Friday the 6th of February I took the opportunity to see the newest adaption of a Neil Gaiman story into a movie, Coraline. This movie, while shown in 3D and marketed towards children, is not a children’s movie. It is very dark and frankly, at times it can be scary, but that isn’t to say that the lessons of the movie are not lessons children should learn. The essence of the movie (plot and psychological concepts) not withstanding, I think this movie (and obviously the novel it was based on) can illustrate a lot about the role of architectural discourse and place in surreal post-modern fiction. Now, I won’t pretend to have references or anything as researched as that, but I wanted to share my take on the movie and how both concepts of the home and domesticity and the architecture of place are used to illustrate the lessons of the film.