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“The Caucasian Persuasion Here In The ‘Dale”: Othering, White Normality, And Post-Racialism In Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Isaiah M. Lee 2021 Portland State University

“The Caucasian Persuasion Here In The ‘Dale”: Othering, White Normality, And Post-Racialism In Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Isaiah M. Lee

University Honors Theses

This thesis engages the construction of race within the television landscape of Buffy the Vampire Slayer to investigate how well-meaning, progressive media either reinvents or repudiates racial stereotype. This paper also examines the figure of the Other, as it is evoked in horror, and utilizes Hazel Carby's conception of the fantasized black subject to analyze the setting and characters of Buffy the Vampire Slayer with an eye towards the inherent assumptions the show makes about race. Ultimately, I argue that Buffy's representation of race assumes a white normality, flattening its non-white characters under the guise of inherent difference ...


Creating A Professional Tv Show Pitch, Alexis Mays 2021 William & Mary

Creating A Professional Tv Show Pitch, Alexis Mays

Undergraduate Honors Theses

This project consists of materials included in a television show pitch created by Lexi Mays. The materials include a poster, pilot script, show overview, character breakdown, and pilot outline. The show is a pirate adventure that follows six people setting sail to find a mysterious island that was abandoned years ago for unknown reasons. Each character battles their own demons and unexpected dangers as they try to unlock the mystery no one could solve.


Encore: A Story Of Identity, Austin Copps 2021 Belmont University

Encore: A Story Of Identity, Austin Copps

Honors Theses

Encore, a feature length screenplay, tells a story of a young man and his search for identity.


Tom, Dick, And Harry, Andy Hammersmith 2021 Loyola Marymount University

Tom, Dick, And Harry, Andy Hammersmith

LMU/LLS Theses and Dissertations

Presumed dead, a cantankerous retired assassin hides out in a senior living home. When the CIA tracks him down, he enlists his fellow residents to trade in their walkers for weapons to protect the facility from a death squad.


The Táin, Luke Hart-Moynihan 2021 Loyola Marymount University

The Táin, Luke Hart-Moynihan

LMU/LLS Theses and Dissertations

The Táin (Myth / Epic Fantasy, Feature) - In mythic iron-age Ireland, an exiled king allies with a proud queen to steal a magic bull and retake his former kingdom, but his semi-divine foster-son stands in their way. Based on the Irish Epic Táin Bó Cúailnge.


Clean Sweep, Isabelle Davis 2021 Loyola Marymount University

Clean Sweep, Isabelle Davis

LMU/LLS Theses and Dissertations

Best friends, Harry and Dave, both come to face their own versions of mid-life crises. Harry is a former hockey player stuck in his glory days, and Dave is a recently divorced, try-hard dad without any glory days. Harry realizes he’s not in the “prime” he thinks he is but still wants another shot at the Olympics, so he decides to trade hockey in for the most exciting and physical sport in the world – Curling. He drags along Dave to form a team of misfits, including the local shuffleboard champ and hairdresser, Ramona, and a high-school janitor, Gail. Under ...


Gender Roles Reviewed Through Shakespeare's Twelfth Night With 21st Century Applications, Hannah Lewis 2021 Olivet Nazarene University

Gender Roles Reviewed Through Shakespeare's Twelfth Night With 21st Century Applications, Hannah Lewis

Honors Program Projects

This thesis focuses on a modern-day adaptation of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night which aims to emphasize the importance of gender equality as a moral imperative in the 21st century. In the original play, Shakespeare writes a story that draws attention to gender stereotypes in the Elizabethan age through his use of character representation. However, much is to be said about how these stereotypes in Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night are applicable to the 21st century. Thus, this study is applied to a modern adaptation of Twelfth Night which tells the story of a young woman named Vivian. In this story, Vivian ...


Whittier, Mario E. Johnson 2021 Loyola Marymount University

Whittier, Mario E. Johnson

LMU/LLS Theses and Dissertations

A Navy sailor enlists at a mysterious Naval Reserves base to be closer to his dying mother and discovers he’s transporting aliens and an unknown medicine that could potentially save his Mom’s life.


The Last Greatest, Ethan Raduns-Silverstein 2021 Loyola Marymount University

The Last Greatest, Ethan Raduns-Silverstein

LMU/LLS Theses and Dissertations

Fighting bankruptcy, the owner of the last traveling circus train in America must improve the act and generate ticket sales or it's curtains for him and his eclectic cast and crew.


Bigfoot Nation, Maximilian Kubisiak 2021 Loyola Marymount University

Bigfoot Nation, Maximilian Kubisiak

LMU/LLS Theses and Dissertations

An outcast Bigfoot and amateur “expert” in the study of humans, a Ted Kaczynski conspiracy theorist, and a bored Gen Z-er are all unwittingly drawn into a ring of political, corporate, and international conspiracies in a small Rocky Mountain town. The trio bumbles through the absurdities of a classic western conspiracy.


