PMA 1: Groundhog Day

https://thepma1.wordpress.com/2020/04/06/groundhog-day/ here is the link but it if doesn’t work here is what I posted

For my persuasive media analysis, I would like to look at Groundhog Day, during this analysis of the film I will talk about the persuasion and realism in the film. By doing this I will find out what the writer made this film and what its purpose is.

Groundhog Day, created by film directed by Harold Ramis and written by Ramis and Danny Rubin is a movie written in 1933 about Phil Connors and how he the weatherman for Groundhog Day and is somehow caught reliving the same day over and over again.

This is a movie about Bill Murray and how he is in a time loop so he can finally successfully seduce the woman he wants. In this movie he keeps on trying to seduce her but he never does because never actually listens to her fully understands her, so he decides to take notes, but this doesn’t work because he is not truly understanding her so he never truly succeeds until he starts falling in love with her and starts truly listening to what she has to say.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9hq5jZrFTbE

At the beginning of the film Phil hates his job and everyone in the town of Punxsutawney. He would rather be anywhere else then in this town but every year he has to go to a groundhog day  to do a report on the celebration there. Phil has no intention in partaking in the towns ritual and finds it stupid that people would look to a groundhog to tell them if its spring or if it’s still winter. That is why when he gets town he makes it his mission to get rich, and make girls fall for him.  Even though Phil is arrogant and narcissistic he is still miserable and attempts to commit suicide but he is able to turn himself around when he starts to understand other people. He finds out who the people of Punxsutawney truly are and in doing that he finds his sense of purpose and becomes more successful and respected by helping others.  He starts to become less selfish and gives back to those in need.

At the end of the film Phil starts to appreciate the town of Punxsutawney and even asks Rita (the girl he falls for) to stay there with him.  And by loving the town for what it is and he has started to love himself too. This shows the realism in the film because it’s not until we stop everything we are doing truly listen to one another that we truly understand them. Also there is realism in the film because Groundhog day is a real event that happens every single year.

This is a film that should convince you that persuasion is all about understand people and what makes a person tick or what are their beliefs / what do they like to do and once you understand what makes them tick and if you do it the way Bill Murray did you will do more than succeed you will sustain a life long relationship.

PMA #1 Persuasive Media Proposal Groundhog Day

For my persuasive media analysis, I would like to look at Groundhog Day, this movie is about Bill Murray and how he has to keep reliving the same day over again so he can finally successfully seduce the woman he wants. In this movie he keeps on trying to seduce her but he never does because never actually listens to her fully understands her, so he decides to take notes, but this doesn’t work because he is not truly understanding her so he never truly succeeds until he starts falling in love with her and starts truly listening to what she has to say. This is a film that should convince you that persuasion is all about understand people and what makes a person tick or what are their beliefs / what do they like to do and once you understand what makes them tick and if you do it the way Bill Murray did you will do more than succeed you will sustain a life long relationship.

Facilitation: Narration as a human communication paradigm: the case of public moral argument

Fisher’s article “Narration as a human communication paradigm: the case of public moral argument” was very hard to understand, and I had a lot of trouble writing this facilitation.  But I think I finally figured it out, Fisher’s main statement is that mankind use books, movies, etc. to make emotional ties and create shared memories to embed influential, compelling theories. “The pursuit of Happyness” is a movie that has an emotional tie to it.

In this movie a struggling salesman takes custody of his son as he’s poised to begin a life-changing professional career. In this movie Will Smith plays the role of a single father that has been removed from his home, and has nowhere to go. The character Will plays is  “Chris Gardner ” eventually finds a job as an intern but it still pays no money. They go through many hard experiences throughout this movie, but no matter what they never give up hope. Many people can relate to this movie and can share emotional ties with it because a lot of people struggle to support their family.

I think another excellent concept was how books/movies are used to help people to believe and behave in particular ways (religion, political ideas, common manners, etc.) He explained how books have been used to create beliefs and interests, help others to understand, gain verification with a particular group, and bring organization to our experiences. Stories are so influential since almost all of them can connect with the attitudes, acts, or people in them. They’re seeking to develop our view of the world and the people surrounding us. One movie that helps support this idea is The Edge of the Seventeen.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EB6Gecy6IP8

The film tells a story about a young girl coping with change, depression, friends, family, and high school. A large number of young people can connect with the anxious and troubled teenage girl, or other characters in the movie.It helps the viewer grasp a number of different perspectives (a high school girl, a brother, a mother). Last but not least, this story helps the viewers to see the importance of friendship value, that it’s not always good to fall for a person just cause they are attractive, to appreciate, and to pardon others. This film was told as a story with a strong intimate and spiritual connection that was convincing, which compelled the viewer to aspire for joy and laughter in the final stages of social isolation and sorrow.

Lastly when Fisher talks about narrative paradigm he says, “Regardless of the form they may assume, recounting and accounting for are stories we tell to ourselves and each other to establish a meaningful-life world. The character of the narrator(s), the conflicts, the resolutions, and the style will vary, but each mode of recounting and accounting for is but a way of relating a “truth” about a human condition” (pg 6). This statement is saying that facts are just as persuasive to the viewer as emotions if the story conveys the same meaning. 

When I think of narrative paradigm I think of the use of movies and how they affect the viewpoint of children. Some kinds of movies that affect their viewpoint are superhero movies such as marvel movies or Disney’s big hero 6. Big hero 6 is a movie where kids look at themselves and say I want to be a hero too or I want to fight evil and save the world. Kids are inspired by these films to be better people and care for others. Narrative paradigms help shape what makes people good or bad and we are persuaded by their use of beneficial theories.