Josh Abene Thesis Outline Rev. 92408 by zjv65716

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									Josh Abene
Thesis Outline
Rev. 9/24/08

I. Narrative - Subject or Story
   A. History
      1. Metropolis (1927)
      2. More (1998)
          a. A story about a character who uses his "essence" to fuel a new
               product which makes him powerful and wealthy, but in the process
               he loses what made him unique.
      3. Dark City (1998)
          a. A man breaks free from the oppression of aliens looking for the key
               to human happiness, and he becomes even more powerful in the
               process.
      4. The Matrix (1999)
          a. A man discovers his world is an illusion and finds a way to combat
               the oppressive forces against him.
   B. Relevance
      1. Throughout modern human history man has struggled with the
          dichotomy of being a part of a productive society while trying to
          maintain his individuality.
      2. This story is about a man, an everyman, who realizes that there's more
          to life than his menial daily tasks. Ultimately it's about the importance
          of enjoying life on a daily basis and appreciating life itself at all levels,
          no matter the cost.
   C. Unique Contribution
      1. By introducing a scientific perspective to the everyman's life, I hope to
          illustrate that beneath the skin of the most mundane life lies a rich
          existence that is looking to be realized. It's about finding meaning in life
          beyond a paycheck.

II. Design - Style, Look & Feel
    A. History
       1. Metropolis (1927)
       2. More (1998)
       3. Dark City (1998)
       4. The Matrix (1999)
    B. Relevance
       1. The industrial and monochromatic aspects emphasize the oppression
          felt by individuals who have become virtual cogs in a machine. Their
          environment is devoid of nature and resembles the inner-workings of a
          vast machine.
       2. Each of these stories is about a man breaking out from the oppression
          to become more human and the style indicates an environment that
          typifies the man-made prisons of everyday life.
   C. Unique Contribution

III. Technique - Tools & Process
     A. History
     B. Relevance
     C. Unique Contribution

								
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