A story that is a metaphor--or 'a model of some aspect of human behavior' (see Chris Vogler on concept)--fulfills the extraordinary power of cinema.
Such a story makes itself more universal by definition, and raises itself above the ordinary Hollywood fare.
Done properly, this metaphor will be woven so well into the story and images that people 'get' it subconsciously.
Or maybe they get it just because they went to film school, a crowd you might enjoy impressing.
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