Joseph Campbell’s representative
cultural myth is used to analyze the filmography of Oliver Stone.
the resulting structural
alternative to Campbell
conveying the countermyth is demonstrated by applying Sergei
concept of lost
innocence plays an important role in many narrative traditions, and it
important motif embedded in the countermyth.
The significance of the lost innocence motif is
considering its cultural and historical importance.
Key events in post–World War II America
John Kennedy’s assassination, the Vietnam War, and Watergate
– are examined as
manifestations of a collective search for meaning.
Coincident and retrospective critical
analyses of Stone’s films are explored to determine the
ability of the
countermyth to effect social change.
countermyth is explored as a search for meaning in the myth, history,
trauma of a generation.
Dan Butler, 2006