This website uses cookies to ensure you have the best experience. Learn more

Wit Film Analyses And Key Concepts Of Communication Nursing Film Analyses

1642 words - 7 pages

WIT: Film Analysis
PART 1:
Communication in simple is the act or transferring information from one place to another. Although it is simply explained it is actually a complex process involving three main types; verbal, non-verbal and written (Skillsyouneed, 2018). Communication can also be defined as effective and ineffective communication which will both be looked at in part 1 of this assignment. Effective communication helps to keep motivation levels up, critical in decision making and makes a healthier environment for staff, leaders and patients in health care (Kart, 2013). Ineffective communication in the work place can lead to poor performance, lack of teamwork, can create conflict and can cause mistakes from mild, with little to no consequences to extreme and can go as far as even death (McQuerrey, 2018).
The 2001 movie ‘Wit’ directed by Mike Nichols is based on a play written by Margaret Edson. The play follows the main character Vivian Bearing an english professor who has been diagnosed with terminal ovarian cancer, as she is treated for the condition through the hospital. Two other main characters are used throughout the movie; Dr Jason Posner who was a former student of Vivian and nurse Susie Monahan who looks after and cares for Vivian. As we watch the film it is clear that there is little effective communication and there is both effective and ineffective communication within this film. There are many examples from the film that could be analysed for this task but only two examples will be used demonstrating both effective and ineffective communication.
The first example of communication that will be looked at in the movie ‘Wit’, is in the Friday morning grand rounds where Dr Kelekian (Vivian’s main doctor) comes in to check on her condition and to see how the treatment is going. Dr Kelekian comes through the door with Dr Posner and three other possible medical interns or doctors. This scene is important as it shows bad/ineffective communication. One of the biggest noticeable factors is after they all come into the room they stand around Vivian and ask her “how are you feeling today?” this phrase is used throughout the film as more of a robotic tendency and effects safety and quality in the work place. This phrase is offend used in the healthcare system and can seem disempowering and disengaging to the patients or clients. In the film this greeting was used in every scene where Vivian was receiving a check-up. In some cases this was said at the beginning as an introduction but in several scenes it was said right at the end or as the doctor has left the room, this makes the patient feel disempowered and makes it seem like the doctor doesn’t actually care for the patient at all. Another problem at least in this film is that the patient was clearly not feeling good but still gives the expected response making the whole thing pointless. Another problem in this scene is that as soon as they said “how are you today” Dr Posner went over to...

Other Essays On WIT film analyses and key concepts of communication - Nursing - Film analyses

Context of Wit and John Donne's poetry - English - Essay

548 words - 3 pages Alisha Peklang How has the context of each text influenced your understanding of the intentional connections between them? Between the two texts, ‘Wit’ by Margaret Edson and John Donne’s poetry, each text incorporates the use of context in order to have a greater understanding of the key themes and plot through intertextual connections that the characters may question. The context of each text differ immensely seeing as John Donne wrote in the

Film Analysis of Road to Perdition Clip (Lead Guns Down Father Figure) and Shot Breakdown - Film Studies - Essay

1677 words - 7 pages by the bystanders at the windows. Within this film, low-key lighting is essential and most dominating, suggesting that nothing good will happen in this depressing setup, especially in this particular scene. This scene, like others, is full of violence, action, with a dramatic and gloomy atmosphere. The low-key lighting reflects the characters’ emotions, as well as presenting a foreboding and tense atmosphere. Therefore, the characters dictate the

hollywood and beyond essay film - essay - essay

887 words - 4 pages In the Yesterday’s Cinema short film “Rescued by the Rover” was created in the 1905 directed Lewin Fitzhamon, directing the shots of this film in order connected each shot to the other telling a story, following the structure of a short film, Establishment, Problem, Solutions in order to make the audience more interested in the film and keeping them in following the story. In the film there was only one type pf shot which was a medium shot, but

Romeo And Juliet - Film Techniques - English - Essay

1758 words - 8 pages then proceeds to entertain us with them. Luhrmann understood Shakespeare. Luhrmann used modern recontextualisation to allow Shakespeare's message to thrive on. The Baz Luhrmann's 1996 Romeo + Juliet film is a modern appropriation of the Shakespeare text written in 1595. The opening scene recapitulates the rest of the film. The anachronism is evident throughout the act 1 scene 5, act 2 scene 2 and act 3 scene 1 as the script is identical to

Several Analyses of Poems and Short Stories with Citations - Enriched English - Homework Assignment

3019 words - 13 pages Media Log 1  Sandburg, Carl. “Cool Tombs”. The Poetry Foundation, Cornhuskers. 1918  “Cool Tombs” by Carl Sandburg is a poem about how different historical figures like Abraham                                Lincoln and Pocahontas all end up in a grave. The theme of this poem is that death is the equalizer                                        of man, meaning that we are all equal in death.   The theme is conveyed through diction. Abraham

