If you believe the Guinness Book of Records, Sherlock Holmes most often ekraniziruemy literary character is a man (that’s not a mistake, the word man is not by chance, on that below). In anticipation of the new film adaptation of Sherlock Holmes, which will soon present to the audience a TV channel “Russia”, I decided to delve into the history of the migration stories of the great detective in the film and television screens. This story is so vast and multifaceted, that I decided to share with you interesting facts associated with it.
So, I present to your attention
10 facts about the movie version of Sherlock Holmes
In the Guinness Book of Records states that Sherlock Holmes adapted for the screen 254 times (data from 2012). Since then, started to leave the American TV series “Elementary” with Jonny Lee Miller in the title role, the domestic cartoon “Sherlock Holmes and the Black Men” and will soon be a new domestic serial film “Sherlock Holmes”
Sherlock Holmes played by 77 actors, including Peter O’Toole, Basil Rathbone, Michael Caine, Vasily Livanov, Rupert Everett, Daina Robert Younger. Plus he has some animated images
The first film about Sherlock Holmes is also the first detective film, which kept any information. It was filmed in 1900 as “Perplexed Sherlock Holmes.” It was an American silent short film, created by director Arthur Marvin. The names of the actors in the credits available. The only copy of the film was considered lost for many years as long as it was recovered from the remaining paper cards in the 1968 Fund Library of Congress
Ekraniziruemoy story itself is a “Dog Baskrevilley,” there are at least 17 film versions of the story
In the beginning I made a remark that Sherlock Holmes – is the most ekraniziruemy literary character is a man. It is the man. Because there is a character who filmed more often, but man it is difficult to call. It’s Dracula, his image revived in 272 film adaptations. Chief kinozlodeyu Hollywood Christopher Lee had to play both: Dracula and Sherlock Holmes
Sherlock Holmes has some animated incarnations. One of them did Hayao Miyazaki. Yes, yes, the same author of “Spirited Away” and “Howl’s Moving Castle.” His 26-minute serial anime series came out in 1984-85 and was called “The Great Detective Holmes.” Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson in the movie were dogs
Artists as Sherlock Holmes, are long-lived. Among the more than 70 actors who played his role, I found only three that did not live up to 60 years: Alwin Neuss lived to 56 years old, Peter Edward Cook lived to 58 consecutive years, and Robert Randall lived to 59 year . The other two did not live up to 70 years: John Barrymore – 60 years and Jeremy Brett – 68 years. But the most interesting that a lot of actors who have played Holmes is still alive and continue to be active in the movies, in spite of his advanced age. How, for example, Sir Roger Moore, who recently turned 86 or 84-year-old Christopher Plummer
June 15, 2006 in Moscow, Vasily Livanov British ambassador was awarded the Order of the British Empire for the best classic screen image of Sherlock Holmes
He is also a concern of the Soviet productions of Sherlock Holmes
In 2007, to commemorate the 120th anniversary of Arthur Conan Doyle’s debut novel about Sherlock Holmes, a private company, “the New Zealand Mint” has released a series of four commemorative coins in denominations of two New Zealand dollar each. Coins minted for the New Zealand ownership – of the Cook Islands of silver 999 in the amount of 8,000 copies. The weight of each coin is 31.1 grams (1 oz). Embossing – matt-gloss with colored printing.
The reverse of the coin depicts the first Sherlock Holmes (played by Vasily Livanov) in hunting and felt hat with a pipe. The other three coins devoted to the films “The Sign of Four,” “Hound of the Baskervilles” and “Mortal Combat.”They are, in addition to Sherlock Holmes, Dr. Watson shows (performed by Vitaly Solomin), Miss Morstan (played by Catherine Zinchenko), Sir Henry Baskerville (played by Nikita Mikhalkov) and Professor Moriarty (played by Victor Egorov). Coin Set presented in a souvenir box, made in the form of kinohlopushki
There are other coins with the image of the famous detective.
For example, in 1994, in honor of the 100th anniversary of the resurrection of Holmes, after the fatal battle with Moriarty at the Reichenbach Falls, Gibraltar has issued a series of “Sherlock Holmes, the most famous detective of the world” of the eight coins with the inscription on the reverse of the “100th anniversary of the return of Sherlock Holmes”
Creator Dr House wrote off his character with Sherlock Holmes and constantly hints about the viewer.
The coincidence of the initials at the top assistants: James Wilson – John Watson. And the names of the main characters: House – Holmes. Passion both to unraveling the mysteries and amazing mental abilities, and the way to solve the mysteries in Hausa – based on deduction Holmes. Plus a complex relationship with the “philistines” passion for music and the weakness of narcotic substances. Well, to top it off – Dr. House lives at Baker Street, house number 221, Apartment B. Series creator David Shore has repeatedly stated that drew inspiration including the stories of Arthur Conan Doyle 🙂
The fact of the eleventh (out of the list, all the same it to the movie has almost no relation):
In addition to film, television and animation, Sherlock Holmes is a favorite character of the creators of computer games. In different countries of him released more than 30 games. Most, of course, in the genre of the quest.