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  1. Standard member Bosse de Nage
    Zellulärer Automat
    20 Oct '09 09:21
    1. The film

    Let's face it, it's The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen all over again, innit?

    2. The fictional character

    Any comments welcome.
  2. 21 Oct '09 05:49
    Not sure I would have gone with Robert Downey Jnr as Holmes. I would have gone for English actor David Morrissey.
  3. Standard member Bosse de Nage
    Zellulärer Automat
    21 Oct '09 07:54
    Originally posted by Zort Boy
    Not sure I would have gone with Robert Downey Jnr as Holmes. I would have gone for English actor David Morrissey.
    Presumably Downey's experience as a junkie qualifies him as Holmes, although I don't see the appeal.
  4. 21 Oct '09 13:29
    Originally posted by Bosse de Nage
    Presumably Downey's experience as a junkie qualifies him as Holmes, although I don't see the appeal.
    Basil Rathbone is the definitive Sherlock Holmes, all others somehow fail to capture that Victorian ambience of great asylums, experts in various fields of study and opium houses.
  5. Donation rwingett
    Ming the Merciless
    21 Oct '09 14:36
    Originally posted by Bosse de Nage
    Presumably Downey's experience as a junkie qualifies him as Holmes, although I don't see the appeal.
    Why not go with Hugh Laurie? House is, after all, a thinly veiled Sherlock Holmes.
  6. 21 Oct '09 19:49
    Originally posted by robbie carrobie
    Basil Rathbone is the definitive Sherlock Holmes, all others somehow fail to capture that Victorian ambience of great asylums, experts in various fields of study and opium houses.
    I always preferred Jeremy Brett, he captures the intensity, aloofness and drug-addled side of Holmes excellently.
  7. Standard member Palynka
    Upward Spiral
    21 Oct '09 21:44
    Originally posted by Starrman
    I always preferred Jeremy Brett, he captures the intensity, aloofness and drug-addled side of Holmes excellently.
    Jeremy Brett was so good that his interpretation became almost synonymous with the public's view of Sherlock Holmes.

    I'm surprised you prefer him. I'd expect you to go for some less obvious choice.
  8. 21 Oct '09 22:05
    Originally posted by Palynka
    Jeremy Brett was so good that his interpretation became almost synonymous with the public's view of Sherlock Holmes.

    I'm surprised you prefer him. I'd expect you to go for some less obvious choice.
    Really? I didn't know that, I thought everyone usually went for Basil Rathbone. I guess he's just the guy who matched my mind's view of Holmes when I was young. I read all the books at school, years before I ever saw him on telly.
  9. Standard member Palynka
    Upward Spiral
    22 Oct '09 08:31
    Originally posted by Bosse de Nage
    1. The film

    Let's face it, it's The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen all over again, innit?
    Did you see it?
  10. Standard member Palynka
    Upward Spiral
    22 Oct '09 08:32 / 2 edits
    Originally posted by Starrman
    Really? I didn't know that, I thought everyone usually went for Basil Rathbone. I guess he's just the guy who matched my mind's view of Holmes when I was young. I read all the books at school, years before I ever saw him on telly.
    Ah... Maybe it's different in the UK, because in Portugal the Brett series were the most popular. I guess I haven't talked about Sherlock Holmes much since I'm here (although I live right next to his "home" ).
  11. Standard member Bosse de Nage
    Zellulärer Automat
    22 Oct '09 16:01
    Originally posted by Palynka
    Did you see it?
    I've seen the League, not Holmes. I've never seen Holmes on screen at all, in fact ... culturally deprived ... Anyhow, the Wikipedia page on the new film makes it seem Ritchie's cribbed a few ideas from the film based on Moore's comic book.