Re: [mythsoc] Harry Potter, Gollum and Darth Vader
- On May 11, 2005, at 11:55 AM, WendellWag@... wrote:
> Lucas does better when he just assembles for himself the bits andAmen! I think Tolkien would have recognized the same thing: that
> pieces from all the stories that inspired him - _The Wizard of Oz_,
> _The Lord of the Rings_, the King Arthur legends, _The Chronicles
> of Prydain_, _The Searchers_, _The Triumph of the Will_, _The Dam
> Busters_, _The Hidden Fortress_, and many other things. It would
> have been better if Lucas had never heard of Campbell.
creating a story of one's own by dipping into the Great Pot of Story
would assuredly be more successful and satisfying than constraining a
story to reflecting some Great Meaning or adhering to some Theory of
I will be seeing the third SW movie next week, with the visiting Pat
Wynne. We love to do to the MST3K thing through bad movies, so it
should be great fun, though not in the way Lucas intended!