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Charlie Cain
Charlie Cain
Thespian

Jul-30-2009 18:39

Did you know there is a new movie about ole Sherlock coming out some time with in the next year? Yep its gonna have Robert Downey Jr. as the main character and Judd Law as Dr. Watson. Its supposed to be base on a graphic novel version of the detective who changed literary sleuthing. Its gonna focus on Holmes's martial abilities. I hope its gonna be good. I have been hoping for a good mystery movie for sometime. If anyone has any referals it would be greatly appreciated. Although my selection is quite thin for the time being I can always have my wife ship them to me.

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Encyclopedia Zero
Encyclopedia Zero
Well-Connected

Jan-11-2010 13:37

Here's an article:

http://www.examiner.com/examiner/x-32109-Orange-County-Movie-Examiner~y2010m1d2-Sherlockians-critics-and-audience-react-to-the-new-Sherlock-Holmes

Anikka
Anikka
Babelfish

Jan-11-2010 13:59

Very interesting article, thank you for sharing it, Ency.

I was amused to see a picture from one of my very favourite Sherlock Holmes movies, 'Without A Clue'. Obviously, it was completely tongue-in-cheek - Michael Caine plays a cheerfully unintelligent drunkard actor hired to play the part of a non-existent Sherlock Holmes... by Ben Kingsley's Dr. Watson, the brains of the outfit. It was Dr. Watson who had solved all the crimes in the stories he wrote, but thanks to the publisher, the character Sherlock Holmes was created - and then all of London wanted to hire him.

It was the most inaccurate portrayal of Holmes ever done; then again, it was a parody.

M. Lacrimosa
M. Lacrimosa
Sleuth About Town

Jan-13-2010 17:44

For those of you who have not yet seen the movie, nor read any of the stories, I should go ahead and tell you that you should read the short story A Scandal in Bohemia before you see the movie. Irene Adler is a character in the movie and if you haven't read that story then you will have no clue how she and Sherlock Holmes know each other.

Encyclopedia Zero
Encyclopedia Zero
Well-Connected

Jan-18-2010 15:55

I suggest you read all of his stories. There's 56 of the short ones I think and four novels. If you do you will have a good idea of the character unlike those who only know him from earlier film or tv carnations. The latter will be greatly disappointed by the movie while those familiar with the original character Sherlock Holmes won't.

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