An Investigation into the Significance of Knowledge Gaps in Popular Hollywood Cinema Story-Telling
My research involves a content analysis of five Hollywood films across the eras of Classical Hollywood, investigating the nature and form of knowledge gaps; i.e., the presence of a difference in the knowledge held between different participants in the story. I aim to establish if knowledge gaps have a critical role to play in the delivery of a story.
I am a part-time academic. In my professional life, as a published author and story consultant, I became interested in the role knowledge gaps play in the power of stories through my own stories and through my work in story industries. I have had two books published on story theory and give seminars on how stories get their power.