Friday, August 5, 2011

Hereafter & Dinner for Schmucks: Communicating with the Afterlife

Hereafter is another Clint Eastwood's great moment as a director. The story is wonderfully intertwined and the subject is very well-explored. Dinner for Schmuck's scene is very funny and I had a blast watching it. The topic can be touchy, so make sure your audience is ready for it.






I. Discuss these questions with a partner:

1. Do you believe in the afterlife? Explain it.

2. Do you think it is possible to communicate with people who have already died? How does it happen?

3. Have you ever had such an experience? Do you know anyone who has? Talk about it.

4. If you could, would you like to communicate with someone who has passed away?

5. Is it healthy to try to communicate with the afterlife? Explain it.

6. How would you feel if someone you loved tried to communicate with you from the afterlife? What if it were someone you did not know?

7. Do you think most psychics or mediums are charlatans or hoaxes? Do they actually help or harm people who look for this kind of contact?

8. What are some ways you have heard of communicating with the afterlife?



II. Watch the movie segment from the movie Hereafter and discuss the questions:


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1. Describe the scene.

2. How does the medium make contact with the afterlife?

3. Who is the medium making contact with? S1 talks about the middle-aged man and S2 talks about the boy.

4. What is the message given?

5. Is this kind of contact helping the characters? How do you think their lives will change after that?

6. Would you ask this medium to make contact for you? Who would you like to make contact with?


III. Watch the scene from the movie Dinner for Schmucks and answer the questions:



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1. Describe the scene.

2. How does the medium make contact with the afterlife?

3. Who is the medium making contact with?

4. What is the message given?

5. Is this kind of contact helping anyone? How do you think their lives will change after that?

6. Would you ask this medium to make contact with someone for you? Why (not)?

MOVIE SEGMENT DOWNLOAD - HEREAFTER


MOVIE SEGMENT DOWNLOAD - DINNER FOR SCHMUCKS

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