I use this slide show, to introduce my students to Don Quixote before showing the John Lithgow movie. We also do some internet research (see my other postings) to help gain important background information on the characters, the author, and the geography of Spain.
I have discovered that by gradually introducing the students to DQ, they are far more appreciative of the film and the masterful acting job done by John Lithgow!
Feel free to edit and add to this presentation as you see fit. Enjoy!