Teaching Truth, Goodness and Beauty Through Classic Movies to the Rising Generation

Study Guides

EGI has developed Study Guides for high school, college students, and young adults.

Liberty and Just for All:
Classic Movies and the Things that Matter Most in a Free Society

This 7 film anthology features classic films such as the ‘Bogie and Bacall’ thriller Key Largo, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, 12 Angry Men, On the Waterfront, No Way Out, The Big Country, and Bad Day at Black Rock.

The analysis and discussion of each film features:
Film Facts, Film Critic’s Corner, Film History, Discussion Questions, & much more.

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Classic Movies Leading Men and Women as Citizens, Friends, and Participants in a Free Society

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1940’s Classic Movies and “The Business of Life”

This 7 film anthology features great films from the 1940’s: Alfred Hitchcock’s Shadow of a Doubt, George Cukor’s Gaslight, Billy Wilder’s Double Indemnity, Frank Capra’s It’s a Wonderful Life, Wiliam Wyler’s The Best Years of Our Lives, Henry Hathaway’s Call Northside 777 and John Huston’s Key Largo. 

The analysis and discussion of each film in this Study Guide features, Film Facts, Film Critic’s Corner, Post Viewing Discussion, The Business of LifeBus Of life

1940’s films often took a deeper look into the mysteries of the human soul and human nature.

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Men and Women in Love: The View from Classic Hollywood

This 7 film anthology features the great romances
William Wyler’s Roman Holiday, Frank Capra’s It’s a Wonderful Life, Alfred Hitchcock’s Rebecca, Howard Hawk’s Only Angels Have Wings, Ernst Lubitsch’s The Shop Around the Corner, David Lean’s Brief Encounter and Jean Negulesco’s Johnny Belinda.

The analysis and discussion of each film features:
Film Facts, Film Critic’s Corner, Film History, Men and Women in Love: Getting to the Heart of the Matter, Post Vieiwing Discussion

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Leading Couples of Classic Hollywood, the Complimentarity of Men and Women and the Hallmarks of True Love

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The Feminine Soul:
Classic Hollywood Women in Focus

This 7 film anthology features some of the greatest actresses from Hollywood’s Golden Age: Ginger Rogers in Kitty Foyle, Ingrid Bergman in Spellbound, Olivia de Havilland in The Snake Pit, Linda Darnell, Jeanne Crain, and Ann Southern in A Letter to Three Wives, Audrey Hepburn in Roman Holiday, Grace Kelly in The Country Girl and Doris Day in Young at Heart.

The analysis and discussion of each film in this Study Guide features, Film Facts, Actress Profile, Film Critic’s Corner, Character Profile, Post Viewing Discussion, Identity and Integrity IssuesFeminine Soul Cover

Indelible and inspiring portraits of what it means to be a woman of character, strength and integrity.

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Men of the West:
Classic Western Heroes and the Examined Life

This 7 film anthology features Gary Cooper in Fred Zinnemann’s High Noon, Alan Ladd and Van Heflin in George Steven’s Shane,  Spencer Tracy and Robert Ryan in John Sturges’ Bad Day at Black Rock, Glenn Ford and Van Heflin in Delmer Daves’ 3:10 to Yuma, Gregory Peck and Charlton Heston in William Wyler’s The Big Country, Yul Brynner, Steve McQueen, and Eli Wallach in John Sturges’ The Magnificent Seven, and John Wayne and Jimmy Stewart in John Ford’s The Man Who Shot Liberty Valence.

The analysis and discussion of each film in this Study Guide features: Story Line. Film Facts, Film Critic’s Corner, Friendship, Justice, and the Common Good, Post Viewing DiscussionMen of the West

The hero of the great western film is seldom a shining knight with no flaws. In keeping with the centuries-old traditions of classic realism in literature and drama, the compelling western hero is a man who has great strengths as well as serious weaknesses and limitations.