History Franchise / SherlockHolmes

14th Mar '17 5:50:09 PM nombretomado
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* 2003 saw an adaptation of ''The Hound of the Baskervilles'' which played up Holmes's addiction. It featured Richard Roxbourgh (the Duke in ''MoulinRouge'') as Holmes and Ian Hart (Professor Quirrell in the ''Film/HarryPotter'' first film) as Watson, and introduced several changes to the story: Dr. Mortimer was much OlderAndWiser than in the book, his wife is a believer in the supernatural and holds a party that is ''very'' important to the plot, Selden becomes an AscendedExtra, and [[spoiler: Beryl Stapleton is murdered by her husband Roger aka the BigBad.]]

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* 2003 saw an adaptation of ''The Hound of the Baskervilles'' which played up Holmes's addiction. It featured Richard Roxbourgh (the Duke in ''MoulinRouge'') ''Film/MoulinRouge'') as Holmes and Ian Hart (Professor Quirrell in the ''Film/HarryPotter'' first film) as Watson, and introduced several changes to the story: Dr. Mortimer was much OlderAndWiser than in the book, his wife is a believer in the supernatural and holds a party that is ''very'' important to the plot, Selden becomes an AscendedExtra, and [[spoiler: Beryl Stapleton is murdered by her husband Roger aka the BigBad.]]
3rd Feb '17 8:18:01 AM Smeagol17
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* ''Film/SherlockHolmes2009'' - Two films starring Creator/RobertDowneyJr

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* ''Film/SherlockHolmes2009'' - Two films Film starring Creator/RobertDowneyJr
1st Feb '17 12:31:18 AM PaulA
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* Creator/ManlyWadeWellman wrote one short story in which a by-then elderly Holmes and Watson stop a [[ThoseWackyNazis Nazi agent]] from setting up an invasion of England in 1940. He also wrote a novel in which Sherlock, Watson, and Sherlock's cousin [[Literature/TheLostWorld Professor Edward Challenger]] help to stop [[AlienInvasion the War of the Worlds]]. Rather disliked by some fans for setting up a romance between Holmes and Mrs. Hudson.

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* Creator/ManlyWadeWellman wrote one short story in which a by-then elderly Holmes and Watson stop a [[ThoseWackyNazis Nazi agent]] from setting up an invasion of England in 1940. He also wrote a novel in which Sherlock, Watson, and Sherlock's cousin [[Literature/TheLostWorld Professor Edward Challenger]] Literature/ProfessorChallenger help to stop [[AlienInvasion the War of the Worlds]]. Rather disliked by some fans for setting up a romance between Holmes and Mrs. Hudson.
20th Jan '17 2:14:54 AM Morgenthaler
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* Creator/NeilGaiman's 2003 story ''Literature/AStudyInEmerald'' puts Sherlock Holmes characters in a CthulhuMythos setting, where the Earth is ruled by the Great Old Ones.

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* Creator/NeilGaiman's 2003 story ''Literature/AStudyInEmerald'' puts Sherlock Holmes characters in a CthulhuMythos Franchise/CthulhuMythos setting, where the Earth is ruled by the Great Old Ones.
17th Jan '17 3:28:20 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* Creator/HammerHorror adapted ''The Hound of the Baskervilles'' in 1959 starring Creator/PeterCushing as Holmes, André Morell as Watson and Creator/ChristopherLee as Sir Henry Baskerville. It was supposed to be the first in a series of films, but disappointing box office returns dashed those hopes.



* 1979, ''Film/MurderByDecree'' starring Christopher Plummer as Holmes and James Mason as (a Non-Flanderized) Watson on UsefulNotes/JackTheRipper case. The basis for the plot was the book ''Jack the Ripper: The Final Solution'' by Stephen Knight, the same book that would be the basis for Creator/AlanMoore's ''Comicbook/FromHell'' some years later. It was seen by some as a DarkerAndEdgier Sherlock Holmes movie but, given the subject matter, it's understandable. This was the second time Holmes and the Ripper met; the first time was in the 1966 movie ''A Study in Terror''.

