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Jaws Fandoms

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As one of the most successful films of all time, it's no surprise that Jaws has inspired legions of devoted fans. Three decades after its release, hundreds of fans gathered in Martha's Vineyard for "Jawsfest" in 2005. They heard panel discussions, went on tours of filming locations, and generally geeked out together over Jaws.

Ten years later, a symposium commemorating Jaws' 40th anniversary was held in June 2015 in England (source). And lest we forget, Jaws inspired a frenzy of interest in sharks generally. If it weren't for Jaws, we probably wouldn't have Shark Week. Or Jersey Shore Shark Attack. Or Sharknado. We can't even.

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