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‘Assault on Precinct 13’

An explosion of violence is unleashed on the audience in Assault on Precinct 13 (1976) when a violent gang attacks ...

Virtual Worlds

Virtual worlds are computer generated environments where characters have defining experiences that either mirror or subvert expectations of ...

The Psychopathic Character

The psychopathic character is relentless, always in pursuit, ruthlessly able to manipulate and deceive. When the charm fails ...

The Perception of Reality

Illusion and reality, the story within the story, truth and lies — these are the basic challenges that a co...

Masks

The mask is a storytelling device that obscures a wearer’s identity, while highlighting his or her psychological pr...

‘Mad Men’ Vs ‘Breaking Bad’

Mad Men (2007 – 2015) and Breaking Bad (2008 – 2013) feature invisible, ‘ordinary guys’ who reinvent themselves in a hostile world, and go on defin...

The Post-Apocalyptic Story

In Five — the first post-apocalyptic Hollywood film — the characters rationalise their experience and ponder their future in a worl...