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Answer Me, Edward Ting Aug 2019

Answer Me, Edward Ting

CLAMANTIS: The MALS Journal

No abstract provided.


H.E.L.P : A Creative Exercise In Feminism And The Buddy Comedy., Bayne M. Lutz May 2019

H.E.L.P : A Creative Exercise In Feminism And The Buddy Comedy., Bayne M. Lutz

College of Arts & Sciences Senior Honors Theses

This screenplay attempts to reconcile the author's confusion on how to best enact social progress by examining and satirizing several competing feminist movements. Set in an off-kilter Los Angeles, the comedy tracks Alivia, a recent PhD grad who cannot leverage her education toward finding a job. In desperation, she joins a radical organization called the H.E.L.P. (Heroines for the Elimination of Loathsome Professors), which encourages her to take matters into her own hands.

Inverting tropes from buddy comedies, cop-shows, ghost stories, and Bond movies, the screenplay grapples with how women are meant to break the glass ...


Xaminer, Terry Artis Apr 2018

Xaminer, Terry Artis

Theses

“Rocket” Rowan Bell is a young Black idealist who has an audacious notion to disseminate what he perceives as truth to his community through news publication. As an adolescent boy, he was a good kid and athlete with a good heart from a poor Black neighborhood. Rocket experienced what seemed to be an episode of sexual assault by a youth-minister/track-coach at his church. The ordeal may have shaped his young adult perspective and evolved into a philosophy through which Rocket contends:There are three Negro (P)s that perpetuate the pathetic plight of Black people — the Negro Preacher, the ...


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 ...


The Sitting Bull, Joseph Crisafulli Jan 2018

The Sitting Bull, Joseph Crisafulli

Open Access Theses & Dissertations

The following work is a screenplay telling a dramatic narrative of the life of Sitting Bull and some of the key figures in his life. The story draws on the history, but it naturally takes creative license in an attempt to paint a realistic portrait of the Hunkpapa Sioux leader.


Trepidation: A Film Project On Cultural Trauma, Courtney A. Duchene Jul 2017

Trepidation: A Film Project On Cultural Trauma, Courtney A. Duchene

Media and Communication Studies Summer Fellows

A trailer and a screenplay for a docudrama film that examines cultural trauma in relation to police shootings and the 2016 election.


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 ...


Mourningwood, Elizabeth Hamilton-Poore Jan 2017

Mourningwood, Elizabeth Hamilton-Poore

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Set in the post-Civil War South, Mourningwood humorously explores the lives of townsfolk after they’re confronted with who-done-it mystery not fit for the squeamish. Prostitutes, law enforcement, and town drunks come together to solve a crime and save the town in a screenplay that will live on in readers’ memories for years to come.


Fantissity, Alexandra N. Dean Jan 2017

Fantissity, Alexandra N. Dean

Masters Theses

No abstract provided.


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 ...


Lonely Monsters, Patricia Davis Jan 2015

Lonely Monsters, Patricia Davis

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Lonely Monsters is a full-length feature screenplay that explores the ways in which a classic damsel narrative may be reconsidered. It offers ideas on how death and girlhood may find symmetry. The characters within Lonely Monsters deal with loss, identity of the self versus the world's ideas on self-identity, place, gender, and class. Utilizing the elements of a fairy tale, the narrative seeks to complicate the roles of gender in a cautionary tale. Set in the fictional Florida town of Puerto Palmera, an economic divide between the Estates and the Glades makes for a ripe, troublesome environment for a ...


Mix Tape, Michael Davis May 2014

Mix Tape, Michael Davis

Senior Theses

This creative writing thesis contains short stories, a piece of memoir writing, and a screenplay by Michael Davis.

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The Circuit: An Original Television Series, Grace T. Ding Jan 2014

The Circuit: An Original Television Series, Grace T. Ding

CMC Senior Theses

Between good and evil there's a whole lot of gray: Welcome to The Circuit.

A shady private security firm recruits criminals straight out of prison and sells its services to the highest bidder, saint and sinner alike (mostly sinners). Through the trials and tribulations of a diverse ensemble cast, the show explores some of my absolute favorite themes in storytelling: gray morality, found families, and unlikely heroes. Follow our gritty and guarded lead Shaye as she struggles to tame a group of talented and contentious ex-cons under the shadow of her ambitious and manipulative father, all the while struggling ...


The Lonely, Brent Steven Scott May 2013

The Lonely, Brent Steven Scott

University of New Orleans Theses and Dissertations

No abstract provided.


Sam Cookies: Sleuth Tales, Kiefer Schenk May 2013

Sam Cookies: Sleuth Tales, Kiefer Schenk

Senior Honors Theses

This senior honors thesis is a script for a humorous radio show composed of five scenes. The story is a pun-filled detective drama about Sam Cookies, as he tries to solve several cases involving anthropomorphic vegetables getting boiled. Sam must solve the mystery before he finds himself in hot water. This thesis fights right in with classic detective stories broadcasted on old-time radio, such as The Shadow, and Sam Spade, while interjecting the story with jokes and lightheartedness.

