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The hero's journey, as categorized by Campbell, is not the only story told in myths, legends, and tales, but it is a major one, and it did become a self-consciously chosen model for Hollywood filmmakers by the 1980s, with people at Disney outlining their storyboards with the stages of the hero's journey.  The stages of the hero's journey as articulated by Campbell, then, become central to OUR cultural myths, expressed through one of the most influential forms, movies. American Masters: George Lucas - Heroes, Myths & Magic (58:33) Christopher Vogler's Writer's Journey webpage Joseph Campbell Foundation Nice interactive diagram with stages of hero's journey
What are your thoughts on the hero's journey?  What does it illuminate as an organizing principle of narrative?  Leave out?  Are there other models?
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