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* 1979, ''Film/MurderByDecree'' starring Christopher Plummer Creator/ChristopherPlummer as Holmes and James Mason as (a Non-Flanderized) Watson on UsefulNotes/JackTheRipper case. The basis for the plot was the book ''Jack the Ripper: The Final Solution'' by Stephen Knight, the same book that would be the basis for Creator/AlanMoore's ''Comicbook/FromHell'' some years later. It was seen by some as a DarkerAndEdgier Sherlock Holmes movie but, given the subject matter, it's understandable. This was the second time Holmes and the Ripper met; the first time was in the 1966 movie ''A Study in Terror''.



* In the 1988 movie ''Film/WithoutAClue'' the Holmes/Watson roles are reversed, with Watson as the real detective and Holmes as an alcoholic actor hired by Watson as his public front.

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* In the 1988 movie ''Film/WithoutAClue'' the Holmes/Watson roles are reversed, with Watson (Creator/BenKingsley) as the real detective and Holmes (Creator/MichaelCaine) as an alcoholic actor hired by Watson as his public front.


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* Creator/20thCenturyFox aired the MadeForTVMovie ''Sherlock Holmes in New York'' in 1976, starring Creator/RogerMoore as Holmes, Creator/PatrickMacnee as Watson and Creator/JohnHuston as Moriarty.
* Creator/JohnCleese starred as Holmes' grandson - Arthur Sherlock Holmes - in the comic TV special ''The Strange Case of the End of Civilization as We Know It'' (1977). Arthur Lowe played Dr. William Watson, the original doctor's grandson.


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* In 1982, Creator/TomBaker starred as the Great Detective in Creator/TheBBC's adaptation of ''The Hound of the Baskervilles''. He claimed that the BBC apologised for both the production and his performance.
16th Jan '17 11:51:57 AM spiritcc
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* "Sherlock Holmes", a 2013 Russian 8-part TV series created by Andrey Kavun and starring Igor Petrenko as Sherlock Holmes and Andrey Panin as Watson. Subvert the original stories by forcing Watson to over-romanticise actual events that happen in the series because Watson's editor finds real life boring.
29th Dec '16 10:51:02 AM nombretomado
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* Brazilian TV personality Jô Soares (a veteran TV comedian, now known for his DavidLetterman-style talk show) wrote a book titled "O Xangô de Baker Street". In that book, Holmes was described as knowing the Portuguese language, which helped him since he went to Brazil to try to figure out the identity of a serial killer. His portrayal in that book had him misinterpret clues. He [[spoiler:failed, which was attributed to his lack of knowledge of how musical notes were known in Brazil. The culprit, whose identity was revealed to the readers, moved to England and was implied to be UsefulNotes/JackTheRipper]].

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* Brazilian TV personality Jô Soares (a veteran TV comedian, now known for his DavidLetterman-style Creator/DavidLetterman-style talk show) wrote a book titled "O Xangô de Baker Street". In that book, Holmes was described as knowing the Portuguese language, which helped him since he went to Brazil to try to figure out the identity of a serial killer. His portrayal in that book had him misinterpret clues. He [[spoiler:failed, which was attributed to his lack of knowledge of how musical notes were known in Brazil. The culprit, whose identity was revealed to the readers, moved to England and was implied to be UsefulNotes/JackTheRipper]].
4th Dec '16 3:59:00 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* 1978's ''The Hound of the Baskervilles'' starring Creator/DudleyMoore and Peter Cook is one of the ''worst films ever made''. Available to watch on Netflix Watch Instantly, it is a stunningly bad comedy with the entire soundtrack consisting of Moore idly noodling on a piano.

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* 1978's ''The Hound of the Baskervilles'' starring Creator/DudleyMoore and Peter Cook Creator/PeterCook is one of the ''worst films ever made''. Available to watch on Netflix Watch Instantly, it is a stunningly bad comedy with the entire soundtrack consisting of Moore idly noodling on a piano.



