Author Archives: Fogelfoot

July 2: So long, Ben Gardner

Things happen fast on Amity Island. What else is there to do but get drunk and fool around? Shortly after Chrissie’s partially denuded remains are found, Brody has Polly print up “Beaches Closed” signs, there is a town meeting at … Continue reading

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“Herbie, Mate, Please make me laugh”

The All That Jaws land vehicle recently ran over an already-run-over skunk in the pleasant Atwater Village section of Los Angeles, and we couldn’t help but think of a certain Boatswain’s Mate, a baseball player from Cleveland named Herbie. The … Continue reading

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Shark coughs up Obama’s birth certificate

“Call Dave Axelrod in New York,” says Amity newspaper editor Meadows to his windswept assistant. “Tell him he owes me a favor.” Born in New York, Dave Axelrod later moved west to attend the University of Chicago. He stayed in … Continue reading

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“Unfriendly Waters” at Taix

This is the song Phil Ochs would have sung had he been cast as Matt Hooper. Continue reading

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“I just died in the book”

Matt Hooper resurfaces at the end of the movie “Jaws,” having hidden in some underwater shrubbery when his anti-shark cage said goodbye and farewell. But in the book, Hooper had to die

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Drinking to our appendices: appendix

“He was looking at his appendix scar,” Jaws screenwriter Carl Gottlieb recently told us.

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"The Shark Is Still Working": Wealth of "Jaws" facts, Kintner boy spill out on the "doc"

[The following article first appeared on Mavervorl Media. Today is June 29, 64 years after Quint said the U.S.S. Indianapolis delivered the atomic bomb to the island of Tinian. He got the date wrong, but The Shark Is Still Working … Continue reading

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Brody Knew

After nearly two years at sea, we’ve recorded a series of demos in advance of a theatrical run of All That Jaws in Los Angeles. We’re indebted to Erik “Great Whitis” Petraitis for his engineering services and the Bellflower Music … Continue reading

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The Audacity of Hoop

Some time during this next administration, you will see All That Jaws at a theatre near you. If you are a fan of Jaws the book, you know that Hooper was indeed audacious.

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Frank Mundus will never put on a lifejacket again

Shark fisherman Frank Mundus, who said that his exploits inspired Peter Benchley’s Quint character, died of a heart attack last week in Honolulu.

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