• Backstage : inside the genesis and execution of "About A Band" 

    McBride, John Earl Jr. (2015-08)
    "Backstage: Inside the Genesis and Execution of "About A Band'" details the shaping of the narrative in the second draft of the feature length screenplay "About A Band" and examines how the process was informed by influences ...
  • Bagunçaço : music for social change in Salvador, Brazil 

    Blake, Ashley Lauren (2012-12)
    The legacy of colonialism has left an impression on Brazil that is still strongly present today, particularly in the city of Salvador, Bahia, and the connection between race and class remains quite conspicuous throughout ...
  • Bahman Ghobadi's hyphenated cinema : an analysis of hybrid authorial strategies and cinematic aesthetics 

    Major, Anne Patrick (2012-05)
    This thesis examines Iranian-Kurdish filmmaker, Bahman Ghobadi’s authorial strategies and cinematic aesthetics through the theoretical and methodological lens of hybridity. According to Homi Bhabha, hybridity can be ...
  • Based on a true story : "The Gezi Film Poster Series" and the role of narrative in cultural history 

    Aksu, Leyla Aylin; 0000-0002-6418-6794 (2015-05)
    Focusing on a series of hypothetical film posters titled the "Gezi Movie Theatre Poster Series," commissioned by Istanbul's independent magazine Bant Mag, this thesis is a multi-methodological, exploratory case study ...
  • Batman, Time Warner, and franchise filmmaking in the conglomerate era 

    Owczarski, Kimberly Ann, 1975- (2008-05)
    Spanning the nearly two decades since the Time Warner merger and the arrival of Batman in theaters, this study explains how media conglomeration affects the development of key properties by providing an extensive understanding ...
  • Becoming a media activist : linking culture, identity, and web design 

    Fineman, Elissa Arra (2011-12)
    This dissertation explored two facets of media activism. It used a Life History research methodology to understand how someone becomes a media activist, and it employed a textual analysis to explain the visual interface ...
  • Benefits of Internet use in supporting rural life : managing social networks and exchanging social support in a rural area 

    Park, Namsu (2010-05)
    The purpose of this study was (1) to examine rural residents’ perceived social support from Internet use for communication and (2) to understand the meanings associated with rural Internet users’ social media use, particularly ...
  • Bigger than hip-hop : music and politics in the hip-hop generation 

    Binfield, Marnie Ruth (2009-12)
    In 1988, rap group Public Enemy's front man Chuck D declared that hip-hop was the "black CNN." His assertion was that hip-hop music could be used as a tool to disseminate information amongst communities that traditionally ...
  • Blackout : did mainstream media censor SOPA coverage? 

    Tuma, Mary S. (2012-08)
    It is imperative the public be made aware of major media policy decisions to help take part in and shape the industry that they rely on to be an informed citizenry in a democracy. However, in an increasingly concentrated ...
  • Bleeding hearts : how revising a mediocre screenplay helped me find my voice 

    Pudas, Joseph Allen (2012-08)
    "Bleeding Hearts: How Revising a Mediocre Screenplay Helped Me Find My Voice" examines the development of Joseph Pudas’ feature screenplay Bleeding Hearts. It tracks the course of how Bleeding Hearts was written and provides ...
  • Blurring the line : television advertainment in the 1950s and present 

    Hernandez, Carolina, M.A. (2011-12)
    With the rise in product placement and integration on television in recent years, much of the popular press has discussed it as being a new phenomenon, one that has come about as a result of shifts in how audiences view ...
  • Bodies, identities, and voices on American idol 

    Boyd, Maria Suzanne (2010-08)
    This thesis examines the ways in which American Idol producers rely on the white, Christian, heterosexual, middle-class, Americanness of contestants’ bodies and identities to advance the show’s American Dream narrative. ...
  • Borderline 

    Ratner, Rebecca Hilary (2014-12)
    This report tracks the process of researching, developing, casting, directing and editing BORDERLINE, an hour-long documentary film. The film was produced as my graduate thesis film in the department of Radio-Television-Film ...
  • Born from love: the journey of Love Child 

    Knudsen, Vanessa Leigh 1984-
    “Born From Love: The Journey of Love Child” chronicles the development of Vanessa Knudsen’s script Love Child.
  • Bowling online : smartphones, mobile messengers, and mobile social games for Korean teen girls 

    Seo, Hogeun (2014-12)
    Due to their arduous schedules, Korean high school students have little time to socialize with their peers face-to-face. Because of this, socializing in online environments is important to them. Using smartphone applications, ...
  • "A boy's best friend is his mother": cinematic re-tellings of the Ed Gein story 

    Guilfoyle, Frances Jane (2003)
    This dissertation analyzes narrative re-tellings of the Ed Gein case, which occurred in Plainfield, Wisconsin in 1957. The author looks at true crime accounts of the event, the Psycho and Texas Chain Saw Massacre series, ...
  • Braving the elements: the writing process of “The Big Empty” 

    Scott, Colin Symmonds; 0000-0001-6932-9611 (2015-12)
    The following report details the writing process of the feature screenplay “The Big Empty” from conception through outline, first draft, field research, subsequent rewrite, and future plans. I will examine these steps in ...
  • Bronze seduction: the shaping of Latina stardom in Hollywood film and star publicity 

    Beltrán, Mary Caudle (2002)
    This dissertation explores the construction and ideological implications of Latina star images in Hollywood film and film publicity in the last nine decades, through in-depth case studies of the publicity that shaped the ...
  • Bye-bye blackbird 

    Bonsignore, Gaia (2013-05)
    This thesis report traces in detail all the phases of the short film Bye-Bye Blackbird, from its concept idea to its final completion. This report, along with the finished film, fulfills the Thesis requirements for the ...
  • Cagers 

    Quiroz, Simon (2013-12)
    This report summarizes the script development, pre-production, production, and post- production stages of making the short film Cagers. The short was produced as my graduate thesis film in the Department of Radio-Television-Film ...