Fictional Worlds

Create Your Own World!

“Create Your Own World!” is a motto of visionary artists. We all enjoy escaping into, and journeying within, fictional realms. Some aspire to create their own unique artistic worlds. 

Intended for all readers who love literature and film, and especially for writers, educators, narratologists, media scholars and practitioners, screenwriters, filmmakers, and videogame designers, the new set of books about narrative world-building points at new ways of navigating, exploring, and creating entrancing fictional universes.

Available in print and as a four-part Kindle set, Fictional Worlds was also released on iTunes as an interactive, illustrated and expanded transmedia edition. The Fictional Worlds books are part of a new series Storytelling on Screen. 

Enter and browse Fictional Worlds  the book set and its website! We invite all visitors to leave comments and ask questions. Let discussions begin!


Dear Visitor, 

Find below the links to many films and screen stories examined in the books of the Fictional Worlds set.

These links are provided to enhance the readers' interactive experience. Most of the films are available in the public and university libraries, as well as on Netflix or other videorental services. This page offers links to the free or low-cost online screening options.

On this page, the links will be organized in the groups of 15, most relevant to each of the four books of the Fictional Worlds set, in the order they are examined in each volume.


Among the films under discussion in Book One, Fictional Worlds I: The Symbolic Journey & The Genre System are:

Dreams (Akira Kurosawa, 1990)

The Tragedy of Othello (Orson Welles, 1952)

L'Odissea (Franco Rossi, Mario Bava, 1968)

Ulysses (Mario Camerini, 1954)

The Odyssey (Andrei Konchalovsky, 1997)

The Lord of the Rings trilogy (Peter Jackson, 2001-2003)

Man with a Movie Camera (Dziga Vertov, 1929)

Modern Times (Charles Chaplin, 1936)

Battleship Potemkin (Sergei Eisenstein, 1925)

Roman Holiday (William Wyler, 1953)

Seven Samurai (Akira Kurosawa, 1954)

Spirited Away (Hayao Miyazaki, 2001)

Cast Away (Robert Zemeckis, 2000)

The Polar Express (Robert Zemeckis, 2004)

The Green Mile (Frank Darabont, 1999)





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