Re: myth vs. ideology

Somniferum (2453mauri@UMBSKY.CC.UMB.EDU)
Tue, 9 Apr 1996 02:48:14 EDT

/The more I think about it the less myth and ideology seem synonymous.
Is Hollywood mythology the same as Hollywood ideology? In this sense the
words seem to differ in terms of how we relate them to the world: we think
of many versioned stories, larger than life personalities and their
glamourous world in the first case, but in the second case a more down to
earth world comes to mind. I imagine "real" people possessing "Hollywood
ideology," talking on cellular phones while stuck in traffic, on their way
to aerobics class. Ideology seems to imply "sensibility." Do people live
according to ideologies (which they might be able to tell you how they do)
while their lives are shaped (their desires formed, possibilities mapped)
by mythology (a process they might be less clear/articulate about)?

--Marcus Aurin