The first in a new series about classic filmmaking and filmmakersWith a new introduction and afterword, the only book on the making of Steven Spielberg's classic film, backed by new raves from Pauline Kael, Peter Biskind, Bryan Singer, and Rob Reiner, among others! This compelling insider's story of how the famous director, at age 26, made the movie that made film history is revived to coincide with Universal Pictures 25th Anniversary DVD Collector's Edition launch. Hired by Spielberg as a screenwriter to work with him on the set, Gottlieb chronicled the extraordinary year-long adventure of how Benchley's #1 bestselling novel was transformed into the movie that won three Oscars® and became the highest grossing film of that time. First published in 1975, The Jaws Log generated 17 printings and sold over 2 million copies. This new edition includes a photo section, a new introduction by Benchley and a lengthy author's afterword with updates on the people and events involved in the film.