Celebrate the 40th Anniversary of Jaws by Taking a Bite out of These Movie Secrets

Can we get an alternating, ominous E and F note, please? Because we’re about to head into open water to visit one of the ocean’s greatest stars.

Jaws and its monstrous shark turned 40 this month. Considered to be one of the first summer blockbusters and the mother of Shark Week, Steven Spielberg’s thriller has been dissected more thoroughly than Hooper’s tiger shark, but the film still manages to surprise.

To commemorate Jaws’ four decades of fear, here are 10 movie secrets from the set that even the biggest Bruce-heads may not know.

Just in Time for Shark Week, We've Ranked Every Pop-Culture Shark

Sunday was the beginning of Shark Week on the Discovery Channel, an annual celebration of the awesome might of these elegant creatures of the sea.

But while Shark Week focuses largely on real sharks (well, real-ish) we wanted to commemorate the sharks that we enjoy the other 51 weeks of the year – the friendly and fearsome sharks that fill up our popular culture. Which pop-culture shark is best? And, just as crucially, which pop-culture shark is worst?

Jaws Theme Cuts Off Chatty Oscar Winners

The message to Oscar winners on Sunday night? If you go over the allotted time, prepare for a shark attack.

The terrifying theme from Jaws greeted winners who took too long during their acceptance speech.

Life of Pi was the first movie to experience the infamous “da dum, da dum, da dum” notes when it nabbed the Academy Award for Best Visual Effects.