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Cut To Baker Street: The On-Screen Adventures of Holmes and Watson

Nicko Vaughan

Swansea University Author: Nicko Vaughan

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It is well documented that Sherlock Holmes is the most depicted literary character on screen; he even has an entry in the Guinness Book of Records to prove it. This reference guide covers depictions of the world’s most famous detective, and his faithful companion, from the first silent film Sherlock...

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ISBN: 978-1-78705-384-7 978-1-78705-385-4
Published: London MX Publishing 2019
Online Access: http://www.mxpublishing.com
URI: https://cronfa.swan.ac.uk/Record/cronfa52227
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Abstract: It is well documented that Sherlock Holmes is the most depicted literary character on screen; he even has an entry in the Guinness Book of Records to prove it. This reference guide covers depictions of the world’s most famous detective, and his faithful companion, from the first silent film Sherlock Holmes is Baffled (1900) to the Will Ferrell, John C. Reilly comedy Holmes and Watson (2018).As well as cinema and television portrayals, this book by Nicko Vaughan (Author of The Wordy Companion: An A-Z Guide to Sherlockian Phraseology) also covers documentaries, animations and web series adaptations alongside début feature artwork by graphic artist Georgia Grace Weston.Combining encyclopaedia, biography and reference structure, this book comprehensively explores the many celluloid faces, cathode-ray shapes and digital sizes of Sherlock Holmes and Doctor John Watson, so far.
Keywords: Sherlock Holmes, John Watson, adaptation, television, film, popular culture, Victorian, Jermy Brett, Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freman
College: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences