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"I never guess. It is a capital mistake to theorize before one has data. Insensibly one begins to twist facts to suit theories, instead of theories to suit facts." - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle I love this quote by Doyle, as it helps me visualize myself as sort of the Sherlock [...]

When Harry Houdini Met Arthur Conan Doyle

2 weeks agoArts : Modern Art Notes

“[They] were an improbable pair. One was very much the bluff Scottish Victorian gentleman, educated at a minor Catholic private school; the other a largely self-educated Hungarian immigrant to the US who had spent most of his life in rackety vaudeville. The two men were brought together by a shared interest in spiritualism, but it […]

INTERVIEW: Screenwriter Jeffrey Hatcher on Mr. Holmes

Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes has been played by more actors than any fictional character in history. And director Bill Condon's Mr. Holmes, currently in theaters, adds a new chapter to that storied legacy by casting Sir Ian McKellen (re-teaming...Show More Summary

Even Ian McKellen Can't Figure Out This Sign

Sir Ian McKellen may be one of the world's finest interpreters of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s iconic sleuth, but even McKellen can’t assertain how to park in Hollywood on a Saturday. Some mysteries will just never be solved. You shall not park, Sir McKellen.... More »

Mr. Holmes

Prof. Moriarty is renowned as Sherlock Holmes’ most notorious archenemy. But the world’s greatest detective grapples with an even more relentless foe in “Mr. Holmes,” the latest big-screen incarnation of Arthur Conan Doyle’s literary creation. Show More Summary

‘Mr. Holmes’ Review: There’s No Mystery Why This Film Is A Sherlock For The Ages

Sherlock Holmes is back, but we have never seen a Sherlock like this before. As I say in my video review (click the link above), the new Mr. Holmes is a completely different take on Arthur Conan Doyle’s legendary detective. This newShow More Summary

'Mr. Holmes' smartly examines the great detective in winter

Has there ever been a more durable, more adaptable fictional character than Arthur Conan Doyle's celebrated Sherlock Holmes? The great detective has been played by dozens of actors in every medium, and modern authors have placed him in new adventures set in locales as far from London as India,...

Mr. Holmes

Don't think you can take another Hollywood version of Sherlock Holmes? Snap out of it. Apologies to Robert Downey Jr. and Benedict Cumberbatch, but what Ian McKellen does with Arthur Conan Doyle's fictional detective in Mr. Holmes is nothing short of magnificent. This is Holmes at 93, coping with a...

First Clip From Sherlock Christmas Special Gets Back to Book Basics

last monthHumor : Topless Robot

If you've ever wished Sherlock would just be set in Arthur Conan Doyle's time for more accuracy to source, you finally get your wish. This first look at Victorian Cumberbatch dropped last week,...

The case of the ageing detective

last monthArts : Prospero

WHEN Arthur Conan Doyle created Sherlock Holmes in 1886, he would not have predicted his hero's appearance on the stamps of Nicaragua, South Africa and Canada, or his role inspiring themed flashmobs in St Petersburg. Nor indeed would he have foreseen Holmes's eventual appearance in the Guinness Book of Records. Show More Summary

'Sherlock' Comic-Con Panel Interview: Executive Producer Steven Moffat Says They 'Won't Run Out' of Stories

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's source material teems with adventure stories of its main characters Sherlock and his side-kick Dr. Watson. Various adaptations on television and big screen presentations may overlap with the same plotlines but...Show More Summary

'Sherlock' Victorian-Era Trailer Will Have You Peeing Your Petticoats (VIDEO)

Post by Jenny Erikson. One of the coolest things about Steven Moffatt's modern-day retelling of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes (aside from Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman) is that it's set in the 21st century. Why, then, are we so excited for the upcoming Sherlock special set in Victorian London?  Probably the costumes. Show More Summary

Great Job, Internet!: Sherlock Holmes never said, “Elementary, my dear Watson!”

Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes has proven to be one of literature’s most enduring characters, finding life well into the 21st century. Whether you’re a fan of the original and/or of House, Sherlock, Elementary, or any number of other adaptations, you’ve undoubtedly encountered a Holmesian character or three in popular culture. Show More Summary

‘Houdini & Doyle’ Cast Conjures Up Michael Weston and Stephen Mangan

2 months agoEntertainment / Film : SlashFilm

The friendship and animosity between escapist Harry Houdini and Sherlock Holmes creator Sir Arthur Conan Doyle is the stuff of modern legend. Houdini, the talented performer who aggressively campaigned against the junk mysticism of the...Show More Summary

Premiered This Day (1925): The Lost World

image The first and greatest of the film versions of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's classic book.Starring the great Wallace Beery as Prof. Challenger, with stunning stop-motion animation by Willis O'Brien

Miramax Faces Lawsuit For Mr. Holmes Movie

3 months agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

The estate of author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle have filed a copyright and trademark lawsuit against Miramax for the movie, Mr. Holmes. The film stars Sir Ian McKellen (pictured, via) as an elderly Sherlock Holmes. The story for this film...Show More Summary

Newswire: Arthur Conan Doyle’s estate is suing Miramax over its elderly Sherlock Holmes movie

As explained in this Variety article from last year, the fight to determine whether or not Sherlock Holmes should be in the public domain has been (unsurprisingly) pretty heated. On one side, you have the people who control the estate of Holmes-creator Arthur Conan Doyle. Show More Summary

Sherlock Holmes Estate Sues Over Ian McKellan’s ‘Mr. Holmes’

The estate of Arthur Conan Doyle, author of the Sherlock Holmes series of books, has initiated a lawsuit against Miramax, Roadside Attractions and director Bill Condon. The estate contends that the film Mr. Holmes, which stars Ian McKellen as Sherlock Holmes, violates copyright laws by infringing on those stories still protected. Show More Summary

‘Mr. Holmes’ Lawsuit: Arthur Conan Doyle Estate Sues Bill Condon & Distributors

What would the Great Detective have Dr. Watson and the Baker Street Irregulars do with this case? On the eve of the hundredth anniversary of the birth of Sherlock Holmes creator Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, the author's often litigious Estate...Show More Summary

When Arthur Conan Doyle Tried Solving a Real Mystery

3 months agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

Image Credit: Wikimedia Commons/PD-1923 On September 1, 1907, the New York Times wrote: It looks as if Sir Arthur Conan Doyle will eventually come to be considered an even greater detective than he made out Sherlock Holmes to be. Doyle,...Show More Summary

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