When Steven Spielberg made a little movie about a killer great white shark terrorising a small coastal town, the landscape of cinema was changed forever in ways more dramatic than Bruce’s teeth altered the landscape of Quint’s torso region. Suddenly people had a reason to be afraid of going in the water, and a reason to flock to the theatres in droves. It was a picture like none other. Not simply a film, but an event.
The summer blockbuster was born.
In 1993 Spielberg set out again to tackle the blockbuster, and in the process redefined the very type of picture he pioneered, creating a franchise with some amazing highs, some disappointing lows, and one of the largest media footprints on the entertainment landscape.
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