Thats the contention of filmmaker Michael Wood, whose new two-part series In Search of Myths & Heroes debuts on PBS tomorrow (Nov. 16).
The documentary follows the myths of The Queen of Sheba, King Arthur, Shangri-La and Jason and the Golden Fleece, and Wood says the reason the myths have survived to this day is because human nature is the same as it was hundreds of years ago.
Wood says the themes of a young man forced to grow up in Jason and the Golden Fleece and the human hold-out that theres a city like Shangri-La, where the wisdom of humanity is preserved, are still universal with Hollywood screen writers too.
If you dont believe that the myths have staying power, Wood says rent the movies Star Wars and The Lord of the Rings to see the myths being told today.
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