The following thirteen-page study guide film packet is used to accompany the Lasse Halstrom-directed 1993 drama film "What's Eating Gilbert Grape" that stars Johnny Depp, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Juliette Lewis. 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, seven, eight, nine, and ten contain 54 comprehension questions to guide the viewer on the work's camera movement, characterization, cinematography, conflict, costume, dialogue, editing, figurative language, foreshadowing, inferences, irony, mise en scene, mood, plot, point of view, set design, setting, sound, story, style, subtext, suspense, symbolism, and themes. The eleventh and twelfth pages contain discussion questions on the characterization, conflicts, foreshadowing, irony, plot, point of view, setting, style, subtext, symbolism, themes,and title. The thirteenth and final page is a genre study page on what subject matter, style, and themes in coming-of-age films are exemplified in the film.
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