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Star Wars and The Hero With a Thousand Faces

“It’s no secret that Star Wars director George Lucas was profoundly influenced by comparative mythologist and literature professor Joseph Campbell and his seminal work The Hero With A Thousand Faces (1949). In case you don’t know what that book contains,...

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‘The Mandalorian’ Has Many Talking Campbell

Disney’s new Star Wars series, The Mandalorian, has many analyzing the show and bringing up one of Star Wars creator George Lucas’s key sources in creating the original films — Joseph Campbell. Jon Favreau,...

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Ad Astra and the Flawed Hero

In a post for Asia One, James Mottram gives insight into the creation of James Grays’ newest film, Ad Astra, and how Gray drew from Campbell’s Hero with a Thousand Faces. He wanted his...

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Heroines Today, a Mythical Discussion

Princess Weekes writes for The Mary Sue about the 2018 Feminist Mash Up, an event about the feminine in comics and super-hero movies. Weekes promotes the night of movie-watching and theory-discussing with enthusiasm, comparing it...

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Hugh Jackman Reads Campbell!

Gill Pringle writes for the Independent about Hugh Jackman in the robot-boxing movie Real Steel. Jackman tells Pringle about how he and his son enjoyed the script, and how the athletic side of the...

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Christopher Nolan – Batman’s Journey

Christopher Nolan, famous English director, screenwriter and producer, is the great mind behind the latest Dark Night trilogy. He also seems to be a big Joseph Campbell fan! The filmmaker made a comment at...

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Life is an Endless Learning Experience

Colin Covert writes for the Star Tribune about Michael Bay’s Benghazi film, 13 hours. A quote from Campbell’s The Power of Myth found its way into the film. The majority of the movie consists of combat and...