The Jaws Log

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Newmarket Press, 2005 - Fiction - 224 pages
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To coincide with the 30th anniversary of the now-classic Steven Spielberg film, a new expanded edition, in hardcover for the first time, of one of the best "making of" books of all time.

Steven Soderbergh, Bryan Singer, Rod Lurie, John Landis, Steve Martin, and Rob Reiner are among the many filmmakers who concur, more than 30 years after its first publication, that The Jaws Log by screenwriter Carl Gottlieb deserves an enduring place as a "modern classic" on filmmakers and filmmaking.

The only book on how 26-year-old Steven Spielberg transformed Peter Benchley's #1 bestselling novel into the phenomenal movie it became, Gottlieb's chronicle of this extraordinary year-long adventure was first published in 1975, generating 17 printings and selling more than 2 million paperback copies. Long out of print, a new, expanded paperback edition was published in 2000 to mark the movie's 25th Anniversary, featuring a 22-page behind-the-scenes photo album, a new afterword by Gottlieb updating readers on the fates of the filmmakers, and an introduction by Peter Benchley.

Now, on the occasion of the movie's 30th Anniversary, The Jaws Logis available for the first time in an affordably-priced hardcover edition with a new foreword by the author. 36 b/w photos.

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User Review  - Adam - Goodreads

The greatest book about movie making you will ever read. The story behind the making of Jaws is as good as the movie itself. A must-read for any fans of Jaws and film making. Read full review

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User Review  - Joan Daniel - Goodreads

A vivid account of the behind the scenes of this movie. It can be summarized as the journey and battle of a young director's vision getting trammeled between the force of nature and "sharky" studio executives. A must read for any film student. Read full review

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About the author (2005)

Carl Gottlieb has worked for more than 35 years in film and television as an actor, director, producer, screenwriter, teacher, and author, whose books include the bestseller Long Time Gone: The Autobiography of David Crosby (with David Crosby). In addition to the Jaws screenplay, which was nominated for a Golden Globe and a British Academy Award, he co-wrote The Jerk, Jaws 2, Dr. Detroit, Jaws 3D, Which Way Is Up, and Caveman, which he also directed. He received an Emmy® for his work on The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour. He has taught screenwriting at the University of Southern California, the University of Miami, and the American Film Institute. He lives in Hollywood, California.

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