Mater Hill : a screenplay

Fawns, Kathleen Mary (1999) Mater Hill : a screenplay. Masters by Research thesis, Queensland University of Technology.

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Abstract

Mater Hill is loosely based on a true story. Liz has always craved and been denied her mother's love. After several years of trauma caused by losing her mother in a boarding house fire, she discovers that arson was involved and investigates, seeking justice. When she mediates with her mother's killer, she effects an emotional substitution. They fall in love and she persuades him to help her convict the main culprit. Even before the trial fails, she begins to reject him, psychologically completing the process of her own separation and individuation. Once Liz has this stronger sense of self, she can experience real compassion for the arsonist.

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ID Code: 35816
Item Type: QUT Thesis (Masters by Research)
Supervisor: Neilsen, Philip, Ferrier, Liz, & Ross, Fran
Additional Information: Presented to the Centre for Media Policy and Practice, Queensland University of Technology.
Keywords: Motion picture plays, screenplay, Australian screenplay, Australian drama, Queensland drama, pyschological drama, individuation, thesis, masters
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Copyright Owner: Copyright Kathleen Mary Fawns
Deposited On: 22 Sep 2010 13:03
Last Modified: 16 Jun 2017 01:16

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