Monday, October 24, 2011

Film Analysis

Hello All,

As we discussed in class, our readings present archetypes in three different contexts:

In Ariadne's Clue, Anthony Stevens divides and classifies archetypal objects and images;
In The Myth of the Eternal Return, Mircea Eliade analyzes specific archetypal processes;
In The Hero and the Outlaw, Margaret Mark and Carol Pearson divide and classify archetypal personas.

For The Myth of the Eternal Return, the following archetypal concepts have the most relevance for your film analysis:

Celestial Models
Profane/Sacred Time and Space
Symbolism of the Center
Road to the Center
Regeneration of Time (which is comprised of the following steps...)
Abolition of Past Time (of profane time and space)
Restoration of Primordial Chaos
Repetition of Cosmogonic Act

The introduction to this essay is due Friday.  For this blog entry, list the film you plan on analyzing as well as the symbols/archetypes (choose two to four different examples) on which you plan to focus.

35 comments:

  1. The Lion king= Road to self, sacred time/place, celestial people (figures), and restoration of primordial chaos
    ~ Kayla Risenhoover

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  2. Space* not place
    ~Kayla Risenhoover

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  3. The Rise of the Planet of the Apes = celestial figure, restoration of primordial chaos

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  4. E.T.= Innocent, Repetition of Cosmogonic Act,sacred time/place and Regeneration of Time
    ~Lakela Spencer

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  5. Mulan= Road to the Center, restoration of primordial chaos, dragon, and masculine/feminine behaviour

    Ashley Coyle

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  6. New Jack City= Power/ Road to Self

    Rob hayes

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  7. HE GOT GAME= Road to self/abolition of past time/ time and place

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  8. Benjamin Button= Restoration of Primordial Chaos/ Bizarre

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  9. Freedom Writers= The Cosmogonic Act, Symbolism of the Center, and Road to the Center.

    ~Michelle Regalado~

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  10. Men in Black= Regeneration of Time/Restoration of Primordial Chaos/Abolition of Past Time

    - ROB.H

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  11. My Sister's Keeper= Hero (Anna was born because her genes could help save Kate), Repetition of Cosmogonic Act (leukemia takes Kate's life, but gives her family life by not having to worry about Kate's illness),Celestial Model (Kate means Blessed, Pure, Holy )

    Francisca Torivio

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  12. Casino= road to center/ restoration of primordical chaos/repetition of cosmogonic act

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  13. kristian hernandezOctober 25, 2011 at 9:25 PM

    300= celestial models( explain symbolism of name), road to center(journey to battle zone), sacred profane time( during battle)

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  14. avatar - celestial models, road to the center, Restoration of Primordial Chaos, symbolism of the center

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  15. Angels & Demons- symbolism of the center, road to the center, and repetition of cosmogonic act.

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  16. FINDING NEMO: RESTORATION OF PRIMORDIAL CHAOS AND ROAD TO THE CENTER

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  17. The Wizard of Oz= profane/scared time and space, symbolsim of center, abolition of time, restoration of primordial chaos.

    yellow brick road, wicked witch of the west, wizard home, land of oz

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  18. The Pursuits of Happyness~ Road to self, Restoration of primordial chaos, symbols of the center.

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  19. What Dreams May Come= symbolism of the center, road to the center, restoration of primordial chaos, repetition of cosmogonic act.

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  20. Your Highness: Road to the center, celestial people (figures), and restoration of primordial chaos.
    Gricelda Gonzalez

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  21. Fight Club- Celestial Models, Restoration of Primordial Chaos, Repetition of Cosmogonic Act.

    Eric Baylon

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  22. I Am Legend: Road to the Center, Abolition of Past TIme, Symbolism of Center

    Erica Hernandez

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  23. Benny and Joon: Celestial models and road to the center

    -Monica Fraga

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  24. The ultimate gift: road to the center, symbolism of the center and restoration of primordial chaos.
    Mayra Sosa

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  25. Summer Wars. Symbolism of the center and restoration of primordial chaos.

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  26. Forrest Gump- road to center (relationship with Jenny) symbolism in the feather, leg braces, and box of chocolates.

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  27. Flowers in the Attic: Symbolism of the center (Foxworth Hall home, colors,and architecture), road to the center (outcome or resolution), Abolition of the past: Leaving Gladstone, Pennsylvania to their gradma's home in Charlottesville, Virginia. Starting a new life in Virginia. Restoration of Primordial chaos where children are living in the attic, celebrating holidays, where time is constantly conflicting the situation.

    Sandy Torrealba

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  28. The Time Machine (2002):
    -symbolism/road to the center (understanding that Alexander cannot prevent Emma's death)
    -Regeneration and abolition of past Time
    -Restoration of Primordial Chaos

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  29. The Fountain: symbolism of the center and road to the center

    Luci Razo

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  30. What Dreams May Come-road to the center, regeneration of time, and sacred time and place

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  31. Road to the center, Innocent, Repetition of Cosmogonic Act,sacred time/place and Regeneration of Time

    Clint Watkins

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    Clint Watkins

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  33. Tron: The Legacy-- Restoration of Primordial Chaos.

    --Heriberto Osorio

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  34. Thin Thin Red Line= Symbolism of the center, and regeneration and abolition of past time.

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  35. The Matrix:
    Regeneration of time through Abolition of Past time, Restoration through Primordial chaos, and Repetition of the Cosmogonic act.
    -Brian Rathfelder

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