Institute of Art Design + Technology
Dún Laoghaire

Daria Arhipova Prokofjeva 

BA [Hons] New Media Studies

Hello there, my name is Daria. I am an international student and a New Media Studies graduate (class of 2022). I am interested in fiction film and all things visual. I enjoy content creation and video editing and aspire to build a career in film.

Skyfall: Modernity vs Tradition (FYP Video Essay)

For my practical part of the Final Year Project, I created a video essay that analysed the tension between modernity and tradition presented in the 23rd James Bond film Skyfall. I found this film particularly interesting as it tracks the changes in action geographies as well as gender roles and relations within the franchise in the Daniel Craig era.

The geopolitics of James Bond and its intertwinement with gender roles, with a closer study of Skyfall

For the critical essay of the Final Year Project, I studied the James Bond franchise and analysed it from broader geopolitical, geographic, and gender relations viewpoints. My research involved the screening of all 25 007 films released to date. The topic was also of deep personal interest which fueled my progress and made the development of the project a pleasure.