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Seven Movies For St. Patrick’s Day

Darby O’Gill and the Little People (1959) Aside from the innate humor of seeing Sean Connery sing and dance, in a Disney movie no less, this is actually a very entertaining movie in its own right. The story is basically … Continue reading

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Film, TV, & Modern Media as the New Mythology

In the 1988 mini-series “Joseph Campbell and the Power of Myth,” one of the ideas Campbell explores is that fictional media (TV, radio, movies, etc) have taken the place of traditional mythology (religious texts/rituals/verbal histories) in the American culture. He further posits that this new mythology is insufficient to support the American psyche in the same way as ancient religions. Is this so? Continue reading

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