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Sir Arthur Conan Doyle at the Cinema: A Critical Study of the Film Adaptations
     

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle at the Cinema: A Critical Study of the Film Adaptations

by Scott Allen Nollen, Nicholas Meyer (Foreword by)
 

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In February 1903, a 30-second film titled Sherlock Holmes Baffled was released by American Mutoscope and Biograph Company, the first known adaptation of the work of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Over the years hundreds of adaptation and parodies of Conan Doyle’s works have been released. Though he is most closely associated with Sherlock Holmes, other Conan

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In February 1903, a 30-second film titled Sherlock Holmes Baffled was released by American Mutoscope and Biograph Company, the first known adaptation of the work of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Over the years hundreds of adaptation and parodies of Conan Doyle’s works have been released. Though he is most closely associated with Sherlock Holmes, other Conan Doyle works have found their way to the silver screen, including the science fiction classic The Lost World (1925).
The major adaptations of all of Conan Doyle’s literary works are fully covered here, plus a 1927 one-reel documentary in which the author talks about his work and his psychic beliefs. The focus is on how faithful the adaptations are to the author’s work and the overall effectiveness of each film.

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The Camden House Journal
excellent...overflows with images and details...an absolute gold-mine of interesting detail and information...highly recommended...a must have reference
Mystery Scene
exhaustively detailed
Video Watchdog
a thorough study
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“excellent...overflows with images and details...an absolute gold-mine of interesting detail and information...highly recommended...a must have reference”—The Camden House Journal; “exhaustively detailed”—Mystery Scene; “a thorough study”—Video Watchdog; “this scholarly and painstaking work...is the most complete and detailed treatise on the subject...critical and astute analyses...valuable tome”—The Holmes & Watson Report; “recommended”—The Newsletter of the Sherlock Holmes Society of London.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786421244
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
12/10/2004
Pages:
327
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.65(d)

Meet the Author

Scott Allen Nollen was educated in film and history at the University of Iowa. He has written and edited more than 40 books on the history of film, literature and music.

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