Peter Benchley sells the rights to JAWS to a pair of legendary Hollywood producers, Richard Zanuck and David Brown. Sensing a winner, Spielberg steals the galleys off Zanuck’s desk before insisting that this be his next project. Meanwhile, Zanuck and Brown toss away a would-be director who can’t distinguish between a whale and a shark, legendary director Henry Hathaway offers Spielberg some advice, and casting begins. Two very important executives want their wives to play the Chief’s wife. In Spielberg’s words, “Oy vey.”




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    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
1.6K Ratings

1.6K Ratings

Bobby Hul ,

An Entertaining Work of Art

Listening to this is like reading a real page turner. It helps define the term “Binge-worthy.” I hope to hear more of these for other monumental films!

Stitchin Christin ,

Amazing

Great podcast! Told so interestingly and love the additional stories told that tie to Jaws.

Trimblenator ,

Warning! Shark-Attack-Exploitation

I was excited for what I thought was going to be a behind-the-scenes show about Jaws! Excitement very quickly turned to a sickening feeling listening to an explicit cold-open shark attack story that...is not directly related to Jaws.

With no heads up for the listener or follow up after the fact, it felt like irresponsible storytelling going for a quick and dirty scare without telling the audience they were signing on for such a thing.

Yuck. Yuck. Yuck.

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