Movies As Literature Student Workbook contains instructions, questions (with room for notes or answers), a glossary, and bits of movie trivia for added interest. It is the workbook for the complete, one-year high school English course Movies As Literature, which contains the student portion (without room for responses) and the extensive teacher’s guide (see below). Movies As Literature uses 17 classic movies available on video and DVD to introduce, study, and apply the elements of literary analysis. Student discussion and composition questions are provided for each movie, several of which can also be used to supplement studies in grades 7 and 8.
There is an extensive teacher’s guide/answer key, along with plot summaries, a glossary of literary terms, and a final exam available separately. This course will not only give students the tools to appreciate good books more fully, but will equip them with the ability to discern underlying messages in movies rather than simply absorb them. Movies include: Shane, Friendly Persuasion, The Quiet Man, Arsenic and Old Lace, The Music Man, E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial, The Maltese Falcon, Rear Window, Emma, The Philadelphia Story, The Journey of August King, To Kill A Mockingbird, A Raisin in the Sun, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Henry V, A Man For All Seasons, and Chariots of Fire.