The following fifteen-page study guide film packet is used to accompany the Robert Zemeckis-directed 1994 romantic epic comedy drama film "Forrest Gump" that stars Tom Hanks. 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. The second page is a page that allows viewers to jot and take down their own notes. Pages three to twelve contain 68 comprehension questions to guide the viewer on the work's acting, camera movement, characterization, cinematography, comic relief, conflict, costume design, dramatic irony, editing, figurative language, irony, mise en scene, mood, motifs, movement, pace, plot, set design, setting, score/sound, story, subtext, suspense, symbolism, themes, and tone. The thirteenth and fourteenth pages contain discussion questions on the work's characterization, influence/legacy, motifs, setting and its connotation, style, and themes. The fifteenth and final page of the packet is a genre study worksheet that asks students to analyze what characteristics of an epic film are employed in the film in subject matter, style/technique, and themes/morals/ideologies.
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