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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


Battleship Potemkin

Ben Hur


Cool Hand Luke


Cuba, an African Odyssey

Doctor Zhivago


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


King Lear

La Chinoise

Masculine Feminine

Mommy Dearest


Paris, Texas

Pirate Radio


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

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