* In perhaps the most unusual adaptation, there is the 1971 movie ''Film/TheyMightBeGiants'' (from which [[Music/TheyMightBeGiants the band]] took its name), which starred George C. Scott as a man who thought he was Sherlock Holmes, and Joanne Woodward as his psychiatrist, whose name was Watson. The film itself took its name from a line in Don Quixote.

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* In perhaps the most unusual adaptation, there is the 1971 movie ''Film/TheyMightBeGiants'' (from which [[Music/TheyMightBeGiants the band]] took its name), which starred George C. Scott Creator/GeorgeCScott as a man who thought he was Sherlock Holmes, and Joanne Woodward as his psychiatrist, whose name was Watson. The film itself took its name from a line in Don Quixote.



* The 1998 film ''Film/ZeroEffect'' is a modern-dress US adaptation of "A Scandal in Bohemia", with the Holmes and Watson figures renamed Daryl Zero (Bill Pullman) and Steve Arlo (Creator/BenStiller). Despite the name changes, the plot and characters are instantly recognizable.

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* The 1998 film ''Film/ZeroEffect'' is a modern-dress US adaptation of "A Scandal in Bohemia", with the Holmes and Watson figures renamed Daryl Zero (Bill Pullman) (Creator/BillPullman) and Steve Arlo (Creator/BenStiller). Despite the name changes, the plot and characters are instantly recognizable.



* ''Film/SherlockHolmes'', a movie directed by Creator/GuyRitchie with Creator/RobertDowneyJr. as Holmes and Jude Law as Watson released on Christmas Day 2009. Response to the trailer, [[NeverTrustATrailer which basically strung the comedic moments together]] to make it look more like a spoof than an actual Holmes story, was... controversial... in fandom. The movie received mostly positive reviews, and critics praised Downey Jr's portrayal as the detective (for which he won a Golden Globe) and the chemistry between him and Law. And it was a box-office hit. A sequel to this film, titled ''Film/SherlockHolmesAGameOfShadows'', came to theaters in December 2011 with Jared Harris as Professor Moriarty and Creator/StephenFry as Mycroft Holmes.

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* ''Film/SherlockHolmes'', a movie directed by Creator/GuyRitchie with Creator/RobertDowneyJr. as Holmes and Jude Law Creator/JudeLaw as Watson released on Christmas Day 2009. Response to the trailer, [[NeverTrustATrailer which basically strung the comedic moments together]] to make it look more like a spoof than an actual Holmes story, was... controversial... in fandom. The movie received mostly positive reviews, and critics praised Downey Jr's portrayal as the detective (for which he won a Golden Globe) and the chemistry between him and Law. And it was a box-office hit. A sequel to this film, titled ''Film/SherlockHolmesAGameOfShadows'', came to theaters in December 2011 with Jared Harris as Professor Moriarty and Creator/StephenFry as Mycroft Holmes.



* And a large number of made-for-TV-movies, starring such actors as Creator/TomBaker, Larry Hagman, Roger Moore, Richard Roxbourgh, Creator/RupertEverett, and Matt Frewer.

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* And a large number of made-for-TV-movies, starring such actors as Creator/TomBaker, [[Series/{{Dallas}} Larry Hagman, Roger Moore, Hagman]], Creator/RogerMoore, Richard Roxbourgh, Creator/RupertEverett, and Matt Frewer.
30th Nov '16 6:40:35 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Film/SherlockHolmes'' - Two films starring Creator/RobertDowneyJr

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* ''Film/SherlockHolmes'' ''Film/SherlockHolmes2009'' - Two films starring Creator/RobertDowneyJr
26th Nov '16 8:49:18 PM ProfessorDetective
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* ''Series/SherlockHolmes'' - Television series starring Creator/JeremyBrett

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* ''Series/SherlockHolmes'' - Television series starring Creator/JeremyBrett
Creator/JeremyBrett, often refered to as the 'Granada Series' by fans.
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