The following six-page study guide film packet is used to accompany the Vittorio De Sica-directed 1952 Italian Neorealist film Umberto D. This study guide 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 jot and take down their own notes. Pages three and four contain comprehension questions to guide the viewer on the work's acting, camera movement, cinematography, conflict, ideologies, idioms, inferences, plot, sociocultural context, sound, set design, setting, story, sound, style, and themes. The fifth page contains discussion questions on the work's acting, characterization, director's style, genre characteristics, and ideologies/themes. The sixth page is a page detailing the characteristics of Italian Neorealism and asks students to note the characteristics of the genre that are evident in Umberto D. in its subject matter, style/technique, and ideologies/themes.
This packet can be used as a formative assessment to prepare students for the summative assessment of a multiple choice quiz that is available as a separate purchase.