August 25, 1975 Gscilon D Thi Dslly Ter Hssl 11 Jaws9 n r- iinn- n , f .. 4.. 5 SieniftcantK; r- r " . n 1 J L)dLruT! . a iim Th n u y ldentlfies the essentially masculine nature of the n ks role as nrnf Wpriatc. Further, the shark, somewhere strike The attac k aestr?y- The camera follows shark-eyes looming to wlrmine to the n f T1 shark whines high-pitched and adenoidal- le cnthe tJ SUrface of the forms an frontier h ween the iSt unseen between civilization and wilderness, iZl?" Wear all monsters again. I am the shark and f mJ Py: For not only do the jaws strike at solitary swimmers, ommuniw Th. f l'- the verV sympathies that collectively are a ?c nhX J h 18 a reneSade-he screams Geronimo's scream; and his phallus-body snaps taut with the taste of society itself. My research continued in an unsystematic fashion; the questions did not come fully into focus until several weeks ago when I happened to read Erica Jong s novel fearof flying. It was very stupid not to have done so earlier; some thought would have suggested that cultural phenomena of such popularity .occunng simultaneously might have similar elements of appeal-elements which amplify and illuminate each other. Indeed Jaws and Fear oj Flying are complementary objets d'art; the masculine charisma ol Javs is reinforced by Jong's feminine narrative. Their fundamental metaphors are identical. The shark's relationship to his victims is distinctly oral. Similarly, Erica Jong licks and sniffs her way down the corridors of human sexuality, assailing her readers with taste and olfactory perceptions that are obviously obsessive, if not altogether bizarre. Most important. Jaws and Fear of Flying share the same aesthetic. The theory of the Unzippered Fuck, an idea Jong's heroine expounds at the beginning of the novel and which continues throughout, contends that ideal sexual encounters are ignorant and random. Knowledge forces us back to those complexities of personality from which we have worked so hard to escape. Premeditation, besides assuming a degree of familiarity, makes us conscious of zippers, brassieres, and such. Immediacy gives way to reflection, sometimes to desperation, and we are left to ourselves instead of the impulse. In Jaws the Unzippered Fuck is an Unlicensed Feast. The orgasms this time are in the audience. We thrill at Jaws in an elaborate masochistic swoon. The animus sympathises with the shark's aggression; the anima received its attack as bestial courtship. There exists a Dracula fascination: The same hypnosis, the same rape at mealtime. Victims tread water, dismembered below the surface of the mind. Jaws is certainly lurid. To say that it is pornographic would be an exaggeration; more accurately the film is perversely sensual. Consider finally these lines from H.P. Lovecraft's necropheliac poem -Psychopompos"; this passage's first-person portrayal of demonic sexuality evokes the visual portrayal of a shark attack in Jaws: I am he who walks in the night, I am he who walks in the snow; I am he who has never seen light, I am he who mounts from below. Jaws is compelling cinema not only for its adventure in physical danger, but for its sexual charades as well charades that capitalize on the willingness to fantasize in an unsettled summer. Jaws would not be the same movie if Fear of Flying had never been written. But that possibility raises questions of critical method too tiresome to discuss in August. Each of us finds our mirror-image sometimes deadly, always alien, most of the time outlandish to the eye. Erica Jong is no exception; this year she and a Great White Shark are America's yin-yang pin-ups. Alternative cinema Weekend Events Scenes From a Marriage Aug. 27-Sept 7 Middle of the World Sept 12-13 Love and Anarchy 19-20. Lancelot of the Lake 23-27 Arthur Ruben siein Love of Life Oct. 3-4 The White Dawn 10-11 Don't Cry With Your Mouth Full 17-18 Lulu the Tool 24-25 Just Before Night Fall 31 -Nov. 1 Donkey Skin Nov. 7-8 The Invitation 14-15 Sonchino Sugata 21-22 Blow For Blow Dec. 5-6 Thrillers Shadow of a Doubt Sept 9 Cat and Canary 18 And Then There Were None 23 The Spiral Staircase 30 Lady From Shanghai Oct. 7 Dial M For Murder 14 My Cousin Rachel 21 Experiment in Terror Nov. 4 Blood and Roses 11 Wait Until Dark 18 Targets Dec. 2 Musicals Follow the Fleet Sept. 11 The Ziegfield Follies 18 The Pirate 25 Easter Parade Oct. 2 The Band Wagon 9 Gentlemen Prefer Blondes 18 Seven Brides For Seven Brothers 23 A Star Is Born Nov. 6 Les Girls 13 Gigl 20 The Unsinkable Molly Brown Dec. 4 Use ; DTH Classifieds ' They Get RESULTS Entering our fourth year of operation, Town Hall wi 1 1 p resent "art evef-i mp r ovi n g ' lineup "of regio rial bands Dlavina a diversified selection of commercial music and an sophisticated blend of original coming attractions: increasingly music. 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