Date of Award


Degree Type


Degree Name


Degree Program

Film, Theatre & Communication Arts


Film, Theatre, and Communication Arts

Major Professor

Overton, John H.

Second Advisor

Griffin, Henry

Third Advisor

Racine, Robert


In this paper I will thoroughly analyze the thesis film, Bicycle Season, as it relates to specific areas of film production. The goal is to determine the effectiveness of specific approaches to narrative filmmaking, when the intention of the narrative to portray believable human behavior in moments of dramatic conflict. I will discuss this thesis from the point of conception on a screenwriting level; analyze the steps along the way as they relate to film production, and conclude at the point of final screening to an audience. Direct feedback from audience members in test screenings will serve as a measurement of achievement of said goals for the narrative.


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