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May 22, 2009

Sherlock Holmes

Filed under: General — dknights @ 6:00 am
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I love Sherlock Holmes.  One of the great characters out of fiction. For me, Basil Rathbone will always be my idea of Sherlock Holmes.  He made the character his own and seemed to understand the nuances of Arthur Conan Doyle’s writings.  (Although, Hugh Laurie has done a great job with the character on House.  If you didn’t realize House is a remake of Sherlock Holmes, you haven’t been paying attention.)

In any event, it appears that there will be a new Sherlock Holmes movie around Christmastime.  It stars Robert Downey, Jr and Jude Law.  I like both actors, but from watching the trailer, it worries me.  It looks like much more of an action flick/buddy movie than something true to the canon.  However,  I could be wrong.  The movie Young Sherlock Holmes took great liberties with the history of the main characters laid down in Doyle’s writings, yet still managed to stay true to the spirit of the works.  I hope that is true of this new movie as well.

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