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HerlockSholmes last won the day on November 3

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About HerlockSholmes

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    Detective Chief Superintendent

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    221c Baker Street
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    Sherlock Holmes/Doyle and The Whitechapel Murders 1888
  • Favorite series 1 episode
    A Study In Pink
  • Favourite Series 2 Episode
    A Scandal In Belgravia
  • Favourite Series 3 Episode
    The Empty Hearse
  • Favourite series 4 episode
    The Final Problem

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  1. HerlockSholmes

    Recently watched movies

    I never actually received my Arsenal Lupin book which got damaged in transit. I keep meaning to re-order. Thanks for reminding me Carol👍 Considering Doyle tended to be a bit dismissive toward his most famous creation he certainly wasn’t willing to let anyone else write Holmes into stories. This is the reason that Solar Pons came into being. Doyle refused to let August Derleth write Holmes stories after Doyle had told him in 1928 that he was definitely finished with him. So Derleth invented Pons. Holmes in all but name. And I’m glad he did.🙂
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    Jeremy Brett

    I assumed that the five that are mentioned at the bottom aren’t the ‘other’ five? Maybe they are though?
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    Jeremy Brett

    It would be the nephew’s Carol. I wonder why only these three get a mention? https://conandoyleestate.com/
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    Jeremy Brett

    The Directors are Catherine Ruml Doyle who is the daughter of Doyle’s nephew from his first wife. Richard John Francis Doyle who is the son of Doyle’s nephew from his second wife. And Director Of The Conan Doyle Estate is Richard Pooley who is Doyle’s step great Grandson. They don’t exactly advertise who the other 5 are though. No mention of them on the Estate website.
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    Jeremy Brett

    Perhaps with someone like Stephen Fry petitioning something might happen? I thought Rupert Everett was excellent as Holmes too. It would have been good if they’d decided to make another one. Ian Hart was a was Watson twice of course, to Everett and Roxburgh. Apparently he appeared in an episode of Elementary too.
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    Jeremy Brett

    I also hope that he gets the long overdue recognition that he deserves in the form of some kind of Lifetime Achievement Award.👍
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    Jeremy Brett

    Me neither Carol. I enjoyed Mr Holmes. I wouldn’t have complained if they had decided to do another ‘older Holmes’ movie. Not 90 of course but perhaps in early retirement.
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    Jeremy Brett

    Perhaps they might have asked him to star in Mr Holmes instead of Ian McKellen?
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    Jeremy Brett

    It’s hard to believe but the great Jeremy Brett would have been 86 years old today. What a loss. Happy birthday Mr Holmes👍
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    The possibly good and the definitely bad.

    North By Northwest has always been in my top 5 movies. Haven’t seen it for a while so I might break out the Hitchcock box set over Christmas and watch it again (it might make up for Holmes & Watson.......and I never thought I’d say that!)
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    The possibly good and the definitely bad.

    Well I I didn’t know that Grant had been considered as Bond. 58 was a bit much though. Connery was only 53 when he made his Bond comeback in Never Say Never Again (which I quite liked) I didn’t know that Moore was considered before Connery either! I saw a clip of Brosnan the other day making a brief appearance in the final scene of one of my favourite movies of the Eighties The Long Good Friday. As for the possible continuation of Bond my views might not be popular. I don’t want him as a Taiwanese Transsexual or a Haitian Hermaphrodite or a black lesbian dwarf or a gay Italian amputee. It’s 100% good to have a female lead role spy who outperforms all the men and saves the day (the more the better) but let’s leave Bond alone please. But to answer Hikari’s question of : will Bond return? I just can’t see there being no Bond. There’s always a Bond. And let’s face it...£$£$£$£
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    The possibly good and the definitely bad.

    You could be right Carol. I guess that we could add horror movies to that category? Even as one of worlds biggest Brett-as-Holmes fans even I can’t picture him as Bond.👎 Ive always thought that if they’d started Bond movies in the fifties then it had to have been Cary Grant for me.👍
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    The possibly good and the definitely bad.

    The BAFTA’s began in 1947 (Wiki) but it’s true that Brett never got any kind of acting recognition. Considering how highly regarded he was (especially for his portrayal of Holmes) it’s surprising as the acting profession appears to like throwing awards at anyone. I didn’t realise this (or I’d forgotten it) but apparently he turned down the chance to take over from Sean Connery as Bond leaving the way open for George Lazenby.
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    The possibly good and the definitely bad.

    True enough Carol. Even more so perhaps after the Douglas Wilmer and Peter Cushing tv series which were both very good. Its now approaching 25 years since the final Grenada episode. September 12th next year will be the 25th anniversary of Brett’s death. Stephen Fry and others are pushing for him to be given a posthumous award. Long overdue in my opinion.👍 This is a good interview if you get time for a look.
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    The possibly good and the definitely bad.

    The things I’ll do for Sherlock Holmes Arcadia 😃I can at least console myself with the fact that I only spent £1. Sherlock Gnolmes next perhaps?

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