It is what Joseph Campbell called The Monomyth: The progressive, sometimes-cyclical evolution from commoner to hero, from apprentice to master, from observer…to architect. This journey is, of course, found throughout the worlds of literature, film, music, videogames–anywhere there are battles to be fought, prizes to be won, and stories to be told.
It is worth remembering, however, that such journeys exist on both sides of the equation: on the screen and behind the curtain. Every film is, after all, a snapshot of its creator at a particular moment in their journey.
Joining us Sunday is one such artist: Mr. Chris Witherspoon. His love for film began early, and his career began shortly after. He has worked on, and for, myriad film and television projects, from B-movies to children’s fare to music videos. His most recent project, the horror film Rage, premieres at the NW Film Center on Thursday, Feb 3rd.
The show will also feature another “Outlook Portland Editorial Reply”, brought to you by our marquee sponsor, Things From Another World. This week’s guest editorialist: Megatron, Leader of the Decepticons.