The Jaws Log: Expanded Edition

The Jaws Log: Expanded Edition

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by Carl Gottlieb
     
 

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Winner of three Oscars and the highest-grossing film of its time, Jaws was a phenomenon, and this is the only book on how twenty-six-year-old Steven Spielberg transformed Peter Benchley's number-one bestselling novel into the classic film it became.

Hired by Spielberg as a screenwriter to work with him on the set while the movie was being made, Carl

Overview

Winner of three Oscars and the highest-grossing film of its time, Jaws was a phenomenon, and this is the only book on how twenty-six-year-old Steven Spielberg transformed Peter Benchley's number-one bestselling novel into the classic film it became.

Hired by Spielberg as a screenwriter to work with him on the set while the movie was being made, Carl Gottlieb, an actor and writer, was there throughout the production that starred Roy Scheider, Robert Shaw, and Richard Dreyfuss. After filming was over, with Spielberg's cooperation, Gottlieb chronicled the extraordinary yearlong adventure in The Jaws Log, which was first published in 1975 and has sold more than two million copies. This expanded edition includes a photo section, an introduction by Benchley, and an afterword by Gottlieb that gives updates about the people and events involved in the film, ultimately providing a singular portrait of a famous movie and inspired moviemaking.

Editorial Reviews

—Bryan Singer
“The Jaws Log is like a little movie director bible. Whenever I’m having a bad day at work, I got back and read a chapter…and thank the Lord I’m not shooting on the ocean.”
-Rod Lurie
“Carl Gottlieb’s work is as entertaining as the movie it is about. In fact, you have not had the full Jaws experience until you have read, make that devoured, this wonderful book.”
—John Landis
“Like Jonah writing from the belly of the whale, Carl Gottlieb’s journal of the process of making Jaws comes from the unique perspective of one of the major players in the collaboration that resulted in Spielberg’s classic movie.”
—Bryan Singer
“The Jaws Log is like a little movie director bible. Whenever I’m having a bad day at work, I got back and read a chapter…and thank the Lord I’m not shooting on the ocean.”
—John Landis
“Like Jonah writing from the belly of the whale, Carl Gottlieb’s journal of the process of making Jaws comes from the unique perspective of one of the major players in the collaboration that resulted in Spielberg’s classic movie.”
Bryan Singer
"The Jaws Log is like a little movie director bible. Whenever I’m having a bad day at work, I got back and read a chapter…and thank the Lord I’m not shooting on the ocean."
Rod Lurie
"Carl Gottlieb’s work is as entertaining as the movie it is about. In fact, you have not had the full Jaws experience until you have read, make that devoured, this wonderful book."
John Landis
"Like Jonah writing from the belly of the whale, Carl Gottlieb’s journal of the process of making Jaws comes from the unique perspective of one of the major players in the collaboration that resulted in Spielberg’s classic movie."
Library Journal
To coincide with the 30th anniversary of the film that invented the summer blockbuster, Newmarket is releasing this insiders' portrait of Jaws in its first-ever hardcover. Gottlieb, who both cowrote the script with Jaws novelist Peter Benchley and appears in the film, provides a blow-by-blow account of Jaws's troubled production history-it came this close to being scrapped. Among the best "making of" titles, the anniversary edition includes a new foreword by Gottlieb, an introduction by Benchley, 22 pages of behind-the-scenes pix, and an endnotes section of updates and additional production details. Essential for all film collections. Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780062229281
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
08/07/2012
Series:
Shooting Script Series
Edition description:
Anniversar
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
617,140
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.56(d)

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Bryan Singer
“The Jaws Log is like a little movie director bible. Whenever I’m having a bad day at work, I got back and read a chapter…and thank the Lord I’m not shooting on the ocean.”
Rod Lurie
“Carl Gottlieb’s work is as entertaining as the movie it is about. In fact, you have not had the full Jaws experience until you have read, make that devoured, this wonderful book.”
John Landis
“Like Jonah writing from the belly of the whale, Carl Gottlieb’s journal of the process of making Jaws comes from the unique perspective of one of the major players in the collaboration that resulted in Spielberg’s classic movie.”

Meet the Author

CARL GOTTLIEB is an actor, director, producer, screenwriter, and author whose books include the bestseller Long Time Gone: The Autobiography of David Crosby (with David Crosby). He lives in Hollywood, California.

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The Jaws Log: Expanded Edition 2.5 out of 5 based on 1 ratings. 10 reviews.
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I like the movie better but its ok
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Savannah Roberts More than 1 year ago
I can already tell you if you want a good read find the actual book. The "real" Jaws isn't an ebook :( but if you find it
Tariq Mahmud More than 1 year ago
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Osha Jacksom More than 1 year ago
do not read it
keyana mahallati More than 1 year ago
Why dont u like it