Movies are increasingly used to introduce and highlight key topics and philosophical problems. Movies typically have too a dialogical dimension, and they can therefore be used for introducing and explaining communication processes and modalities. Thank you for smoking (2005) by Jason Reitman is a perfect movie for analyzing argumentative dialogues, in the spirit of Sorin Stati. It is a funny and illuminating introduction to the logic of controversy. In particular, it is: 1. An example of how to argue effectively; 2. An instance of how to address a difficult situation; 3. An illustration of how bring divergent interests together through effective arguments; 4. An exercise on how to capture and hold your audience’s attention; 6. An exemplification of how to use rhetorical tactics to sway even the toughest audience; 7. An example of the argumentative and persuasive function of humour; 8. Finally, the comedy provides proof of the fact that behaviour creates words, words create images, images create ideas and ideas create again behaviours.

Thank you for smoking. Thank you for arguing

CATTANI, ADELINO
2013

Abstract

Movies are increasingly used to introduce and highlight key topics and philosophical problems. Movies typically have too a dialogical dimension, and they can therefore be used for introducing and explaining communication processes and modalities. Thank you for smoking (2005) by Jason Reitman is a perfect movie for analyzing argumentative dialogues, in the spirit of Sorin Stati. It is a funny and illuminating introduction to the logic of controversy. In particular, it is: 1. An example of how to argue effectively; 2. An instance of how to address a difficult situation; 3. An illustration of how bring divergent interests together through effective arguments; 4. An exercise on how to capture and hold your audience’s attention; 6. An exemplification of how to use rhetorical tactics to sway even the toughest audience; 7. An example of the argumentative and persuasive function of humour; 8. Finally, the comedy provides proof of the fact that behaviour creates words, words create images, images create ideas and ideas create again behaviours.
2013
Dialogue: State of the Art. Studies in the memory of Sorin Stati
9783862883691
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