The Cutting Edge Film Programme
Although the story expresses its importance for the pacing, the score accompanies it and effectively adds to the fear which builds up when we hear the scarce piece of music,which creates suspense and has the illusion that danger approaching. John Williamswho composed the score uses an alternative pattern of two notes to create the dauntingeffect which makes the audience jump at their feet.
Before we see anything, our ears are chilled by composer John Williams' menacing twonote soundtrack which then builds into that unforgettable frenzy as the unseen shark savages its first victim. Never has a film score so perfectly propelled the action or us tothe edge of our seats.
’ (Martin, B.H. 2012)
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