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Family

Family is our home, it’s where we come from, and return to. Characters without a family, will go in search of one, or create a new one. The need to…
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Masks

The mask is a storytelling device that obscures a wearer’s identity, while highlighting his or her psychological predicament — masks have a rich history of symbolic meaning in fiction. Masks are…
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Virtual worlds

Virtual worlds are computer generated environments where characters have defining experiences that either mirror or subvert expectations of reality. They’re a contemporary development of the play within a play; a…
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‘Passengers’

In Passengers (2016), Jim Preston and Aurora Lane, two travellers abroad a spaceship, are released from stasis about 90 years ahead of schedule. They cope with isolation, and are forced…
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‘Nocturnal Animals’

Susan Morrow ponders the relationship she walked out of — leaving her ex-husband Edward Sheffield — while reading his newly completed manuscript. The dissatisfaction with her life weighs heavy. Although…