Date of Award

5-1-2016

Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts

Department

Mass Communication and Media Arts

First Advisor

Motyl, H.D.

Abstract

My interest in psychological themes such as obsession and loneliness and the visual style of slow cinema let to the development of my thesis film, The Stories of Annabelle Lee. The film focuses on David, a twenty something male who goes on a road trip after his girlfriend for the last two years, Annabelle, breaks up with him. On the night he would start his journey home David meets Bella, an exact lookalike of Annabelle. David decides to change his plan and follow the new mysterious woman. The paper examines how obsession and loneliness are created and change over time until they “push” a person to act in a certain way. The paper explores the ideas of the Romantic era while connecting it to the slow cinema visual style. It concludes with a reflection of the process and a look to my future as a filmmaker.

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