A four-day event celebrating the 1975 movie "Jaws" begins today on Martha's Vineyard, Mass., the actual setting of the fictitious Amity Island in the blockbuster movie.
“Jawsfest: The Tribute,” which organizers say is pulling in fans from around the world, will examine everything from how the movie was made to the ways it continues to affect the lives of those who worked on the film.
Click play to watch a tribute to the famous summer blockbuster.
Movie VIPs, shark experts and “Jaws” devotees are attending. A special tribute will focus on luminaries who have died, including “Jaws” author Peter Benchley and actors Roy Scheider (police chief Martin C. Brody) and Robert Shaw (Quint).
Click play to watch local hotel manager Joanne Sardini describe the role of Martha’s Vineyard in the movie.
In related news, the Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries on Tuesday determined that it was indeed a great white shark that attacked a swimmer July 30 off Truro on Cape Cod.
The fishery experts came to that conclusion after examining the wounds, talking with the swimmer and conferring with the curator at the International Shark Attack File at the Florida Museum of Natural History, according to published reports.
Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water …