A film analysis

From the list below, select your media piece (film, book, documentary, television show or series). If you have an idea other than on the list, please email me in advance for approval
• Provide an introduction and a brief and concise summary of the film/ show/ series, etc.
• Clearly define and explain the BPS+ model of addiction
• Analyze the media piece you are using through each aspect of the BPS+ model and by drawing on all of the materials from the course
• Conclude your report with a statement of your takeaway learning
• Do not spend all your effort on a mere summary of the book/film/music you are exploring. Do that briefly – no more than one page. Reserve most of the space for demonstrating your understanding of the BPS+ model through your analysis.

Possible options for media selection:

A Star is Born
Leaving Las Vegas
28 Days
Walk the Line
The Spectacular Now
The Glass Castle
Uncut Gems
This is Us
Grey’s Anatomy
Queen’s Gambit

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Technological advances in film production

There have been a plethora of major technological advances in
film production. Choose one major technological jump (such as
the move from silent films to movies with sound or from black
and white to color film) and explain when, why, and how the
jump occurred. How did the move impact the overall history of
film? What was the consequence of the technological change
on people working in the film industry at the time of the

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The play “12 Angry Men.”

Do you think that the playwright (Reginald Rose) is optimistic about the American justice system based on the ending of his play? Use evidence to support your answer (at least 5 sentences)

Are you convinced beyond a reasonable doubt that justice was served or not? How does the playwright leave us with a sense of doubt throughout the play? Use evidence to support your answer (at least 5 sentences)

How does the line “It’s not your boy” contribute to the resolution in the play? Make the connection between the goal of objectivity and Juror 3’s personal bias (at least 5 sentences)

Why do you think Reginald Rose chose to keep all of the characters anonymous? (at least 3 sentences)

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MOVIE: Silver Linings Playbook(2012) ‘

the assignment is to demonstrate the culmination of practice skills and knowledge from
Practice I, Practice II, Clinical Theory, and Clinical Practice in their focus area. This is a
capstone assignment that integrates knowledge from throughout the MSW program as it relates
to social work practice.

  1. Watch a movie from the approved list*. You will write a paper explaining the four stages of intervention and the various components that are encompassed in each stage.
  2. Write an assessment of a client or client system from the movie “Fences” that covers the four stages of intervention. Approach your work from your focus area (child/family or health/mental health). Compare and contrast aspects of the movie with examples from your field placement(s).
  3. Engagement
    o Discuss how you would engage your client(s). What aspects of the client(s)’ culture are relevant and how would you use these in engagement?
    o How would you encourage or foster participation from the client(s) in determining treatment goals and planning?
    o Use research on culture relevant to the client to inform your engagement plan.
    o Identify client strengths and explain how these would be used in the treatment process.
    o How would you use historical and contemporary contexts to inform your work with this client?
    o How would you manage your use of self to allow the client to teach you about their race, culture, and who they are?
  4. Assessment
    o Assess the client(s) using a biopsychosocial-spiritual approach.
    o How would you use this assessment to select and modify an intervention?
    o What techniques would you use to address the issues identified in your assessment? Be sure to cite research and identify evidence-based practices.
    o How might you utilize other professionals to collaborate and coordinate treatment?
    o Apply relevant sections of the Code of Ethics (using citations) to your work with this client. How would the Code of Ethics inform your practice?
    o How would you use yourself in your practice with the client? That is, what social work roles (e.g. educator, mediator, broker, etc.) would you employ in order to intervene with the client(s)?
  5. Evaluation
    o How will you evaluate your work with the client(s)?
    o Using a single-subject design, what is your plan for evaluating outcomes?
    o What recommendations do you have that would contribute to the knowledge-base on best practices? Based on your evaluation, what contributions to you have to the profession?

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Child Movie

Address the issues below in typed report. The paper should at least 3-4 typed pages, APA format (7th edition), excluding title page and must be submitted via Canvas. *Papers submitted in Question/Answer format will not be accepted.

  1. Summarize the plot of the movie you selected.
  2. List the major characters.
  3. How old is the character you selected? Make sure you selected a child character.
    Describe the character (ex: gender, role in the family, developmental milestones, etc).
  4. Describe the primary issues or crises dealt with in the movie (dev. disabilities, divorce,
    adoption, etc.)? Identify the major events.
  5. How does your character deal with the issues/crises?
  6. How is care giving and discipline provided to your character?
  7. List and describe the systems at work in the life of your character per risk factors that
    have been discussed in class per the reading assigned.
  8. Make sure you use appropriate grammar and composition.

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Production elements of a scene from a movie

Write a 750-1000 word essay breaking down the production elements of a scene from a movie that we HAVE NOT discussed in class (don’t use these movies: Tongues Untied, Meshes of the Afternoon, Little Miss Sunshine, The Conversation, Citizen Kane, The Red Shoes, Do the Right Thing), you can use any movie you like (prefer classic movie). What choices are the filmmakers making in terms of mise-en-scene, cinematography, sound, and editing? How do these choices affect the way the audience feels while watching the film? Use 3-4 quotes from in-class readings to support your observations.

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Film Analysis

Films: 300 (2006) – Hot Tub Time Machine (2010) – Fight Club (1999)

        versus Dead Poets Society (1989) Good Will Hunting (1997) & The Pursuit of Happyness  (2006)

Discussion: It was incredibly easy to find films that feature violent, sexist, homophobic men, but much more difficult to find films that feature good, male role models. Why do you think this is? Throughout film, including animated film, men are often shown as being either hyper-aggressive to the point of violence (hundreds of titles), extremely sexist and homophobic (Hot Tub Time Machine), or oafish (Homer Simpson), but it is rare for film to depict men as kind and caring. This week’s discussion will ask you to offer examples of good men in film that defy the stereotype of violent, controlling, sexist, emotionally stoic men who dominate movies. Films like Good Will Hunting and The Pursuit of Happyness are rare, even though they show what men can be when they are emotionally whole, kind, empathic, and striving to be better.

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The Movie: Joe The King

You are the social worker for Joe’s family and are tasked with completing an assessment of the family. For this question, focus on Joe and his older brother.

How are both adolescents adjusting to this phase of development?
Referring to the multidimensional framework for assessment, what are some factors that will influence or impact Joe and his brother’s development?
How might you intervene as a social worker?

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