Unit 5 – Film Analysis
You will find instructions on how to complete this assignment below. When you complete the paper, submit it as an attachment to the Assignment submission area.
What you will do:
The film analysis is the primary assessment of what students understand about interpersonal communication. Your paper should be aminimum of 600 words.
Select from one of the following contemporary films for the film analysis:
Mr. Holland’s Opus
What Women Want
Sex and the City 1
Pride and Prejudice
Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner
Sound of Music
The Secret Garden
Sense and Sensibility
The Breakfast Club
The Devil Wears Prada
Sleeping with the Enemy
Good Will Hunting
The Color Purple
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 5) from this unit as you can to scenes from the film you choose.
Give your essay the following header:
eCore COMM 1100
When your essay is complete:
Submit it to your instructor as an attachment to this Dropbox.
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 5 key concepts from this unit. Link the key concepts to scenes from the film.
Social Judgment Theory
Social Comparison Theory
Stages of Relationship Development – Romantic
Stages of Relationship Development – Friendship
Gender Norms and Impact on Relationships
Managing Cultural Differences in Relationships
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?
You must turn in this assignment by the due date indicated in the course calendar. As always, proper English should be used; spelling, grammar, and punctuation will be checked. Reference the book and the course material.