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A long time ago, in a galaxy far far away, or more precisely 45 years ago in the Milky Way galaxy, the first Star Wars film blasted on to the scene on May 25, 1977. Star Wars (eventually renamed Star Wars: A New Hope, episode 4) quickly became the highest grossing film ever. making $775 […]

Tolkien published The Hobbit in 1937, The Lord of the Rings in 1955, and the Rankin/Bass animated film of The Hobbit was released in 1977 and that was the year that kicked off the film interpretations of Tolkien’s works, which are still going strong today.  Everyone is (or should!) be familiar with Peter Jackson’s films from […]

There are many epic people in history, some heroes, some not, Attila the Hun is not a hero, but he sure was epic. Murray Dahm at medievalists.net writes about who he was, what he did, and as part of the lengthy article goes into detail on film, plays, operas and the many musical numbers created […]

Everybody is familiar with many of the films created about Joan of Arc, but there have been a number of musicals and operas created that delve into and expand on the stories and history of the heroine in music form. Murray Dahm at medievalists.net put together an exhaustive list, from the 2017 musical film Jeannette: […]

On December 19, 2001, The Fellowship of the Rings premiered and in the two years following, The Two Towers and The Return of the King films were released, completing one of the most beloved film franchises in history, an adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings, by Peter Jackson. We’re old enough to have […]

King Arthur is familiar to everyone who loves medieval stories and to many so are the expanded stories of individual characters within Arthurian legend. One of those characters, Sir Gawain, has been written about extensively, particularly his quest against The Green Knight in two famous 14th century poems, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight and […]

There is never a shortage of fantasy or sci-fi content to watch, but we always want more and to that end, we found a short list of some of the best shows and films that will hopefully be released by the end of 2021. If you know of others, please let us know in the […]

The official full length version of FINDING JOE: A story about Joseph Campbell and The Hero’s Journey has been made available on YouTube by the film’s producer, Patrick Solomon. The documentary features interviews and appearances by well know writers, actors, educators, and more, exploring the studies of famed mythologist, Joseph Campbell. Mr. Solomon has made […]

Joseph Campbell famously attended a Grateful Dead concert near the end of his life and commented about being reminded of Dionysian festivals. John Bucher, writing at the Joseph Campbell Foundation, briefly reviews some of Campbell’s takes on modern entertainment at the time and its drift away from the mythical and spiritual interests of ancient cultures […]

The cast of Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings joins Josh Gad on his YouTube channel for an epic reunion of memories, laughs, new and familiar stories in support of the charity No Kid Hungry. Tune in below and listen to the end for a special performance of The Edge of Night by Billy Boyd.


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