The film Déjà vu stars Denzel Washington as ATF agent, Doug Carlin. Carlin
attempts to travel back in time to save Claire Kuchever’s (Paula Patton) life; however, there is a problem. Her murder is connected to a terrorist attack on a ferry in New Orleans. Carlin (Washington) discovers technology that allows him to travel back in time to discover how to save Claire’s (Patton) life and the lives of the individuals on the ferry.
Towards the end of the film, agent Carlin attempts to defuse the bomb placed on the ferry by the terrorist Caroll Oerstadt (James Caviezel). The bomb is in the cargo area of the ferry where the cars are stored and Claire is being held hostage; attached to the car with the explosive.
Within this scene of the movie there are several examples of types of interpersonal communication. First, agent Carlin signals to Claire to turn the car and to drive the car into the terrorist Carroll Oerstadt. He used non-verbal gestural communication to motion Claire to start the vehicle and try to kill the terrorist by running him over. In an earlier seen, a different type of communication was used. Agent Carlin verbally explained that Claire was in great danger. Even though it was hard to believe agent explained dramatically so that Claire would believe him.
Another form of interpersonal communication is a dyad, meaning a group of two. There was one particular scene in this movie that shows characteristics of this. Agent Carlin couldn’t understand how he could see everything four days before even if he was not present there. Dyad communication took place when one of agent Carlin’s colleagues explained to him in detail the process in which he could see into the past.
The next communication type I would like to talk about is written. In this movie written communication happened on numerous occasions. There was one occasion I want to specifically mention; agent Carlin sent a message to the past to...