The film analysis

The film analysis

The film analysis is the primary assessment of what students understand about interpersonal communication. Your paper should be between

The film analysis is the primary assessment of what students understand about interpersonal communication. Your paper should be between 800 and 1300 words.

Select from one of the following contemporary films for the film analysis:

District 9
Rain Man
Stand By Me
Hotel Transylvania
Love & Basketball
The Wrestler
Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner
No Country For Old Men
Cool Hand Luke
Ant Man
Office Space
Silence of the Lambs
Avatar
Something New
Hitch
Team America
Artificial Intelligence
The Breakfast Club
Saving Private Ryan
Hoosiers
The Big Lebowski
Gran Torino
Sleeping with the Enemy
Girls Trip
Good Will Hunting
Love Actually
Juno
Steel Magnolias
The Color Purple
American History X

Each of these films demonstrates one or more of the major concepts discussed in this unit, including the source and role of conflict in the human quest for meaningful interpersonal relationships. If you have seen one or more of these films, you are encouraged to choose one you have already seen because communication concepts demonstrated in each film are often easier to see after multiple viewings of a film. Link as many concepts (at least 8) from this unit as you can to scenes from the film you choose. Tne first time you reference the concept, put it in bold.
Grading Criteria:

The film analysis must have a clear introduction, body and conclusion. The introduction should contain an attention getter; a statement of topic (e.g. “This analysis is about The Waterboy.”); a statement of purpose (e.g. to inform, to persuade or to entertain); a thesis that makes a judgment about the value of the film for what it teaches us about communication; and a preview of your main ideas.

The body of the paper should be paragraphed to reflect your main ideas. Your main ideas and supporting ideas should be chosen and organized to demonstrate your understanding of at least 8 key concepts from this unit. Link the key concepts to scenes from the film.

Key Concepts:

Interpersonal conflict
Managing Emotions
Self –Disclosure
Social Judgment Theory
Social Comparison Theory
Family Rituals
Stages of Relationship Development – Romantic
Stages of Relationship Development – Friendship
Gender Norms and Impact on Relationships
Managing Cultural Differences in Relationships
Love Display
Identity Management Strategies
Social Exchange Theory

The conclusion of the paper should summarize your main ideas about the film and close the paper. A suggestion for thinking about how to conclude a paper is to answer the question So What? In other words, how can this film/concept help me/others in our relationships or communication behaviors?

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