The following eight-page study guide film packet that can be used in an English, film studies, or media studies class is used to accompany Jacques Tourneur's classic drama thriller film noir "Out of the Past" starring Robert Mitchum and Jane Greer. 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 acting, camera movement, characterization, character archetypes, cinematography, conflict, editing, foreshadowing, inferences, irony, lighting, mise en scene, movement, plot, production or set design, setting, sound, story, subtext, and suspense. The seventh page contains discussion questions on the work's characterization, foils, genre characteristics, legacy, and plot. The eighth and last page is a genre study worksheet that asks students to compare "Out of the Past" to other film noirs and regarding its subject matter, style/techniques, and themes/ideologies.
A quiz that can be used as a summative assessment with this packet, a formative assessment, is available as a separate purchase.