This is the scenery for Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s two most famous characters.
Mr. Holmes, an extremely talented and intelligent mind, always eager to investigate even the most abstruse or complicated cases, and his sidekick, Dr. Watson, his loyal friend and companion, both concerned by Holmes’ propensity for drugs and amazed by his crime solving skills.
I’m certain that everybody has their own image of Holmes and Watson in mind, which, I guess, might look somehow like this: Holmes, always with a pipe, a magnifying glass, a deerstalker (you know, this checked hat, two brims, the stereotypical hat for a detective…) and a coat or even a suit. As for Watson, a mustache and a walking stick, always accompanying Holmes. This is, more or less, the traditional image of them, presented in the early novels and short stories written by Doyle and the paintings and sketches by Sydney Paget, who was famous for his illustrations of Doyle’s stories.
But this image of Holmes, solving every case only with the help of his magnifying glass and his powers of deduction, has shifted significantly over time. In fact, Sherlock Holmes is the most portrayed fictional character in film, holding a Guinness World Record. This simply had to lead to some alterations. For example, if you watch the BBC series “Sherlock”, the story and even some text passages are based on Doyle’s stories but Holmes is no longer the man with the pipe and the magnifying glass. He is dressed in a modern way, using smart phones and laptops. Visually, the series plays a lot with “digital” extras and effects.
And now we come to the actual point of this article! There is a new Sherlock Holmes movie coming out in December! But before you rush to youtube to check out the new trailer, please, finish reading my article!
The new movie coming out is the sequel of the movie “Sherlock Holmes” from 2009, with Robert Downey, Jr. as Holmes and Jude Law (yes, he is starring in the sequel…again please, finish the article!) as Watson. It is entitled “Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows”.
My first impression of the trailer was, that this sequel is even more suspense-packed than the first movie. It evokes the impression of a thrilling action-film, combined with great effects and a captivating story. “Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows” is coming out on December 16, so be sure to mark this in your calenders.
Oh, okay, and now you may check out the trailer…