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Interpersonal Communication as lost from the movie “The Kid”

COMMUNICATION VIA “THE KID” 2 The interpersonal communication in the movie “The Kid” is unique in some aspects. Russ, the middle aged character, has an indifference to everyone he communicates with at the beginning of the movie. As the movie progresses, you can see how Russ’s interpersonal communication skills slow evolve from that indifference, impersonal and high context person to one of low context with manner principles and most aware of those he is actually communicating with. Russ’s mannerisms and communication with others at the …show more content…

He even goes so far as to have a one on one conversation with a person he had only briefly spoken with earlier in the film. Showing you how his interpersonal skills are evolving. How he communicates with a close friend, opening up more and even showing some emotion. It is not seen much within the movie and just shows the viewer how communication with a stranger, yet someone close is achieved.
Russ in the beginning is loud, boisterous and challenging. He is aloof with most of the characters in the movie. As he starts to communicate more with his younger self, he begins to this change. You see how his tone changes with the characters. How is not so aloof and his voice becomes even toned (with the right amount of inflexion) with most people. Then at the end, his voice is soft where is should he, you don’t hear him raising his voice and you can even catch a bit of emotion more in his voice. Russ even gets physically close to other characters. Giving hugs and showing more affection towards those he is truly close to. Something you did not see throughout most of the movie.
You can look at the culture within the movie. How people communicate with each another, be it with the opposite sex, or adult to child. How Russ speaks with his assistant Janet, is a bit different then how he talks to Amy, the love interest in the movie. It goes back to the boss and employee, yet they are a bit

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