Archetypes on Screen: Odysseus, St. Paul, Christ and the American Cinematic Hero and Anti-Hero

By John Fitch, III



1. Northrup Frye, Anatomy of Criticism (Princeton: Princeton Universtiy Press, 1957), 33.

2. Joel W. Martin and Conrad E. Ostwalt Jr., Screening the Sacred: Religion, Myth and Ideology in Popular American Film (Boulder: Westview Press, 1995).

3. John Izod, Myth, Mind and the Screen: Understanding the Heroes of our Time (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2002).

4. Lloyd Baugh, Imaging the Divine: Jesus and Christ-Figures in Film (Sheed and Ward, 1997).

5.Susan Mackey-Kallis, The Hero and the Perennial Journey Home in American Film (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2001).

6. Mackey-Kallis, The Hero, 91.

7. Mackey-Kallis, The Hero, 47.

8. Brandon Scott, Hollywood Dreams and Biblical Stories, quoted by John Lyden in "To Commend or to Critique? The Question of Religion and Film Studies," 3. The Journal of Religion and Film, Oct. 1997.

9. Joseph Campbell, The Hero with a Thousand Faces (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1949), 39.

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