Filmmaker George Lucas referenced what literary work while drafting the script for “Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope”?
The Hero with a Thousand Faces
Joseph Campbell’s book “The Hero with a Thousand Faces” inspired Lucas to create the character of Luke Skywalker. The work explores a number of the themes that came to define the “Star Wars” saga, including the struggle between good and evil and the exploration of ancient supernatural forces. Source: Mental Floss
The Hero with a Thousand Faces (first published in 1949) is a work of comparative mythology by American mythologist Joseph Campbell. In this book, Campbell discusses his theory of the journey of the archetypal hero found in world mythologies.