Field of Research


Film &

Myth —


Dramaturgy &

the Hero's Journey


Myth is a common term to describe impressive persons and incidents. The concept of archetypes by the psychologist C.G. Jung declares the myth as an inter-cultural and interpersonal phenomena. Joseph Campbell and Christopher Vogler extended this concept and deduced a narrative sketch that is still used in many of Hollywood's blockbusters—for example James Cameron and George Lucas frequently are creating their movies by Campbell's and Vogler'sideas. In fact many different narrative products of many different media are based on these concepts respectively these concepts can be analysed and found in plays, books, and theme parks.Apart from all that the myth itself is not—as Jung himself states—easy to observe. If there is an archaic core to the myth it is covered by cultural characteristics. Consisting of both aspects the myth can be understood as part of the individual's "Weltbildapparat" ("world view apparatus"). The knowledge of the myth enables designers to create a product according to the myth's success promising parameters OR to create something entirely new by searching for new narrative solutions. Besides the theoretical explanation of this concept in Hahn's monograph and the documentary "Drama im Studio Bauhaus" the mythical structures were used to create the "breakFAST" movie.

  • Projects


    "Drama im Studio Bauhaus"


    16:9 (HDV)

    Laufzeit: ca. 30 min.,

    entstanden: 2010


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    Kurzfilm: 16:9 (SD),

    Fulldome (3k)

    Laufzeit: ca. 5 min.,

    entstanden: 2011/12


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  • Publication


    "Film und Wirklichkeit:

    Die Bedeutung des Mythos

    im Rezeptionsprozess"


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2019 S. Hahn, PhD