In his article “Watching ‘The Lord of the Rings’ – Again” Christopher Vogler, one of Hollywood’s most prominent story analysts, describes LotR as “the Tiger Balm of myth to ease the pain of a world imagination bruised by reality” and talks about how this project would probably not have survived a conventional Hollywood development meeting. If you want to know more about Vogler’s “Hero’s Journey”, I have posted an article in the “Discuss the Movies” Forum which applies this concept to LotR; or check out Vogler’s home site To read the article on-line, go here

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