Label: Polydor - MR 1532 • Format: Vinyl LP, Compilation • Country: Japan • Genre: Stage & Screen • Style: Score
Init was ranked No. John Williams composed the film's score, which earned him an Academy Awardhis second win and first for Original Score,  and was later ranked the sixth greatest score by the American Film Institute. Williams described the theme as "grinding away at you, just as a shark would do, instinctual, relentless, unstoppable.
When asked by Johnson why the melody was written in such a high register and not played by the more appropriate French horn, Williams responded that he wanted it to sound "a little more threatening". As Williams saw similarities between Jaws and pirate movies, at other points in the score he evoked "pirate music", which he called "primal, but fun and entertaining". The primal opening notes are developed from the opening foreboding tone of Ravel's La Valse.
There are various interpretations of the meaning and effectiveness of the primary music theme, which is widely described as one of the most recognizable cinematic themes of all time. He further argues that the score's strongest motif is actually "the split, the rupture"—when it dramatically cuts off, as after Chrissie's death. Spielberg later said that without Williams's score the film would have been only half as successful, and according to Williams it jumpstarted his career.
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