The Hero’s Journey

The Hero's Journey

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For those of you interested in the lecture I'm offering on May 2nd at Cinemantrix, here is what I intend to talk about:

In his book "The Hero with a Thousand Faces", Joseph Campbell brings together myths from around the world and describes a sequence of story-telling events, found in many cultures, which he calls the Hero's Journey. This is a helpful tool for story-tellers of all kinds--writers, directors, actors--and so we're going to explore the Journey, and I will speak from experience about how Campbell's ideas affected film projects that I've worked on as a writer and/or director. This includes "Willow," when George Lucas introduced Mr Campbell to me and Ron Howard; our screenplay and movie were greatly influenced by that meeting.

The Hero's Journey takes a protagonist on an adventure of transformation. And I believe that each of us is similarly transform when we create something artistic. This is more of an inside job: something changes inside us, and the Hero's Journey mirrors this.

This will be the heart of the talk I'm giving. How both the story and the story-teller travel together on the heroic adventure of transformation that happens in everything we create.

See you there, my friends.
Bob Dolman

Bob's kvällskurs The Hero's Journey!

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