XCOM 200 Assignment Intercultural Barriers in Film Paper

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Assignment: Intercultural Barriers in Film Paper • Select an appropriate movie that has topics and issues related to intercultural barriers and diversity Possible selections include such movies as Crash, My Big Fat Greek Wedding, and The Last Samurai. If you do not wish to use or do not have access to a movie, you may use a novel. • Write a 1,050- to 1,750-word paper that analyzes the intercultural barriers and diversity issues presented in the movie or novel you selected. The paper must include an introduction, body, and conclusion. o Identify the movie or novel by title and briefly describe the plot and relevant characters. o Describe two scenes in which intercultural communication barriers are present. o Identify at least two cultural barriers in those scenes. o Explain the effects of each cultural barrier on the characters’ relationship. o Determine two intercultural communication strategies that would, if applied by the characters, allow for b

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Intercultural Barriers in Film Paper: CrashXCOM 200January 9, 2011Intercultural Barriers in Film Paper: CrashCrash was written and directed by Paul Haggis in 2004. Several stories interweave during two days in Los Angeles involving a collection of inter-related characters, a police detective with a drugged out mother and a thieving younger brother, two car thieves who are constantly theorizing on society and race, the white district attorney and his irritated and pampered wife, a racist white veteran cop (caring for a sick father at home) who disgusts his more idealistic younger partner, a successful Hollywood director and his wife who must deal with the racist cop, a Persian-immigrant father who buys a gun to protect his shop, a Hispanic locksmith and his young daughter who is afraid of bullets, and more. (Lewison, 1999-2011)It starts off as a black man talking basically about the violence in Los Angeles and the need for people to crash into each other. Then, a Latino woman in the driver seat of her car mentions that she was hit from behind and the vehicle spun around. She gets out and approached the other vehicles which one was a cop car and the other was an Asian woman. The two women start to blame each other for the accident and starts making racial comments. The scene flashes to the day before to an incident that happened at a gun shop and a restaurant.Then, the story keeps jumping back and forth to different situations that were happening. The main s

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