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To Love Again?, Shunkedra Zachery Apr 2013

To Love Again?, Shunkedra Zachery

Dissertations, Theses and Capstone Projects

A screenplay. The story addresses the question whether or not a person should forgive someone who as caused them great heartache. The main character, Michael Phillips, loves his wife Kiera, but believes she is having an affair with his brother Tony. His jealousy consumes him and he abandons his wife and child. The story resumes several years later, after the death of Michael's father. As the story unfolds, Michael seeks to find the friend who betrayed him, make peace with his brother, and convince his wife to love him again.


Last Trip To Disneyland, Freeman Mensa Montaque Apr 2013

Last Trip To Disneyland, Freeman Mensa Montaque

Dissertations, Theses and Capstone Projects

Screenplay. John and Sally Danes are a father and daughter living in desperate times. In order to make ends meet, they're forced to engage in some less than exemplary acts. They soon find themselves way in over their heads once they make a gruesome discovery. Soon after, the police and a trio of killers are both hot on their trail, and they have to tread carefully. One mistake could prove to be fatal.


Ballers, Oscar K. Gorney Aug 2012

Ballers, Oscar K. Gorney

University of New Orleans Theses and Dissertations

No abstract provided.


The Gamer, Heather Cook Jul 2011

The Gamer, Heather Cook

Dissertations, Theses and Capstone Projects

We open at Fletcher's Creek High with Drew Montgomery, a boy of many faces and friends, popular, athletic, and handsome. He wants to go to college, but his family is poor. Travis, his older brother, is tan, tall, and attractive and is a super senior. He wants to go to college too. On the the way to their semi-final basketball game, a flyer blows into Travis's face - Bungie is hosting a tournament in their home town, and the winners get a scholarship to any college of their choice. This is their chance. They enter the tournament as a ...


Wildly Unpopular And Totally Inappropriate, Katherine Tippins Dec 2010

Wildly Unpopular And Totally Inappropriate, Katherine Tippins

Dissertations, Theses and Capstone Projects

"Wildly Unpopular and Totally Inappropriate" is a screenplay about a budding high school romance between two unlikely (and quite opposite) teenagers. The two students, Beth and Alex, go through a series of trials in their relationship before even realizing they like each other: impersonating a parent, sabotaging a dinenr date, suspension, food fights and humiliation.


Keys Of War, Clay Carter Weill Jan 2003

Keys Of War, Clay Carter Weill

LSU Master's Theses

At the dawn of time the gods created heaven and earth. The creator of the moon joined with the creator of the sun and together they produced the first Empress. She is the embodiment of all that is good and holy. She is the spiritual guide to all the tribes of man. The tribes are ruled by men. When one man, Baron Stier, rises above the others he is crowned Archduke. He rules in the Empress’s name and his dynasty lasts for half a millennia. Upon the discovery of the land beyond the sacred islands the dynasty falls. And ...


Out The Loop, Matthew Christian Anderson Jan 2003

Out The Loop, Matthew Christian Anderson

LSU Master's Theses

Often referred to as resembling an architectural blueprint, the screenplay is known for its laconic style. Discarding the subjective abstractionism of a more flowery writing, the screenplay's brevity forces the writer to make use of the physical world of the text to display its underlying currents of thought. This trend in artistic representation, of which the influence has been heatedly discussed since the onset of the cinema, is not stagnant but evolving. The screenwriters of today produce their craft with an increased savoir faire not only in relation to plot and form but also in regards to the aesthetics ...


The Blues In Three Parts: A Collection Of Poetry, Short Stories, And A Screenplay, Desha Tolar Kelly Jan 2002

The Blues In Three Parts: A Collection Of Poetry, Short Stories, And A Screenplay, Desha Tolar Kelly

LSU Master's Theses

This thesis is entitled, “The Blues in Three Parts: A Collection of Poetry, Short Stories, and a Screenplay.” The first part, a collection of poetry, contains themes of childhood and adolescence, love and loss, life struggles, writing, and death. The second part, a collection of short stories, contains five stories centered on similar themes. The third and final part, a screenplay entitled “Cow”, contains elements of the first two parts as well. The epigraph, which contemplates the idea that the blues is not only music, but all the ups and downs of life, sets the stage for the central thread ...


Near The Lewis & Clark Trail, Chad Colin Husted Jan 2001

Near The Lewis & Clark Trail, Chad Colin Husted

LSU Master's Theses

Near the Lewis & Clark Trail is a creative writing thesis that contains two distinct parts. Part one is a short story cycle: a collection of interlinked narratives that together, tell a larger, cohesive story. Many different points of view, narrative techniques, and non-linear time sequences are used in order to provide a pastiche of different voices, points in time, and perspectives, that ultimately form an overall narrative structure. In addition to the stories, there are several fictional documents that are used to separate the work at critical times, and to provide subtext. In between the stories are: a letter to ...