Benchley | Shark Painting


Feared and loved – The Great White Shark

Daah dun, daah dun, daah dun, dun dun, dun dun, dun dun. On June 20, 1975, Steven Spielberg’s Jaws—the original summer blockbuster—arrived in theaters and scared moviegoers out of the water. The book was originally written by Peter Benchley. Hence the name.


Benchley himself can be seen in a cameo in the film as the news reporter who addresses the camera on the beach. Benchley had previously worked as a news reporter for The Washington Post before penning Jaws.

Steven Spielberg also makes a cameo in the movie: His voice is the Amity Island dispatcher who calls Quint’s boat, the Orca, with Sheriff Brody’s wife on the line.

Tracey Keller Original
Benchley | Shark Painting
Acrylic and Resin on Canvas
90cm x 120cm

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