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'Jaws' music silences long-winded Oscar winners

Academy Award winners who went on a little too long in their acceptance speeches Sunday night received an ominous warning from the orchestra at the Dolby Theater — the theme music from "Jaws" started playing.

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Anyone familiar with movies should recognize the music, by composer John Williams, used to signal a coming shark attack in Steven Spielberg's 1975 classic about a very hungry great white. The haunting bass tones struck us as a little jarring compared to the gentle string orchestras usually used to urge people to leave the stage.

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The music was used Sunday when "Life of Pi" won the Oscar for best visual effects and again when "Searching for Sugar Man" won for best documentary feature. Actress Nicole Kidman was even caught on camera mouthing "poor thing" to her husband Keith Urban as the music got louder to drown out winning "Sugar Man" director Malik Bendjelloul as he rambled on.

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