Movie discussion – Signs

Signs (film)
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Summary:

Here and here.

The Questions:

Level One (Observation)

What does the title mean? What were the signs?

Define the main characters- How did their outlook influence how they saw the events? Did their outlook change?

What was the scarcest part in the movie? What made it that way?

Level Two (Abstraction)

Why did Graham (Mel Gibson) flash back to his wife during the climax?

Describe the gambit of emotions during the “last supper”?

Level Three (Personalization)

According to the movie what is faith?

Which characters trusted what? (Example Morgan and the book on UFO’s but at the climax he trusted his father)

Do you agree with Graham with this quote?

“People break down into two groups when the experience something lucky. Group number one sees it as more than luck, more than coincidence. They see it as a sign, evidence, that there is someone up there, watching out for them. Group number two sees it as just pure luck. Just a happy turn of chance. I’m sure the people in Group number two are looking at those fourteen lights in a very suspicious way. For them, the situation isn’t fifty-fifty. Could be bad, could be good. But deep down, they feel that whatever happens, they’re on their own. And that fills them with fear. Yeah, there are those people. But there’s a whole lot of people in the Group number one. When they see those fourteen lights, they’re looking at a miracle. And deep down, they feel that whatever’s going to happen, there will be someone there to help them. And that fills them with hope. See what you have to ask yourself is what kind of person are you? Are you the kind that sees signs, sees miracles? Or do you believe that people just get lucky? Or, look at the question this way: Is it possible that there are no coincidences?”

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