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Film and Television Worksheet
SOC/105
September 10, 2012
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Film and Television Worksheet

Name of the film or television show you viewed:

The Closer|

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.The primary emphasis of the show is to solve crimes committed in Los Angeles by a woman Deputy Chief of Police, of the Major Crimes Division, Brenda Johnson. The show uses the investigative and interrogation skills of Brenda to solve crimes. Brenda dresses in civilian clothes and wears heels which do not stop her from going anywhere on a crime scene. The show empathizes a woman can do want men do and still be a lady. | What cultural values is the film or show attempting to promote? Do you agree or disagree with those values? Explain your answer.“The Closer” has investigators representing many ethnic backgrounds and ages. The show attempts to promote the value of each individual despite age or ethnic background, people can work together. On the show it uses the character of different backgrounds to help solve crimes for example the Hispanic detective is used to help communicate with Spanish speaking people and explain different gangs. I agree it is a good example of how people with different backgrounds can work together to achieve goals. | What is the surface-level subject matter of the film? Describe the plot.This episode was to solve the apparent murder of a 12 year old Hispanic boy found in an abandon house that is used by a gang as a party house. The boy’s brother was the gang’s leader; however, he is in prison and his father use to be a member when he was younger. According to Maceo (1995) “The root causes of violent street gang formation (i.e....