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  • Jackson, Wesley Michael (San Francisco State University, 2018)
    The goal of this paper is to explore the interstitial relationships of Michelangelo Antonioni’s 1964 film, Red Desert. Using Roland Barthes personal letter to Antonioni as a foundational text, I explore the aspects of ...
  • Harkness, Spencer William (San Francisco State University, 2017)
    The cinematic wink is an investigation of how a human or metaphorical wink can shape the content of screen media. A human wink is performed by contracting an eyelid; a metaphorical wink is constructed with formal cinematic ...
  • Zhang, Xiuhe (San Francisco State University, 2017)
    This thesis is not simply about the model opera film (yangbanxi), a genre that was favorably engineered by Madame Mao, Jiang Qing, in order to feed highly politicized lives of the Chinese masses, and scheme to continue ...
  • Zadfar, Abas Ali (San Francisco State University, 2017)
    This thesis examines the development of identity in superhero movies, specifically in the films Spider-Man 2, The Dark Knight, and Hulk. Referencing the concept of the shadow persona employed by Carl Jung and examining ...
  • Wilder, Seth Adam (San Francisco State University, 2017)
    This thesis considers how Top Gun works as a site for exploring and constructing masculinity through the male body and performance. It examines areas of contestation, complicating and underscoring the construction of a ...