The Pretty and The Deadly

Graduation Year


Document Type

Campus Only Senior Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts


Media Studies

Reader 1

Jesse Lerner

Reader 2

T. Kim-Trang Tran

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© 2017 Merritt Gohn


The Pretty and The Deadly is a visual essay exploring the role of the Femme Fatale in the classic Film Noir film and how this depiction relates to the treatment of female ambition today. It creates a narrative through a mashup of different scenes with Femme Fatales and is juxtaposed by a mashup of original audio from the film and modern audio in order to critique the treatment of women and their ambition.

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