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Still Water, Louis Foglia 2010 Syracuse University

Still Water, Louis Foglia

Syracuse University Honors Program Capstone Projects

Still Water is full-length feature screenplay with the driving premise that vengeance creates suffering. While the script might be characterized as a procedural in that relies heavily on the plot to create suspense and to sustain a dramatic momentum that keeps the audience engaged, I was also interested in adding a layer of provocative depth to the story. Consequently, Still Water explores the themes of guilt, redemption, vengeance, corruption, and Italian-American identity.

Still Water is the story of the Sippilini family. During his campaign for Manhattan District Attorney, the family’s patriarch, Richard, gets involved in a corruption scandal that ...


Advanced Studies In The Graphic Novel, Thomas Barkman 2010 University of Rhode Island

Advanced Studies In The Graphic Novel, Thomas Barkman

Senior Honors Projects

Advanced Studies in the Graphic Novel entails a practical intimacy with the form. My work serves to elucidate only some of the many differences between the graphic novel and traditional literature, to complicate the use of written language in the form as it relates to images, to address confrontations with publishing, and to share intimately the process and mechanisms by which my effort functions.

The paper will reveal the guts of the effort (itself a graphic novel) and in doing so will highlight issues as they uniquely relate to the form, and hopefully encourage others to attempt such work. The ...


The Relationship Among Beginning And Advanced American Sign Language Students And Credentialed Interpreters Across Two Domains Of Visual Imagery: Vividness And Manipulation, Linda Stauffer 2010 University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

The Relationship Among Beginning And Advanced American Sign Language Students And Credentialed Interpreters Across Two Domains Of Visual Imagery: Vividness And Manipulation, Linda Stauffer

Theses and Dissertations

Given the visual-gestural nature of ASL it is reasonable to assume that visualization abilities may be one predictor of aptitude for learning ASL. This study tested a hypothesis that visualization abilities are a foundational aptitude for learning a signed language and that measurements of these skills will increase as students progress from beginning ASL students to advanced language learners and, ultimately to credentialed interpreters. Participants in this study consisted of 90 beginning and 66 advanced ASL students in five interpreter education programs in four southern states along with 68 credentialed interpreters. Students and interpreters were administered the Vividness of Visual ...


Citation In The French Fiction Film From The New Wave To The Present: Imagining A New Spectator, Franck Le Gac 2010 University of Iowa

Citation In The French Fiction Film From The New Wave To The Present: Imagining A New Spectator, Franck Le Gac

Theses and Dissertations

At the turn of the 1960s, citation - a figure until then relatively rare in the fiction film - began to appear, if not frequently, at least with an insistent regularity. In breaching the self-contained world characteristic of most genres in the era of the classical fiction film, citation called forth spectators who would assume a much more significant share of hermeneutic work - not simply as the addressees of filmic narration, but also, alternately or simultaneously, as the witnesses of a certain type of representation unfolding in the present tense. While such double, or mixed spectatorial position has frequently been described and ...


Independent, Mainstream And In Between: How And Why Indie Films Have Become Their Own Genre, Carrie Szabo 2010 Pace University

Independent, Mainstream And In Between: How And Why Indie Films Have Become Their Own Genre, Carrie Szabo

Honors College Theses

"Indie film" is a term many film critics and audience members use, but do most people know what that word is really labeling? This paper unravels what is meant by the term "indie film," how it is defined and how it can be classified in today's film industry as its own genre. Through an analysis of a number of recent indie and Hollywood films, this paper illustrates that indie films can be categorized by their un-Hollywood mechanical and narrative styles. Furthermore, in an examination of the history of the American film industry, it shows that today's industry has ...


"Alfred Hitchcock Presents; `Propaganda'": A Rhetorical Study Of Alfred Hitchcock's World War Ii Propaganda Films, Jennifer Renee Brown 2010 Liberty University

"Alfred Hitchcock Presents; `Propaganda'": A Rhetorical Study Of Alfred Hitchcock's World War Ii Propaganda Films, Jennifer Renee Brown

Masters Theses

Alfred Hitchcock is a well known filmmaker whose work has been often studied by English, communication, and film scholars. However, those examining Hitchcock seem to have pet favorites of films they deem worthy of study. This thesis examines the lesser-known propaganda films of Alfred Hitchcock made for the British Ministry of Information in 1944. Bon Voyage and Aventure Malgache each tell a story of intrigue and adventure in French territory during the German occupation and Vichy government of World War II. However, after the MOI waited almost the entire war to have propaganda made by Alfred Hitchcock, the films were ...


A History Of The American Film Institute, Deborah Jae Alexander 2010 University of Southern Mississippi

A History Of The American Film Institute, Deborah Jae Alexander

Dissertations

The American Film Institute (AFI) is a highly politicized, powerful organization. To date, most historical documentation and recording of AFI events and activities has been disseminated to the mass media from within the organization through its own publications or in other historical documentation as incidental history in relation to another topic. This dissertation, written as an overview, is the first comprehensive, independent historical examination of the AFI. The examination begins with an exploration of the development, activities and decline of the American Council on Education‟s original AFI and other film organizations that existed prior to the present day AFI ...


