Date of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
Kay Beck - Chair
Films of every era reflect the concerns and fears of Western society. The acceleration of technology, the loss of a concrete world, the uneasy relationship with humans and ever increasing complex machines are inducing a fear of losing the ability to discern reality. The reality of ideas from science and the world around are woven into the narratives that we use to explain life.The films we watch reflect our hopes and fears and as the fears increase so do films with a shared theme of alternative realities. To know reality and search for the true Self is the job of the hero and the protagonist in recent alternative reality films.
Wynn, Freda A., "Alternative Realities/The Multiverse: A Metaphysical Conundrum." Thesis, Georgia State University, 2006.