THE JAWS LOG is to this day my favorite piece of making-of material. It's like a little movie director bible. Whenever I'm having a bad day at work, I go back and read a chapter and thank the Lord I'm not shooting on the ocean." - Bryan Singer, Director, The Usual Suspects, X-Men

"Jaws is one of those movies where the 'making-of' story is nearly as good as the movie itself, especially when it is told by the unsung hero of that story, the screenwriter. Because above and beyond the Spielberg touch and the fine acting, the reason Jaws is a great, great movie is the script with its juicy characters. Carl Gottlieb wrote that script and his behind-the-scenes account of the production is riveting." - Peter Biskind, Author, Easy Riders, Raging Bulls

"Like Jonah writing from the belly of the whale, Carl Gottlieb's journal of the process of making Jaws comes from the unique perspective of one of the major players in the collaboration that resulted in Spielberg's classic movie." - John Landis, Director, The Blues Brothers

"Since THE JAWS LOG was first published, we've seen countless behind-the-scenes accounts of the making of movies, but none come close to Carl Gottlieb's artful, detailed, and very funny account of the making of this motion picture phenomenon. It is not only entertaining and insightful, but truly enhances one's appreciation of a remarkable filmmaker's achievement." - Rob Reiner, Director, A Few Good Men, When Harry Met Sally

All of my life, I have been a devotee of film literature. Carl Gottlieb's THE JAWS LOG stands firmly at the top, easily the greatest 'making-of' book ever written, with its combination of humor, insight, and suspense of a production gone haywire. Gottlieb's work is as entertaining as the movie it is about. In fact, you have not had the full Jaws experience until you have read, make that devoured this wonderful book." - Rod Lurie, Director, The Contender, Former President, Broadcast Film Critics Assn.

"It's an easy read, but energizing and with some of the zest of the movie - which is, of course, the funniest scare picture ever made." - Pauline Kael, Film Critic and Author

"For me, re-reading Carl's book was more than merely pleasurable. I'd forgotten how rich it is in detail about the movie business in general and about the appalling odds and apparently insurmountable obstacles. At the end of his afterword to this new addition, while acknowledging the subjectivity and fallibility of memory, Carl says of his story, "This was how I saw it.." Well, as far as I'm concerned, this is how it was." -Peter Benchley, Author of Jaws, from his foreword

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