Stand by Me: Film Guide

Stand by Me
Stand by Me




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A film guide that looks at Stand by Me (1986), a dark and touching coming-of-age tale about a group of four boys who are forced to face harsh reality when they come across the body of a missing boy.

This guide is useful for exploring topics including English, PSHE Education, Music and Psychology in addition to highlighting themes surrounding friendship, growing up, anti-bullying, rural life, family, life and death, books and plays, and storytelling.

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  • English
  • Music
  • PSHE Education
  • Psychology

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