The following eleven-page study guide film packet is used to accompany the Stanley Kubrick-directed 1980 psychological horror/thriller film, The Shining, starring Jack Nicholson. 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 write notes in the style of Cornell note taking. Pages three, four, five, six, seven, and eight are comprehension questions to guide the viewer on the work's acting, allusions, camera movement, characterization, cinematography, conflict, editing, foreshadowing, irony, plot, set design, sound, story, style, symbolism, and themes. The ninth and tenth pages contain discussion questions on the work's acting, allusions to fairy tales, central conflict, characterization, cinematography, genre characteristics, ideologies, relevance or effect today, significance of Room 237, style, symbolism, and themes. The eleventh and final page lists story differences between Stephen King's novel and Kubrick's film adaptation; on this page, students are asked to make an assertion on why Kubrick made this change and how this change services his version.
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