First Advisor

Mark Berrettini

Date of Award

5-21-2020

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Film and University Honors

Department

Film

Subjects

Motion picture plays -- Authorship, Motion picture plays -- Technique, Feminist theory, McKinzie Smith. Lifeblood

DOI

10.15760/honors.889

Abstract

In this thesis supplement, the three major themes of McKinzie Smith’s screenplay Lifeblood are elaborated on in detail. In an effort to craft a screenplay within the horror genre that is modern and meaningful, the vampire myth was adapted to apply to the contemporary conversation surrounding power dynamics and gendered violence. The theme of fandom is shown to expose those power dynamics in a familiar, relatable way for a teenaged female audience. These two themes filter into the broader feminist intention of the work, aiming to provoke conversation about power in fandom spaces as well as provide catharsis for young women who may be victims of violence.

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Persistent Identifier

https://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/33137

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