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Steven Spielberg Says He 'Really' Regrets 'Jaws' for 'Shark Decline'

“This is one of the things I’m still terrified of – not getting eaten by a shark, but the shark getting mad at me for some reason because of the frenzy of fishing that followed

,” He said.

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Steven Spielberg Saw his mechanical shark constantly malfunctioning while filming Jaws As a movie gift, But saying the film’s fear of real-life sharks is something he wishes he hadn’t been a part of.

In an interview with BBC Desert Island Records , Director Plays He unpacks some of his favorite songs and opens up his movie bio, discussing everything from his work in films like Fabelmans, West Side Story, ET and Schindler’s List to his personal Bruce Springsteen and Alfred The influence of life and popular culture such as Hitchcock.

The latter – the master of horror – Spielberg thinks helped him in 2006 Movie. That and a mechanical shark that simply wouldn’t work.

“I had to figure out resourcefully how to create suspense and terror without seeing the shark itself. Hitchcock did it, and I think Hitchcock did it for me was a great directing because he was able to scare you without actually seeing anything,” Spielberg recalls. “It’s just luck that the sharks keep breaking. It’s my luck, and I think it’s the audience’s luck, too, because it’s a horror movie that doesn’t see so many sharks.”

He was able to publish for his 1975 for

age helped ensure Spielberg is the greatest in Hollywood place in the director’s canon. But the filmmaker said there was a downside to bringing horror to audiences so successfully, which he regrets.

When asked how he felt on a deserted island surrounded by sharks, Spielberg addressed the impact of the film’s negative portrayal of sharks.

“This is one of the things I still fear – not getting eaten by a shark, but the shark getting mad at me for some reason because of the frenzied fishing that followed

, to this day, I still regret the decline in shark populations because of the books and movies,” he explained. “I really, really regret it.”

Peter Benchley, who wrote 33049099 The book on which Spielberg’s film is based, also publicly apologized for his role in the precipitous decline in shark populations, and George Burgess is director of the Florida Project for Shark Research in Gainesville Man, told the BBC it was like “collective testicles Hormone Surge” “Sweeping US East Coast”

“Thousands of Fishermen Started After Seeing Catch trophy sharks) Jaws ,” he told the outlet, while suggesting — is similar to other published studies – shark populations are influenced by movie releases Significantly affected. “It’s good blue collar fishing. You don’t have to have a fancy boat or gear – an average joe can catch big fish and have no remorse because people think they’re murderers.”

For this reason, Benchley devoted part of his life after the book was published to saving the marine life his book denigrated. ” Jaws is entirely fictional, “He reportedly told London Daily Express at 2006. “With what I know now, I would never be able to write that book today.”

“Sharks don’t target humans, and they certainly don’t hold grudges,” he continued. “There are no rogue man-eating sharks that like to eat human flesh. In fact, sharks rarely take more than one bite because we’re so thin they don’t have an appetite for us.”

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