Day 1

The Long Goodbye Lesson Plan

Classroom Activities

  1. 1

    In Walked The Dame

    Kind of Activity:

    Role Play


    Students will build their familiarity with the conventions of pulp fiction and film noir by acting out a monologue/dialogue from The Long Goodbye

    Common Core Standards:



    Aesthetically, there is little difference between Chandler's fiction and his screenwriting. His prose translates so well to the big screen that one of the best ways to appreciate his aesthetic choices is to imagine how his written words would look as a movie. Hard-boiled monologues are a trademark of the noir style, so students will be tasked with picking a scene from these first ten chapters and acting it...

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