Thrill of the Chase
Stills from Thrill of the Chase, 2016
A collaborative film by Jeanne Donegan and Jennifer Fagan, Thrill of the Chase is a compilation of sounds and visuals from over 50 American films. Iconic romantic gestures become menacing when positioned next to a horror chase scene. The act of splicing these opposing genres together leaves little to no distinction between the tropes of the Hollywood hunk chasing an ex-girlfriend to the airport gate and the stalker following a woman down a dark alley. Through these existing portrayals of male violence and ownership, Thrill of the Chase questions the danger of mainstream American cinema’s reinforcement of a white, heteronormative love that consistently places men in the position of power. This project is supported in-kind by Lawyers for the Creative Arts.