Copyblogger
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The image above shows the general elements of the hero’s journey, which can be broken down into much more detail than presented here. It’s important to note that not all monomythic stories contain every aspect, but the original Star Wars faithfully follows almost every element of the hero’s journey. Let’s focus on the first two steps of the journey, in the “ordinary world” before the journey truly begins. Here's how those elements occurred in the original Star Wars . Luke is living in the ordinary world of his home planet, working on the family farm. The “call to adventure” is R2-D2's holographic message from Princess Leia, the classic princess in distress. Luke initially refuses the call due to his family obligations, until his aunt and uncle are killed. Luke meets his mentor and guide, Obi-Wan Kenobi, who convinces Luke to proceed with his heroic journey.
Manchester Evening News
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Daily Mail - Football
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And despite missing one key prop - a lightsaber - Manchester United's £100million man looked the part as he showed up to watch his team-mates against Wigan in the FA Cup on Sunday.
Voice Of America
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S. presidential election. “There is no other nation in the world that was watching Donald Trump so closely during his campaign, cheering him on,” declared Dmitry Kiselyov, the head of the giant government-controlled international news agency Rossiya Segodnya (Russia Today). Kiselyov, who also hosts a widely watched program on state television, has backed Trump openly and loudly on his show. "They failed to portray Putin as a monster, now they're trying with Trump," he said during a recent program, referring to the U.S. media. Since his inauguration, Trump has received a lot of positive coverage from Russia's state media. Since mid-January, Time Will Tell, a live political talk show that airs weekdays on state television, has devoted five programs exclusively to the American president. During one of those broadcasts, host Anatoly Kuzichev, who has called Trump “our president,” stood in front of a large screen with Trump’s face photoshopped onto an image of Star Warscharacter Obi-Wan Kenobi swinging his laser sword.
Open Culture
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Copyblogger
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This is why Joseph Campbell’s monomyth, or hero’s journey , provides the perfect metaphor, and map, of a content marketing strategy that succeeds. It forces you to keep your focus on empowering them , with you and your content playing the role of the mentor, or guide. The easiest way to understand this is to look at the character relationships in some of the best-known examples of Campbell’s hero’s journey in popular culture films such as Star Wars , The Matrix , and The Wizard of Oz . The prospect is Luke Skywalker; you’re Obi-Wan Kenobi. The prospect is Neo; you’re Morpheus. The prospect is Dorothy; you’re Glinda the Good Witch. Structuring your content marketing strategy in this way leads to success. By understanding your prospect as well as possible, you’re now in a position to guide and empower her to solve the problem with you. What you say matters most What you say in advertising is more important than how you say it.
Open Culture
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The Huffington Post
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Den of Geek
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Copyblogger
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This is why Joseph Campbell’s monomyth, or hero’s journey , provides the perfect metaphor, and map, of a content marketing strategy that succeeds. It forces you to keep your focus on empowering them , with you and your content playing the role of the mentor, or guide. The easiest way to understand this is to look at the character relationships in some of the best-known examples of Campbell’s hero’s journey in popular culture films such as Star Wars , The Matrix , and The Wizard of Oz . The prospect is Luke Skywalker; you’re Obi-Wan Kenobi. The prospect is Neo; you’re Morpheus. The prospect is Dorothy; you’re Glinda the Good Witch. Structuring your content marketing strategy in this way leads to success. By understanding your prospect as well as possible, you’re now in a position to guide and empower her to solve the problem with you. What you say matters most What you say in advertising is more important than how you say it.
