26 Years Ago In TIME

We're still catching our breath from Pearl Harbor and Tomb Raider, and Jurassic Park III is yet to come. But when TIME put Steven Spielberg's JAWS (just named No. 2 on the American Film Institute's list of the 100 best movie thrillers) on its cover in 1975, Hollywood was just discovering the summer action blockbuster:

"Jaws, which opens in 490 theaters this week, is part of a bracing revival of high adventure films and thrillers over the past few months. It is expensive ($8 million), elaborate, technically intricate and wonderfully crafted, a movie whose every shock is a devastating surprise. Like...

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