The following ten-page study guide film packet that can be used in an English, film studies, or media studies class is used to accompany Robert Zemeckis' survival drama "Cast Away" starring Tom Hanks. The first page contains a list of cast and crew and a background and introduction on the film. The second page is a page that allows viewers to jot and take down their own notes. Pages three, four, five, six, seven, and eight contain comprehension questions to guide the viewer on the work's allusions/homages, camera movement, characterization, cinematography, conflict (internal and external), costume design, editing, foreshadowing, inferences, irony (dramatic and situational), lighting, mise en scene, movement, plot, setting, sound, story, style, symbolism, and themes. The seventh page contains discussion questions on the work's acting, characterization, personification, plot, puns, setting, sociocultural context, sound, style, symbolism, and title symbolism. The tenth and last page is a genre study page that asks students to analyze what is evident in "Cast Away" as a survival film regarding its subject matter, style/technique, and morals/ideologies/themes.
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