Ahoy, squirts! Quint here with today’s Behind the Scenes Pic!
Just when you thought you knew everything about Jaws… shit like this comes along.
So, remember that really cool Jaws onset tour hosted by Peter Benchley I posted a few days ago? Well, the site set up by Benchley’s wife also featured a few behind the scenes pics, so I naturally started thumbing through them and found two that I hadn’t seen before and one of them showing something that I wasn’t aware happened in the film.
Peter Benchley cameos as the reporter on the newly reopened beaches during the 4th of July sequence. We see him talk to camera, we see him interview Mayor Vaughn (“As you know, Amity means friendship!”) but that’s about it. Now, it appears that Benchley didn’t just interview Vaughn, but also Hooper in a little bit that didn’t make it into the movie.
I like the little detail of Hooper taking his thick glasses off during the interview, by the way. Kind of shows a level of self-awareness the rest of the film only hints at. It’s Jaws, I get obsessive. Sue me.
So, the first shot features Benchley’s character interviewing Hooper and the second is of Benchley chilling around with Robert Shaw in his complete Quint get-up.
Thanks to PeterBenchley.com for sharing these images! Click to enlargen.
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Tomorrow’s pic comes from another one of my favorites, a movie that totally has nards.