The Shape of Water: Film Guide

The Shape of Water
The Shape of Water




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A film guide that looks at The Shape of Water (2017), which sees a mute janitor develop an intimate relationship with a mysterious amphibious creature at the height of the Cold War.

This guide is useful for exploring topics including Art & Design, Citizenship, Film Studies, History, Politics and Science in addition to highlighting themes surrounding North American countries, law and order, friendships, love and relationships, directors, film history, historical periods, gender representation, LGBT issues, equality, folk and fairy tales, and The Cold War.

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  • Art and Design
  • Citizenship
  • Film Studies
  • History
  • Politics
  • Science

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