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Every season is summer for new Hollywood blockbusters

Every season is summer for new Hollywood blockbusters

Forty years ago, Chief Martin Brody, Sam Quint and Matt Hooper took to the waters of Amity Beach in search of the oversized great white shark that had been terrorizing their small beach community in the film "Jaws," celebrating its 40th anniversary this June. Little did director Steven Spielberg know, his mid-budgeted follow-up to his theatrical debut would change not only his career, but film history as well. The smash success of Jaws, earning more than a billion dollars in adjusted gross, recontextualized the summer months from a Hollywood dumping ground into the key release window for big-budget blockbuster films. Frank Baylor, director of the Film Lovers in Carroll...

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