Outsourced – movie analysis, 3C
Focus: Oral exam / taxonomy training
1) Give a short summary of the movie (what is going on?) Give facts 2) Analyze central aspects of the movie (for example you can include characters, setting, use of metaphors / symbols, use of contrast for example the difference between US and Indian culture. Analyze facts – ask “why” questions and include examples / quotes which can support your findings 3) Relate to issues we have worked on in class (this is where you take your analysis to a higher level by showing that you can relate the analysis / the issues to other aspects such as Geert Hostede / the different attitudes to culture and other issues / texts read in class. Relate to… and explain why is it relevant to relate to….
Work in groups of 3-4 and make a power point with relevant points / quotes Group work: 10 Nov (2nd and 3rd lesson)
Presentation: 17 Nov (3 lessons)
Your presentation should last app. 8 minutes (similar to the oral exam)
MOVIE REVIEW | 'OUTSOURCED'
NYT Critics' Pick
Josh Hamilton plays a visitor to India in “Outsourced.”
Life Lessons in a Global Marketplace
By MATT ZOLLER SEITZ
Published: September 28, 2007
“Outsourced,” in which a Seattle call center manager named Todd (Josh Hamilton) is fired and then dispatched to India as a consultant to train his own replacement, is a wonderful surprise. At first it threatens to be just another fish-out-of-water story. The film’s director, John Jeffcoat, and his co-writer, George Wing, hit expected marks, from the moment when a street urchin swipes the hero’s cellphone to the bit where Todd learns why Indians don’t eat with their left hand to the scene where Todd realizes that his sharpest employee, an outspoken young woman named Asha (Ayesha Dharker), is gorgeous and has a crush on him. Gratifyingly, though, the filmmakers treat Todd’s story as a springboard for a smart look at the effect of cultural difference on work,...
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