You can’t train a great white shark – or control global trade

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One of my all-time favorite movies is “Jaws,” an iconic American summer movie about a great white shark that terrorizes a seaside New England resort town. Maybe it’s because I like the musical score, or maybe it’s because I like hearing my last name interspersed throughout the movie (a particularly noteworthy line is “Hooper drives the boat, Chief”), but I can be found watching the movie at least several times each summer. In fact, I like the movie so much that I’ve watched documentaries and read articles about the making of “Jaws.” My husband thought that was a strange and ridiculous waste of time, but I actually learned some very interesting factoids.

To me, the most fascinating revelation is that the movie’s producers – who had a track record of making successful films – initially wanted to use a real great white shark to give this movie authenticity.1 But great white sharks cannot be trained – and no amount of film-making confidence or business acumen could overcome this simple fact. So instead of holding a casting call for great white sharks, the film’s director instead ordered the construction of a fake shark, and the rest is history.

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