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From 'Avatar' to 'Jurassic Park,' 'Beowulf' to 'Jaws,' All Stories Are the Same

From 'Avatar' to 'Jurassic Park,' 'Beowulf' to 'Jaws,' All Stories Are the Same
A ship lands on an alien shore and a young man, desperate to prove himself, is tasked with befriending the inhabitants and extracting their secrets. Enchanted by their way of life, he falls in love with a local girl and starts to distrust his masters. Discovering their man has gone native, they in turn resolve to destroy both him and the native population once and for all. Avatar or Pocahontas? As stories they’re almost identical. Some have even accused James Cameron of stealing the Native American myth. Take three different stories: A dangerous monster threatens a community. It’s the story of Jaws, released in 1976. And it’s more familiar than that: It’s The Thing, it’s Jurassic Park, it’s Godzilla, it’s The Blob—all films with real tangible monsters. Our hero stumbles into a brave new world. It’s Alice in Wonderland, but it’s also The Wizard of Oz, Life on Mars, and Gulliver’s Travels. It’s Raiders of the Lost Ark, Morte D’Arthur, Lord of the Rings, and Watership Down. 1.

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The Top 10 Second Hand Bookshops in Dublin Because there's nothing better than curling up with a good book! Whether its feeling of picking up something pre-read and pre-loved or the low cost, sometimes there's no greater refuge from the hustle and bustle of city life than browsing around a second hand book shops. As a city of such literary prestige, it's no surprise that Dublin has some wonderful places to pick up a used book. To make matters easier for you, we've decided to make a list of the ten best still going in the city! 10. You probably know to ask yourself, “What do I want?” Here’s a way better question Everybody wants what feels good. Everyone wants to live a carefree, happy and easy life, to fall in love and have amazing sex and relationships, to look perfect and make money and be popular and well-respected and admired and a total baller to the point that people part like the Red Sea when you walk into the room. Everyone would like that — it’s easy to like that. If I ask you, “What do you want out of life?” and you say something like, “I want to be happy and have a great family and a job I like,” it’s so ubiquitous that it doesn’t even mean anything.

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