Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Documentary Proves Humans Still ‘Mythtified’ After Thousands Of Years

NEW YORK (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Myths seem like they’re the stuff of ancient history, but a new documentary proves they’re still alive today.

That’s 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 there’s a city like Shangri-La, where the wisdom of humanity is preserved, are still universal with Hollywood screen writers too.

If you don’t 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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