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THE HERO’S PATH: Background and Examination of The Hero’s Journey

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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.”

                                                                  —Joseph Campbell, The Hero with a Thousand Faces

NOTE: This article is a precursor to an upcoming three article series examining Rey’s Hero’s Journey in The Force Awakens.

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While writing the original drafts of Star Wars in the early 1970s, George Lucas came across the works of Professor Joseph Campbell. Campbell’s ideas of universal mythical themes found within the stories of every society helped Lucas focus his intention of making a mythological story of good verses evil for the modern world (especially for children) and imbued his screenwriting with themes and characters that would resonate deeply within his audience. Continue reading

The Force Awakens coming to home video – CCC Ep. 039

This Week Michael is Joined by Nathan P. Butler to discuss the upcoming The Force Awakens home video release as well as the many home video releases of the other six Star Wars films over the years.

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Other topics include The new Imperial Assault expansion releases by Fantasy Flight Games and some news coming out of Rogue One filming.

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Bethany Blanton joins us to talk The Force Awakens and The Holidays – CCC Ep. 032

 

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This week we are joined by The Star Wars Report’s very own Bethany Blanton! This episode is packed with fun conversation and analysis as Bethany gives her thoughts on The Force Awakens.

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In this episode Bethany recounts her experience of seeing The Force Awakens for the first time and what her favorite and most interesting parts were. We also discuss what it was like having Star Wars for the holiday season. This is one episode you really shouldn’t miss scoundrels so strap in because we are making our approach at lightspeed!

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Full TFA Review… Part 2 – CCC Ep. 031

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We’re back scoundrels! Finishing up our in depth review of Star Wars The Force Awakens with part 2 of our two part review! This film as just too packed to get into one episode, so if you haven’t already, go back and download episode 30 before diving into this one.

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The Spoils of Star Wars TFA – CCC Ep. 029

Bruce and Michael are back in the Casino and ready to talk about everyone’s new favorite Movie The Force Awakens. Joining them this week is Kevin “The Raider Nerd” Reitzel.

 

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If you haven’t seen the film you might want to save this one in your pod catcher until after you get a chance to see the movie. As our friend Mark likes to say, “Consider that your spoiler warning.”