Victorious architecture : the changing shape of narrative in film

Lang, Steven (2004) Victorious architecture : the changing shape of narrative in film. Masters by Research thesis, Queensland University of Technology.


Screenplay: A wealthy industrialist, Victor Sanderton, has undergone a life change and set up an 'Institute of Higher Learning' in rural South East Queensland. He invites environmental and other contemporary New Age luminaries to hold workshops, while the attendees get in touch with their roots by planting trees. Victor, however, has not come to terms with his own weaknesses. Aleesha, a young runaway, distracts him from his higher purpose. Matt, one of his employees, thinks he sees in this an opportunity to enrich himself at Victor's expense. The situation is further complicated when a private detective, Helen Cox, is employed by Aleesha's mother to search for her. Logline: The ones who think they're strong are most at risk. Exegesis: While the narrative structures employed in the novel form have developed freely over the last century, in mainstream film they have remained relatively static. Even though film is predominantly a visual medium, and therefore suffers from an inherent shallowness, more complex narrative models can present opportunities for film to better mirror the human condition.

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ID Code: 15929
Item Type: QUT Thesis (Masters by Research)
Supervisor: Glover, Stuart & Lee, Gerard
Keywords: Screenplay, architecture of the novel, narrative.
Divisions: Current > Schools > Creative Writing & Literary Studies
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Department: Faculty of Creative Industries
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 03 Dec 2008 03:53
Last Modified: 09 Apr 2015 02:07

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