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The Artemis Archetype in Popular Culture

Many female figures in recent fiction, film, and television embody the Artemis archetype, modeled on the Greco-Roman goddess of the hunt. These characters are often identified as heroines and recognized as powerful and progressive pop icons. Some fit the image…

The Western Hero in Film and Television

The Western Hero in Film and Television examines the archetypal hero in the Old West and on the American frontier in visual culture. The book is an in-depth look at mythology within mass media with numerous examples of films and…

Literature and Film as Modern Mythology

Novels and films record and codify the cultural experiences of their people. This book explores the relationship between contemporary literature and film of the past fifty years and the ancient myths of Judeo-Christian, Greek, Celtic, and Eastern origin. Following a…

Finding Joe

The official full length version of FINDING JOE: A story about Joseph Campbell and The Hero’s Journey has been made available via YouTube by the filmmaker, Patrick Solomon. The documentary features Deepak Chopra, Robin Sharma, Rashida Jones, Sir Ken Robinson and Joseph…

China’s Rich Mythology Harvested for Films

Chinese mythology has become an abundant source of inspiration for film productions, and this year is no different. Click here to read more about the specific projects utilizing Chinese myths for their framework.

‘Valley of Gods’ Explores Navajo Mythology

“I’m always interested in ancient societies and mythologies. I’m interested in archetypes. I’m interested in what is the underlying foundation of us humans and the juxtaposition of this with what is offered today and how bastardized versions of the myths…

Finding the Gold Within

In Finding the Gold Within, filmmaker Karina Epperlein follows six young men as they enter their first year of college. Each has personal circumstances to overcome as he works to escape the straitjacket of contemporary stereotypes, and each has participated…

Peter Brook’s The Mahabharata

This video recording of Peter Brook’s stage epic is stunning both in its sweep and its theatrical simplicity. Taking an epic poem–the heart of the Hindu tradition, one chapter of which is the Bhagavad Gita–and dramatizing it in three two-hour…

Star Wars: The Magic of Myth Exhibit

The “Star Wars: The Magic of Myth” exhibition closed at the National Air and Space Museum on January 31, 1999. This online exhibition will remain available for an indefinite period of time. For over 100 years, science fiction stories and…

The Seventh Seal

After a decade of battling in the Crusades, a knight challenges Death to a fateful game of chess. More than forty years after its initial release, Ingmar Bergman’s stunning allegory of man’s apocalyptic search for meaning remains a textbook on…

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