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The Evolution of the Cinematic Hero

The heroes’ journey has miles to go

The 1930s brought us handsome square-jawed leading men doing daring and dashing things. Johnny Weissmuller swinging from a vine in the jungle as Tarzan or Errol Flynn swinging aboard a ship with cutlass in hand or out of a tree in the Sherwood Forest. Tyrone Power was reknown for swinging a blade a…

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Paul Coogan

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