The following eight-page study guide film packet is used to accompany the Rob Reiner-directed 1984 comedy film "This Is Spinal Tap" that stars Christopher Guest, Michael McKean, and Harry Shearer. It can be used in an English, film studies, or media 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 38 comprehension questions to guide the viewer on the work's characterization, cinematography, conflict, costume, dialogue, editing, figurative language, foreshadowing, inferences, irony, mise en scene, plot, props, set design, setting, sound, story, style, and subtext. The eighth page contains discussion questions on the acting, characterization, dialogue, directing, legacy, motifs/running jokes, and plot.
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