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  • Sherlock: Benedict Cumberbatch confirms Series 4 on the way

    03/14/2013 9:41:53 PM PDT · by Altariel · 10 replies
    Metro.co.uk ^ | March 13, 2013 | Christopher Hooton
    Benedict Cumberbatch has confirmed that Sherlock has been re-commissioned for a fourth series, with the actor set to film ‘three more episodes’ after the current trio being produced for series 3. The news comes as little surprise given the intense popularity of the BBC One drama but will no doubt send fans into paroxysms, who have most recently been waiting patiently for the show’s third series following an almighty cliffhanger. ‘We’ve agreed to two more series but I could get into trouble for saying that,’ Cumberbatch revealed at the South Bank Show Awards yesterday. ‘All I know at the moment...
  • Gandhi, Churchill 'myth', Sherlock real for Britons

    02/26/2008 9:05:21 AM PST · by Brainhose · 8 replies · 252+ views
    ExpressIndia.com ^ | Today | Brainhose
    London, February 4: Mahatma Gandhi never existed while Britain's wartime Prime Minister Sir Winston Churchill was a fictional character. Don't fret. This is only what most Britons think about the great leaders. According to a survey carried out in Britain, many believe that Mahatma Gandhi and Churchill are just mythical figures like Florence Nightingale, popularly known as the 'Lady with the Lamp'. In fact, almost a quarter of the population have the popular notion that Churchill, "the greatest Briton of all time", was made up. Moreover, despite his celebrated military reputation, 47 per cent of respondents feel the 12th-century English...
  • "Elementary"..Sherlock Holmes TV Series

    Holmes is having a moment. Much like the BBC show, the classic character is given a modern-day makeover, but that's where the similarities end, as Elementary's Holmes, played with scruffy charm by Johnny Lee Miller, is a recovering addict living in New York City, and his faithful companion, Dr. Watson, is now a woman . For anyone unfamiliar with the rich history of the character, this is about as seismic a change in the Holmes universe as one could ever imagine.... Read more: 10 Best Shows You Need to Watch This Fall - Popular Mechanics
  • Sherlock Holmes Mystery for U.S. Viewers as TV Channel Cuts Eight Minutes to fit its Schedules

    05/12/2012 10:22:49 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 12 May 2012
    It has joined the ranks of Doctor Who and Downton Abbey as one of British TV's most successful exports to America. But U.S. fans of Sherlock were left feeling a little short-changed after complaining that eight minutes of one episode has been mysteriously cut from the show. More than 3million viewers, double the prime-time audience average on the PBS network, tuned in this week to watch A Scandal In Belgravia, the episode featuring whip-smart dominatrix Irene Adler. However, some amateur sleuths noticed a missing piece in the puzzle when harking back to the same episode they had watched previously on...
  • Albemarle Removes Sherlock Holmes Book From Reading List

    08/29/2011 6:50:40 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 37 replies
    The Daily Progess ^ | AARON RICHARDSON
    The Albemarle County School Board voted Thursday night to remove Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s “A Study in Scarlet” from sixth-grade reading lists. A parent of a Henley Middle School student originally challenged the book in May on the grounds that it is derogatory toward Mormons. Thursday’s vote was the culmination of the work of a committee commissioned to study the book and two discussions by board members. Board member Diantha McKiel, of the Jack Jouett District, said it was important to note that the school system has a history of reconsidering books. “Sometimes we have declared books age inappropriate, sometimes...
  • Fpr Netflix Sherlock Holmes fans:

    08/16/2011 2:46:16 PM PDT · by DGHoodini · 34 replies
    Netflix website ^ | Monday, Aug 16th , 2011 | DGHoodini
    Netflix has added the 1955 Sherlock Holmes series, with Christopher Lee, to their 'Watch Instantly' library. All 38 episodes . http://movies.netflix.com/WiMovie/Sherlock_Holmes_The_Complete_Series/70171599?trkid=4598316
  • "Sherlock Holmes" - Doyle WOULD be Proud (An In-Depth Review & Comparison of the Recent Film)

    12/31/2009 10:29:32 AM PST · by TexCon · 37 replies · 1,150+ views
    Thoughts From A Texan ^ | December 31st, 2009 | Joseph "Tex" Dozier
    Sherlock Holmes hails as the most portrayed movie character of all time with 75 actors providing their unique spin to Doyle’s legendary character in over 200 films. Having grown up reading some of the Holmesian “canon”, I always found Basil Rathbone’s, who always portrayed a great antagonist too, portrayal very “true” to the literary characterization of the great detective – as much as I longed for some sardonic wit. I have a friend across the pond who swears Jeremy Brett’s rendition of this classic figure in the 80s and 90s for British television was the most true- to-form. Yet, due...
  • "Hollywood, STFU." reviews "Sherlock Holmes"

    12/27/2009 9:49:27 AM PST · by ct_libertarian · 79 replies · 2,580+ views
    Hollywood, STFU ^ | 2009/12/27 | Hollywood, STFU
            Part big budget Hollywood Action/Adventure, part Victorian Period Piece, part Buddy Movie, there is one thing which “Sherlock Holmes” is not, a screed. The absence of any “message” beyond the story stood out to me as more memorable than even the fantastic interplay between Downey and Law as Holmes and Watson. While some might argue that the pervasive atmosphere of decay and filth portrayed in “Sherlock Holmes” might be a negative statement on industrialization, I would argue back that “The Good Old Days” had manure in the streets.
  • Sherlock...Ritchie has turned Holmes into a rock-and-roll roué resembling a young Keith Richards.

