On 8 September, the top post on The Story Department, Structure: Jaws broke through the 1,000 views barrier.
The simple analysis was posted over a year ago and the numbers only represent visits since we started logging the statistics earlier this year.
Of course I’m proud that we managed to attract this amount of traffic but I’m thrilled to see it’s quality traffic, as the average time on the page is no less than 3mins and 51secs.
In a way, this article really represents what The Story Department is about: story – and learnable techniques to improve your storytelling by focusing on structure.
Jaws is an amazing example of an entertaining movie with a profound Hero’s Journey underneath. I hope my little structural breakdown does it justice.
If you haven’t already, check it out.
Karel Segers wrote his first produced screenplay at age 17. Today he is a story analyst with experience in acquisition, development and production. He has trained students worldwide, and worked with half a dozen Academy Award nominees. Karel speaks more European languages than you have fingers on your left hand, which he is still trying to find a use for in his hometown of Sydney, Australia. The languages, not the fingers.