This paper goes over the five primary thematic elements observed by myself as I looked for commonalities in eight films. By using the most grossing film and the Oscar pick for "Best Picture" for the four years I was attending the University of Wyoming (2012-2015), I used the films to analyze American culture.
Shimpa, Landon J., "Film and American Culture: My Four Years in College" (2016). Honors Theses AY 15/16. 68.