The following thirteen-page study guide film packet is used to accompany the Marc Webb-directed 2009 coming-of-age romantic comedy drama film "(500) Days of Summer" that stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Zooey Deschanel. It can be used in an English, film studies, or media studies classroom. The first page contains a list of cast and crew and a background and introduction on the film from Wikipedia. The second page is a page that allows viewers to jot and take down their own notes. Pages three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, and ten contain 58 comprehension questions to guide the viewer on the work's allusions, character archetypes, characterization, cinematography, conflict, costume, dialogue, editing, figurative language, foreshadowing, inferences, irony, mise en scene, mood, plot, point of view, set design, setting, sound, story, style, subtext, suspense, symbolism, themes, and tone. The eleventh and twelfth pages contain discussion questions on the allusions, characterization, conflicts, genre, plot, point of view, punctuation, style, subtext, symbolism,and title. The thirteenth and final page is a genre study page on what subject matter, style, and themes in coming-of-age films are exemplified in the film.
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