I revisited “The Silence of the Lambs” to analyze its mythic structure through the lens of Joseph Campbell’s Monomyth. Clarice Starling needs to combine the powers of two very different mentors to complete her Journey and claim her Reward. Read to find out more.Read More “The Silence of the Lambs” (1991): a dangerous game of shapeshifters and shadows
My sparkling online offer of workshops and special guests to cover all aspects of storytelling and learning!Read More My Online Storytelling Workshops and “Carmine Rodi presents”
My closer look on “The Shawshank Redemption”, seen through the lenses of the Hero’s Journey narrative structure and archetypes.Read More “The Shawshank Redemption” (1994) – how to become a Master of the two Worlds
My “Happy New Year” post with the 10 (plus 2) most read posts in 2019. Thank you for another fantastic year spent together!Read More The most read posts in 2019!
My complete movie breakdown of “Joker” (2019), following the stages of the Hero’s Journey. It works perfectly.Read More “Joker” (2019): the Hero’s Journey of a Fallen Angel in 13 stages, explained.
Interview with four talented, award-winning Dungeon Masters, a bit about their game experience, what is a secret for a “good story”, and the 12 tips and tricks to keep players and audiences engaged.Read More How to tell a great story? 4 veteran Dungeon Masters share their secrets to keep audiences engaged
An essential guide to how I first discovered the magic of the Tarot Cards, how I am learning it, and how I use it for personal reflection, in my work as a storyteller and in education.Read More Using Tarots for storytelling and personal reflection
My views on “Chernobyl” (2019), the scary, gripping and well-crafted HBO miniseries. 5 reasons why it’s top notch storytelling, and a few words about its cultural impact.Read More Great AND Terrible. 5 reasons why “Chernobyl” is damn good storytelling.
“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.Read More “Stardust” (2007) – a Victorian fairy tale and a spectacular quest for self-love
Very detailed character and script analysis of the 1985 movie by Robert Zemeckis. The wonderful intertwined 3 character arcs, a masterpiece ending, how did it become such a classic, and did it age well? Read to find out.Read More The 10 stages of the Hero’s Journey in “Back to the Future” (1985)