Spielberg’s Jaws adaptation cut the mafia and sex subplots—and made movie history

For all the variety in summer blockbusters, the category has a few attributes that seem pretty much mandatory whether you’re talking about the latest special-effects extravaganza, a broad comedy, or any other genre of crowd-pleaser. First, there’s a high-concept premise, something easily summarized in a couple of…

That poor shark finally gets to be the hero in this 8-bit Jaws remake

It’s amazing what a change of perspective will do. Simply by virtue of looking at certain events from a new angle, heroes can become villains and vice versa. Take Steven Spielberg’s 1975 blockbuster Jaws, for example. The standard take on this story is that it’s about a merciless shark who terrorizes a New England…