Thesis / Dissertation

“Kill Bigfoot”: constructing a cinematic relationship between character, the city and nature

Sotiris Dounoukos, Annabelle Louise Murphy (ed.)

Published : 2012

Abstract

The purpose of my research is to explore the relationship between representations of cinematic space and character in dramatic fiction film. Specifically, my focus is on representations of city dystopias and natural landscapes in dramas that investigate human nature. This dissertation is an examination of the issues encountered in drawing from this research during the writing of Kill Bigfoot, a scenario whose narrative takes place across these two worlds: the urban dystopia of a future New York, and the natural word of the Australian wilderness. It includes the motivation, influences, interests and methodology that guided my writing process, and a discussion of the core ideas that underpin m..

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