Posted in: Endings

If you asked me a few days ago for a good example of a song beautifully paying off over a movie’s final credits, my answer [spoiler follows] would have been Gloria Gaynor’s I Will Survive…

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Posted in: Character

Owen Suskind, an autistic child, is completely unable to communicate — totally cut off from the world. Years of therapy and interventions have been fruitless. Until one day, sitting in the kitchen with his father,…

Read the PostA powerful line in ‘Life, Animated’

Posted in: Television Shows
Posted in: Character

Narrative pleasure relies on a bunch of underlying ideas: that good and evil exist; that people can change; that change isn’t easy; that the effort to change and improve should result into a reward (see…

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