Film review and comment of 'Of Mice of Men' by Gary Sinise

409 words - 2 pages While watching the film version of 'Of Mice and Men' directed by Gary Sinise, visual imagery, lighting, and soundtrack is used well in order to shapte the audience's reactions to plot, character and theme. Visual imagery and effects are used to reflect the actual feelings and social statue of the characters. For example, after the fight between Lennie and Curley, Lennie and George are framed very close

Film Review Of "To Kill A Mockingbird"

535 words - 3 pages Racial discrimination is a major theme within the film "To Kill a Mockingbird" when Tom Robinson, a man of African heritage, is falsely accused of raping a young white girl. His attorney, a white man named Atticus Finch, gives solid evidence in Tom's favour, but the jury still finds Tom guilty and he is sent to prison. I believe that this famous film adapted from an even more famous book effectively communicates its message with an entertaining

Comparing Thelma and Louise movie to Trifles book and find common themes - Literature of FIlm - Essay

1023 words - 5 pages Alale 1 Last Name 4 November 2, 2018 Trifles & Thelma and Louise: Justified Murder and Unjustified System The book trifles is about a group of women tagging along with a sheriff and county attorney to figure out how a man was strangled to death while his wife claims she was asleep. Thelma and Louise is a film featuring 2 women on a vacation who become accidental outlaws after a tragic incident at a bar. These women covered up the truth about

French New Wave and Authorship - University of West London Film Movments - Essay

3300 words - 14 pages , by watching the film viewers can create their own thoughts and feeling but think about their own lives, thoughts and emotions as well (Romney, 2008). Expressing the truth was of the most important aspect in the New Wave. Realistic dialogue and spontaneous was key element making the film entertaining and honest to communicate, a philosophical that made the viewer think beyond the film (Hillier 48). Truffaut encouraged filmmakers to take liberties

Film Sound in Singin' in the Rain and Ring - university of essex - essay

2170 words - 9 pages and Stanley Donen, 1952) and Ring (Hideo Nakata, 1998). Admittedly these two films are vastly different from each other, no matter in the respect of the time of production, the narrative or the film genre. However, despite the distinct differences between them, there is one common point is that sound takes an essential part in these two films. In order to discuss the uses, strategies and meanings of the sound in these two films, we need to define

"THE BIRTH OF A NATION": An Epic Silent Film Sterotyping Black Americans And The Deep South

1366 words - 6 pages format). While a previous film (The Great Train Robbery, 1903) brought film out of the static vaudevillian stage setting, Griffith initiated innovated concepts in the film industry such as flashbacks, fade-outs, distant panoramic takes and his quintessential close-ups.The film was harshly condemned (and is still attacked by some Black organizations e.g. NAACP) for its blatant racial bias and sympathetic portrayal of the Ku Klux Klan (several

Similar Papers

The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty Essay Film Techniques English Communication Essay

859 words - 4 pages “Describe how film techniques have been used to enhance the film” The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, a remake of the 1947 film, directed by Ben Stiller is a film about a man named Walter Mitty who often fantasises and drifts off into his own world. Walter Mitty works in negative assets at Life magazine in modern-day New York. When his job is threatened, Walter takes a huge step out of his comfort zone and takes action in the real world traveling

Edward Scissor Hands Essay Film Shots And Key Messages. Burnside High School. English Class By Mrs Hubbard Essay

1694 words - 7 pages ) gave Eddie were Snow White, whereas he usually wears pitch black clothes. This has the effect of reinforcing the contrast between Edward and Suburbia. Key Characters Edward is the protagonist Peg is the lady who first discovers Edward and lets him stay with her family Kim is Peg’s daughter and takes a liking to Edward as the film progresses Kevin is Kim’s annoying younger brother - hes the cool kid Jim is Kim’s horrible boyfriend who treats Kim

Durkheim’s Key Ideas And Concepts Ucc Assignment

3146 words - 13 pages Youth and Community Work BSocSc (Hons) SS1102 social anaylsis Discuss Durkheim’s Key Ideas and Concepts, the Strengths and Limitations of his Theoretical Approach Table of Contents INTRODUCTION 2 FUNCTIONALIST PERSPECTIVE 3 DEFINITION OF SOLIDARITY 3 DESCRIPTION OF THE COMMUNITY 4 COMMUNITY AND RELIGION 5 POWERFUL FEMALE ROLE 6 SUICIDE AND RELIGION 7 NEW COMMUNITY OF THE 21ST CENTURY 9 FURTHER LIMITATIONS 11 CONFLICT PERSPECTIVE 11 CONCLUSION 12

Alfred Hitchcock And World War Ii Csu Film History Of Film Essay

943 words - 4 pages Kennedy Koehler James Denny History of Film November 1, 2018 Alfred Hitchcock and World War II Alfred Hitchcock was a famous film director and producer known for his suspenseful and thriller films. During his life, he directed over 50 films. Hitchcock was born in England but moved to Hollywood to pursue his film career. When World War II started, Hitchcock decided to take action and use his films for propaganda. From Foreign Correspondent. to