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A Place For Film – Discussing The Monomyth

On this week's episode, we're discussing the Monomyth with Telecom Ph.D candidate Sean Connolly.

Bette Davis and Joan Crawford in What Ever Happened To Baby Jane?

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Bette Davis and Joan Crawford in What Ever Happened To Baby Jane?

Episode 150 – Discussing The Monomyth With Sean Connolly

On this week’s episode, we’re discussing the Monomyth with Telecom Ph.D candidate Sean Connolly.  The Monomyth is sometimes referred to as the Hero’s Journey, and is the dominant story telling method in Hollywood. Sean is studying this for his thesis and gives us a good overview in this episode.

We start with What Have You Seen Lately, Sarah is talking about Nosferatu at the IU Cinema, and Andy is covering the Dennis James event Aelita Queen of Mars, and What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?

We then start covering the Monomyth, Sean discusses the origins of this theory, how it applies to storytelling in film, and how he will work it into his thesis.

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Movies Mentioned In This Episode:

About Time
Aelita: Queen Of Mars
Avatar
Battleship Potemkin
Ben Hur
Breathless
Cool Hand Luke
CRYSTAL FAIRY & THE MAGICAL CACTUS
Cuba, an African Odyssey
Doctor Zhivago
E.T.
For Ever Mozart
Frances Ha
Gone with the Wind
Hail Mary
Harry Dean Stanton: Partly Fiction
Hidden Hands
In Praise of Love
Jack the Giant Slayer
Jaws
King Lear
La Chinoise
Masculine Feminine
Mommy Dearest
Nosferatu
Paris, Texas
Pirate Radio
Psycho
Pulp Fiction
Searching for Sugar Man
Shadow of the Vampire
Star Wars
The Avengers
The Devil in Miss Jones
The Hulk
The Sound of Music
The Taking of Pelham One, Two, Three
The Wizard of Oz
Thor: The Dark World
Whatever Happened to Baby Jane

Andy Hunsucker

Andy Hunsucker is the creator and co-host of A Place for Film - The IU Cinema podcast. Along with his co-host Jason Thompson, he produces a weekly podcast focusing on events at the IU Cinema, and film at Indiana University. He also designs posters and video animations for the Cinema on a volunteer basis.

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