The following 7-page document is a study guide movie packet to guide a viewer's analysis of the 1956 film "The Searchers" directed by John Ford. The study guide can be used for study in an English or film studies class. The first page provides a cast and crew list and a background and introduction to the film. The second page provides a notes page for viewers to write their notes. The third and fourth pages provide comprehension questions that actively challenge viewers to analyze the work's story and style. The fifth page provides discussion questions on the work's characterization, conflict, and themes. The sixth page is a genre study on westerns, asking viewers to analyze what characteristics of westerns are evident in "The Searchers." The seventh page is a costume analysis, asking students to analyze Ethan's costume and explain how it enhances his indirect characterization.
A multiple choice quiz that can be used as a summative assessment on the film is available as a separate purchase.