This is it, folks. The big time.
I’ve been featured on The Daily Jaws. You can read the whole article there, but here’s my basic pitch: Matt Hooper goes on an ultimate hero’s journey throughout Jaws (the movie, not the book). Take a sneak peek here before you click the link:
There’s the arrogant old sailor, a salted relic struggling to right the wrongs done to his comrades decades before. There’s the terrified new chief, a green aquaphobe trying to defend the island he’s only just started to call home. And then there’s Matt Hooper, the young, raw oceanographer, a shark-loving underdog who proves himself to have the least expected hero’s journey in the film. In a story full of tension, emotion, and well-delivered tales of torpedoed ships, Hooper rolls in with the full and unanticipated monomyth.
You can read the full, unadulterated essay here at the Daily Jaws!