Abstract

This novel blends first-person narrative prose with conventions of screenwriting to create a voice consistent with its main character, Rick Morgan, who's trying to escape his life as a real estate agent by becoming a screenwriter. As Rick struggles to write a new screenplay he finds it difficult to divorce his creative mind from the troubles of his personal life. As a result his preoccupations with destroying his boss and taking back the girl the boss stole from him, work their way into Rick's new project. The motif of art imitating life imitating art forces Rick to question long held beliefs on business, women, and the creative process as he realizes that life is not like the movies even though the movies are often like life.

Degree

MA

College and Department

Humanities; English

Rights

http://lib.byu.edu/about/copyright/

Date Submitted

2005-07-06

Document Type

Thesis

Handle

http://hdl.lib.byu.edu/1877/etd892

Keywords

Saturday Nights Alone, Screenplay Novel

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