Pick THREE characters and explore them based on the bulleted points below.
* How would you describe each character’s motivations? How does his or her motivation contribute to his or her development as a character? How does his or her motivation contribute to the telling of the film’s story? Are any character’s motivations unclear or surprising and, if so, how does this questioning of character motivation contribute to the telling of the film’s story?
• Do any of the film’s characters fall into discernable types (e.g., the all-American hero, the nutty professor)? If so, how are these types used in the telling of the film’s story?
• Focus on a scene involving a dialogue between two or more characters. What does
the dialogue tell you about the characters?
• Are any of the characters played by a movie star? If so, how does the movie star’s
discrete identity—his or her biography and previous film roles—affect your reading
of the film character and the film as a whole?