Universal Studios’ JAWS is one of the most compelling and enduring movies ever made. Thrilling generations of audiences worldwide with its tight plot, memorable characters, and ground-breaking special effects – those that brought the great white shark to terrifying life even after many said it couldn’t be done. Buoyed by an energetic young director, Steven Spielberg, and through collaboration with trusted and equally determined production designer Joe Alves, the two proved integral to the making of this classic motion picture.
Joe Alves: Designing JAWS provides the production designer’s view into the development of this world-renowned film. Included are Joes’ stunning pre-production illustrations; handwritten location and production notes; on-set photographs; blueprints of the shark’s design and first-time publication of his complete catalogue of storyboards used to chart the heart-stopping action. Painstakingly compiled and written by Joe Alves’ biographer and JAWS expert, Dennis Prince, Joe Alves: Designing JAWS is a must-have addition to every film reference library.