“Luke, I am your father…..” Classic Myths in Modern Film Lecture

29 Feb

Yes, The Empire Strikes Back is my favorite movie of all time, so I had to open with that one. But I could have chosen quite a few more. Many literary theorists claim that there is a basic formula for literature just as predictable as the “boy meets girl, girl loves boy, girl runs away from boy, boy and girl reunite” romantic movie formula, stemming from Greek myths. This coming Tuesday, James Clauss from the Classics Department and the Honors College will be lecturing on the enduring power of myths in modern cinema. Additionally, a few film students will be showing their own cinematic renditions of myths!

Tuesday March 4th
Kane 210

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