Smoke
Introduction

Sometimes a corner store can take on a greater purpose. Sometimes the people who gather at the store are drwan to it for more than just the things the store sells. In a sense, such a place become an unlikely nexus of people, ideas and events. Is Auggie's smoke shop such a place?

Beyond the film itself are the actors. Many of them are New Yorkers themselves and enjoyed working on Smoke so much, they spun off tow more short films at the same location along similar themes.

Task
 

Please answer the following questions in your journals;

  1. How does Auggie's smoke shop hold the film's plot together?


  2. What makes Smoke a 'New York film'? Do you think the stories featured in the film can happen anywhere else?


  3. What is it about Auggie? Why does his luck run the way it does? Why are people drawn to him?


  4. Are the stories that make up the film like smoke? Explain how.


  5. Are there any landmarks or streets you recognized in the film?


  6. Is there a place like Auggie's in your neighborhood?


  7. What did you think of the film?


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Resources
 

Internet Move Database (http://us.imdb.com/Title?0114478)

Smoke Movie Review (http://users.aol.com/aleong1631/smoke.html)

 

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04/14/03