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Title: Burnt Horizon : the noir-dystopian Northumbrian western
Author: Chapman, Ian Nicholas
Awarding Body: Lancaster University
Current Institution: Lancaster University
Date of Award: 2012
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Burnt Horizon is a novel that uses elements of the Western, noir fiction and dystopia in a Northumbrian setting. Set in a post-apocalyptical future, the story follows Trent and Jimmy as they undertake their last big drugs deal. They stop at Trent's home town to repair their ancient Ford Capri, intending to stay no more than a few days. When the oppressive forces that govern the town ensnare them Trent ultimately responds with destructive force, highlighting his own violent nature. Evaluating the noir-dystopian, Northumbrian-Western This thesis will examine Burnt Horizon using influences from film and fiction. Through reference to dystopia, noir, the Western and Northumbria I will explore how the features of each have been blended to relate firstly to the premise and themes, secondly to the plot and thirdly to its protagonist and antagonists. I will then discuss how the landscapes of these different influences have been incorporated into the book and the manner in which the vehicles add distinctiveness to the novel
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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