No Man's Land, Preston Ray 2021 Loyola Marymount University

No Man's Land, Preston Ray

LMU/LLS Theses and Dissertations

NO MAN’S LAND (One-Hour, Horror) – In a dying Dust Bowl town suffering from the outbreak of a strange disease, a headstrong epidemiologist finds herself facing off against an ancient, supernatural entity.


Black Men Don't Cheat, Edwin Lorenzo Martin 2021 Loyola Marymount University

Black Men Don't Cheat, Edwin Lorenzo Martin

LMU/LLS Theses and Dissertations

Sick of doing what's expected him, Marcus leaves his job as a doctor to pursue acting as he and his roommates figure out life in a fast changing South Central LA.


Barren, Hannah Herman 2021 Loyola Marymount University

Barren, Hannah Herman

LMU/LLS Theses and Dissertations

In the aftermath of their baby’s stillbirth, eccentric couple Marlow and Dev clash with overbearing loved ones, outspoken neighbor kids, and each other while trying to reconcile unmet expectations and their newfound reality. Bottling up her emotions, Marlow begins to see inanimate objects speak, spewing out the feelings she hopes to keep suppressed.


This Must Be The Place: A Short Film, Reagan Shull 2021 Bowling Green State University

This Must Be The Place: A Short Film, Reagan Shull

Honors Projects

This Must Be The Place is a short film categorized as a Coming of Age Mystery with strong narrative ties to Magical Realism set in the heart of small town America. The key thematic ideas are identity, female relationships, isolation, friendship, and loss. This story emphasizes each person’s struggle for identity, and the isolation that can be brought upon themselves when they do not know who they are. Further, the difficulties regarding the search for one’s dreams without a strong sense of identity are also discussed in this narrative. Ultimately, this story is about dealing with isolation as ...


Hindsight, Haley Elizabeth Moore 2021 Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College

Hindsight, Haley Elizabeth Moore

LSU Master's Theses

“Time travel is theoretically impossible, but I wouldn't want to give it up as a plot gimmick.”—Isaac Asimov

“Of all the concepts in Speculative Fiction, Time Travel is probably the one that, over time, has provided us with the most possibilities for storytelling, and therefore the one that has been (clocked as having been) exploited the most.”—TVtropes.org

Hindsight is a one-hour long show with an eight-episode arc per season. It is a story of authenticity and gimmicks, privilege and disadvantage, mediocrity and exceptionalism. These are all pretty big concepts, and yeah, we look at them on ...


Pathos, Winter 2020-2021, Portland State University. Student Publications Board 2021 Portland State University

Pathos, Winter 2020-2021, Portland State University. Student Publications Board

Pathos

Editor: Claire Miller


Personal Reflection On 'Boy Crazy: A Screenplay About Gay Fanfiction, Queerbaiting, And Asexual Identity', Luci Mintiero 2021 Western Washington University

Personal Reflection On 'Boy Crazy: A Screenplay About Gay Fanfiction, Queerbaiting, And Asexual Identity', Luci Mintiero

WWU Honors Program Senior Projects

Initially, I planned to make a short film for my senior project, exploring the themes of gender, fan culture and identity. Due to COVID-19, I ended up just writing a screenplay instead. I've decided not to submit the screenplay here, since I want to hold off on presenting it to the world until I've reached the 'final' final version (a completed film), and so instead, this is just an informal reflection on some of the motivations that went into writing the screenplay.

In this reflection, I explore a couple of topics related to fandom, gender, and sexuality. First ...


Going Forth: A Thesis Presented To The Faculty Of The Humanities And Teacher Education Division, Pepperdine University, William DeWitt 2021 Pepperdine University

Going Forth: A Thesis Presented To The Faculty Of The Humanities And Teacher Education Division, Pepperdine University, William Dewitt

Theses and Dissertations

Essay: Going forth -- Script 1: Geronimo -- Script 2: Monster Moscow.


A Screenplay For Bystander Intervention For Sexual Harassment Scenarios For College Students, Shanti Herzog 2020 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

A Screenplay For Bystander Intervention For Sexual Harassment Scenarios For College Students, Shanti Herzog

Journalism

This project was developed to describe the drafting of a screenplay for an interactive, virtual reality sexual harassment training module for students of the California Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo. The research began with the examination of the prevalent and persisting issue of sexual harassment within college campus communities, and how to present college students with the tools to intervene as bystanders, thus encouraging them to intervene when encountering sexual harassment scenarios. The resulting screenplay was written to provide college students at Cal Poly with strategies to identify and take action when encountering sexual harassment, especially in small group gatherings ...


B&E, Zachary T. Hennessey 2020 University of New Orleans

B&E, Zachary T. Hennessey

University of New Orleans Thesis Films

In this reflection paper I will cover the production of B&E in its entirety. From the origin of the script to planning the distribution. I will also reflect on my experiences at UNO and remark on how they I learned from mistakes that I made on other films and corrected them during my process for B&E. I will also point out what I believe to be the largest mistakes that I committed during the production of this film and how I plan to correct them in the future.


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