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Silence In The Stars, Taylor Claman Jan 2018

Silence In The Stars, Taylor Claman

Honors Theses at the University of Iowa

This honors project is a feature length film that explores the concept of friendship and adversity. There are themes of race, loss, absence, adolescence and young love. The main character, Pim, loses her brother at a young age, and his absence affects her life even four years later, where the story takes place. As Pim and Marisol bond over their shared hardship, Pim learns to open up and allow herself happiness as she starts to heal from the impact of her brother's death on her life.


Daedalus (A Screenplay), John Ver Mulm Jan 2018

Daedalus (A Screenplay), John Ver Mulm

Honors Theses at the University of Iowa

This screenplay is an adaptation based on the mythological inventor, Daedalus. Most audiences are less familiar with who Daedalus is compared to what he accomplished (designed and built the Labyrinth) or who he is associated with (his son, Icarus). For the most part, as found in Apollodorus’ The Library, Daedalus’ story weaves throughout the background of better-known heroes and villains. That is not to say his story is any less interesting, or – as many myths end – tragic. In my script, I attempt to flesh out the brief origins of the great inventor. This tale is found in The Library and ...


Desecrate: An Original Feature-Length Screenplay, Justin Zorn Jun 2017

Desecrate: An Original Feature-Length Screenplay, Justin Zorn

Honors Theses

The basis of this creative project was to construct a feature-length, three-act screenplay in the mold of both the American Western genre and the modern road epic. The “road” genre, a staple of American cinema, is form of story in which one or two characters are confronted by situations that put them on journeys of Odysseus-like proportions during which they must overcome some fundamental issues in their respective lives. Following the examples of mainstream road epics such as Steven Spielberg’s Saving Private Ryan (1998) and the Cohen brothers O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000), my screenplay incorporates the same ...


Fantissity, Alexandra N. Dean Jan 2017

Fantissity, Alexandra N. Dean

Masters Theses

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Hansel And Gretel: A Feature And Study On How Fairy Tales Have Changed, Nazeli Ekimyan May 2016

Hansel And Gretel: A Feature And Study On How Fairy Tales Have Changed, Nazeli Ekimyan

Honors Thesis

Once upon a time, the Little Mermaid watched her Prince marry another woman, the Sleeping Beauty was raped by a Prince and woke up from her deep slumber to find out she was the mother of twins, the Little Red Riding Hood never made it out alive, and Goldilocks broke her neck jumping out of a window. This project examines original fairy tales and how they have changed over the years through various adaptations in media and film. The purpose is to find an answer to the question of why these sugarcoated changes have been made over time. In order ...