Category Archives: Cinematic Chiasmus

A Behind-the-Scenes Look at How I Uncover Cinematic Chiasmus

I’ve written more than a dozen articles explaining how the story structure of some special films fall into the category of Cinematic Chiasmus. These are films that unfold in a particular way in which the events in their first half … Continue reading

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What a Twist! The Sixth Sense Is a Symmetrical Film

The Sixth Sense has one of the most memorable and famous twist endings of all time. But once its secret is revealed is there any mystery left to the film? It turns out that The Sixth Sense does have at … Continue reading

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What About Bob? What About Chiasmus?

When I get an idea for a Cinematic Chiasmus, I get excited about it because it’s a chance to look at a film in a way that no one has ever done before. A few months ago, the good folks … Continue reading

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The Symmetry of Star Trek III: The Search for Spock

It’s been more than a year since my last Cinematic Chiasmus. But you know what? Christmas is coming early this year because I am offering another amazing example of Cinematic Chiasmus right now. If you’re unfamiliar with this concept, a … Continue reading

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Netflix Dedicated a Video to My Back to the Future Chiasmus!

It’s not every day that you can say a big name like Netflix took notice of you. Well, last Wednesday (coincidentally right after I published another Back to the Future article) Netflix posted a video on their YouTube account depicting … Continue reading

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Shall We Play a Game? Let’s See How Symmetrical WarGames Is

How about a nice game of guess how symmetrical WarGames is? The answer is quite simple: It’s completely symmetrical. I grew up loving this movie, so I feel like it’s a privilege to share just how awesome this movie is. … Continue reading

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The Beautiful Story Structure of How to Train Your Dragon

How to Train Your Dragon’s message of Vikings and dragons coming together to live in peace and harmony is complemented by the very way its story is told. Continue reading

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