Secret of Kells

Saw a lovely little animated film the other day, Secret of Kells. It's beautifully made and well worth seeing.

But what made it particularly interesting is that we were just discussing The Hero's Journey in our crit group. There is a book called The Writer's Journey: Mythic Structure for Writers by Christopher Vogler, and he uses Joseph Campbell's ideas of the hero's journey as a way to plot a story.

Secret of Kells hit on all those points, so it was timely to have them reinforced. Vogler's model has since been used for many films, especially Disney films, and another good example is The Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl.

Trailer for Secret of Kells below, and here's a link to the poem Pangur Ban


Unknown said...

My fiance has a scholastic crush on Joseph Campbell. I've been meaning to read THE HERO WITH A THOUSAND FACES for a long time.

Also, this movie looks absolutely breathtaking. Netflix keeps suggesting it to me, anyway, so I should probably watch it, huh?

Angelica R. Jackson said...

You can watch it instantly on Netflix, too, if you don't want to use up a spot in your queue.

Christina Mercer said...

Love the trailor! (and anything Celtic for that matter ;-))

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