Swine Flu, Steven Spielberg’s JAWS, and When to Call People Out of the Water: Barack Obama Meet Roy Scheider

It seems to me that, in the midst of the Swine Flu pandemic, Steven Spielberg’s classic 1970s film, Jaws, deserves another look.

In that film, Brody (Roy Scheider) struggles between balancing public safety with the disruption of an economy.

This is exactly Barack Obama’s (and other national leaders) dilemma today. When do you merely offer precautions—and when do you, as it were, call people out of the water and close beaches?

It’s not an uncomplicated question.

About Santi Tafarella

I teach writing and literature at Antelope Valley College in California.
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1 Response to Swine Flu, Steven Spielberg’s JAWS, and When to Call People Out of the Water: Barack Obama Meet Roy Scheider

  1. Iron Cross says:

    Roy Scheider’s final film: IRON CROSS.

    http://ironcrossmovie.wordpress.com/

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