Why We Watch Movies – It All Comes Down To Biology

Joseph Campbell gifted us one global story that was based on thousands of myths and legends and the reason why stories such as ​Star Wars​ are so relatable are because of our universal biology. We have mirror neurons that causes our brains to learn from what we observe without actually having to experience it. By experiencing conflict within a movie, or story, our instincts are triggered and we have a form of catharsis by seeing a varied version of our own truth. Characters need flaws and losses to engage us because that conflict drives us. “Joseph Campbell said mankind needs new myths that transform as our societies and cultures evolve.”

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From Creative Screenwriting on August 26, 2019
Attributed to Pen Densham (Creative Screenwriting)