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Viewing Strategies

Students can view the 100-minute film in either three or four segments.

Segment 1
From the opening to just after Holmes laughs at the line, "You might be interested to know you've been driving Mr. Sherlock Holmes."

Segment 2
Begin as the group first arrives in Dartmoor, to just after Mr. and Mrs. Barrymore exchange a silent look.

Segments 3 & 4
Begin when Watson encounters Holmes at Dartmoor, through to the end if class time permits. If not, stop at the shot of the full moon, and watch the remainder in a fourth class period.

Note: The two-hour premiere of The Hound of the Baskervilles on January 19 includes a 15-minute look at the making of the film. The director, screenwriter, and actors discuss their roles. The film itself begins with a brief but graphic scene of an autopsy and contains scenes of occasional violence. It also features two scenes in which Holmes injects himself with drugs (see "The Era of Sherlock Holmes" for more on this topic). Be sure to preview the film in order to prepare students for these aspects of its content.

Off Air Rights
Educators may tape The Hound of the Baskervilles and use it in the classroom for one year after broadcast.

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