Is the shooting star in the movie "jaws" real?

Yes. Jaws contains no digitally altered scenes. According to "The Making of Steven Spielberg's 'Jaws' (1995)" documentary, Spielberg and his crew accidentally recorded the shooting star. It was not digitally placed and, in fact, is genuine. It was seen during the third act on the boat, as it moves behind Brody’s head.

Since then, Spielberg has included a shooting star, as a lucky charm, in the background of his movies such as Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, Saving Private Ryan and The Adventures of Tintin.

Aside from the shooting star, Steven Spielberg has a few more well-known trademarks: Single parents, sentimentality, scores from John Williams (his long-time collaborator) and characters (mainly aliens) staring closely at something with unrivaled awe.

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Updated on Tuesday, May 13 2014 at 12:38PM EDT
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