“The Hero’s Journey in Film” is a labour of love. Spanning 80 years of international film history, it consists of over 90 individual films. These all share the fundamental elements of the mythological hero’s adventure as outlined in Professor Joseph Campbell’s “The Hero With a Thousand Faces” (1949), a seminal work of literature which inspired independent film director George Lucas to create his own mythological saga with the “Star Wars” Trilogy.
Campbell outlines the key sequential elements of the heroic adventures as follows – “A hero ventures forth from the world of common day into a region of supernatural wonder: fabulous forces are there encountered and a decisive victory is won: the hero comes back from this mysterious adventure with the power to bestow boons on his fellow man.” (“The Hero With a Thousand Faces,” 23).
65 years later, the mythological hero’s quest is alive and well in world cinema.
These universal themes transcend time and all cultural barriers. I hope with this film that you find your own answers and as Joseph Campbell was ever fond of saying, “Follow your bliss.”
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‘THE REUNION’ from “WAR HORSE” by John Williams
‘ACROSS THE STARS’ from “STAR WARS: EPISODE II – ATTACK OF THE CLONES” by John Williams
‘MAIN TITLE / LOCUTUS’ from “STAR TREK: FIRST CONTACT” by Jerry Goldsmith
‘THE KEEPER OF THE GRAIL’ from “INDIANA JONES AND THE LAST CRUSADE” by John Williams
‘END CREDITS (RAIDERS’ MARCH) from “INDIANA JONES AND THE LAST CRUSADE” by John Williams
‘SUITE – FORREST GUMP’ from “CAST AWAY: THE FILMS OF ROBERT ZEMECKIS & THE MUSIC OF ALAN SILVESTRI” by Alan Silvestri
‘WONDERS OF THE NEW WORLD’ from “THE ROAD TO EL DORADO” by Hans Zimmer
‘BARBOSSA IS HUNGRY’ by Klaus Badelt from “PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: THE CURSE OF THE BLACK PEARL”
‘END CREDITS – CAST AWAY’ from “CAST AWAY: THE FILMS OF ROBERT ZEMECKIS & THE MUSIC OF ALAN SILVESTRI” by Alan Silvestri
‘ISENGARD UNLEASHED’ from “THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE TWO TOWERS” by Howard Shore
“I’m Starting With The Man In The Mirror I’m Asking Him To Change His Ways And No Message Could Have Been Any Clearer If You Want Make The World A Better Place Take A Look At Yourself, And Then Make A Change”
“I’m not afraid To take a stand Everybody Come take my hand We’ll walk this road together, through the storm Whatever weather, cold or warm Just letting you know that you’re not alone Holler if you feel like you’ve been down the same road”
“Imagine no possessions I wonder if you can No need for greed or hunger A brotherhood of man Imagine all the people Sharing all the world”
6）Bob Marley: Get Up Stand Up
“Get up, stand up, stand up for your right Get up, stand up, don’t give up the fight Get up, stand up. Life is your right So we can’t give up the fight”
Bob Marley在海地巡回演出时，被海地人的生活状态和他们面临的极度贫困而激动，写下此名曲，呼召大家“Get Up Stand Up” ，为更平等的世界而奋斗。领导力总是关于挑战现状并为实现理想而战斗。若你不能激情地倡导一个激动人心的愿景，如何能吸引和保持追随者呢？所以，优秀的领导者总是直面困境，并为追随者设计奋斗的意义和目的。你有什么是不能忍受的吗？现在就发起变革吧！
7）Craig Morgan: Tough
“She’s strong, pushes on, can’t slow her down She can take anything life dishes out There was a time Back before she was mine When I thought I was tough”
“Whether you’re a brother or whether you’re a mother, You’re stayin’ alive, stayin’ alive. Feel the city breakin’ and everybody shakin’, And we’re stayin’ alive, stayin’ alive. Ah, ha, ha, ha, stayin’ alive, stayin’ alive.”
9）Point of Grace: How you live (Turn Up the Music)
Turn up the music Turn it up loud Take a few chances And let it all out Cause you won’t regret it Lookin back from where you have been Cause it’s not who you knew And it’s not what you did It’s how you lived
See the world in green and blue See China right in front of you See the canyons broken by cloud See the tuna fleets clearing the sea out See the Bedouin fires at night See the oil fields at first light And see the bird with a leaf in her mouth After the flood all the colors came out