The following thirteen-page study guide film packet is used to accompany the Robert Wise and Jerome Robbins-directed 1961 musical "West Side Story" that stars Natalie Wood. 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 from Wikipedia. The second page is a page that allows viewers to jot and take down their own notes. Pages three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten, and eleven contain comprehension questions to guide the viewer on the work's camera movement, characterization, cinematography, color symbolism, comic relief, conflict, costume design, dialogue, editing, foreshadowing, inferences, irony, mise en scene, mood, movement, plot, set design, setting, sound, story, style, subtext, and themes. The twelfth and thirteenth pages contain discussion questions on the characterization, conflict, connotation, editing, foreshadowing, irony, mood, personification, plot, sociocultural context, sound, themes, and character similarities and differences to "Romeo and Juliet."
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