"Everything's got a moral, if only you can find it."
--Lewis Carroll

Memento, Abre Los Ojos, Vanilla Sky, The Others, The Sixth Sense, Just Like Heaven

The Moral of the Story
A discussion of symbols and themes in movies, by Susan Lien Whigham

WARNING: these pages contain plot spoilers and reveal movie endings!

Mary Louise Von Franz, author of The Interpretation of Fairy Tales, aptly observed that "The fairy tale itself is its own best explanation". Thus, if you haven't already seen these profound and provocative films, please do yourself a favor: Go watch them first and form your own opinions before you read this!

My Triangle Interpretation (7 January 2015)

My Memento Interpretation (16 September 2007)

Abre Los Ojos / Vanilla Sky (May 2006)

The Others / The Sixth Sense (May 2006)

Just Like Heaven (May 2006)