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ERIC Number: ED312701
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Jun
Pages: 15
Abstractor: N/A
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Raiders of the Lost Archetype: The Quest and the Shadow.
Roth, Lane
The film "Raiders of the Lost Ark," a timeless story about the heroic quest for a sacred object and the conflict between good and evil, employs cross-cultural, durable symbols to establish quickly a locus of motives with a large, differentiated movie audience. The archetypes of the quest and of shadow are at the core of this film; they create a mythic resonance that the audience may recognize. The film's phenomenal popularity attests to its ability to communicate rapidly to a large, heterogeneous audience. Such ability suggests the presence of familiar patterns found in the traditional sources of myth. (Fourteen notes are included.) (RS)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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