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#13 - Boogie Nights
Speaker ASpeaker BJudge

#18 - Goodwill Hunting
Speaker ASpeaker BJudge

#12 - Men in Black
Speaker ASpeaker BJudge

#04 - Pulp Fiction
Speaker ASpeaker BJudge


Speakers make a case for their position. The speakers agree which side you stand for.

Agree upon a time to gather evidence and to make a case. 


Watch the entire scene.


Use the agreed upon time to select evidence to use to create arguments on the side you are for. Evidence times are written in the FACTS section and are referred to and watched.


The conversation follows the Steps.


Speaker A presents first, then Speaker B. Judge decides the winner.



Two individuals choose the role and responsibilities of the Speaker. One chooses the role of the Judge.


How Speakers make a Point: Points are made using words that build a series of logical sentences that draw from the scene for evidence to support the position you are for.


How Judge's score points by Speakers: Arguments are valid and build around the evidence selected for the Speaker's case.


Tips for Speakers:


Step 1: Take pieces of a scene to collect as facts that will support your position. An argument is a series of logical sentences that state what the scene is doing, how it works, and a conclusion that makes your position. Valid arguments are relevant to the facts and have a premise and a conclusion that are true. Analyzing a scene includes looking at a scene's individual parts and arguing for what the parts are doing. Look at the whole scene and break it down into parts. Then, take the parts and build it back into the whole.


Step 2: Listen to HOW the Speaker is making arguments. What are the correlations and causations the speaker is making with the argument? and the facts, and then give the speaker the form of the argument. Form is not whether you agree or disagree with the person's arguments, you are looking at HOW the argument works AND the LOGIC of the argument. Analyzing the structure of argument rhetorically and logically will allow you to present a critique of the speaker's argument for their case. Leave your own position to the side and make arguments only about the speaker's case.


Correlation: connecting two ideas into one.
Causation: One event is the causes another, likewise, one event happened because of another.


Step 3: Respond to criticism by listening to the logic and the rhetoric of the critique. What is the logic behind the critique and is the critique relevant to what you argued? Take the argument back for your position.


Tips for the Judge:


Listen to how the Speakers make a case. Your decision on who wins is based on arguments relevance to the evidence and the logic of the agument. Remember to tell the Speaker who lost why the other Speaker won and then tell the Speaker who won why he/she won.