Yes, but the traditional Santiago de Compostela pilgrimage is a dusty, dry, yellow road of sacrifice, fasting, physical pain, hardship, providence, repentance, introspection and prayer that ends in profound praise of the one true God and a resolve to serve Him better.
The seekers on the road to Oz were all seeking something and they all found it - but it was a “new age quest”.
This version (hopefully) is an “age old quest”!
Sadly, I was unaware that he had passed.
I understand. What I don’t understand is why Estevez sees a connection between the two stories.
People are walking in both. So what?
There's nothing really new age about the archetypal quest mythos. Whether it's Homer's Odyssey, medieval Grail lore, Browning's Childe Roland or Stephen King's Dark Tower series, or in fact Oz, the theme of a journey of self-discovery is about as old as the hills. Apparently there's something about it that speaks to the human experience since it keeps resurfacing :-)