- Les dents de la mer [The teeth of the sea] (France)
- Year of Film
- Steven Spielberg
- Roy Scheider, Robert Shaw, Richard Dreyfuss, Lorraine Gary, Murray Hamilton, Carl Gottlieb, Jeffrey Kramer, Susan Backlinie
- Origin of Film
- Type of Poster
- Style of Poster
- Origin of Poster
- Year of Poster
- Roger Kastel (cover)
- Size (inches)
- 8 4/16" x 11 10/16"
- SS or DS
- NSS #
This is the original cinema program that was sold at Japanese screenings of Steven Spielberg’s classic 1975 horror, Jaws. The instantly recognisable image was painted by the American artist Roger Kastel and was originally commissioned for the paperback cover of Peter Benchley’s novel, but when Universal saw the artwork they bought the rights to use it for the poster and following the worldwide success of the film it would go onto become one of the most imitated and parodied images of all time, as well as a merchandising product in its own right. Kastel also painted the ‘Gone with the Wind’ style one sheet for The Empire Strikes Back. Check out his official site here.
I also have the original US one sheet which can be seen on my site here.
Note that this program features images of and details about the production, the director and several of the actors. It also includes a hand-written message especially for Japanese ‘movie buffs’.
Hmm.. interesting. Is the shot of the shark on pg27 looking out of the hole on Ben Gardner’s boat (https://cdn3.whatculture.com/images/2013/08/ben-gardner.jpg)?
No updates in a while? Always loved seeing new posters on the site.