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Mythologist Joseph Campbell presents his ideas about comparative mythology and the ongoing role of myth in human society.
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 (Series Cast Summary - 2 of 3)
Joseph Campbell ... Himself (6 episodes, 1988)

Bill Moyers ... Himself / ... (6 episodes, 1988)

Series Produced by
Joan Konner .... executive producer (unknown episodes)
Alvin H. Perlmutter .... executive producer (unknown episodes)
Series Film Editing by
Leonard Feinstein (unknown episodes)
Mark Fish (unknown episodes)
Series Sound Department
Kaye Armstrong .... sound mixer (unknown episodes, 1988)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Tony Foresta .... camera operator (unknown episodes, 1988)
Series Editorial Department
Mark Fish .... tape editor (unknown episodes)

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22 out of 23 people found the following review useful.
A fascinating insight into the mind of a true inspiration..., 20 June 2004
Author: steveswell from California

I had never heard of Joseph Campbell before stumbling across this series on PBS one afternoon. I was immediately absorbed in this penetrating (as deep as Bill Moyers goes) look at the power of myth and it's part in explaining our existence. He has an amazing ability to relate stories to just about any subject or experience, basically off the top of his head.

Imagery, symbolism, psychology, theological philosophy- it's all here in living color from one man in an extended interview that seems to touch on most if not all of the majors man has pondered over the ages. A must see for anyone seriously considering our place under the heavens, amongst the gods.

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