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William Orem is a Senior Writer-in-Residence at Emerson College. He lives outside Boston with his wife Lauren and his cat Bad Hat Harry. More can be found at his website: williamorem.com.
Forty years after Jaws, why the very first blockbuster should be considered art—and how it helped one man to survive.