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Movie (“Twelve Angry Men”) Analysis Paper
Total points:100 points
Due date: See the course calendar and dropbox.
Length of the paper: minimum 5 pages in full length (excluding cover page)
Format: Only word format is acceptable. Other format will NOT be accepted and will be returned to students
Headings/subheadings: The paper should have separate main/subsection headings (please refer to the paper format example in the below). The paper that did not meet this requirement will NOT be accepted and returned. If the deadline is over when students resubmit correct format of the paper, it will be counted as a late paper.
1. Overview
View the film “Twelve Angry Men” (1957 version) and write a paper analyzing the group discussion dramatized in the film.
While watching the film, take notes that include specific examples to illustrate concepts related to group communication.
You may want to rent the film from a local video store and view it again as you develop ideas for your paper.
2. The paper should contain the following:
1) Cover page (including title of the paper, course title & no., and your name).
Cover page information should NOT appear in the body of your paper. Or this
will result in serious penalty.
2) Introduction (1 page)
Briefly discuss the content of the movie
Have a clear thesis statement and a preview statement.
3) Issues for Analysis (at least 3 pages)
Your analysis of the jury should address following five issues. Provide specific
examples from the film to support your claim.
-Choose a theory or theories relevant to leadership. Define (or describe) your chosen theory (theories) with textbook citation.
-Describe how your chosen theory (theories) best explain (s) the different leadership behaviors played by several different jury members in the movie.
-Define the task, maintenance, and self-centered roles. Cite textbook
-Describe the task, maintenance, and self-centered roles represented in the
-What were some of the participation problems confronted by the group?
-How did the group deal with these problems?
Climate (Gibb’s supportive vs. defensive climate):
– Define supportive and defensive climate with textbook citations.
– Define specific behaviors (e.g., certainty, provisionalism, superiority,
indifference, etc.) that applied the most under these two climates
(supportive vs defensive) in the movie.
-Describe how these specific behaviors are displayed throughout most of
the jury’s deliberations.
-What specific verbal and nonverbal behaviors contributed to these
specific behaviors?
-Briefly define task, procedural, and personal conflict. Cite textbook.
-Provide examples of task, procedural, and personal conflict represented in the film.
-Define the conflict styles (e.g., avoiding, competing, compromising, etc.) that applied most in group members. Cite textbook.
-Provide examples of the conflict styles represented in the film.
-How successfully were conflicts resolved in the group?
-Evaluate the jury members’ arguments. How well did the characters evaluate information?
4) Conclusion (at least 1 page):
Briefly summarize what you have discussed (i.e., main points in your paper) in this paper.
Discuss what you have learned from this movie
Discuss how this analysis could be applicable in your current/future work.
5) References
Cite your textbook and any other sources you used.
All citations are in correct APA (6th edition) style.
The main section/subsection headings should be clearly titled (e.g., main sections-Introduction, Issues for Analysis, Conclusion; subsections- leadership, conflict, etc.)
The paper should always be double-spaced and in 12 size times new
roman numeral font.
There should be a 1” margin on all four sides of the paper.
You should finish uploading paper before 11:59PM. If you did not finish uploading your paper before 11:59PM, the system will purge your paper submission. This problem including all other technology problem will NOT be a valid excuse. If you have any technology problem, contact the Information Technology Help Desk (X5345).
7. Simply describing/explaining the plot of the movie is not the analysis
which results in serious point deduction.
8. The grade will be determined by the following criteria:
Responds thoroughly and responsibly to all five issues.
Demonstrates understanding of the basic components of effective
group communication.
Paper is clearly organized and well-written.
Paper is proofread and free of spelling and grammatical errors.
9. Make sure you have the following in your paper:
Use headings/subeadings to delineate different parts of the paper
Write your paper using paragraph form – no bullets or numbers
Write using correct grammar and structure. Sloppy writing indicates sloppy thinking. You should have your paper proofread.
For details, see the “Guidelines for Papers” that is available in the Course Documents section of the content area of D2L. This will give you examples of title pages, headings, and proper citation forms.
(Please refer to the paper format example as below)
(Paper format-Example)
Module 4 Movie Analysis Paper
(Student Name)
COMM 3220
(Submission Date)
Issues for Analysis
Climate (Gibb’s supportive vs. defensive climate):

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