Thursday, August 9, 2007

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1939)


17 comments:

V*Kstro said...

I'm so happy that I found this blog! Besides me loving everything that is vintage and films. Using your side bar links i'm hoping to maybe finding some limited edition posters made for Interpol a couple years ago.

Blancodeviosa said...

This one is nice, but I agree that Jeremy Brett will always be Sherlock Holmes.

buckaroo banzai said...

the BEST holmes ever was played by data from star trek: the next generation :D

MacGuffin said...

V*kstro- Glad you like it! I'm don't think any of the sites I have linked carry rock posters/prints but they may have links to sites that do. Great band. Good luck!

Blanco- You and I are so sympatico in our tastes in most things. I'm very lucky in that respect.

Buckaroo- lol. Of course, goes without saying! ;)

Al said...

I do oh so love a bit of Sherlock (and that's not Cockney rhyming slang... ;p )

I have each Brett TV series on DVD, and all the Basil Rathbones too. I dip into Holmes regularly when I need a bit of reading therapy too.

Don't forget Peter Cushing in The Hound of the Baskervilles (1959) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0052905/ - directed by Hammer Films Terence Fisher and is quite simply superb. One of my top 20 all timers!

'-)

MacGuffin said...

My wife likes a bit o' Sherlock 1st thing in the morning. Your top 20? Really? Y'know I've never seen it. When I was a boy, Rathbone was the only Sherlock Holmes for me, all the others were charlatans. It wasn't until I actually started reading Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (around the age of 17) that I realized Brett's version was more faithful to the original material. Imagine, Watson wasn't a complete idiot! Y'know, if you haven't already, you should invest in the The Folio Society's complete set of Sherlock Holmes. Just gorgeous!

http://www.abebooks.com/servlet/BookDetailsPL?bi=943478451&searchurl=sortby%3D1%26an%3Ddoyle%26pn%3Dfolio%2Bsociety%26bi%3D0%26bx%3Doff%26y%3D15%26ds%3D30%26x%3D55

I'll have to check out Cushing's version since it's so highly endorsed.

Al said...

The film has its faults that I freely admit to, but it's just so tight and energetic that I can live with them.

I love Hammer.

Hint hint.. ;)

buckaroo banzai said...

the "young sherlock holmes" movie was good too!
so were the pink panther movies......oh wait, that was Inspector Clouseau.
he was a WAY better detective than holmes anyway......SWINE!!!

MacGuffin said...

Al- Sounds like your describing an airheaded bird you're shagging. I got your hint hint right hear. (j/k) I was always already thinking of posting some Hammer stuff.

Buckaroo- True, pretty decent from what I recall. Sellers would've been an f-in hilarious Sherlock. Can you imagine.. "Watson! You SWINE, I could've killed you!" lol.

Erik Donald France said...

I like Rathbone but will go with the general sentiments as far as "authenticity."

Now as for Ida Lupino, she was one of the first women directors! Oorah!

Pookie said...

wow Mac, Bucky hasn't gotten your goat yet?? Seems to me that he's really been trying. ;)

MacGuffin said...

Erik- She must've been something else, that's for sure.

Pookie- Sadly, my goat was put out to pasture long ago, so I haven't one to be gotten. He's just sore over the whole "boyscout" thing. ;)

Johnny Yen said...

My best friend Jim raves and raves about the BBC series, but Rathbone will always be Holmes to me in the way that Sean Connery will always be the movie James Bond.

MacGuffin said...

Johnny- Connery is James Bond, isn't he?

Al said...

Sean "Pish flapsh" Connery..

MacGuffin said...

Al- I haven't the slightest idea what that means. Put down, compliment or what?

MacGuffin said...

Al- okay, um... yeah, took the words right outta my mouth, mate.