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Film and Television Worksheet
NBC Television Show The Office US version |
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 show? Examples: artistic expression, technological achievement, informative. Explain your answer.The primary emphasis of the show is the working interactions at the Dunder Mifflin paper company in Scranton, Pennsylvania. The “Scranton Branch” is a group of around 14 individuals, and the show films their day to day interactions. This show is definitely a comedy. The company, led by branch manager Michael Scott never has a dull moment. Each specific character has an interesting or funny mannerism, way they carry themselves, or where they come from. | What cultural values is the show attempting to promote? Do you agree or disagree with those values? Explain your answer. Important cultural values like “American work ethic” are explored in the show. Because like the financial problems facing the country the shows characters constantly worried about the economy and losing their jobs. Quite a few episodes are dedicated about of the Dunder Mifflin Paper Company facing closure when the company decides to downsize its branches. Usually the conflict is resolved by the Branch Manager Michael Scott in some funny politically incorrect way. |
What is the surface-level subject matter of the show? Describe the plot. The plot of the Office is a "docu-reality" parody of modern American office life that delves into the lives of the workers at Dunder Mifflin Paper Company. Based on the popular British series of the same name, this faster-paced American version follows the daily interactions of a group of idiosyncratic office employees at the paper company Dunder Mifflin's Scranton branch via a documentary film crew's...