The following seven-page study guide film packet is used to accompany the Bruce Beresford-directed 1989 comedy drama film Driving Miss Daisy. 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, cinematography, (internal and external) conflict, costume design, editing, inferences, plot, sound, setting, story, sound, style, symbolism, and themes. The seventh page contains discussion questions on the work's acting, characterization, its controversy today, critical reception, the work as a play adaptation, and themes.
My students watched the film to see how it holds up to today's films that address race, study this period in film history for American racial films in the late 80s, and study the politics of the Academy Awards.