Questions for Girlfriend in a Coma

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While watching the film, answer the following questions:

  1. Take a note of the the information/aspects that you do not understand or that you simply would like to comment on and bring your questions and observations into class.
  2. Make a list of the aspects of "bad" Italy and "good" Italy.
  3. Within each segment of the film, identify the causes and explanations given for each aspect.
  4. In what ways does the film confirm or disconfirm your ideas of Italy? What, in particular, was surprising in the film? What did you most appreciate?
  5. What is the function of truth, honesty, creativity, community, law, and work in Italy's positive and negative conditions.