The Power of Story
Just sharing a recent post from my Girls Underground blog about movies which illustrate the power of Story. If any of you have suggestions for additions to this list, I’d love to hear them.
Originally posted on Girls Underground:
For over a decade now, I have traced the Girls Underground archetype as it appears again and again in literature, film, television, fairytales, comic books, art and mythology. This has revealed to me not only the power of this particular story, but the power of Story in general. This is not just a metaphor – I believe Story shapes reality itself. Not surprisingly, some of my favorite movies illustrate the sacred role of Story, and I have recently noted this trend and decided to share a brief list here with you all. If you know a movie that should be added to this list, please let me know in the comments.
Labyrinth - the film that started the idea for Girls Underground begins with Sarah reading from a book (probably a play) called Labyrinth, the details of which (down to the dialogue) she then enacts when the real Goblin King comes for her brother.