This week on the blog is going to be mostly about Sherlock Holmes, I think. Don’t hold me to that if you see other stuff popping up. Jen and I read The Sherlockian, by Graham Moore and The Hound of the Baskervilles, by Arthur Conan Doyle in anticipation of or podcast about Sherlock Holmes with Graham Moore and Heather from Age 30+…A Lifetime of Books. I’ll have reviews of both books up this week, and hopefully a post about some of the books that I will be examining in preparation of our upcoming discussion of Jane Eyre. If anyone has any good stories based on Jane Eyre, let me know.
Now back to Sherlock. I have seen many versions of this movie trailer and this is probably the one that appeals to me the most, and I think it’s because it has the least elements of teh humor of the movie. Heather at Age 30+ Books said that this one was worth a look, so I will check it out on her recommendation but never in a million years would I have imagine Robert Downey Jr. as Sherlock Holmes. The first thing that pops into my head is, “Isn’t Holmes supposed to be tall?”
I like the way they allow Jude Law’s Watson to be a little critical of Holmes and that they have him mentioning some of his vices. I am hoping that Watson gets to be a little bit smarter than he appears in the stories and the novels. This is also a lot more action oriented that I ever dreamed that Homes would be, but I guess they had to update it. Has anyone read the stories and seen this movie. What did you think?
Does anyone remember kids saying, “No shit Sherlock.”, in middle school. I just thought about that and it cracked me up. It’s really not that clever.