Tag: suburbia

  • Lady Bird Film Study

    Lady Bird film poster

    Lady Bird is an American coming-of-age film written and directed by Greta Gerwig, who won a bunch of awards for it. I can see why. A similar film, but underrated, is The Edge Of Seventeen. If you loved Lady Bird, watch The Edge Of Seventeen. Also, if you like Lady Bird, you like young adult […]

  • The Iron Giant Storytelling Technique

    The Iron Giant

    The Iron Giant is a 1968 science fiction middle grade novel by Ted Hughes, adapted for film in 1999 by Tim McCanlies and Brad Bird. Brad Bird later wrote the screenplays for The Incredibles and Ratatouille. Tim McCanlies has worked on Denis the Menace, among many other things. SETTING OF THE IRON GIANT PLACE Rockwell […]

  • Humour and Storytelling of Kath and Kim

    Kath and Kim

    Kath and Kim is a satirical Australian comedy series created by Jane Turner and Gina Riley, which aired 2002, 2003, 2004 and 2007. There are a couple of movies, too. Kath and Kim was remade in America but failed to achieve popularity. Kath and Kim is a specifically (pacifically) Australian series, though enjoyed equally in New […]

  • Character Empathy In The Sopranos Pilot

    The Sopranos Character Empathy

    It is more difficult to write an antihero than to write a hero. Before creating Tony Soprano, David Chase served his apprenticeship writing a large number of likeable characters, such as amicably divorced Norman Foley from Almost Grown and 1950s Southern lawyer Forrest Bedford in I’ll Fly Away. He graduated to the antihero from there. If […]

  • No Country For Old Men Film Study

    No Country For Old Men poster

    No Country For Old Men is a 2007 film based on Cormac McCarthy’s novel. Drama combines with crime and thriller to create a story about the nature of evil.

  • How I Got My Shrunken Head Story Study

    How I Got My Shrunken Head

    How I Got My Shrunken Head by R.L. Stine is classic Goosebumps #10. This is a chosen one story about a white boy transported to an island in South East Asia.

  • In The Middle Of The Night by Robert Cormier

    in the middle of the night

    In The Middle Of The Night is a young adult horror novel by American author Robert Cormier. Written in the mid 1990s, this was one of his later works. PARATEXT OF “IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT” The cover reads like the poster for a horror film and gives us a horror tagline: “The sin […]

  • What is a heterotopia?


    I have previously written about utopias, snail under the leaf settings, idylls and dystopias. I thought I had -topias covered. Then I came across the word heterotopia. What’s that, now? Foucault uses the term “heterotopia” to describe spaces that have more layers of meaning or relationships to other places than immediately meet the eye. In […]

  • I Don’t Feel At Home In This World Anymore

    I Don't Feel At Home In This World Anymore movie poster

    Here’s what happens in the 2017 indie American film I Don’t Feel At Home In This World Anymore: When a depressed woman is burgled, she finds a new sense of purpose by tracking down the thieves alongside her obnoxious neighbour. But they soon find themselves dangerously out of their depth against a pack of degenerate […]