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  • The world of Robert Altman : Auteur, Innovator and Iconoclast 

    Durack, Sean (Dublin Business School, 2016)
    Filmmaker Ron Mann’s recent documentary Altman (2014), features interviews with various notable filmmakers and actors who worked with Robert Altman over the years. Mann said that people who come to see his documentary “just ...
  • There and back again : the production of Peter Jackson's Middle Earth 

    McDonnell, Sinead (Dublin Business School, 2016)
    After the quite recent releases of The Hobbit films, much attention has been brought back to The Lord of the Rings series- reigniting many fans love of the franchise and introducing many more new ones. In this dissertation ...
  • Terence Davies : the architect of memories 

    Witkowska, Natalia (Dublin Business School, 2016)
    In this work, I will introduce Davies’ work and position within British and European context. Analyse his films in regards to his cinematic reconstruction of memories. Look at his utilisation of music in order to evoke ...
  • The films of John Huston and Humphrey Bogart and their impact on American Cinema 

    O'Murchu, Kevin (Dublin Business School, 2016)
    This dissertation will cover John Huston’s early work as a writer and his life before becoming a filmmaker. It will also cover Humphrey Bogart’s early stage career and his move into Hollywood cinema and his evolution ...
  • An insight into the works of Noha Baumbach 

    Oliver, Isabel (Dublin Business School, 2016)
    This dissertation focuses on the work of Noah Baumbach over the last 20 years, concentrating on his use of aesthetic and sociological techniques. In order to fully appreciate his work, it is necessary to look back at ...
  • Daddy, Daddy/Mammy, Mammy: Sylvia Plath and Thomas Kinsella 

    Browne, Andrew (Indiana University, 2008)
    In his memoir The Kick: a Life among Writers,Richard Murphy recalls Thomas and Eleanor Kinsella joining Sylvia Plath, Ted Hughes and himself in Ireland (Murphy, 226-27). Kinsella softens any profound inferences from this ...
  • Brave : the new face of princesses? 

    Breen, Aisling (Dublin Business School, 2015)
    Pixar made history when they made their first princess, first period feature and first fairy tale all in one film. Brave is that coming of age film that I will be looking at. I shall have an in-depth look at how animation ...
  • Myth, man and history. The films of Zack Snyder 

    Hickey, Sean (Dublin Business School, 2015)
    The onset of the new Justice League films, beginning with Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice in 2016 gives me great pause due to my opinions of their director, Zack Snyder. He is a director that certainly seems to inspire ...
  • Resident evil : enter the world of survival horror 

    Chisholm, Kristian (Dublin Business School, 2015)
    The idea for this thesis came about due to my interest in video games and how they have progressed in today’s culture. I have always enjoyed playing video games from an early age. I began playing video games in the 1990’s, ...
  • The imaginarium of Terry Gilliam 

    Crinion, Jake (Dublin Business School, 2015)
    Terry Gilliam’s career started out in animation but he always wanted to make films. He began directing films when he was part of the famous comedy group Monty Python. His first filmmaking experience was when co-directed ...
  • Dario Argento's expressionism 

    Pietersz, Indah (Dublin Business School, 2015)
    Whether it’s on the television, in the newspapers, magazines, or on the Internet: violence is everywhere. Its current presence seems imminent every time ISIS releases another execution video on YouTube or when CNN reports ...
  • Arab cinema 

    Alsayegh, Eelaf (Dublin Business School, 2015)
    Over the last few years, Arab cinemas have been seen as means of safeguarding Arab culture, religion and public norms. As argued out by Mansour and Anna (2012), films depend on precise cultural, political and social contexts ...
  • The noir of noir : a certain tendency in American film 

    O'Shea, Roisin (Dublin Business School, 2014)
    In this dissertation, I will not attempt to put Film Noir into a genre, but discuss it as a pivotal movement in cinema’s history. I will incorporate a number of arguments in an effort to define and understand the film ...
  • The image of mental illness in mainstream cinema 

    Morris, Rebecca (Dublin Business School, 2014)
    Mass media can be seen to bear an enormous responsibility for the presentation of negative stereotypes which continually affect those who struggle with mental illness. These negative stereotypes can profoundly stigmatise ...
  • 1950's America; when the stars shined the brightest. The effects of musical films on society in America during the 1950's 

    Branigan, Niamh (Dublin Business School, 2014)
    I chose to write my thesis on musical films because I think they were a very important stepping stone in the visual medium of film. The genre of musical films set the standard for motion pictures that followed for years ...
  • Rattling the 'Iron Lady' 

    Carswell, Lorna (Dublin Business School, 2014)
    “The feminists hate me, don’t they? And I don’t blame them. For I hate feminism. It is poison”. Margaret Thatcher. This thesis will discuss how the neoliberal discourse and policies of the first and only British female ...
  • Turnerian rebel. Uncovering the anthropologist Victor Turner's liminality in modern performance 

    Monks, Laura (Dublin Business School, 2014)
    This thesis shall utilize the anthropological studies of Victor Turner to focus on the capacity for an individual, or Turnerian Rebel, to induce ambiguous, and thus possibly revolutionary, symbolic exchange on the musical ...
  • Spring will return and nothing will grow : the plays of Caryl Churchill through the journey of second wave feminism 

    Green, Laura (Dublin Business School, 2014)
    As a female playwright on the British stage at the peak of second wave feminism, Caryl Churchill presents many of the core issues and ideals at the centre of the movement. This thesis explores the ways in which the development ...
  • Killing the angel in the house : explores representations of martial violence and domestic abuse in the English Victorian novel and the role that writers of fiction played in the transformation of attitudes and law 

    Nicholl-Stimpson, Julie (Dublin Business School, 2014)
    The aim of this thesis is to explore the representation of marital violence and domestic abuse in the English Victorian novel and the role that writers of fiction played in the transformation of attitudes and the law. Using ...
  • Keep calm and go to the pictures. Did British cinema win the second world war for the allies? How subtle propaganda may have helped the war effort on the home front 

    Dwyer, Jackie (Dublin Business School, 2014)
    This thesis is entitled 'Did British cinema win the Second World War for the Allies? How subtle propaganda in movies may have helped the war effort on the home front.' The purpose is to see if, by the use of subtle messages ...

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