The following eight-page study guide film packet that can be used in an English, film studies, or media studies class is used to accompany Carol Reed's British film noir "The Third Man" starring Joseph Cotten and Orson Welles. 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, and six contain comprehension questions to guide the viewer on the work's camera movement, characterization, cinematography, conflict, costume design, editing, foreshadowing, inferences, irony, lighting, mise en scene, movement, plot, production or set design, red herrings, setting, sound, sociocultural context, story, style, and suspense. The seventh page contains discussion questions on the work's characterization, plot, sound, and style. The eighth and last page is a genre study worksheet that asks students to analyze what characteristics in subject matter, style, and ideologies/themes that "The Third Man" showcases as a film noir.
A quiz that can be used as a summative assessment with this packet, a formative assessment, is available as a separate purchase.