Tagged: The Hero with a Thousand Faces

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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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Campbell and Other Fun Facts About Star Wars

Holly Mosley writes for Contact Music about the Star Wars Saga and a few facts the fans may not know about the films! This list includes 10 exciting facts, one of which talks about the...

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Michael Jackson’s Heroic Journey

Aida Amoako writes for The Atlantic about On the Wall, a new exhibition in London about Michael Jackson. According to Amoako, this exhibition seeks to understand what the superstar and his mythic image meant to the world....

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Where Are All The Heroes?

Dr. Victor Garlock writes for the website Auburn Pub about the place for Heroes in today’s society. Garlock uses Joseph Campbell’s study on Heroes found in his book The Hero With a Thousand Faces to discuss...

Ray Dalio – Sharing His Ultimate Boon

Ray Dalio is the founder, chairman and co-CIO of Bridgewater Associates LP, the world’s largest hedge fund and the fifth most important private company in America. His recently released new book, “Principles: Life and Work”, is already...

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...

Expression Of The Oppressed

In a country where freedom of speech is seriously compromised, artists must find another way to express themselves. This article by The Calvert Journal writes about Russian rapper Oxxxymiron, who “dedicated an entire verse to...

Towards The Light

The Breakfast Club and Pretty in Pink‘s star Molly Ringwald writes for The New York Times about her abilities not only to play characters, but also to write them. Speaking of her new book, When...

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Keanu Reeves on Avenging Heros

Peter Howell interviews  Keanu Reeves for The Star, exploring why audiences are drawn to the vengeful hero archetype. Reeves shares his knowledge of Campbell and what he thinks it does at a subconscious level...