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Note Tag The Hero's Journey

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 character to be mythic in his…

A Hero’s Journey Through Depression

Leah Schnelbach writes for the website Tor about the heroic journey in Ursula Le Guin’s book, The Farthest Shore. According to Schnelbach, Le Guin’s book talks about depression in a true and reassuring way, engaging the reader while also depicting the condition…

The Journey of the Entrepreneur

Aytekin Tank writes for Tech In Asia about start-ups, and how their stories also follow the Hero’s Journey. Tank evokes Joseph Campbell’s teaching and lays out a condensed version of the Hero’s Journey to explain the initial challenges and further hurtles…

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 Phantom Menace, Persall talks about the…

Joseph Campbell and Buddha

Kurt Spellmeyer writes for Tricycle Magazine about Buddha and the history behind his wisdom. Spellmeyer talks about how much the dharma’s journey helped Joseph Campbell outline the structure he later refined in his many books, the Hero’s Journey. It’s no accident that…

The Lego Movie’s Journey

Will Jones writes for the website Big Shiny Robot about The Lego Movie and how it follows Joseph Campbell’s Hero Journey’s structure. The article explains the structure created by the mythologist and how it applies to various famous movies, amongst which…

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. The mythologist Joseph Campbell’s A Hero…

A Very Mythical New Hero

Tim Midura interviews comics and TV writer Joe Casey for the website The Outhousers. Midura asks Casey about his new story, MCMLXXV, a genre-blender set in New York City featuring Pamela Evans as the Hero. According to the writer, Pamela is…

Artist Lance Whitner Follows Her Bliss!

Audrey Dwyer writes for the Steamboat Pilot & Today about artist Lance Whitner’s latest art project. Whitner’s piece is called The Artistry of Life: Painting & Yoga and it takes inspiration from Joseph Campbell’s book, The Power of Myth. She was intrigued by the uniqueness…

From Empty Success to Bliss

Richard Randall writes for the Central Penn Business Journal about how he left his fears behind and followed his Bliss. Randall explains that though he had achieved what some would consider professional success, he was not happy. By getting in…

Creating New Journeys

Michal Bohanes writes for Forbes about Tom Savage, an entrepreneur who’s started various businesses, but doesn’t want to be a CEO. Savage understands that being a founder is not the same thing as running a company, and that his talents are…

A New Journey Every Night

Adam Clair writes for the website Whyy about the improv group Thank You, Places and their ever-changing musical number! According to her, the group creates a different musical act every single night in front of their audience. It’s all improvised, but they…

The Hero Fights

Michael Blaustein writes for the New York Post about Israel Adesanya, the UFC fighter. The Nigeria-born New Zealander is a newcomer to the league, and is getting all of the attention. Adesanya is often compared to Aang, the main character in The…

The Modern Myth of Rock & Roll

Wayne Wise writes for the Pittsburg Post-Gazette about Steven Hyden’s new book, Twilight of the Gods: A Journey to the End of Classic Rock. Hyden uses Joseph Campbell’s the Hero’s Journey structure to tell the story of rock stars, the ones…

Heroic Brands

Nadia Cameron writes for the website CMO about how brands can market themselves following the Hero’s Journey. According to the author, businesses need to treat each costumer as a hero, going on their individual journey, as explained by Joseph Campbell.…

Tony Hawk, An Underground Hero

Ray Porreca writes for Destructoid about Tony Hawk Underground, the new video game by the pro-skater. According to the article, the game tells the story of an underdog that struggles to find his place in the skater world, ultimately achieving…

Five Takes on Story Structure

Nick Douglas writes for the Life Hacker website about storytelling and the various ways writers have found to structure their work. The article covers the strategies from five authors, and, evidently, Joseph Campbell is included in that list. Douglas goes…

Dan Harmon and Joseph Campbell

Dan Harmon is an American writer, show-runner, actor and voice-actor from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He is mostly known for his two highly successful shows, the NBC sitcom Community and the Adult Swim animated series Rick and Morty. He is admired by many,…

Aragorn Returns?

Andrew Roberts writes for the website Uproxx about the possibility of a new HBO series based on Lord of the Rings saga. The speculations seem to point that the new show will be centered around a young Aragorn, and follow…

Oregon Play Follows Hero’s Journey

This article written for the Herald News discusses SEX! a.k.a. Wieners and Boobs, a cutting-edge play at the Linkville Playhouse, a performing arts theater in Klamath Falls, Oregon. The story follows a gang of hookers and gigolos being chased by an…

The Hero’s Journey at the Los Angeles LGBT Center

Written by the Broadway World News Desk, this article invites the reader to Hoodwinked, an original play created for the 2018 Hollywood Fringe Festival. The play examines what it means to join and participate in a cult. The cast and crew have…

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…

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