UBC Graduate Research

Fighting Fate : Professional Vengeance in John Wick Berry, Gabrielle; Coulthard, Lisa; Steenberg, Lindsay; Wade, Harrison


Fighting Fate is an essay film focused on the John Wick franchise. It maps a shift in vengeance narratives, exemplified by John Wick, away from emotional motivations and towards professional ones. Representing Wick as a cyclical machine of vengeance, the essay film focuses on how the fight sequence at the Red Circle reframes violence as professional communication.

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