The following thirteen-page study guide film packet is used to accompany the Joseph H. Lewis-directed 1950 drama film "Gun Crazy" that stars Peggy Cummins and John Dall. It can be used in an English, film studies, or media 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, nine, ten, and eleven contain 71 comprehension questions to guide the viewer on the work's camera movement, characterization, cinematography, conflict, costume, dialogue, editing, figurative language, foreshadowing, inferences, irony, mise en scene, mood, plot, set design, setting, sound, story, style, subtext, symbolism. The twelfth page contains discussion questions on the film's characterization, figurative language, legacy, and symbolism. The thirteenth page is a genre study page asking what characteristics of a film noir are evident in "Gun Crazy" with its subject matter, style/technique, and morals/ideologies/themes.
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