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3. "Jaws" (Steven Spielberg, 1975)
Animals, teeth and blood all resurface to more overtly audience-baiting effect in Spielberg’s no-introduction-needed marine chiller, one that cruelly lulls the viewer into security with unexpectedly long stretches of human drama before showings its teeth where it counts. Given that I was a keen swimmer as a child, my parents were wise enough to keep me away from the film until I was old enough to separate the fiction from the placid reality of our beachside vacations; many folks I know weren’t so lucky.