Jon Stewart Takes a Page from 'Jaws' for His Directorial Debut 'Rosewater'

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For his directorial debut, Rosewater, Jon Stewart tells the true story of an Iranian journalist placed under arrest--and then beaten and kept in isolation--for his political dissidence.

"No torture porn here," Stewart tells Rolling Stone of his film. "don't want to sound flippant by saying this, but I wanted the violence in the film to be like the shark in Jaws. You constantly felt its presence, it loomed malevolently, and when it does appear, you really feel the effect of it that much more. It was a conscious choice, in terms of letting the audience feel the discomfort and manipulation this man went through."

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