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  • Rogue One Trailer Breakdown

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    WARNING: Possible SPOILERS for Rogue One.   The trailer opens with an amazing shot of a plateau city on Jedha. We know now, according to the official Databank entry, that Jedha is “a small desert moon frosted by a permanent winter.” Jedha was home to one of the first civilizations to explore the Force and […]

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  • REY: ON THE HERO’S PATH – PART 1

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    NOTE: For a history and breakdown of the Hero’s Journey concept see my prologue article, The Hero’s Path. This examination of Rey’s Journey will mainly follow Christopher Vogler’s outline of the Hero’s Journey—with several of Campbell’s steps mentioned. It will also follow the chronological plot of the film, rather than a strictly linear outline of […]

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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: […]