A Quote by John David Ebert on fairy tales and mythology

Don't you think that today it is in this sort of popular literature that you find strong archetypes, symbolic images which have vanished somehow from the more highbrow literary works ?

Stanley Kubrick replied  -  Yes, I do .... I believe fantasy stories at their best serve the same function for us that fairy tales and mythology formerly did.  The current popularity of fantasy, particularly in films, suggests that popular culture, at least, isn't getting what it wants from realism.

" September 26 [1964]. Stanley gave me Joseph Campbell's analysis of the myth - The Hero with a Thousand Faces - to study - very stimulating " 
                                                                    Authur C. Clarke

John Ebert

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