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Topic: Sherlock Homles/Mariposa

From: David Wright
Location: Texas
Date: 01/01/2010

In the new Sherlock Holmes movie (good flick), there is a scene at the start (and similar, later on) where Holmes watches a guard, the way he walks, tilts his head, moves, etc, and decides on how he (Holmes) needs to dispatch the guard. He goes through all the motions in his head, then at the appropriate time acts them out in reality. It is very much the way Nathaniel Trace's thoughts and actions are described in Mariposa. Interesting coincidence, I thought.

Re: Sherlock Homles/Mariposa

From: Greg Bear
Date: 01/01/2010

Thoroughly enjoyed SHERLOCK HOLMES, and I also was struck by the parallels. Glad MARIPOSA came out first--but there's zero chance of it having influenced the movie. So--great minds think alike!

Re: Sherlock Homles/Mariposa

From: Patrick O'Loughlin
Location: Santa Barbara
Date: 01/01/2010

Sherlock Homeless: A new story idea?

Re: Sherlock Homles/Mariposa

From: Andrew Carpenter
Location: France
Date: 02/18/2010

I have the original stories bound in the "Strand magazine" binder! You could get a pair of boots made bespoke for two quid and a Saville Row Suit for Four in those olden days. In the last page there is a signature of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, but I think that it is a facsimile.

I'd never sell them, but I am prepared to loan them to responsible folk who could ensure their preservation for display purposes.

Re: Sherlock Homles/Mariposa

From: Greg Bear
Date: 02/18/2010

A good university might be the place--or perhaps the Maison D'Ailleurs?

Re: Sherlock Homles/Mariposa

From: Andrew Carpenter
Location: France
Date: 02/25/2010

Spot on Watson!

I'm currently re-reading " The Musgrave Ritual" which in my view is one the easier "whodunnits" from the Holmes cases.

I liked the Watson/ Jude Law character in the new movie..I also liked Robert Dny'Jnr, but not as Holmes. I understand why they chose him for the role and he was fun, but miss-cast.

I understand that Brad Pitt has been cast as Morriarty in the next movie..another case of Hollywood vs authenticity...let's hope that he can manage an English pukkar accent..and not fail as Dick Van Dyke did in Mary Poppins! (Although he was alluding to being a cockney of course)

God Bless

Andrew

Re: Sherlock Homles/Mariposa

From: Greg Bear
Date: 03/04/2010

One of my favorite Holmes films is MURDER BY DECREE, with a fine play-off between Christopher Plummer as Holmes and James Mason as Watson.

Re: Sherlock Homles

From: Andrew Carpenter
Location: France
Date: 03/05/2010

Greg,

Did you ever watch "Without a Clue" with Michael Caine and Ben kingsley?

A spoof, but a real hoot..I thought.

Best Regards.

Andrew

Re: Sherlock Homles

From: Greg Bear
Date: 03/26/2010

I'll look for it.

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