Den of Geek
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Mashable
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Woody Harrelson is officially joining the cast of the upcoming Star Wars standalone film centered around a young Han Solo (Alden Ehrenreich) , and Mashable got a chance to talk to the Hunger Games star soon after the casting news broke on Wednesday. Details about Harrelson's Star Wars role are scarce, but the actor confirmed rumors that he'll be playing "a mentor to Han," telling Mashable that his character is "also a bit of a criminal." Much as Obi-Wan Kenobi schooled Luke Skywalker in the ways of the Force, perhaps Harrelson's character will tutor the young Han Solo in the finer points of being a smuggling scoundrel. Read more... More about Alden Ehrenreich , Star Wars , Han Solo , Woody Harrelson , and Entertainment
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BBC News 24
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We are going to our first guest. Are you there, Obi-Wan Kenobi? Hello my friend. Of all the young padowans in the Click academy. And all of those at the Click Academy. Now we are going to make a very special call to the Doctor. Are you there? Yes, I am here in a sense, but it's just that you are not there, if you understand me. It's a bit difficult to explain really.
BoingBoing
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We already knew the second half of Season 3 was going bring us Saw Gerrera. The most recent trailer's final moment is a glimpse of Obi-Wan adopting his classic Form III opening stance and preparing to fight. Even my dogs settle down to watch Rebels.
Den of Geek
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So, we know that this film will take place before A New Hope , documenting how the Rebel Alliance got their hands on the Death Star plans that Princess Leia hid within R2-D2’s rusty innards before the little droid popped in an escape pod with C-3P0 and flew off to Tatooine in search of Obi-Wan Kenobi. The opening crawl of Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hop e could offer some further details. Therein, George Lucas wrote this: “Rebel spaceships, striking from a hidden base, have won their first victory against the evil Galactic Empire. During the battle, Rebel spies managed to steal secret plans to the Empire's ultimate weapon, the DEATH STAR, an armored space station with enough power to destroy an entire planet.” Furthermore, the crawl establishes that - at some point before the start of A New Hope - Princess Leia was made “custodian of the stolen plans that can save her people and restore freedom to the galaxy”, before being “Pursued by the Empire's sinister agents”.
BBC News 24
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Now for something really special. Everything you've seen so far has been pre-recorded including me at the front. Now we are going to attempt what we think is the first ever live interview by hologram. You know the BBC has studios all around the world. We have pulled out all the stops to bring you several superstar guests live by hologram. We are going to our first guest. Are you there, Obi-Wan Kenobi? Hello my friend.
BBC News 24
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We have pulled out all the stops to bring you several superstar guests live by hologram. We are going to our first guest. Are you there, Obi-Wan Kenobi? Hello my friend. And all the young padowans in the Click academy. Now we are going to make a very special call to the Doctor.
BBC News 24
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You know the BBC has studios all around the world. We have pulled out all the stops to bring you several superstar guests live by hologram. We are going to our first guest. Are you there, Obi-Wan Kenobi? Hello my friend.
BBC News 24
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Now we are going to attempt what we think is the first ever live interview by hologram. We have pulled out all the stops to bring you several superstar guests live by hologram. We are going to our first guest. Are you there, Obi-Wan Kenobi? Hello our first guest. Are you there, you understand me.
BoingBoing
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The Huffington Post
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I regret that I am unable to present my father's request to you in person; but my ship has fallen under attack, and my mission to bring you to Alderaan has failed. I have placed information vital to the survival of the rebellion into the memory systems of this R2 unit. My father will know how to retrieve it. You must see this droid safely delivered to him on Alderaan. This is our most desperate hour. Help me, Obi-Wan Kenobi - you're my only hope.' I can't forget that stupid, fucking hologram speech. That's why I did dope! So long, Princess. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.
Mashable
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Not long after becoming a household name thanks to Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope, Carrie Fisher hosted the comedy show Saturday Night Live and it was absolutely hilarious. SEE ALSO: The best of Carrie Fisher's Twitter Donning her Princess Leia costume, Fisher who sadly passed away on Tuesday masterfully delivered a monologue featuring her "good friend" Obi-Wan Kenobi: "I felt a little awkward coming out in my Princess Leia costume because it might seem like I'm exploiting Star Wars, but I went along with because if I came out as myself who would recognise me?" Fisher says. "I really didn't know what to do, I felt real weird so I went to the one person who I now I can trust, someone who's been always there in the past. My good friend Obi Wan Kenobi." Read more... More about Star Wars , Princess Leia , Snl , Carrie Fisher , and Entertainment