Subtitle

An Analysis of Blade Runner, Fight Club, and Miami Vice

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)

First Advisor

Bohlinger, Vincent

Document Type

Thesis

School

Faculty of Arts and Sciences

Department

Communications

Abstract

Analyzes how Nietzsche's philosophy of the Ubermensch and Baudrillard's ideas about simulation and hyperreality apply to the journeys undertaken by the protagonists of the films, Blade Runner, Fight Club, and Miami Vice. Explores how the protagonists adapt and master their unique worlds through self-awareness, self-reliance, and strength resulting from radical self-exposure to hardship.

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