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Teacher's Guide [imagemap with 9 links]

Viewing Strategies

The film is 112 minutes, and can be divided into four segments that are identical, except for the last, to the sections in which Cather divided the novel. These segments are:

Segment One
From the start of the film to Thea and Dr. Archie's train ride to Chicago, the first time Thea leaves Moonstone. (38 minutes)

Segment Two
Beginning with the first scene in Chicago, and continuing through Thea's visit back home the following summer. (27 minutes)

Segment Three
Beginning as Thea comes back to Chicago looking for the Harsanyis, and continuing through Fred's invitation to Thea to accompany him to his Arizona ranch. (20 minutes)

Segment Four
From the scenes at the canyons in Arizona through the end of the film. (26 minutes)

Teacher's Guide:
Teaching The Song of the Lark | Using This Web Site | Willa and the Diva

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