Essay on Film Analysis of the Italian Job
639 WordsSep 23rd, 20113 Pages
Our analysis is on the film The Italian Job. While we view the movie and determine the various norms, behaviors, roles and interaction between group members, as well as individuals the examination within the realm of film can present many of the same components. Thus, our group selected this movie to analyze based on its formation of a cohesive problem-solving group full of unforgettable characters. The Italian Job portray many different theories and aspects of small group communication.
This analysis will examine the following elements. First we will establish the group background by describing the development of the characters and major plot lines in The Italian Job. Second, we will describe the techniques/methods our group used to…show more content…
Thus, our group selected this movie to analyze based on its formation of a cohesive problem-solving group full of unforgettable characters. The Italian Job portray many different theories and aspects of small group communication.
This analysis will examine the following elements. First we will establish the group background by describing the development of the characters and major plot lines in The Italian Job. Second, we will describe the techniques/methods our group used to analyze the film to provide the reader with insight into the development of this analysis. The major focus of this analysis examines five major areas of small group communication. Specifically we will identify a) the various group roles that develop throughout the duration of the movie and the relevance they have to the development of the group, b) the gender differences that exist between the members of the Italian Job and impact they have on member role and leadership emergence, c) the verbal and nonverbal interaction between members and the impact the various elements have on the development of first impressions of the group members, d) the development of the group as they progress through the primary and secondary tensions, and e) the problem solving techniques used by the group to accomplish their tasks. In addition, we will also compare the Italian Job to our own small
Mr Godwin's solution was relatively simple.
Firstly, four windows should be smashed: two large central windows just 'air-side' of the pivot should be knocked outwards; then two smaller windows above the twin front axles, inwards.
Then a man should be lowered through the smaller windows to let down the four inflated front tyres, which Mr Goodwin said were acting as "springs" and exaggerating the rocking motion.
Thirdly - and most importantly - the near-full fuel tank should be emptied.
This would enable one of the 10-strong gang to get off and gather rocks to further weigh the bus down.
Removing an estimated 36 gallons of remaining fuel, weighing about 300lb (139kg), "is the key to surviving this predicament" he wrote.
Mr Godwin even tracked down one of the last existing VAL14s buses to a depot near Cambridge to check his details, confirming that the fuel tank was located towards the overhanging rear.
Croker could have emptied the tank by removing an access plank on the bus floor and reaching down to take out the drainage plug, he suggested.
Mr Godwin, who said he had watched The Italian Job "dozens of times" won a fitting prize for his ingenuity - a three-night stay in Turin.
He said: "I've always felt there had to be an answer to get the gold out."
Dr Richard Pike, chief executive of the RSC and one of the judges, said he was "extremely impressed" by Mr Goodwin's entry and that of runner-up Aidan Farrell.
Mr Farrell suggested leaking the fuel line on to the road, setting it alight and "gluing" the bus to the melted asphalt.
Dr Pike said: "We are delighted to have found such a deserving winner.
"Mr Godwin's entry is just the kind of practical thinking Croker would have used – but he ably demonstrates the science behind the idea as well."
But Mr Godwin insisted he would make a lousy villain.
Hijacking a vehicle so the gang could make good their escape to Switzerland "feels quite bad", he wrote as a "PS" to his submission.
He confessed: "I don't think I would make the best robber."