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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...

The Post-Apocalyptic Story

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

The Pointless Quest

The classical hero carried out his quest as a matter of honour, because it was his sacred duty. ...

Repetition in Storytelling

Repetition is boring. Right? So, it follows that repetition has to be the enemy of great storytelling — but th...

Surrealism in Films

Surrealism, with its subconscious dream-like imagery and bizarre incongruities, represents a symbolic and psychologically charged view of the ...

The Swimming Pool in Film

The swimming pool is a symbol of luxury and money, of having ‘made it’ in life. The poolside loca...