Verbal Communication In Goodfellas

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Communication is an important element in video analysis. Ideally, a careful analysis of the different characters in the scene and their role in enhancing interpersonal communication is much more important. In consideration of this concept the underlying principles of interpersonal communication, there is a need to assess its applicability in the movie; Goodfellas. The three-minute scene titled, "I 'm funny how, I mean funny like I 'm a clown" is a reflection of how self-concept, perception, and non-verbal communication work together in the context of dyadic communication. In this first sequence of the scene, the focus is on the display of self-concept by Tommy DeVito, the ill-tempered enforcer of the Cicero Family. The scene starts with Tommy telling a story of shenanigans to his close associate Henry Hill and …show more content…

There are many factors that in can influence interpersonal communication and the use of self-concept, perception and nonverbal communications is very important in a dyadic communication. Tommy DeVito 's concept of the self, as the ill-tempered enforcer of the Cicero Family, is prominently displayed in this particular scene. He is at the center of attention and his interplay communications between Henry Hill and the henchmen demonstrate how one 's self-concept affect other 's perception of him as we have witness at the climax of the scene. The way Tommy manages other people 's perception through perception checking by lashing back aggressively and sarcastically responding to any comment is a clear sign of what not do during a heated argument. However, because of his impression manage and the face work he portrayed as an ill-tempered enforcer, it is what the audience expected him to do. Self-concept, perception, and nonverbal communication are some of the most influential factors that can affect interpersonal communication. But interpersonal communication will be different for everyone and no two scenarios or influence factor will be the

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