Date of Award


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First Advisor

Claire Bracken

Second Advisor

Jenelle Troxell




France, tragedy, love, crime, screenplay


Vouvant is a tragic love story that takes place in the West of France. The story follows two thieves, Antoine and Caroline, who wind up becoming literal and figurative partners in crime. Their ultimate goal is to rob the richest man in France, Jacques DuBois. One night, when they break into DuBois' grand chateau in Vouvant, everything changes for the pair in ways they could have never foreseen. This story is based on and takes inspiration from Cowboy Bebop, Casablanca, Romeo and Juliet, and The Great Gatsby. In some ways, this story is a response to Cowboy Bebop. In others, it is an extension of what Cowboy Bebop has already set up. The backbone of Vouvant is about the relationship between Antoine and Caroline as well as the introduction of Jacques DuBois as he interrupts their budding romance. The subtopics explored within the story are wealth, status, crime, romanticism, tragedy, relationships, and, of course, the most important, love. All good things must come to an end, that in itself is a tragedy. However, because of this nature, happiness becomes a finite commodity which therefore grants it value. Within Vouvant, as much as the pair may try, one cannot just steal it. Vouvant appeals to this tragedy, the tragedy of love and how, eventually, it too must subside. So, while it does last, how will the shared love be appreciated before it inevitably fades away?

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