George Lucas on the Power of Myth and The Mythology of Star Wars

George Lucas consulted at length with Joseph Campbell, author of a Hero with a Thousand Faces, and well-regarded expert on various myth and cultures around the world as they relate to story telling. As Lucas and Campbell spent more time together, their relationship grew into one of friendship, and mentorship. Below are five  youtube videos which are segments of a documentary in which Lucas talks through Campbell’s influence on the Star Wars mythos, and the monomyth model he used to develop and tell his epic sci-fi story.

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Justin was born with an active imagination on a U.S. naval base in Spain, but has spent most of his life in the shadows of the Rocky Mountains of Utah. He is bilingual, and has lived all over the world. He has four children; two boys, and two girls, and an enduring wife. He doesn't have any pets that he's aware of, but his children have been known to hide things under his bed.

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