The following nine-page study guide film packet that can be used in an English, film studies, or media studies class is used to accompany Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller's neo-noir film "Sin City" starring Bruce Willis, Benicio Del Toro, Jessica Alba, Clive Owen, and Rosario Dawson. 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, and seven contain comprehension questions to guide the viewer on the work's acting, camera movement, characterization, character archetypes, cinematography, color symbolism, conflict, costume design, editing, foreshadowing, inferences, irony, lighting, mise en scene, movement, plot, production or set design, red herrings, setting, story, style, suspense, and tone. The eighth page contains discussion questions on the work's characterization, graphic novel adaptation plot differences, plot, portrayal of authority figures, sexuality/violence, and story vs. plot. The ninth and last page is a genre study worksheet that asks students to compare "Sin City" to other film noirs and neo-noirs regarding its subject matter, style/techniques, and themes/ideologies.
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