Gone with the Wind Study Guide

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The 1939 Oscar-winning Gone with the Wind, is the focus of an informational packet designed to be used with a viewing of the film. As part of their analysis, media students respond to a series of discussion points about the influence of various factors on the representations in the film.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Flip the instruction and have class members view the film as homework, saving the discussion for class time
  • Assign groups different topics. ask them to respond to the corresponding discussion points, and then have them share their findings with the whole class
Classroom Considerations

  • The resource is designed for, and given the assumptions about film background knowledge, best suited to a film studies class
  • While it may enrich their understanding of the film, class members need not have read Mitchell's novel
Pros

  • The 15-page packet includes reviews of the film, background information on the movie industry, the studio and star systems, and the racial representations in the film
Cons

  • The resource is best suited to viewers with moderate to extensive film background knowledge