Broadcast 5/31/2012 at 01:43:26
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Last week I wrote a review of The Avengers from an Occupy point of view, raising the question of whether it would be possible to make movies with heroes who are bottom up/horizontal, manifesting the values of Occupy Wall Street.
American movie model is usually about one person who can make a difference
The very idea of what a hero is will shift from one culture to another culture.
In some, it's the community or family working together.
We have some stories like that--
But it's a little more come in some parts of the world.
In Asia, often in India, the myths will have individuals, but may also have stories". about the gang, the team, the brotherhood.
You can see it in Lord of the Rings-- building something, this team, the fellowship of the ring.
Rob: It's complicated because of the steps the mythic hero goes through. You think it's a viable story that could be developed?
Chris-- more than that I think it could be really powerful.
Chris gives the Classic Hero's journey description
Rob: There are archetypes associated with the hero's journey. What are they, starting with the hero?
Rob: How would that look for a group?
Rob:What's the next most important archetype?
-- the relationship between hero and mentor"
trickster, shapeshifter, shadow, ally
Rob: what's the chance of a collective hero major movie being made.
Rob: To make this kind of movie, you have to start with a great story, that readers or viewers can empathize with and be drawn into the story trance.
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