The purpose of this paper is to write a critical contextual review of the film Philadelphia keeping in mind the subject theme of HIV. Using Critical Discourse analysis, the paper will answer to questions such as:
What ideas, values, beliefs are present/absent ?
Whose voices receive attention ?
Whose interests are served?
How might audiences be influenced?
Which stereotypes are perpetuated?
What norms/values are privileged?
Concepts such as identity politics should be included in the paper.
However the reflection of the paper should move beyond an artistic review and incorporate a social, political, medical knowledge base of the both the producer and audience of the art.
There will be a total of 7 sources to be used in the paper.
3 of which must be found by the writer.
These sources must be either:
reviews, biographies or criticism in order to support the investigation.
Along with these will be include by me the client four in-class readings related to the subjects demanded in the paper.