Matteo Civaschi Condenses Films into Simple Diagrams

By: Anthony Edward Geremia - Published: Jan 15, 2013 • References: mymodernmet and io9
If you don't have time to sit down and marathon The Matrix, or a classic like The Shining, then artist Matteo Civaschi has you covered with his pictogram movie plots. These clever little diagrams condense the plot lines of famous films into a single page of pictures and arrows.

A professional designer based out of Milan, Civaschi has also co-written a book called Life in Five Seconds, taking real-life events and summarizing them using the same methods.

What's appealing about these movie diagrams is that while they manage to be accurate, there's clearly a sense of humor behind them, especially since the plot diagram for the longest movie in the series -- The Lord of the Rings -- is also the simplest.