The following eight-page study guide film packet is used to accompany the Charlie Chaplin-directed 1921 comedy drama "The Kid" that stars Charlie Chaplin and Jackie Coogan. 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 from Wikipedia. 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 camera movement, characterization, cinematography, conflict, costume/make-up design, editing, inferences, irony, plot, props, set design, sociocultural context, sound, story, and subtext. The seventh page contains discussion questions on the work's characterization, Chaplin's costume, plot, sociocultural context, intertitles, and themes. The eighth page is a genre study page on slapstick films and what characteristics of the subgenre are evident in the film based on its subject matter, style/technique, and ideologies/morals/themes.
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