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.

3 comments:

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