Monday, May 9, 2011

Lavish 'Jaws' Book Coming...

Just in time for summer, Moonrise Media will be publishing a new tome documenting the impact Jaws had on the sleepy Martha's Vineyard community in which it was filmed, although I don't recommend taking it to the beach. Not because it might scare you away from the water, but because it looks like the kind of book you wouldn't want to soil with sand or smear with suntan lotion. Matt Taylor's Jaws: Memories from Martha's Vineyard is a lush, nearly 300-page photo document boasting more than 1,000 images shot during the making of Steven Spielberg's nautical shocker. The book will be available in paperback and hardback "Limited Collectors" editions.

Here are the specs:

Both Editions

• foreword by JAWS director Steven Spielberg
• hundreds of never-before-seen photographs of the production’s inner workings, taken by local participants and bystanders, as well as a detailed account of how the filmmakers chose Martha’s Vineyard as their shooting location
• recollections of local crew and cast members
• newly illustrated schematics by JAWS Production Designer Joe Alves explaining the intricacies of the revolutionary sea sled fin mechanism, as well as his original 1974 storyboards
• insight on adapting JAWS from the page to the screen from Hollywood professionals including Screenwriter Carl Gottlieb, Location Casting Director Shari Rhodes, and more

Limited Collectors Edition

* Hardcover special-edition of “JAWS: Memories from Martha’s Vineyard”
* Deluxe portfolio containing:
o 1″x1″ piece of the fiberglass hull of the Orca II (a.k.a., sinking Orca) used in the movie JAWS with note of authenticity from owners Lynn and Susan Murphy.
o DVD containing eight millimeter behind the scenes footage of the JAWS production shot and narrated by Islander Carol Fligor.
* Hardcover and portfolio packaged in a unique special edition case.
* Limited to a series of 1000 numbered copies
* 12″ x 10.5″, 296 pages
* More than 1,000 full color and b/w images

The Limited Collectors Edition of Jaws: Memories from Martha's Vineyard will not be available in stores. You can preorder both versions from the book's official website here.
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