History Literature / TheHoundOfTheBaskervilles

15th Dec '17 12:31:41 AM PaulA
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* CrimcConcealingHobby: Stapleton is an amateur entomologist, forever going on long expeditions into the moor to hunt butterflies. [[spoiler:It's also a good way to go to the abandoned mine where he's keeping the giant hound with which to terrify Sir Baskerville.]] Holmes tells Watson that Stapleton really is an entomologist, even discovering a new species of moth under one of his previous identities.

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* CrimcConcealingHobby: CrimeConcealingHobby: Stapleton is an amateur entomologist, forever going on long expeditions into the moor to hunt butterflies. [[spoiler:It's also a good way to go to the abandoned mine where he's keeping the giant hound with which to terrify Sir Baskerville.]] Holmes tells Watson that Stapleton really is an entomologist, even discovering a new species of moth under one of his previous identities.
15th Dec '17 12:15:41 AM Chabal2
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* CrimcConcealingHobby: Stapleton is an amateur entomologist, forever going on long expeditions into the moor to hunt butterflies. [[spoiler:It's also a good way to go to the abandoned mine where he's keeping the giant hound with which to terrify Sir Baskerville.]] Holmes tells Watson that Stapleton really is an entomologist, even discovering a new species of moth under one of his previous identities.
10th Nov '17 10:57:07 AM NhazUl
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* ShipTease: The 2002 adaptation builds up some tension between Beryl Stapleton and Watson, who is devastated when he sees [[spoiler: her hanged body]] and then rushes to outright shoot Stapleton in the head.
2nd Sep '17 7:39:03 PM benda
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* ClueEvidenceAndASmokingGun: Probably an UrExample: Holmes is able to deduce that Mortimer's dog must be a curly-haired spaniel... by seeing it coming up with its master.
1st Aug '17 5:20:18 PM DoctorNemesis
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* DidntThinkThisThrough: In the Epilogue, Watson points out that Stapleton's scheme had one major flaw -- '''how could he claim the Baskerville fortune without instantly raising suspicion on himself?''' Holmes says that Beryl told him that her husband planned to either a) go back to South America and claim the inheritance from there, b) create another disguise to claim it, c) engage some accomplice to claim it for him instead.

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In the Epilogue, Watson points out that Stapleton's scheme had one major flaw -- '''how could he claim the Baskerville fortune without instantly raising suspicion on himself?''' Holmes says that Beryl told him that her husband planned to either a) go back to South America and claim the inheritance from there, b) create another disguise to claim it, c) engage some accomplice to claim it for him instead.instead.
** Stapleton also doesn't appear to have fully considered the potential consequences of using his own wife as the bait in a HoneyTrap, and that it might not be very pleasant to have to watch another man seduce his own wife.
20th Jul '17 6:20:12 PM ProfessorGrimm
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* AdaptationalNationality: In the Hammer version, Sir Henry goes from being Canadian to being South African so Christopher Lee could use his natural accent instead of a North American one.
10th Jul '17 1:57:02 PM Kooshmeister
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** Lestrade in several adaptations, replaced with the already established character of Dr Mortimer; it's rather fitting that, having brought the case to Holmes' attention in the first place, he's also included in bringing Sir Charles' murderer to justice.

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** Lestrade in several adaptations, replaced with the already established character of Dr Dr. Mortimer; it's rather fitting that, having brought the case to Holmes' attention in the first place, he's also included in bringing Sir Charles' murderer to justice.


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* EvenEvilHasStandards: In the Hammer version's prologue, Sir Hugo's entourage of drunken jerks are horrified when he calls for his hounds to be loosed upon the girl they intended to rape, who has escaped; apparently even boozed-up would-be rapists draw the line at having someone ripped to pieces by dogs (making the maniacal Hugo irredeemably evil by comparison).
23rd Jun '17 3:49:33 AM jormis29
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*** The 2002 version of Mortimer and his wife is lifted straight from the 1939 adaptation with Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce.

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*** The 2002 version of Mortimer and his wife is lifted straight from the 1939 adaptation with Basil Rathbone Creator/BasilRathbone and Nigel Bruce.
25th Apr '17 7:40:46 PM DoctorNemesis
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* ScullySyndrome: Discussed at one point. Watson is firmly skeptical of the legend of the Hound and

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* ScullySyndrome: Discussed at one point. Watson is firmly skeptical of the legend of the Hound Hound, and points out the many flaws in the idea that the curse has come back to haunt the Baskerville family. However, he's also forced to admit to himself that he can't actually come up with a rational, down-to-earth theory which isn't ''also'' full of holes. This being a Sherlock Holmes story, there is of course such an explanation.
25th Apr '17 7:21:45 PM DoctorNemesis
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* ScullySyndrome: Discussed at one point. Watson is firmly skeptical of the legend of the Hound and
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