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From Audio: #456: The Power of Myth — The Hero’s Adventure with Joseph Campbell and Bill Moyers

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they is making any heroic myth at all for us. Do movies do this? The movies create here? I don't know, Uh, my experience of movies, I mean the significant experience. I had a movies just when I was a boy and they were all really movies that we're talking is there were black and white movies and I had a hero figure who meant something to me, And he served as a kind of model for myself in my in my physical character, and that was Douglas Fairbanks. I wanted to be a synthesis of Douglas Fairbanks and Leonardo da Vinci. That was my idea. But those were models were roles that came to me. Oh, does a movie like Star Wars fill some of that need for the spiritual adventure? For that, he wrote more perfect that does the cycle perfectly. It's not simple morality play. It has to do with the powers of life and their inflection through the action of man. One of the wonderful things I think about this adventure into space is that the narrator, the artist, the one thinking of the story is in the field that is not covered by our own knowledge is, you know, there was much of the adventure in the old stories is where they go into regions that no one's been in before. Well, we've now conquered the planet, so there are no empty spaces for the imagination to go forth and fight its own war, you know, with powers. And that was the first thing I felt there. There's a whole new realm for the imagination to open out and live its forms. Do you, when you look at something like Star Wars, recognize some of the themes of the hero throughout mythology. Well, I think that George Lucas was using standard mythological figures. Theo, old man as the adviser. Well, specifically, what he made me think of is the Japanese sword master. Remember, Jed, I can feel the force flowing through him. I've done some of those people, and this man hasn't been there. Their character. Well, there's something mythological too. Isn't there in the sense that the hero is helped by this
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