The following seven-page study guide film packet is used to accompany the Stanley Kubrick-directed 1964 black comedy Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned To Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb. This study guide can be used in an English or film studies classroom. 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, and six contain comprehension questions to guide the viewer on the work's camera movement, character archetypes, cinematography, conflict, connotation, costume design, editing, humor, ideologies, idioms, inferences, irony, motifs, plot, sociocultural context, sound, set design, setting, story, sound, style, symbolism, and themes. The seventh page contains discussion questions on the work's acting, character names and their symbolism, characterization, sociocultural context, and themes.
This packet can be used as a formative assessment to prepare students for the summative assessment of a multiple choice quiz that is available as a separate purchase.