The Hero's Journey: The World of Joseph Campbell
One of the greatest storytellers of our time, and arguably the greatest mythologist, Joseph Campbell spent most of his long, rich career explaining how ancient myths like the Hero’s Journey are relevant to modern life. In understanding the importance of myth as a vital, vibrant source of "mankind’s one great story," Campbell inspired others to embark on a quest for the meaning of myth in their own lives. This biographical portrait, filmed shortly before his death in 1987, follows Campbell’s personal quest—a pathless journey of questioning, discovery, and ultimately of delight and joy in a life to which he said, "Yes."
- Stars:Peter Donat, Joseph Campbell, Richard Adams, James Hillman, George Lucas, Jean Erdman,
- Director:Janelle Balnicke, David Kennard,
- Writer:Janelle Balnicke, Phil Cousineau, William Free
Joseph Campbell discusses the nature of the hero in mythology. . You can read more in Google, Youtube, Wiki
The Hero's Journey: The World of Joseph Campbell torrent reviews
(gb) wrote: Occasionally surpasses the gritty fear factor of its predecessor. It's the same premise in a different environment, and I think it was pulled off as well as it could have been. A pleasant surprise for a revenge flick sequel.
(us) wrote: A romantic drama film that shows the different manifestations of love, though the movie has a contrived story at some points.
(us) wrote: Father of My Children fails because of it can't connect to the audience. The plot is unbelievable and there is no mourning in order for anybody to understand the feelings of the main characters. There are some side plots that go absolutely nowhere. The first half hour is very interesting and well done but everything after that is slowly downhill.
(ru) wrote: This was terrible and absolutely unwatchable even under the best of circumstances.
(gb) wrote: The first one was atleast 100 times better this movie is trulie awful
(ca) wrote: Very powerful, difference of culture may make it difficult to follow for some.
(de) wrote: My #1 movie of all time.... it know it is a pretty obscure one. "I'm Your huckleberry..."
(br) wrote: Super creepy abduction tale based on an alleged true story. I remember being horrified as a child seeing this film, almost as eerie decades later. Story is iffy but this filmed greatly profited off the assumption of its truthfulness. That alone should be enough to entertain.
(gb) wrote: Infamous for its troubled production and featuring Sam Raimi as director and the always-magnificent Bruce Campbell, Crimewave was definitely worth a viewing.I wouldn't say that Crimewave was a good film because it had a difficult production, a lot of ambition and severe studio interference which clearly contributed to the downfall of its quality by piling up. It was not a perfect film from the start, but it is clear that studio tampering has laid down quite a negative effect on the film..For one thing, the lead role in the film should have been given to Bruce Campbell. Although Reed Birney does what he can with the part, he seems more like a neurotic nebbish than a B-movie hero, and so instead of taking the original angle on the story he turns protagonist Victor Ajax into a Woody Allen-esq character for the majority of the film. Woody Allen style comedy and Sam Raimi comedy do not go hand in hand in this hybrid of genres, so although Reed Birney makes a decent effort and has his moments, he is miscast as the lead in Crimewave.And there are a few minor technical issues in the film such as scenes in which the editing falters. I cannot tell if this is intentional or not, but considering the editing was executed by the studio I would say that it is their fault for not recognising the issues. There are parts of the film where shots have to be repeated or reversed, and quite a few times the audio dubbing is poor. So the editing in Crimewave is a problem, and if the role was given to The Coen Brothers it would have been a lot more sensible.The main thing that makes Crimewave a memorable film is the fact that it is such an odd hybrid of genres. It has elements of film noir, slapstick comedy and drama to it, almost to the point where it is overwhelming. Some of the time I couldn't tell whether to take the film seriously or not even though it was clearly intended for the laughing value, and the general dark elements of the film were a bit wack. Usually, slapstick comedies have to have a light nature, but the musical score in Crimewave seems to be in there to dramatize things and give it all an intense impression. Crimewave uneasily mixes the genres in, and although as a whole it would be defined as a dark comedy, the film only proves to be sporadically funny. It had a few good moments courtesy of characters being flung around in physical gags, but the general dialogue of the film felt artificial, and so as a whole Crimewave felt more like a novelty. Crimewave doesn't feel much like a movie, it feels like an energetic television special and is likely to experience greater success for such a reason because it is not one of Sam Raimi's greater projects. But I will say that it was a bold move for both him and The Coen Brothers to go out and attempt a project like this because it combines the dated genres of film noir with the classical comedic style of slapstick comedy, and in that sense it provides a certain sense of humourous nostalgia to a lot of viewers, particularly those familiar with the genre and favouring of it. I'll admit that the wacky energy of the film and its style did manage to give some appeal to it since Sam Raimi's iconic visual style makes the project a stylish one, but as a whole the film is not good. It isn't as bad as some people would say and did not deserve to bomb so hard at box office, and who knows how good it could have been if studios had kept their noses out of it, but the best thing it really presents is just potential and a few laughs at the humour which would be characterised as spoof comedy by today's standards, but nothing else.The visual style of Crimewave is innovative though. I mean the setting feels genuine, and the cheap visual elements have some silly fun to it since they present quite a bit of colour. The cinematography techniques in the film are interesting as well because they follow a very classical film style and makes Crimewave seem as if it was actually crafted by people who lived through the golden age of film noir. The serious nature of the film's noir elements against the backdrop of a lot of silly slapstick humour managed to create a few laughs here and there and eventually made the film interesting once it stoped messing around and got on a consistent narrative path. Although the experience is a little convoluted, if you examine it more as a series of comedic sketches than as a single narrative story then you are more likely to find enjoyment in the film. Crimewave is a film that would benefit from being lighter in nature, because although some of the noir elements give it a few good moments, as a whole they just make the film seem a little too dark and dramatic which means that it ends up taking itself more seriously than necessary. So the tone of the film is an issue, and the general atmosphere does not really point towards if the film wants to be a comedy or a drama. It isn't exactly balanced between these tones, and the general drama of the film is not compelling as the characters are thinly sketched comedic figures.The only consistently positive element in Crimewave is the performance of Bruce Campbell. Although he should have gotten the lead role, his part is just perfect and he plays a man with an antagonistic nature fairly well. If I didn't love the man so much it would be too easy for me to dislike his character in Crimewave on the basis of his convincing performance, so the fact that Sam Raimi manages to ensure he still gets plenty of screentime is of serious benefit to the film.But despite the presence of Bruce Campbell and Sam Raimi and a few funny moments, Crimewave is too scattered and inconsistent to qualify as sufficient entertainment.
