Graham Stanley has produced lesson plans/worksheets for 3 films: Vertigo, Breakfast At Tiffany's and Shallow Grave. He says: "You can use these lesson plans/worksheets as I'm doing, as the basis of classes with an advanced group without additional material. They will have difficulty in understanding some of the dialogue without transcription or repeated listenings, but many of the lesson plans feature transcripts of sections of the film and there are links to screenplays (where available)."
"This lesson introduces students to the phenomenon of the 'blockbuster' movie – its history, characteristics and influences. Students will also explore the role of audience in the creation of a 'blockbuster' and analyze their own responses to current blockbuster films. Students will learn about the process involved in turning a film into a blockbuster by devising promotional campaigns for an imaginary movie." Also available as a PDF file.
"In this lesson, students examine the style and techniques of the 'Movie Guide' column found every Friday in the Weekend section of The New York Times. Using the reviews in 'Movie Guide' as a model for writing, students develop their own descriptive, persuasive movie reviews for favorite films."
"Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone provides the timely vehicle to introduce the basics of movie review writing. An interview with Washington Post movie reviewer Desson Howe gives a glimpse into the life of a critic. It is clear that Howe has academic training and a love of movies. Movie trivia questions get students thinking about their own knowledge of movies and the economics of the motion picture industry. Teachers are provided guidelines for movie review writers, film vocabulary and a checklist for students to use when writing their first movie reviews. Word Study focuses on movie lingo. In the Money vocabulary and Post articles are used in the enrichment activity that introduces students to the business side of franchises, product placement and endorsements. Just for fun, a Harry Potter matching challenge is provided."