The mythic power of film is larger than even those who claim it to be large fully understand.
Try stumbling onto a film, like this one, Frank Capra's Lost Horizon (. . .Of Shangri-La), at age 16, a movie buff never having seen or heard of the film and only distantly aware of the term 'Shangri-La'.
The story follows a man jostled by a war-torn world and seeking a peaceful one.
It finds him. He loses it. He fights to get it back.
The archetype around which I've seen my life playing.