The Hero's Journey (film)

The Hero's Journey is a 1987 biography of mythologist Joseph Campbell (1904–1987), directed by Janelle Balnicke and David Kennard. In the years just before his death, Campbell was filmed in conversation with his friends and colleagues, discussing his own life and career in terms of the myths that he studied throughout his life.[1]

The Hero's Journey: A Biographical Portrait
Directed byWilliam Free
Janelle Balnicke
Release date
  • 1987 (1987)
Running time
58 minutes
CountryUnited States

The conversations in the film led to the book, The Hero's Journey: Joseph Campbell on His Life and Work (1990).[2]

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  1. ^ Janet Maslin (December 4, 1987). "Film: 'Hero's Journey,' Documentary". New York Times.
  2. ^ Phil Cousineau; Stuart L. Brown (2003). The Hero's Journey: Joseph Campbell on his life and work. New World Library. p. x. ISBN 1-57731-404-2.

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