Few films truly forever affect a person, but the 1975 film, "Jaws," by Steven Spielberg was spot-on with his June release. It was the heart of movie-going season, summer break, time to vacation at the beach. It was the perfect storm!
Do you remember how "Jaws" affected you the Summer of 75?
Swimming in the ocean? Swimming at the lake? Swimming in a pool? It didn't matter, what lurked beneath your kicking feet deep in the water's volume, you had to wonder. Once the image of the shark pulling you under came to mind, you were kicking harder to get out and tan instead.
The summer of '75 will go down in history as being one of the biggest high-impact films on man's every day life. Usually you could shake a movie off, go back out into the sunshine and discuss where you were headed to for lunch.
That summer, the very vacations we craved were suddenly fraught with potential blood in the water.
Several decades after the release of Jaws (1975), Lee Fierro, who played Mrs. Kintner, walked into a seafood restaurant and noticed that the menu had an "Alex Kintner Sandwich." She commented that she had played his mother so many years ago; the owner of the restaurant ran out to meet her, and he was none other than Jeffrey Voorhees, who had played her son. They had not seen each other since the original movie shoot. (IMDB)
If you're really sentimental about the film (my favorite movie of all time), consider getting a collectible to keep around and remember.