Film and Television Worksheet SOC 105




Film and Television Worksheet Name of the film or television show you viewed: Respond to each question with a paragraph of at least 50 words. State your point of view and explain it thoroughly. What is the primary emphasis of the film or show? Examples: artistic expression, technological achievement, informative. Explain your answer. What cultural values is the film or show attempting to promote? Do you agree or disagree with those values? Explain your answer. What is the surface-level subject matter of the film? Describe the plot. What trends in this film or show are also commonly found in other films or shows? What is the subtext or underlying theme of the film? What issues or values are explored in the film or show? What cultural stereotypes or archetypes are present in the narrative? What is the purpose behind the stereotype or archetypal character? What is the source of conflict in the narrative of the film or show? How is the conflict resolved in the film or show? In what way is sound or music used to tell the story or to manipulate the viewer response? What ethical issues or moral dilemmas are explored in the film? Describe your reaction to issues. Do you agree or disagree with how the issues were portrayed? Why or why not? What types of editing techniques or technical effects are used to tell the story? Examples: close ups, flashbacks, or computer generated imagery, or special effects. Does viewing films or shows like this affect how you form your individual identity? Why or why not?