Wednesday, August 17, 2005


I'm a huge Stephen King fan and I love film as well. I started noticing certain connections between a certain trilogy and Mr. King's magnum opus, The Dark Tower. . The framework for both pieces of art is derived from Mr. Joseph Cambell's most famous book, Hero of A Thousand Faces. The same is said of the first Star Wars film.
I'll start with the Dark Tower and just some basic things it delves into.
  • The King Arthur Myths and Legends
  • Robert Browning's "Childe Roland to the Dark Tower Came"
  • The Spaghetti Westerns of Sergio Leone (Especially The Good, the Bad and the Ugly)
  • Clifford D. Simak's Ring around the Sun. Great book if you can find it.
  • J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings
  • Star Wars
  • Harry Potter
  • Marvel Comics
  • The Searchers/Tombstone/Unforgiven
  • Akir Kurasawa's The Seven Samurai
  • Redemption & Cycles
  • Hindu Mythology
  • Eastern Philosophy
  • The Wizard of Oz
  • Pride and Vanity
That's what I got so far. I'll go into each one in detail later.


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