I am currently a college student going into my fifth and final year at Flagler College. Majors include Media Studies and Sociology. Minors include Religion and Psychology.
Eragon: Movie Adaptation Failure
Look at the differences between the movie Eragon and the book by Paolini. Explore why the book was a relative success but the movie was such a cinematic flop. Areas to explore might include character development, major battles, what was changed and perhaps why (such as trying to keep the rating they wanted).
American Adaptation of Anime
Analyze how the adaptation of anime by American developers has maybe changed the meaning or message of the original content. Such as how does the English translations of anime series change what the character may have meant. You could also look at how do the adaptations of anime into American film change the content, or if they do at all.
The Changing Appearance of the Disney Princess
Look at the changes in the Disney princesses throughout the decades. The princesses went from being all white, to finally adding in some other "races." However, most of the princesses even today are of white European appearance. There is a shift happening within the world of the Disney "princess" to where princesses of other persuasions are slowly joining the beloved originals like Cinderella and Snow White. With Tiana, there is finally an African American princess. There are other heroines such as Ariel, Megara, Esmerelda, Pocahontas, and Mulan. However most of these characters could be classified as ethnic whites. This group is a minority in the group of Disney heroines and princesses. Disney is coming out with new movies that are introducing characters from other places in the world besides the European region. Show the changes in the princesses’ culture and ethnicities and explain any patterns that have developed. By this I mean to look at the additions to the Disney princess grouping since the 1980s.
The Use of Black and White
Examine the use of black and white film techniques in recent movies to signify different things such as flash backs, dual timelines, etc. As well as look at how these uses have either changed or stayed the same since color television.