Visions Of Japanese Modernity: Articulations Of Cinema, Nation, And Spectatorship, 1895-1925 (Excerpt), Aaron Gerow 2010 Yale University

Visions Of Japanese Modernity: Articulations Of Cinema, Nation, And Spectatorship, 1895-1925 (Excerpt), Aaron Gerow

Aaron Gerow

Japan has done marvelous things with cinema, giving the world the likes of Kurosawa, Mizoguchi, and Ozu. But cinema did not arrive in Japan fully formed at the end of the nineteenth century, nor was it simply adopted into an ages-old culture. Aaron Gerow explores the processes by which film was defined, transformed, and adapted during its first three decades in Japan. He focuses in particular on how one trend in criticism, the Pure Film Movement, changed not only the way films were made, but also how they were conceived. Looking closely at the work of critics, theorists, intellectuals, benshi ...


A Gay Date With History: A History Of The Boston Lgbt Film Festival, Andrew Elder 2010 University of Massachusetts Boston

A Gay Date With History: A History Of The Boston Lgbt Film Festival, Andrew Elder

Andrew Elder

George Mansour has been booking film in Boston-area movie theaters for 46 years. In the early 1980s, in addition to booking films for more mainstream commercial and art movie houses like the Orson Welles in Cambridge and the Nickelodeon just outside Kenmore Square, Mansour booked films for the South Station Cinema, a gay porn house in Boston. His work for the South Station Cinema, Mansour told The History Project in a recent interview, was the catalyst for what would become the Boston LGBT Film Festival.


The Rhetorical Significance Of Gojira, Shannon Stevens 2010 University of Nevada, Las Vegas

The Rhetorical Significance Of Gojira, Shannon Stevens

Graduate Research Symposium (GCUA)

This project tackles the 1954 Japanese film Gojira, known to most Americans as Godzilla. By examining the strong emotions expressed in the film’s narrative, we can begin to understand better the experience of the Japanese survivor of World War II. Specifically, by studying the way the primary emotional responses to a war experience (guilt/anger, pain/suffering, and powerlessness/fear) are represented in the film it is possible to see how Gojira functions rhetorically to provide for the Japanese people a safe venue for post-war expression and healing.


Mendelsberg, Joanna (Fa 498), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2010 Western Kentucky University

Mendelsberg, Joanna (Fa 498), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives project 498. Paper: "Folk Speech in Advertising: Proverbs and Sayings," by Joanna Mendelsberg, which examines these folklore elements in advertisements from 'Sports Illustrated' and 'Mademoiselle' magazines. This paper was done for a folk studies class at Western Kentucky University.


Gilkison, Tamara (Fa 497), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2010 Western Kentucky University

Gilkison, Tamara (Fa 497), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 497. Paper: "Folklore in Advertising: A Collection of Ads From Various Magazines," by Tamara Gilkison, which examines how folklore elements were used in print advertising. This paper was done for a folk studies class at Western Kentucky University.


Phillips, Noelle (Fa 496), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2010 Western Kentucky University

Phillips, Noelle (Fa 496), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 496. Paper: "Tempting by Association: The Use of Folklore in Selling Liquor," by Noelle Phillips, which discusses folklore elements found in liquor advertisements from various magazines. This paper was done for a folk studies class at Western Kentucky University. Project does not contain supporting material.


Mathews, Cynthia M. (Fa 501), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2010 Western Kentucky University

Mathews, Cynthia M. (Fa 501), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 501. Paper: "[Mass Media and 'The Far Side']," by Cynthia M. Mathews, which examines folklore elements from "The Far Side" comic strip. This paper was done for a folk studies class at Western Kentucky University.


Hall, Timothy W. (Fa 500), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2010 Western Kentucky University

Hall, Timothy W. (Fa 500), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 500. Paper: "Folklore in Cinema," by Timothy W. Hall, which examines urban legends found in popular movies. This paper was done for a folk studies class at Western Kentucky University.


Teegarden, Mike (Fa 499), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2010 Western Kentucky University

Teegarden, Mike (Fa 499), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 499. Paper: "Folklore in the Media," by Mike Teegarden, which examines folklore elements found in advertisements from 'Sports Illustrated.' This paper was done for a folk studies class at Western Kentucky University.


Collin, Andrea (Fa 495), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2010 Western Kentucky University

Collin, Andrea (Fa 495), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 495. Paper: "Folklore and Advertising in 'Time Magazine'," by Andrea Collin, which examines folklore elements in advertisements from 'Time Magazine'. This paper was done for a folk studies class at Western Kentucky University.


Biggs, Amy (Fa 494), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2010 Western Kentucky University

Biggs, Amy (Fa 494), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 494. Paper: "Ads in the Media," by Amy Biggs, which documents folklore elements in magazine advertisements. Produced for a folk studies class at Western Kentucky University.


Honors Senior Project, Matthew T. Dayton 2010 Grand Valley State University

Honors Senior Project, Matthew T. Dayton

Honors Projects

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Inaugural Georgia Libraries Photo Contest A Success, 2010 Kennesaw State University

Inaugural Georgia Libraries Photo Contest A Success

Georgia Library Quarterly

The article announces the winners of the 2010 Georgia Libraries Photo Contest.


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