“Stardust” (2007) – a Victorian fairy tale and a spectacular quest for self-love

“Stardust” (2007) is an interesting mix between a spectacular Hollywood movie and a steampunk fairy tale. This is my detailed analysis of its narrative arc and characters, plus some notes on the differences between the film and the original book.

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“Fight Club” (1999) – to hell and back, and a Hero’s Journey into insanity

Following the stages of the “Hero’s Journey”, here is a very detailed script, film and character analysis of David Fincher’s 1999 cult movie. If you loved “Fight Club”, this is for you!

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The Resolution (The End?)

As the end of the year approaches, so does the conclusion of my series on the Hero’s Journey. This post is dedicated to the very reason why all journeys start: to end. We are now at the real conclusion of our story. Anything that could have happened, has happened. Forge new friendships and test them, check. Encounter […]

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Death and Rebirth

I know, the title of this post may sound a little exaggerated, maybe even scary. But it describes effectively the stage that comes next in the structure of the Hero’s Journey. Let’s try to remember all that happened so far: a Challenge has been set (and initially, naturally, Rejected); a Journey started; Teaching happened all […]

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The Journey Back Home

After the Reward, the mission might seem complete. The enemy has been defeated, the treasure is taken, the (prince / princess / frog) has been kissed. The Journey is over. But is it really? Hell, no of course! It’s time to go back home. And that is true for two reasons: first, all the experience and the […]

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The Reward

It is done! We faced our deepest fear, entered the Cave, killed the dragon. We didn’t even think it was possible but – here we are. We almost cannot believe it ourselves, but we did it! While we catch our breath and review the experience, we take a moment to consider all the steps that […]

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