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PostSubject: The best Sherlock Holmes   Wed Nov 19, 2008 4:16 pm

I'm an old buzzard LOL so IMHO Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce were the best of the best in this series hands down. I'm sure others have a different opinion and you're welcome to it. Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: The best Sherlock Holmes   Wed Nov 19, 2008 4:32 pm

I prefer the stories to the movies. I like my Sherlock best!

By the way, Sherlock Holmes is my favorite literary character of all.
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PostSubject: Re: The best Sherlock Holmes   Wed Nov 19, 2008 4:36 pm

Sadly my only foray into the world of Detective Holmes was the Hounds of Baskervilles. I enjoyed it but i believe it was remade for a younger audience. I'm always looking to add books to my collection so if there are any suggestions... Cool
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PostSubject: Re: The best Sherlock Holmes   Wed Nov 19, 2008 4:38 pm

I have the complete collection of Sir Doyal's Sherlock short stories and novels in two volumes. By the way, Doyal's Sherlock is the only one that counts!
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PostSubject: Re: The best Sherlock Holmes   Wed Nov 19, 2008 4:44 pm

Aaron wrote:
I have the complete collection of Sir Doyal's Sherlock short stories and novels in two volumes. By the way, Doyal's Sherlock is the only one that counts!

Have this same set of books and I have to say they're all rather enjoyable. I've never been a big Holmes fan, but I received this collection as a gift and, being short of other stuff to read, started working my way through it. Not bad, just not my "reach for" when it comes to literature.

@SmokeyTweed, if you're looking for a place to start, this collection is pretty good and relatively cost-effective. Mine's paperback and I'm sure didn't cost the gifter a pretty penny.
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PostSubject: Re: The best Sherlock Holmes   Wed Nov 19, 2008 4:48 pm

I believe I picked up the complete works, two volumes, at Barnes and Noble for 15 bucks.

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PostSubject: Re: The best Sherlock Holmes   Wed Nov 19, 2008 4:57 pm

I'm a decided Jeremy Brett guy! He brought a certain charm to Holmes that few others were able to deliver.
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PostSubject: Re: The best Sherlock Holmes   Wed Nov 19, 2008 5:16 pm

Robert Downey Jr...



I'm casting my ballot for this one in advance. Very Happy


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PostSubject: Re: The best Sherlock Holmes   Wed Nov 19, 2008 6:36 pm

I'm a Jeremy Brett fan--he really has that air of superiority and manic control that I imagine Holmes having in the books... like a Victorian Dr. House. (Hugh Laurie would make a fine Holmes, for what it's worth.)
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PostSubject: Re: The best Sherlock Holmes   Wed Nov 19, 2008 8:40 pm

I've got a 5 DVD set of an English TV show from the 50's which starred
Ronald Howard as Holmes.Not as good as Rathbone but then nobody was.
Interesting fact;after Doyle died his heirs squandered his money living large
and they sold the rights to the books and all and squandered that too. Mad

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PostSubject: Re: The best Sherlock Holmes   Thu Nov 20, 2008 12:23 pm

Jeremy Brett! There is no other Sherlock. He brought a turbulent arrogance to the role that was perfect. His Sherlock was a genius and he knew it, but there was always tension underlying his accurate solutions. It seemed like he was struggling with his savage self underneath the civilized Englishman. I can’t read any of the stories without seeing Jeremy Brett.
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PostSubject: Re: The best Sherlock Holmes   Thu Nov 20, 2008 7:48 pm

hazmat wrote:
Aaron wrote:
I have the complete collection of Sir Doyal's Sherlock short stories and novels in two volumes. By the way, Doyal's Sherlock is the only one that counts!

Have this same set of books and I have to say they're all rather enjoyable. I've never been a big Holmes fan, but I received this collection as a gift and, being short of other stuff to read, started working my way through it. Not bad, just not my "reach for" when it comes to literature.

@SmokeyTweed, if you're looking for a place to start, this collection is pretty good and relatively cost-effective. Mine's paperback and I'm sure didn't cost the gifter a pretty penny.

Thanks for the info Hazmat i'll definitely look into it.

