Sherlock Holmes On Screen (Updated Edition)

Sherlock Holmes On Screen (Updated Edition)

by Alan Barnes, Steven Moffat
     
 

Conan Doyle’s master detective Sherlock Holmes has appeared on screen more times than any other fictional character. Sherlock Holmes on Screen surveys over a century’s worth of his exploits in film and television, from the silent era to the present day.
 
Actors Basil Rathbone, Jeremy Brett and Peter Cushing have all been praised for

Overview

Conan Doyle’s master detective Sherlock Holmes has appeared on screen more times than any other fictional character. Sherlock Holmes on Screen surveys over a century’s worth of his exploits in film and television, from the silent era to the present day.
 
Actors Basil Rathbone, Jeremy Brett and Peter Cushing have all been praised for their portrayals of Holmes. Sherlock Holmes on Screen casts new light on their performances, and introduces many less familiar Sherlocks, too – including John Cleese, Roger Moore and Larry Hagman.
 
Illustrated with rare archive pictures throughout, Sherlock Holmes on Screen is now updated with entries on the BBC’s modern-day Sherlock, starring Benedict Cumberbatch, and director Guy Ritchie’s all-action Sherlock Holmes, starring Robert Downey Jr – plus Sherlockian turns from Rupert Everett and Jonathan Pryce. Expanded coverage of Holmes’ animated escapades opposite, among others, Batman, Scooby-Doo and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, plus new research into the Great Detective’s silent film career, makes this revised edition the most comprehensive Holmes filmography ever published.

WITH A FOREWORD BY STEVEN MOFFAT, CO-CREATOR OF THE BBC SERIES SHERLOCK.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Sherlock Holmes On Screen feels like a necessary reference work for any film fan's library, whether or not they are a Holmesian. It's the best sort of movie book - the sort that sends you scrambling to watch more movies." - Badass Digest

"Not only details Holmes’ appearances with wit and humor worthy of the Great Detective, it also serves as a great reference for anyone wondering where to start in the great breadth of Holmesian filmic literature." - MTV Geek

"An invaluable resource." - TG Daily 

"The go-to book for Sherlock Holmes in film." - High-Def Digest 

"Thoroughly informative and interesting... highly recommended for both connoisseurs and movie fans alike." - Shadowlocked 

 "Anyone who can’t get enough Sherlock Holmes should definitely pick up a copy of this book." - Starpulse

"A must for Holmes fans." - Nerd Caliber

"Chronicles more than 100 years of Sherlock Holmes appearances on film and TV with great intelligence, humor, and erudition." - Flixist

"A necessary reference work for any film fan's library, whether or not they are a Holmesian." -Badass Digest

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780857687760
Publisher:
Titan
Publication date:
01/31/2012
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
796,202
Product dimensions:
7.10(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

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Meet the Author

Alan Barnes has co-authored acclaimed books on Quentin Tarantino, the James Bond films and Hammer Horror. His fiction writings include comic strips and the animated Doctor Who adventure The Infinite Quest.

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