[SHARK WEEK] THEY’RE NOT CLOSING THE BEACHES!

The Real Villain in JAWS from Kevin Maher on Vimeo.

 

 

 

There’s no debate that JAWS is the most successful shark movie of all time, with countless rip-offs, parodies and punchlines. But one under-recognized aspect of Spielberg’s blockbuster is the political subtext and the true villain of the film: the sleazy politician. The corrupt political figure is just as relevant today as it was in 1975. Daily Grindhouse’s Kevin Maher put together a fantastic and funny video compilation that considers the influence of Mayor Larry Vaughn outside of Amity and on American popular culture.

 

 

Related:

Kevin’s video essay on THE MONSTER GAZE.

 

 

 

Jon Abrams

Editor-In-Chief at Daily Grindhouse
Jon Abrams is a New York-based writer, cartoonist, and committed cinemaniac whose complete work and credits can be found at his site, Demon’s Resume. You can contact him on Twitter as @JonZilla___.
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