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Steven Spielberg Made A Different Suspense Thriller Masterpiece Before Jaws

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In a DVD bonus feature on the 30th-anniversary edition of his 1975 horror masterpiece Jaws, director Steven Spielberg compared the movie to his debut feature Duel, a made-for-TV suspense thriller about a driver being pursued by a mysterious truck. Spielberg noted that both Jaws and Duel are about “leviathans targeting everymen.”

Indeed, both Jaws and Duel center around relatable everymen who are chased by a relentless monster. While the monster in each movie is very different in Jaws, it’s a shark, and in Duel, it’s a tractor-trailer the same craft, precision, and Spielbergian tension can be seen in both.

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