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Posted 29 March 2012 - 09:49 PM
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Posted 30 March 2012 - 01:54 AM
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Posted 30 March 2012 - 10:34 PM
The show is almost word for word as the novels are written, which I like a lot. But there are a few changes, which actually are better then the books i some ways I think.
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Posted 31 March 2012 - 12:56 AM
If you're interested in the making of the series, there are a couple of great books: The Television Sherlock Holmes by Peter Haining which is pretty cheap if you get a used copy. It has information on Holmes in general as well as the Granada series. It also contains a copy of the famous "Baker Street File." The foreword is written by Jeremy Brett. There is also, of course, Bending the Willow - Jeremy Brett as Sherlock Holmes by David Stuart Davies. Until this past month it was only available in out-of-print copies and it was frightfully dear. You were lucky to find a used copy for 125 pounds. I lucked up and found a pristine hardcover for about half that and guard it with my life. It's one of the centerpieces of my Sherlockian collection. But the book has been released for Kindle now at affordable prices. It's beautiful and tragic.
Yeah - can you tell I've spent way too much time and money on that series and Holmes in general? I don't regret a single bit of it.
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Posted 31 March 2012 - 06:36 PM
By the way I do not know why my symbols are turning into codes. Something must be going on with my phone or the site.
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Posted 31 March 2012 - 07:24 PM
Posted 31 March 2012 - 10:17 PM
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Posted 31 March 2012 - 10:27 PM
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Posted 31 March 2012 - 11:46 PM
Posted 01 April 2012 - 01:03 PM
This is it exactly! I can't see either of them fitting into the opposite era. They just fit where they are.
That's awesome that people watch this show! In my opinion, Brett was the definitive Victorian Sherlock, and Cumberbatch is the definitive modern Sherlock. I don't think either could play the other.
The same goes for the Watson's. I think that the Burke/Hardwicke Watson is exactly what I imagined Watson to be. I really enjoy Hardwicke's on-screen chemistry with Jeremy Brett. I think it's friendly and very real feeling.
I haven't yet seen the Rathbone version, but I hate the idea of a fumbling dumb Watson. It so doesn't fit what Doyle wrote.
Posted 03 April 2012 - 04:44 PM
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Posted 03 April 2012 - 05:58 PM
Exactly. A lot of times, I think, movie/TV show creators underestimate Watson when he's compared to Sherlock. That's why I love Watson in the modern Sherlock--he's not as smart as Sherlock, obviously, but he isn't stupid and has a good sense of humour, like Watson in the original series.
I think that if your production has a really strongly scripted and acted Holmes then there is no need to dumb down Watson to make Holmes appear cleverer. Watson is a medical Doctor, and attaining such a level of education, even in the Victorian age was no mean feat!
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Posted 03 April 2012 - 07:00 PM
THANK YOU!!!! Aww see, I knew we were all smart here...
Of course we are, awesomely intelligent with impeccable taste in entertainment!
Posted 04 June 2012 - 07:04 PM
David Burke and Edward Hardwicke were both great Watsons, the two greatest ever along with Martin Freeman, but I prefer Burke. I think it's the boyish charm for me. I will admit that a bad Watson can completely spoil a Sherlock Holmes adaptation. It's why I can't watch the Basil Rathbone movies. The minute Nigel Bruce's Watson appears, I want to throw something at the screen. Jude Law is an excellent Watson as well, and looks almost exactly like the Paget drawings.
I always preferred Edward Hardwicke to David Burke in the Granada series, because I thought the chemistry between him and Brett were slightly better..but I agree..they were both great.