Title

Rush (Original writing, Screenplay).

Date of Award

2004

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

M.A.

Department

English Language, Literature, and Creative Writing

First Advisor

Whetter, Darryl,

Keywords

Cinema.

Rights

CC BY-NC-ND 4.0

Abstract

Rush is a screenplay, set in Las Vegas, Nevada. The story revolves around the troubles of the protagonist, Mark Theseus. After arriving in Vegas for a real estate conference, Mark becomes addicted to gambling. The addiction hits him quickly, and rather than get back on the airplane and leave, he chooses to stay in Vegas. The story is based on the myth of Theseus and the Minotaur, and many of the characters, themes and images help to identify it as such. But the story is also about traps and labyrinths, physical and mental spaces where people can become lost. Once Mark decides to stay in Vegas, he has sprung his own trap. And Like Theseus, he must now fulfill a quest in order to secure his freedom. Source: Masters Abstracts International, Volume: 43-05, page: 1436. Adviser: Darryl Whetter. Thesis (M.A.)--University of Windsor (Canada), 2004.