Media Review Project (125 points, 25%) – due end of Week 5

Media Review Project (125 points, 25%) – due end of Week 5

1. Select a film that depicts domestic violence. Alternatively, you may select a book or television show instead of a movie. Some film suggestions follow:

· A Cry for Help: The Tracy Thurman Story (1989)

· Affliction (1999)

· American Beauty (1999)

· Bastard Out of California (1996)

· Black and Blue (1999)

· Burning Bed, The (1984)

· Carousel (1956)

· Color Purple, The (1985)

· Cries Unheard: The Donna Yaklich Story (1993)

· Crimes of the Heart (1986)

· Dangerous Intentions (1995)

· Dead by Sunset (1995)

· Deadly Matrimony (1991)

· Defending Our Lives (1983)

· Diary of a Mad Housewife (1970)

· Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood (2002)

· Enough (2002)

· Escape from Terror: The Teresa Stamper Story (1995)

· Fatal Vows: The Alexandra O’Hara Story (1994)

· Final Appeal (1993)

· For Colored Girls (2010)

· Fried Green Tomatoes (1991)

· Gaslight (1944)

 

· Independence Day (1983) – (not the movie about aliens!)

· Getting Out (1994)

· Goodnight, Sweet Wife: A Murder in Boston (1990)

· Great Santini, The (1979)

· If Someone Had Known (1995)

· In a Child’s Name (1991)

· In My Sister’s Shadow (1996)

· La Strada (1954)

· Lies of the Heart: The Story of Laurie Kellogg (1994)

· Men Don’t Tell (1993)

· Oliver! (1968)

· Once Were Warriors (1994)

· Perfect Guy, The (2015)

· Petulia (1968)

· Promise, The (1999)

· Provoked (2006)

· Shattered Dreams (1990)

· Sleeping with the Devil (1997)

· Sleeping with the Enemy (1991)

· Streetcar Named Desire (1951)

· Unspoken Truth, The (1995)

· Whatever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962)

· What’s Love Got to Do With It? (1993)

· When No One Would Listen (1992)

 

1. Identify one character (victim of domestic violence) who will be the focus of your paper.

2. Compose a 6-8 page paper (not including title or reference page) which addresses the items listed in the following rubric:

Item Criteria Scoring Possible Points
Title Page On a separate title page, center and type the name of the film, the character you have selected, your name, and the course information like so:

Movie Title: Character Name

Your Name

BEHS453 (section)

Plot Synopsis Summary of plot – provide enough detail that a reader who has never seen the film will understand the story line, but be concise and limit the description to a few paragraphs (limit to one page) 20 pts: Excellent summary of plot

15 pts: Good summary of plot, some details missing

10 pts: Poor summary of plot, major details missing

0 pts: No summary provided

20
Identify and describe the type(s) of domestic violence in the film. Identify the victim and the abuser, specifying the relationship that exists between the two. 10 pts: Clear description of violence in film, key characters and their relation to one another

7 pts: Adequate description of violence in film, key characters with some details missing

4 pts: Poor description of violence in film, key characters with major details missing

0 pts: No description of violence or characters in film

10
Impact of domestic violence on character

List and evaluate the symptoms the character is demonstrating using your eLearning Resources. 20 pts: Excellent analysis of symptoms and their causes, using citations from eLearning Resources to support response.

15 pts: Good analysis of symptoms and their causes using citations from eLearning Resources to support response. Some details missing or slight errors in citations.

10 pts: Fair analysis of symptoms and their causes. Major details missing. Citations may be incorrect or missing.

5 pts: Poor analysis of symptoms and their causes. Serious omission of detail. Citations may be incorrect or missing.

0 pts: No analysis of symptoms and their causes.

20
Theoretical explanations of domestic violence Explain the domestic violence in the film from a systems  perspective, drawing upon theories discussed in class and in your eLearning Resources 20 pts: Excellent explanation of domestic violence in the film from a systems perspective, using citations from eLearning Resources to support response.

15 pts: Good explanation of domestic violence in the film from a systems perspective using citations from eLearning Resources to support response. Some details missing or slight errors in citations.

10 pts: Fair explanation of domestic violence in the film from a systems perspective. Major details missing. Citations may be incorrect or missing.

5 pts: Poor explanation of domestic violence in the film from a systems perspective. Serious omission of detail. Citations may be incorrect or missing.

0 pts: No explanation of domestic violence in the film from a systems perspective.

20
Intervention/

Treatment

Identify any pivotal moments in the film where intervention made or might have made a difference for your character 15 pts: Excellent analysis of intervention opportunities

10 pts: Good analysis of intervention opportunities; missing some detail

5 pts: Poor analysis of intervention opportunities: missing major detail

0 pts: No analysis of intervention opportunities

1
1. Identify a strategy for helping the character, grounded in research and theory mentioned in course materials

2. Develop a comprehensive treatment plan

3.Identify real resources that could help the character and describe how these resources would be helpful

25 pts: Addresses all three criteria in clear, comprehensive fashion

20 pts: Addresses all three criteria but lacks detail

15 pts: Addresses 2 criteria in clear, comprehensive fashion

10 pts: Addresses 2 criteria but lacks detail

5 pts: Addresses only 1 criterion in clear, comprehensive fashion

0 pts: Does not address any of the criteria

25
Reference Page List all references on a separate page using APA format (Version 5 or 6). For assistance with APA format, consult UMUC’s Information and Library Services or EffectiveWritingCenter
Mechanics Tone 5 pts: Formal and scholarly tone

3 pts: Minor lapses in tone

1 pt: Serious lapses in tone

5
Grammar and Syntax 5 pts: No significant grammatical, spelling, or syntactical errors

3 pts: Several grammatical, spelling, or syntactical errors that are somewhat distracting

1 pt: Serious grammatical, spelling, or syntactical errors that detract from overall quality of the paper

5
Citations and References 5 pts: In-text citations and reference list correct

3 pts: In-text citations and reference list have minor errors

1 pt: In-text citations and reference list have serious errors

5
TOTAL /125

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