The following ten-page study guide film packet is used to accompany the Stanley Kubrick-directed 1956 film noir "The Killing" that stars Sterling Hayden. 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, six, and seven contain comprehension questions to guide the viewer on the work's camera movement, characterization, cinematography, conflict, costume design, dialogue, editing, foreshadowing, inferences, irony, lighting, mise en scene, mood, movement, plot, setting, sound, story, style, suspense, and themes. The eighth and ninth pages contain discussion questions on the character archetypes, characterization, conflict, genre, narration, plot, style, and themes. The tenth page is a genre study page that asks students to analyze what is in "The Killing" that is emblematic of a film noir in 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