I first saw this in a drive-in when I was 6 years old. Scared the crap out of me. Didn't sit on a toilet for a week. I have seen it multiple times since. Most recently on a beach with a 100 other fans for a summer event. Still gets an ovation. Excellent.
What do Harry Potter, Frodo, and Katniss Everdeen all have in common? All of their stories (and so many others) fit the classic storytelling pattern of a heroic journey, as established by famed scholar Joseph Campbell. Using many of the steps of the heroic journey as chronicled by Campbell, this full-hour lecture will allow you to share a dynamic multimedia presentation with your students.
Harold is obsessed with suicide. He pretends to kill himself almost daily for his mothers "benifit". He also enjoys going to funerals. At one funeral he meets Maude when she offers him a piece of candy. In a life centered around death Maude teaches Harold how to be alive. Cat Stevens music is featured.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5mz3TkxJhPc