    12/15/2009 9:10:59 AM PST · by C19fan · 54 replies · 1,727+ views
    Daily Telegraph ^ | December 15, 2009 | Marc Lee
    Long before the film was in the can, there were worrying signs. Early reports suggested that the re-imagined Sherlock Holmes would not be wearing a deerstalker, nor would he be sucking pensively on a Meerschaum Calabash. We already knew that this most quintessential of English characters was to be played by an American – and that the director had not made a great film for almost a decade. ................................ Ritchie has turned Holmes into a rock-and-roll roué resembling a young Keith Richards. He is an inveterate drug abuser and lives in decadent squalor; yet he is also a master of...
  • 'GAY' SHERLOCK HOLMES COULD BACKFIRE FOR GUY RITCHIE

    08/04/2009 11:12:32 AM PDT · by AreaMan · 60 replies · 1,946+ views
    NYPost ^ | 04 Aug 2009 | Staff
    August 4, 2009 -- GUY Ritchie's plan to put a gay spin on the relationship of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson in his new movie about the detective and his sidekick could backfire. Robert Downey Jr</strong>, who plays Holmes, has revealed the crimebuster will sleep with and have sweaty grappling scenes with Watson, played by Jude Law, in "Sherlock Holmes," due out Christmas Day. "We're two men who happen to be roommates, wrestle a lot and share a bed. It's bad-ass," Downey told Britain's News of the World. Added much-in-the-news Law: "Guy wanted to make this about the relationship between...
  • Celebrate Sherlock Holmes's creator

    05/22/2009 12:26:24 PM PDT · by Borges · 37 replies · 755+ views
    Concord Monitor ^ | 5/22/09 | Monitor staff
    The game is still afoot. Today is the 150th anniversary of the birth, on Picardy Street in Edinburgh, Scotland, of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, creator of Sherlock Holmes. Doyle died in 1930, but Holmes and Dr. Watson live on. Every day, some child's imagination vanishes into the foggy depths of Victorian England and accompanies Holmes in pursuit of mysteries and malefactors. Descend just once into that world with Holmes and the memory is marked for life. Some 200 movies have been made starring Sherlock Holmes - he is, according to the Guinness Book of World Records, the most frequently portrayed...
  • Edwardian London Comes to Life (Amazing Movie footage from 1904)

    10/24/2008 11:58:14 AM PDT · by mojito · 137 replies · 3,552+ views
    Powerline ^ | 10/24/2008 | John Hinderaker
    This is one of the coolest things I've seen in a long time: movie footage of London shot in 1904. This clip is an excerpt from a 12-minute long video that was made as a travelogue to lure visitors from Australia. It is a fascinating and all too brief glimpse into the vibrant, teeming London of Sherlock Holmes:
  • Bush to Say Border Not Fully Under Control

    05/15/2006 2:59:55 PM PDT · by notes2005 · 119 replies · 1,992+ views
    AP ^ | 05/15/2006 | NEDRA PICKLER
    WASHINGTON - President Bush is to order as many as 6,000 National Guard troops to increase enforcement at the Mexican border, part of a $1.9 billion drive to tighten security and win conservative backing in Congress for a broad election-year overhaul of the nation's tattered immigration laws. "We do not yet have full control of the border and I am determined to change that," Bush is expected to say in remarks prepared for a prime-time speech from the Oval Office. The speech will come as the Senate begins work on legislation to strengthen border security, authorize new guest worker programs...
  • Sherlock Holmes Returns in New Books (by authors who believe he strikes a chord in post-9/11 World)

    06/02/2005 11:21:46 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 15 replies · 1,031+ views
    Sify ^ | Wednesday, 01 June
    New York: Sherlock Holmes, the detective famed for his icy logic, is hot again, brought back to life by authors who believe the supremely rational character strikes a chord in this age of post-9/11 uncertainty. Seventy-five years after the death of his creator, Arthur Conan Doyle, Holmes is popping up in historical locales from Hiroshima to Holocaust-haunted Europe in recent portrayals by literary-minded US writers. Caleb Carr's "The Italian Secretary," a novel commissioned by Conan Doyle's estate, hit book stores last month, following Mitch Cullin's "A Slight Trick of the Mind," featuring the sleuth amid the debris of the world's...
  • The Swinging Detective

    01/26/2004 8:18:03 AM PST · by Loyalist · 14 replies · 214+ views
    New York Times ^ | January 25, 2004 | Laura Miller
    The Swinging Detective By LAURA MILLER Everyone already knows, instinctively, that Holmes is homosexual,'' Graham Robb writes in a chapter on early fictional detectives in his new book, ''Strangers: Homosexual Love in the Nineteenth Century.'' This was news to me, though not to many other people, as I discovered after asking around. Sherlock Holmes and his companion, Dr. Watson, long ago joined various male duos (among them the Lone Ranger and Tonto, Batman and Robin and even Frodo and Sam) as the subject of smirks, winks and occasionally more earnest efforts at extracting the hidden meanings of pop icons. But...