Friday, March 23

Sherlock Holmes

I have been a big fan of Sherlock Holmes since junior high school so I was pretty excited to see a news story about a new Holmes motion picture that was being planned.

Excited, that is, until I read this toward the end of the story:

"...the plan is to play up Holmes' adventuresome side -- boxing, swordplay and, perhaps, aptitude on the violin -- rather than the intellectual influence placed on his sleuthing by creator Arthur Conan Doyle."

So I guess I can look forward to a new, improved, ass-kickin', sword-fightin', fiddle-playin' detective.

How inconsiderate of Doyle to place an "intellectual influence" on his creation.

Fortunately that's not something we have to worry about these days.

Just ask Karl Rove.


KathyR said...

Hmm. Sounds like they'll be getting Russell Crowe to replay his role from Master & Commander, except with a pipe and a tweedy hat.

Scott said...

Oh c'mon, it's not that far-fetched. From A Study in Scarlet:

Sherlock Holmes: His limits
11. Is an expert singlestick player, boxer, and swordsman.

Of course, if they do go with Russell Crowe (shudder!), he'll probably say "The game's afoot in your a**."

ctperdkh said...

So where's the foot?
Alimentary, my dear Watson