In "Jaws," the shark was most riveting and terrifying as an invisible presence. When it began popping out of the water and chomping boats, it became literal, mechanical and ludicrous.
In The Little Prince, the little prince was so exasperated by the pilot's feeble serial attempts at drawing a sheep that the pilot finally drew a box with air holes, declaring that the sheep was inside. The little prince declared it perfect.
Just so, what a letdown to discover with Ann Althouse that, re: "Deep Throat"/ Mark Felt, "The hidden identity was fascinating, the actual identity quite boring."