The Power of Myth

Power of Myth - Joseph Campbell

While talking about the latest Star Wars hype, Adam mentioned that he was reading the The Power of Myth by Joseph Campbell & Bill Moyers. Adam revealed that the Power of Myth influenced George Lucas to create the Force in his Star Wars movies.  Adam and John then pondered how Star Wars, made in 1977 could have been influenced by this book (and related PBS series) when they came out in the early 90s. Power of Myth however, covers Campbell’s early works like his famous, The Hero with a Thousand Faces, which came out in 1949 and is often cited as the work that influenced George Lucas to incorporate the mythic qualities into his Star Wars stories.
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