Friday night detectives: another two episodes of Sherlock Holmes

Jeremy Brett is the best Sherlock Holmes ever.

Here are 2 episodes of “The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes”.

The Man With The Twisted Lip:

The Copper Beeches:

I’m trying to post some of the lessor known ones now, but these are both rated 8 out of 10 on IMDB.

Happy Friday!

5 thoughts on “Friday night detectives: another two episodes of Sherlock Holmes”

  1. I intend to watch, but I must say, I am very much a fan of the two “modern” Sherlocks, that of the TV show “Elementary” with Jonny Lee Miller and Lucy Liu (Holmes and Watson), and BBC’s “Sherlock” with Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman (Holmes and Watson). I also enjoyed the recent movies with Robert Downey Jr and Jude Law (Holmes and Watson). I also used to enjoy watching the the old movies (14 in all) starring Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce (Holmes and Watson), though they are not the best representations of the books.

    As to the books, despite my enjoyment of and interest in Sherlock Holmes, I haven’t read much but a short or two. Don’t know why, but am interested in getting started doing some “binge reading” of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s tomes. Strangely, I heard recently that he was not a fan of his own character, as its popularity overshadowed what he considered more important work. It was why he tried to off Holmes in one of his books, only to resurrect him later by force of fan pressure. He would make Holmes “chuckle” in stories, to lessen fan appreciation, as “chuckling” was not something gentlemen did, or words to that effect. It failed to get the results for which he had hoped and Holmes continued to be popular.

    So, how do you like the alternatives I mentioned? Do you watch, or have you watched any of them?

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    1. No I only watch old ones – Basil Rathbone and Jeremy Brett. And the books are precious and significant to me. When I used to be sad during the 2001 and 2007 tech recessions, I would read them.

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  2. I was going to ask what you thought of the Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce originals, but then see that ‘Marshalart’ already mentioned these in his interesting comment. Still, did you like those versions?
    Re. the books, I read them all as a teen, and just loved everything about them. Conan Doyle was such a good writer and a pretty smart intellect. I think it’s time at age 57 (birthday yesterday) to revisit them for sure – I can see how they would serve a as a balm for the soul. Dickens has been that for me of late.

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  3. Yes Austin is fabulous. Dickens’ lighter fare is good for a laugh and a general uplift (Pickwick for ex.). I would not place ‘Tale of Two Cities’ and others in that category, profound though they are in some ways.
    A good topic might be the best film depictions of Austin. There are some amazing ones and many very bad ones…….
    Emma Thompson, Kate Winslet, Alan Rickman, Hugh Grant in ‘Sense and Sensibility’ were so good.

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