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dbl-haul

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PostSubject: Re: The best Sherlock Holmes   Fri Mar 22, 2013 9:05 am


the new BBC gets my vote.
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pipe-lover

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PostSubject: Re: The best Sherlock Holmes   Sun Oct 12, 2014 5:02 am

the best holmes for me is Jeremy Brett.a Charakter Player perfektly
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ktgivens



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PostSubject: Re: The best Sherlock Holmes   Sun Oct 12, 2014 10:07 am

pipe-lover wrote:
the best holmes for me is Jeremy Brett.a Charakter Player perfektly
It seems like if you're under 30 the preference is the new BBC Sherlock. 30 to 45 or so the favorite is Jeremy Brett. Over 45, us old codgers prefer Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce. Whoever was your introduction to the great Holmes.

I prefer Doyle's canon but have recently become enamored of the audiobooks as my eye site begins to fail.

I do like all the others, btw. Especially when the young'uns in my house get 'hooked' by watching the BBC Sherlock. My son, who has Aspergers watched about 10 minutes and said " I think he has Aspergers!" Smile
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PostSubject: Re: The best Sherlock Holmes   Sun Oct 12, 2014 12:52 pm

I would love to be able to watch the older Sherlock shows. The BBC Sherlock just doesn't do it for me. He just never fit into the image I had in my mind's eye of who Sherlock was. However, I must say, the new Watson is how I imagined him from the books. Smile I have read and re-read every Conan Doyle story many times. Never gets old.
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ktgivens



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PostSubject: Re: The best Sherlock Holmes   Sun Oct 12, 2014 1:22 pm

d4klutz wrote:
I would love to be able to watch the older Sherlock shows. The BBC Sherlock just doesn't do it for me.  He just never fit into the image I had in my mind's eye of who Sherlock was. However, I must say, the new Watson is how I imagined him from the books.  Smile   I have read and re-read every Conan Doyle story many times.  Never gets old.  
EVERY Basil Rathbone/Nigel Bruce movie (of which there were 14) is available in full in YouTube ( I know because I recently re-watched them all) ... AND every Jeremy Brett episode (of which there were 42) are also available there (currently working my way thru these).
Caveats: at least, they're available in the US. And, who knows if they are there legally... Not me, but I enjoy them just the same)
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Richard Burley

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PostSubject: Re: The best Sherlock Holmes   Sun Oct 12, 2014 1:39 pm

Rathbone was good; Brett was awesome.

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leacha

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PostSubject: Re: The best Sherlock Holmes   Sun Oct 12, 2014 4:11 pm

I'm 45 and its Basil. I even have a pipe like his.
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DrumsAndBeer

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PostSubject: Re: The best Sherlock Holmes   Sun Oct 12, 2014 4:56 pm

pipe-lover wrote:
the best holmes for me is Jeremy Brett.a Charakter Player perfektly

I agree.
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Simple Man

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PostSubject: Re: The best Sherlock Holmes   Sun Oct 12, 2014 10:01 pm

I haven't reread all of the posts, but has anyone watched the Russian version with Vasily Livanov. So many reviews from Sherlockians say he portrays Sherlock the best of all. I would really like to watch some of the Russian episodes sometime. The best I have watched though, it comes to Jeremy Brett, hands down.

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pipe-lover

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PostSubject: Re: The best Sherlock Holmes   Sat Oct 18, 2014 8:08 pm

i think Jeremy Brett have fine different Charakter,but i like basil ratbone.
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apocrisiarius

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PostSubject: Re: The best Sherlock Holmes   Mon Oct 20, 2014 4:07 pm

WIthout a doubt Jeremy Brett. He inhabited the role (occassionally at the cost of his health) and while his acting is sometimes a little overblown the material demands it.


Still, while i'm new to pipe smoking, i'm pretty sure this is not a recommended method of re-lighting.

Youtube Link.  Shocked

Now the best Watson? That's a different story.
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eklektos44

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PostSubject: Re: The best Sherlock Holmes   Fri Apr 10, 2015 11:52 pm

Jeremy Brett hands down. All the nervous energy and lack of tact of the stories. Also the Grenada series was closest, in most cases, to the actual canon. That said my favorite Watson was Howard Marion Crawford.
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williamcharles

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PostSubject: Re: The best Sherlock Holmes   Sun Apr 12, 2015 3:44 pm

Rathbone
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pipeclubsi

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PostSubject: Re: The best Sherlock Holmes   Tue Apr 19, 2016 6:03 am

Found some pics of Plummer with pipe:




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thedeep



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PostSubject: Re: The best Sherlock Holmes   Wed Apr 20, 2016 12:03 am

Has anyone read "The Beekeeper's Apprentice?" It's Sherlock as a near 60 fellow with a new partner a young woman. It's a rather good read.
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PostSubject: Sherlock Holmes 5 dvd series   Sat Jan 26, 2019 11:09 pm

I have the same set that Winslow mentioned, Ronald Howard as Holmes.
Basil Rathbone and Jeremy Brett, IMO, were the best Holmes.
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Fazby

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PostSubject: Re: The best Sherlock Holmes   Fri Feb 01, 2019 4:50 pm

I actually liked the Howard version of Holmes except the blown aspects such as Watson showing Holmes how to punch.
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Penguin

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PostSubject: Re: The best Sherlock Holmes   Tue Feb 12, 2019 7:33 pm

I've yet to see a Sherlock who fits the image I see in my head. I rather enjoy Basil Rathbone, and I think he's probably the closest, but even then I'm likely too young not to dismiss some of his performance as "cheesy." As much as I might dislike it, I'm biased by having grown up with a different kind of movie.

Robert Downey Jr.'s "Sherlock" was enjoyable, but the character he portrayed is so different from the Sherlock I read in the stories that the two aren't the same character in my head. Butternut Squasherback did the character some justice as well, but again, there's a disconnect, as he's nothing like the person I imagine.

If I could cast the role simply on appearance, I imagine someone more like a younger, more gaunt Daniel Day-Lewis, with a younger, blonder Ralph Fiennes (with the walrus mustache, of course) as Watson. As far as acting ability, I've no doubt those gentlemen could have pulled it off, though even the stories "suffer" from a bit of a "forced dialogue" problem to my modern mind--a problem I recognize is created by my biases, not by any fault in Doyle's writing, given the time in which he wrote the stories.

For a retelling, I would rewrite the dialogue with a slight alteration in some of the interactions, just so they don't have that "forced" aspect to them, but mostly I'd try my best to leave it alone. Translating a written work to the screen is difficult, and often requires breaking the literary work in several ways to piece it together so that it works in a visual medium.

I can enjoy almost any popular rendition of Holmes, but I'm not a purist, and none of those renditions really touch the character I envision in my mind.
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D.L.Ruth

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PostSubject: Re: The best Sherlock Holmes   Tue Feb 12, 2019 9:55 pm

A am ashamed to say I have not seen any of them, with the exception of the episode of Star Trek: TNG where Data plays Holmes (Elementary, Dear Data)
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