1916: Matawan Creek, New Jersey. This time, the shark’s victim is a child and the entire town is up in arms. Cut to: 1963: The Kennedy Assassination precipitates a frightening encounter on a dusty California mountain road – an encounter that leads to the thrilling Man vs. Big Rig fable Duel. This is Spielberg’s ticket to fame and fortune. Even if the truck doesn’t explode into a network-satisfying fireball, and even if Universal plucks choice scenes for an episode of The Incredible Hulk. The stage is set for Spielberg’s next project, based on a book by Peter Benchley and called JAWS. Inside Jaws is presented by Audible. Get a free 30-day trial when you visit them at Audible.com/Jaws Other sponsors include Hello Fresh - Get $30 off your first week of meals when you visit them at HelloFresh.com/Jaws30 and enter code Jaws30 at checkout Zip Recruiter - Get a free trial and learn how to hire smarter when you visit them at ZipRecruiter.com/Jaws Find us on Facebook at facebook.com/insidejaws Or Twitter at @insidejaws
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.