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    Watch: 5 Master Editing Techniques That Appear in Everything From 'Psycho' to 'Hugo'

    Many casual cinema-goers can name their favorite actors, actresses or directors, but not many outside of the industry have a favorite editor. I've often wondered why editors don't seem to get as much credit for the success of a film the same way that directors do. They are, after all responsible for...

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    'Jaws' Turns 38 With A Great 'Filmumentary'

    One part DVD commentary, one part behind the scenes featurette, one part deleted scenes, one part trivia, one part criticism, and three parts awesomeness.

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    'Jaws' Selected As Best Steven Spielberg Film In Criticwire Poll

    What do a shark, an archaeologist and a bunch of aliens have in common? They all feature prominently in the films that the members of our Criticwire network have selected as among Steven Spielberg's best.

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    Raised in Fear: Horror Films as Schoolyard Lore

    All I really need to know about fear I learned in elementary school.

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    Weekend Reel Reads: Modern Nostalgia and Acceptable Objectification

    Reel Reads is a regular feature that gathers lengthier stories related to the world of film criticism you may have missed during the week. If there's anything you think would be ideal for future installments, please let us know at critic@indiewire.com.

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    Just When You Thought It Was Safe To Go Back in the Water, Celebrate July 4th With Vintage 'Jaws' Reviews

    How did critics react to the all-time classic blockbuster when it first opened in 1975? Let's find out.

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    Weekend Reel Reads: The Origins of Aliens, Drivers and One Scary Shark

    This week's octet of stories from around the web deals almost primarily with the beginning. In some cases, it's the genesis of a franchise, but in others, it's the spark that leads to a celebrated life in film.

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    Weekend Reel Reads: Selections from the Critics You Should Know

    This week's selection of weekend reading comes from the results of last week's Critics Deserving of Wider Recognition survey. Topics include "Jaws," "Serenity," filmmaker teachers and a very funny plot pastiche.

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    AARON ARADILLAS: JAWS: the film and the director that changed everything

    It is often said that Steven Spielberg’s Jaws, his excitingly directed adaptation of Peter Benchley’s disposable beach read about a summer community being terrorized by a great white shark, ushered in what we now know as the modern blockbuster. It, along with George Lucas’ Star Wars, brought about w...

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