1. Discuss your favorite Cary Grant films (select any 5-7 films of your choice) assigned for this course and why his performances and the characters he portrays continue to have an enduring appeal.
2. Provide a comparative analysis of Grant’s acting skills and screen persona in the different dramatic and comic roles/films assigned for this course.
3. Compare Grant’s roles in the four films he made with Alfred Hitchcock (Suspicion, Notorious, To Catch a Thief, North by Northwest). How does each role signify a turning point in the character he plays, his range as an actor and his screen appeal?
4. “Nothing is more serious than comedy” Discuss this statement in relation to the Cary Grant characters and plots of the comedies assigned for this course.
5. Contrast Cary Grant’s earlier (1930s), middle (1940s) and later (1950s-1960s) films and roles. Over time, what remains the same and what is different regarding his screen image and the roles he portrays?