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What's Hot on SlashControl: The Private Lives of Sherlock Holmes

by Jane Boursaw, posted Jan 1st 2010 6:00PM
Sherlock Holmes is in theaters right now starring Robert Downey, Jr. and Jude Law as the bromantic pair of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John Watson. But there have been many incarnations of the iconic characters, including the one embedded below from our sister site, SlashControl.

The Private Lives of Sherlock Holmes is directed by Billy Wilder and stars Robert Stephens as the great detective, with Colin Blakely playing Dr. Watson. It was released in 1970 and finds a bored Holmes eagerly taking the case of Gabrielle Valladon (Genevieve Page) after an attempt on her life. The search for her missing husband leads to Loch Ness and the legendary monster. That Holmes gets around, doesn't he?

I really enjoyed the current film playing in theaters. Although the plot drags a bit, no detail was missed in the setting or clothing from that era (late 1800s in London). Do you have a favorite version of Sherlock Holmes? Or do none of the TV or film versions stand up to the books by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle?

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None of the treatments can do justice to the books in my opinion. That said, I have always enjoyed the Basil Rathbone movies for what they are(not even close to the book version plots, and sometimes totally contrived), and as far as TV , the Jeremy Brett series on PBS is very good.

January 02 2010 at 12:24 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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