North by Northwest: Film Guide

North by Northwest
North by Northwest




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A film guide that looks at North by Northwest (1959), a classic spy thriller in which a case of mistaken identity forces a regular man to go on the run across America in order to clear his name.

This guide is useful for exploring topics including Film Studies and Citizenship in addition to highlighting themes surrounding crime and punishment, democracy, historical periods, spies, the Cold War, and directors.

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This Resource Supports

  • Citizenship
  • Democracy
  • Film Studies
  • History
  • Twentieth Century
  • World History
  • Politics

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