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Ron Howard and Solo’s Journey

Rick Bentley writes for The Star about Ron Howard’s new film, Solo: A Star Wars Story. Bentley gives voice to Howard to explain his process and how he approached such a challenging film, heavy with expectations from fans and executives.…

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 the 2018 Cannes Film Festival, explaining…

Campbell At The Library

The Wilmington Public Library has a featured article on the Wicked Local Wilmington to promote its various programs and events! One of them is a talk with Rick Salemi about the search for a new job, and how Joseph Campbell’s The Hero’s…

The Journey in World of Warcraft

Mike Fahey writes to the website Kotaku about World of Warcraft, and why you should play it in 2018. Fahey explains that the game, created in 2004, has over a decade of lore and story to be explored, making this older…

Real-life Heroes

Michael Marshall writes for The Crozet Gazette about a ceremonial dinner thrown for the Western Albemarle Rescue Squad. The one hundred active volunteers were celebrated, received prizes and their best and most courageous moments were highlighted. Joseph Campbell has described heroes as”(…)someone giving…

Pete Holmes and his Mythical Home

Sopan Deb writes for The New York Times about Pete Holmes’ apartment. The actor and comedian shows to be a big fan of Joseph Campbell, by putting a picture of the mythologist up on his wall! There are several other works…

Joseph Campbell and The Grateful Dead

Bob Weir and Mickey Hart, both members of the band The Grateful Dead, were Campbell’s fans first, and invited him for dinner. After that, it didn’t take long for the mythologist to attend a concert and admire the band just…

Campbell on Spotify

Spotify offers 592 short lectures given by the amazing American scholar Joseph Campbell! An extensive collection of lectures on art, literature, philosophy, psychology, and anthropology, ready to be heard anywhere. Don’t miss out on Spotify’s amazing Joseph Campbell compilation.

Ayad Akhtar – Our Society of Money

Bill Moyers writes for Moyers and Company about Ayad Akhtar and his new play, “Junk”. The play speaks on the value of finances in our society, and Moyers brings up some of Joseph Campbell’s ideas on our relationship with money…

Tiger Woods, the Myth

Max Adler writes for Golf Digest about Tiger Wood’s journey, from his rise to fame to his divorce, multiple scandals and a possible full-circle return. Following Joseph Campbell’s The Hero’s Journey structure, Adler analyses and breaks down Tiger’s life, the…

Brendan Gill on Campbell

Joan Konner, Huston Smith, Roy Finch, Carol Wallace Orr and Roberta H. Markman write for the website NY Books about Brendan Gill’s thoughts on Joseph Campbell. Put in question is one of Joseph Campbell’s most famous quotes, “Follow Your Bliss”, and…

Lara Croft – New and Improved

Robert Ito writes for The New York Times about the new “Lara Croft: Tomb Raider” movie. Geneva Robertson-Dworet, co-writer, speaks on the choices made to transform  Croft into a more current and feminist character. By following the structure on Campbell’s The…

Julian Forrest and his Hallucinatory Paradise

Stephan Boissonnault writes for Vue Weekly about magical realism painter Julian Forrest. The artist speaks on his creative process, which includes studying historical public collections, other various visual artists and, of course, Joseph Campbell’s The Hero’s Journey. To know more about Forrest,…

Heroic Men – The Path to Non-Toxic Masculinity

Anthony Simeone writes for the Good Men Project about toxic masculinity, and how Joseph Campbell’s teachings can help cure it. Simeone explains how children’s upbringing and societal demands on young men can create toxic people. He further dwells into the importance…

Blake Berglund: Archetypes in Country Music

Blake Berglund, country singer/songwriter, released “Realms”, a Joseph Campbell influenced album, in 2017 but articles about him haven’t stopped popping up! Berglund believes in his audience’s intelligence, and isn’t willing to leave his Campbell influences to please the mainstream media.…

Sylvester Stallone and the Galaxy

Samuel Brace writes for the website Flickering Myth about Sylvester Stallone and his role on Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2. Influenced by Joseph Campbell’s A Hero With a Thousand Faces, Stallone speaks on different generation’s heroes and myths, happy to…

Black Panther: Hero and Science

In this article for Southern California Public Radio, Adam Frank talks about the film “Black Panther”, and the often found pairing of Heroes and technology. According to Joseph Campbell, a Hero may often possess a superhuman ability, which helps them aid…

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 a New York Times best seller.…

Hero In A Box

When Joseph Campbell first envisioned the Hero’s Journey, it was as the result of wide and deep research on myths from all over the globe. Every steps and archetypes were packed with meaning and thought. The Mono-myth became a guide,…

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 favorite films. A great resource for…

Trump’s Journey

As a producer of PBS’s The Power of Myth, Joan Konner experienced Joseph Campbell’s teachings from up close and many years later, his influence is still clear on her writing. In this inciting article, Konner, now Dean Emerita at Columbia College,  talks about…

A Quick Look

This video by Ministry Of Cinema, a YouTube channel that creates video essays on important figures, highlights Campbell’s teachings and its connections to cinema and storytelling as a whole. It seems as new forms of media and content distribution develop. Joseph…

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