Learner Outcomes/Objectives: Students will learn how to use, analyze and interpret foreshadowing and characterization through showing rather than telling.
Rationale: The first seven minutes of utilize details which foreshadow the adventure the two women are about to experience and thoroughly reveal character. These techniques can then be shown in written literature.
Description: The film begins with somber, yet inviting music that looks upon a dark road leading as in "infinite regress" to a distant mountain. The scene lightens to brilliant colors which then begin to fade as the credits finish. Eventually, all is dark except for shadows of clouds above the mountain tops. Quickly, the scene changes and we see Louise waiting tables and Thelma in her kitchen at home. Their personalities are clearly portrayed by what is shown as they decide to take the trip and do their packing.
The depiction of women and their experiences are also interesting topics of discussion when viewing 'Thelma and Louise.' Communication teachers can also help their students determine the political or ideological message that the movie tries to impart." [Magazine Index]
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DVD 2087 Credits and other information from the Internet Movie DatabaseAwards & HonorsAcademy Awards - Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Jessica Lange) Golden Globes, USA - Best Motion Picture - Comedy/Musical; Best Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy/Musical; Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Jessica Lange)National Society of Film Critics Awards, USA - Best Film; Best ActorNew York Film Critics Circle Awards - Best Director; Best Supporting ActressNational Film Registry Selection Bell-Metereau, Rebecca Louise.