Posts Tagged ‘the hero’s journey’

Well, word is that John Carter (of Mars) isn’t going to do so well – certainly not enough to make back its budget, or merit any sequels. This is kind of a shame, because I think it was pretty much a lot of fun, but at least now I can talk about what I think was a kind of a glaring problem with the story that I’d have felt guilty talking about before.
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Done, done, and done.  I don’t know why I’m writing about Campbell now, particularly, except that his name, or the filthy story-telling laws that have become his legacy, have cropped up in a few different locations over the last few weeks, and I think it’s about time that “The Heroes Journey” becomes the quaint, antiquated notion of a plot engine that it was always destined to be.

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