IMHO I always thought that Gary Oldman would do a wonderful portrayal of Sherlock Holmes. Added bonus: he's actually English! But i'm sure Downey Jr. will be able to pull it off.
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PostSubject: Re: The best Sherlock Holmes   Sat Nov 22, 2008 3:10 am

what's this?!? Downey,jr to play sherlock? when is this movie coming out? is there a title?
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PostSubject: Re: The best Sherlock Holmes   Sat Nov 22, 2008 1:50 pm

It's not set to be out until 2010. It's also said that it will be a much more adventurous Holmes than previously depicted. I hope they don't screw it all up by trying to turn him into some Indian Jones.

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PostSubject: Re: The best Sherlock Holmes   Sat Nov 22, 2008 1:59 pm

I was just thinking the same thing,,,in order to appeal to the younger audience and make millions,,,,
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PostSubject: Re: The best Sherlock Holmes   Sat Nov 22, 2008 2:11 pm

Well if history is an indicator another film company will put out another Holmes movie shortly after taking a different spin on it. Like they did with Wyatt Earp after Tombstone. Armageddon/Deep Impact, etc. Could just be wishful thinking on my part though. Laughing

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PostSubject: Re: The best Sherlock Holmes   Sat Nov 22, 2008 2:45 pm

My info might be a little wrong here but i heard that Guy Ritchie (Snatch & Lock, Stock and two smoking barrels) is directing the Sherlock holmes movie with Downey Jr. but while they are filming that Judd Apatow(Talladega nights, 40 yr old virgin) is shooting a sherlock holmes movie casting none other than Will Ferrel as the famous detective and they will both come out within six months of each other supposedly!
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PostSubject: Re: The best Sherlock Holmes   Sat Nov 22, 2008 4:14 pm

That would make sense but I'd assume then it would be a comedy?

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PostSubject: Re: The best Sherlock Holmes   Sat Nov 22, 2008 6:24 pm

jhuggett wrote:
That would make sense but I'd assume then it would be a comedy?

I don't think Will Ferrel could do anything else...except maybe host the oscars? Razz
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PostSubject: Re: The best Sherlock Holmes   Mon Nov 24, 2008 7:06 pm

SmokeyTweed wrote:
My info might be a little wrong here but i heard that Guy Ritchie (Snatch & Lock, Stock and two smoking barrels) is directing the Sherlock holmes movie with Downey Jr. but while they are filming that Judd Apatow(Talladega nights, 40 yr old virgin) is shooting a sherlock holmes movie casting none other than Will Ferrel as the famous detective and they will both come out within six months of each other supposedly!

You are correct sir. These are both scheduled to be filmed around the same time however I have heard nothing of the Apatow version being filmed yet. I'm assuming one of his films takes probably 2 months to shoot while a Ritchie film probably 3-4 and then requires more post production as well.
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PostSubject: Re: The best Sherlock Holmes   Wed Dec 17, 2008 3:35 pm

Jeremy Brett gets my vote. No one else comes close IMHO. Edward Hardwicke makes the best Watson. I think that combination is perfect. To me they match the original stories perfectly. I have the entire Granada Television series on DVD and watch them repeatedly.
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PostSubject: Re: The best Sherlock Holmes   Wed Dec 17, 2008 10:36 pm

Robert Downey Jr......Har,Har! How are they going to do the cocaine scenes?
Hope that doesn't start him off on another binge or that movie will never get
finished. Twisted Evil

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PostSubject: Re: The best Sherlock Holmes   Thu Dec 18, 2008 9:26 am

Jeremy Brett by far...he was born to play Sherlock...too bad he passed away before they could finish all the short stories as they had plans to do...still they did finish 41 out of 56 iirc...
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PostSubject: Re: The best Sherlock Holmes   Thu Dec 18, 2008 3:00 pm

Neuromancer, that truly was a sad day. It's my favorite set of DVD's. I have a book containing all the original stories with illustrations as they appeared in the Strand Magazine. This was my favorite book as a child (probably another reason I'm a pipe smoker) When I saw the Granada series I just flipped. They really brought the series to life. Even the dialog is very close to the original and actually verbatim in some spots. The pipe smoking ain't bad either. I think Brett being a pipe smoker helped. I believe it was he that suggested lighting his pipe with a fireplace ember as Holmes often did. He probably drew the line at saving and smoking his dottles. affraid
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PostSubject: Re: The best Sherlock Holmes   Thu Dec 18, 2008 3:10 pm

Winslow, I think you're right about Downey. Will Ferrel Question affraid After Brett I just can't accept anyone else as Holmes.
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