Title

Out the Loop

Identifier

etd-0410103-123323

Degree

Master of Fine Arts (MFA)

Department

English

Document Type

Thesis

Abstract

Often referred to as resembling an architectural blueprint, the screenplay is known for its laconic style. Discarding the subjective abstractionism of a more flowery writing, the screenplay's brevity forces the writer to make use of the physical world of the text to display its underlying currents of thought. This trend in artistic representation, of which the influence has been heatedly discussed since the onset of the cinema, is not stagnant but evolving. The screenwriters of today produce their craft with an increased savoir faire not only in relation to plot and form but also in regards to the aesthetics of the composition itself. "Out the Loop" serves as an indicator of the emerging trend of screenplays to be composed with an attention to the aesthetics of writing. The goal is to with the writing add another layer of meaning for the readers of the screenplay and producers of the would be film. Irregardless of whether or not this is achieved, the physical world of the text examines the plight of an emerging class of dispossessed Americans and asks the question: where do they go from here?

Date

2003

Document Availability at the Time of Submission

Release the entire work immediately for access worldwide.

Committee Chair

James Bennett

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