(ru) wrote: Action packed movie with a great cast which delivers a highly enjoyable show.
(au) wrote: Elvis Presley plays a short-term convict who rockets to success after appearing on a nationally-televised prison talent show (Hey, that could possibly be a real thing that actually happens). Of course, there are also the usual plot points about the problems of fame and the pitfalls of romance. Elvis is an awkward actor even in his best moments here, but this is probably the best film he ever appeared in. This is largely because the soundtrack debuted such classic tunes as "Treat Me Nice", "(You're So Square) Baby I Don't Care", and the immortal title track.
(nl) wrote: This was a great and highly enjoyable WWII submarine thriller for me. One of my favourite American war films made during wartime and easily the grittiest performance I have ever seen from Cary Grant. Some marvelous and exciting work with a great supporting cast of fine actors from that era that one just loved to see when going through films of that particular epoch. Very fine stuff to see here for the adventurous cinephiles out there who just assume Grant was a lazy comic actor who sleepwalked through his films.
(nl) wrote: An engrossing little slice of dockside drama that is (unfortunately) more of a reflection of the Hayes Code than it is of the original source material.
(jp) wrote: This is a good movie. There's some part of this movie that reminds me of Cronenberg's The Fly with Michael Eklund's descent into madness as he's infected with the virus that claimed the life of his son and his obsession to find a cure for it. The movie is incredibly smart and it's obvious that a lot of work went into making the more scientific stuff seem credible and believable. If there's a problem is that the movie does take a while before it really starts to get going. I think the movie does make a concerted effort to add a little tension to the events with its score and editing. I thought those parts were cool, but it is a movie that will definitely test your patience for a while. But I think Michael Eklund's unhinged performance helps make this movie more than watchable. And the movie also brings up some interesting questions about the ethics of some of these studies and whether the ends justify the means. There's also themes of obsession, with Geoff obsessing over finding a cure to Burton's syndrome. And then there's the ending and the twist and its implications. I'm not sure whether I thought it was a good twist or a bad one. Certainly its implications are actually really dark, but at the same time it does feel kind of cheap. Because it's like 'Oh hey, you know that thing we spent so much time working on? Turns out it's a non-issue and it has always been since the beginning of time'. That felt really cheap to me, though it adds a darker layer to Geoff's character, but it sort of makes everything that happened in the movie irrelevant and pointless. I still thought this was a good movie with some interesting ideas and a great performance from Michael Eklund, it has its issues, but this is still a solid movie.
(mx) wrote: Very well acted film brought to you by the great people at Black Fawn films. I believe it to be their most ambitious film yet. It's pretty artsy, so it won't appeal to everyone. The dream sequences are absolutely astonishing and the cinematography is very colourful and tends to emulate Argento, which is very good thing. The fantastic score really draws you in.
(mx) wrote: The perfectly executed triangular love story. It is set around 1970, At that time I was up t similar shenanigans -- in the Murray Head role. That unfortunate pop-singer-turned-actor was invisible in every scene he shared with two of England's finest dramatic actors: Glenda Jackson and the late Peter Finch. As lonely middle aged singles they are supplicants to Head's youth and beauty, even while they are aware the object of their desire is unworthy of anything more than a quick fling.
(br) wrote: Thoroughly enjoyed every minute of The Sweeney. Most British action movies don't actually have much style and they lack blistering action, and the grittiness takes away the fun, but this film is stunning to look at from the sweeping shots of brightly lit London from above, to heart pounding shootouts, roaring car chases and some hard hitting fight sequences. Ray Winstone is utterly brilliant as he shoots sarcastic comments, awesome one liners and delivers a badass performance alongside an outstanding British supporting cast. The soundtrack is very Batman-esque, you'll know what I mean if you watch it, especially towards the ending. I think my only slight disappointment is that at the end I was expecting some kind epic fight scene between Reagan and Allen, and then an explosion to top it all off, but there wasn't, although there is no dialogue in the last 15 minutes, just the sound of speeding car engines and the epic music thumping. The Sweeney is British action movie entertainment at it's best.
(ca) wrote: Enjoyed, but wow did I hate Drew's husband in this. So selfish and such a clod, couldn't open his mouth without me wanting to strangle him. I don't think I've screamed "shut up" so much at a fictional character in my life, and I'm sure he is meant to be likeable. The rest of the characters I liked, even though there was definitely flaws on all but Drew's. Her character is kind of too good to be true. It's a well told story of friendship and the devastation of cancer. Yes, I cried a little.
(br) wrote: Violent and gruesome, Southbound isn't the great horror anthology some critics made it out to be but still makes for a thrilling watch under dim lights.