Select a film or television show that depicts domestic violence. Draft a 3-5 page paper providing a plot summary/synopsis and theory analysis of the depiction of domestic violence. Please submit saved final submission to the Assignment folder as “Last Nam

Directions: Select a film or television show that depicts domestic violence. Draft a 3-5 page paper providing a plot summary/synopsis and theory analysis of the depiction of domestic violence. Please submit saved final submission to the Assignment folder as “Last Name_Media” (Example: Kofman_Media) Please review and utilize the rubric below. Your paper will be graded based directly on the rubric.

Film suggestions (not mandatory, can use other films)

  1. A Cry for Help: The Tracey Thurman Story (1989)
  2. Affliction (1999)
  3. American Beauty (1999)
  4. Bastard Out of Carolina (1996)
  5. Burning Bed, The (1984)
  6. Carousel (1956)
  7. Color Purple, The (1985)
  8. Cries Unheard: The Donna Yaklich Story (1994)
  9. Crimes of the Heart (1986)
  10. Dangerous Intentions (1995)
  11. Dead by Sunset (1995)
  12. Deadly Matrimony (1991)
  13. Defending Our Lives (1983)
  14. Diary of a Mad Housewife (1970)
  15. Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood (2002)
  16. Enough (2002)
  17. Escape from Terror: The Teresa Stamper Story (1995)
  18. Fatal Vows: The Alexandra O’Hara Story (1994)
  19. Final Appeal (1993)
  20. Fried Green Tomatoes (1991)

MEDIA REVIEW PROJECT RUBRIC

Criteria

Score

Utilized film depicting domestic violence

/5

Summary (3-4 paragraphs) (25 pts.)

· Description/summary of film plot

· Summary should address the following areas:

1. When was the film made (date)?

2. What is the film genre (ex- comedy, drama)?

3. What is the point of the film?

4. What is the setting (ex – city, country, etc)

5. Who are the main characters?

6. What challenges/issues do the main characters face? Do they overcome the challenges/issues?

/30

Analysis (6-8 paragraphs) (50 pts.)

· Theory analysis of the domestic violence depicted in the film, including:

-Define and describe the theory/theories that may apply (For example, Power and Control)

-Examine how the theory/theories apply to the depiction of domestic violence

-MUST provide at least 3 examples utilizing class materials and/or outside resources (academic/scholarly articles and/or newspaper articles (can include online resources such as CNN, HuffingtonPost) supporting your analysis

/50

Content, clarity, and organization of ideas (20 pts.)

· Introduction and concluding paragraph

· Grammar and spelling

· APA citations, formatting and reference page


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