The following twelve-page study guide film packet is used to accompany the Damien Chazelle-directed 2014 drama "Whiplash." 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, and nine contain comprehension questions to guide the viewer on the work's camera movement, characterization, cinematography, color symbolism, conflict, costume design, dialogue, editing, foreshadowing, inferences, irony, mood, movement, plot, setting, sound, story, subtext, suspense, and themes. The tenth and eleventh pages contain discussion questions on the acting, characterization, conflict, connotation, editing, foreshadowing, irony, mood, plot, sound, themes, and tone. The twelfth page is a genre study page that asks students to analyze how "Whiplash" compares in subject matter, style/techniques, and morals/ideologies/themes to those found in sports dramas.
A multiple choice quiz that can be used as a summative assessment that pairs well with this packet, a formative assessment, is available as a separate purchase by clicking here