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They shoot each other?: Våldet i en adaptationsstudie av Hungerspelen och Battle Royale
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Film and Literature.
2013 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
They shoot each other? : Violence in an Adaptation Study of Hunger Games and Battle Royale (English)
Abstract [en]

This thesis presents a qualitative, comparative study of the violence in the adaptations of Hunger Games (Tony Ross, 2012) and Battle Royale (Kinji Fukusaku, 2000). By analyzing the function of violence in a single scene in each of the movies, and comparing it to the literary original, the study aims to explore if there are any differences in the representation of the violence in the two media. The study also briefly discusses whether the violence has any function in bringing the story forward in both the literary sources and in the films and what the motivation for the violence is. "The study also includes a brief analysis of the narratives in relation to the monomyth established by Jospeh Campbell. Specifically, I discuss the similarities between Hunger Games and Battle Royale, which are two stories that have been created in two different cultural traditions, and whether or not we can say that the stories derive from this monomyth." The result concludes that the monomyth can be found in both stories, but that the scenes which is analyzed has to be put into the context and furhter story of the film to be of any relvance to the theory.  

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. , 33 p.
National Category
Studies on Film
URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-27350OAI: diva2:634698
Subject / course
Film Studies
Humanities, Theology
Available from: 2013-07-01 Created: 2013-07-01 Last updated: 2013-07-01Bibliographically approved

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