Jaws Interview 2012: Joe Alves (Mania.com)

By:Robert T. Trate
Date: Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Source: Mania.com

Mania had the great opportunity to see sit down and chat with Joe Alves. Alves served as Production Designer on Jaws, Jaws 2, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, and Escape from New York, to name just a few of his films. In his long history of working in Hollywood, Joe was one of the magic makers that made us all believe in a 25 foot mechanical shark. By that reckoning, Joe is also responsible for keeping us on the beach instead of playing out in the water. Mania was given the great privilege to sit and chat with him about Jaws and working with Steven Spielberg. 

Check out Mania’s interview with Michael Daruty about the restoration of Jaws (here).

Plus, Mania also spoke to the producer of The Shark is Still Working, J. Michael Roddy, whose documentary analyzes the cultural significance of this classic fish story (here).  

Jaws arrives on Blu-ray for the first time August 14th, 2012.