Tagged: George Lucas

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Luke, a Modern Odysseus

Steve Persall writes for the Center for Story and Symbol about the Star Wars saga and Luke Skywalker, a mythical character that resonates with us all. Not long before the premiere of Star Wars Episode 1: The...

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A Mythical Saga

Colin Marshall writes for Open Culture about the Star Wars saga, its’ critics and the importance of the mythic journey. The article explain that though some may say that the films fall into cliches...

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Profile: George Lucas

PBS SoCal published a profile on George Lucas, writer and director of the Star Wars Saga. Amongst his many influences is the mythologist Joseph Campbell. His work, including the books The Hero of a...

Are You Monomythic?

Craig Batty, senior lecturer in screenwriting at RMIT University, writes about Joseph Campbell’s work (The Hero of a Thousand Faces and The Hero’s Journey) and how it influences the storytelling in some of people’s...

A Forceful Influence

In this article for San Francisco Magazine, Andrew Nelson talks about how Joseph Campbell and his work have inspired many around the world, making him a hero, a guru and a… master Jedi? That’s how...

Lucas Pays Tribute to Campbell

With the recent establishment of Joseph Campbell Endowed Chair of Cinema Ethics at the USC School of Cinematic Arts, George Lucas has yet again praised Joseph Campbell for the inspiration he gave to the...

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USC Joseph Campbell Endowed Chair

In current events, the Joseph Campbell Endowed Chair at the USC School of Cinematic Arts has been given to Ted Braun, an associate professor in the John Wells Division of Writing for Screen and...

Creating the Star Wars Mythos

In this piece, Indie Film Hustle elaborates more on the influence Campbell played in the creation of the Star Wars mythos. If not for Joseph Campbell’s Hero’s Journey, the world would likely have missed...

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Campbell… and Campbell’s Soup?

In wake of the new Star Wars franchise, a plethora of merchandise is being released on a global level. In this line of Star Wars themed merchandise is… Star Wars themed Campbell’s soup. The...

Two Heroes Meet

In this 2 part article by Lucas Seastrom for Starwars.com, we learn how George Lucas, creator of the Star Wars Saga, met his own personal hero, Joseph Campbell. When looking outwards, to a galaxy...