“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
‘EPTESICUS’ from “BATMAN BEGINS” by Hans Zimmer