The following twelve-page study guide film packet is used to accompany the John Hughes-directed 1986 teen comedy "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" and stars Matthew Broderick. It 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 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, and nine contain comprehension questions to guide the viewer on the work's acting styles, allusions, camera movement, characterization, cinematography, conflict, costume design, dialogue, editing, foreshadowing, inferences, irony, mood, motifs, plot, props, set design/setting, sound, story, subtext, and themes. The tenth and eleventh pages contain discussion questions on the work's characterization, cinematography, costume design, human movement/body posture, ideologies, mise en scene, motifs, morals, plot, red herrings, setting, slapstick, suspense, symbolism, and themes. The twelfth page is a genre study page on coming-of-age films and what characteristics of the subgenre are evident in the film based on its subject matter, style/technique, and ideologies/morals/themes.
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