Alec Nevala-Lee

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Steven Spielberg on the set of Jaws

Years ago, one of Broadway’s great play doctors and original writers commented that the classical three-act structure of a well-made play could be summed up this way: In the first act, you get a guy up in a tree. In the second act, you throw rocks at him. In the third act, you get him down again. When I told this to Steven [Spielberg], he observed that making Jaws was a four-act structure. “In Act One, I get into a tree, and for the next three acts, people throw rocks at me.”

Carl Gottlieb, The Jaws Log

Written by nevalalee

October 21, 2016 at 7:30 am

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