The following eleven-page study guide film packet is used to accompany the Wes Anderson-directed 1998 comedy-drama film "Rushmore" that stars Jason Schwartzman, Bill Murray, and Olivia Williams. 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, four, five, six, seven, eight, and nine are comprehension questions to guide the viewer on the work's acting/casting, camera movement, characterization, cinematography, conflict, costume design, editing, foreshadowing, inferences, irony, plot, set design, sound, story, subtext, and symbolism. The tenth page contains discussion questions on the work's acting/casting, characterization, irony, style, and themes. The eleventh and final 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.
A multiple choice quiz that can be used as a summative assessment that pairs well with this packet, a formative assessment, is available as a separate purchase by clicking here