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Running head: COMMUNICATION IN THE MOVIES 1 Communication in the Movies – Part Two Cassandra Koscak Walden University March 17, 2018 COMM 1004C: Interpersonal Communication
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COMMUNICATION IN THE MOVIES 2 Communication in the Movies – Part Two Throughout this course, the intricacies of both verbal and nonverbal exchanges in interpersonal communication have been discussed. To further analyze how communication is displayed in the movies, I have selected a scene titled “Scrabble at Rob’s” from the film Dream for an Insomniac . The conversation displayed in this scene shows how communication meets the different needs of the individuals involved. I will apply the principles of interpersonal communication that we have learned so far to examine the relationships and interactions within this scene. Scene Summary In the scene, “Scrabble at Rob’s,” most of the characters in the movie are attending a weekly game night. The characters present in this scene are Frankie, David, Allison, Rob, BJ, and Juice. The scene takes place in Rob’s apartment. The six characters are all gathered around Rob’s dining room table which is littered with half-empty wine bottles and Chinese take-out containers. The scene opens, and the group is in the middle of a discussion about who is the most influential music artist of all time. There is quite a bit of debate going on. The primary characters engaged in the debate are Frankie and Juice with the rest of the characters adding insight throughout the discussion. Game night is the first time that the main characters, Frankie and David, have spent time together outside of work. This scene is full of both verbal and nonverbal communications among all the characters, particularly Frankie and Juice and Frankie and David. Verbal Communication According to Communication in the Real World: An Introduction to Communication Studies, the transaction model of communication is used not just to exchange messages, but to
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COMMUNICATION IN THE MOVIES 3 create relationships (Chapter 1.2, 2013). This scene examples how relationships are formed and enriched through communication. As the characters are engaged in a debate about rock stars, they succinctly display every context of the transaction model of communication. The physical context of their communication is the diminutive room where they are all crowded around a small table, late at night, after sharing several bottles of wine. The psychological context of this
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