The following eleven-page study guide film packet is used to accompany the Thomas Blake Nelson-directed 2001 drama film "O" that is modern teen film adaptation of Shakespeare's "Othello" and stars Mekhi Phifer, Josh Hartnett, and Julia Stiles. 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, and nine contain 55 comprehension questions to guide the viewer on the work's characterization, cinematography, conflict, costume, dialogue, editing, foreshadowing, inferences, irony, mise en scene, plot, setting, sound, story, style, subtext, suspense, symbolism, and themes. The tenth and eleventh pages contain discussion questions on the film as an adaptation, its characterization, conflict, controversy, irony, sociocultural context, sound/soundtrack, and themes. PLEASE NOTE: "O" is a dark film visually and thematically. Darker screenshots in the film may be difficult to appreciate closely when printed depending on the quality of your copier or printer.
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