Thursday, June 28, 2007

Sherlock Holmes - Case of Copper

From YouTube comes this 10 minute long short film...

Sherlock Holmes - Case of Copper was made as an IBH Film Studies project, which turned out rather well. I attempted to write a script as if it had been Sir Arthur Conan Doyle who wrote it, using the same language and style of writing. Aside from writing the script, I was also the Director, Editor, and Chief Actor in the film. A lot of work, that turned out well. There was numerous other crew members who where a crucial part in making the film, not only actors, but people behind the set as well, including youtube member M4771, who was the chief camera man. I hope you all enjoy 'Sherlock Holmes - Case of Copper'

Rather rare JeremyBrett / Holmes - The Four Oaks Mystery

Part of a 1992 TV telethon The Four Oaks Mystery combined the sleuthing skills of four different telly detectives in four separate short films to solve one rather poor mystery. The detectives Holmes, Van Der Valk, Taggart and Wexford each had their own segment - the Holmes chapter opens the mystery and runs about 5 minutes.. Though rare this is less of a gem than might be hoped. Still, every Sherlockian should have the chance to see it at lease once (completests that many of us are)

Conan Doyle & Holmes exhibit at the Portsmouth Museum

via 24 Hour Museum

The exhibition, including items from the collection of the late Richard Lancelyn Green, includes various interactive features...

"Narrated by Stephen Fry, the collection’s patron, the exhibition showcases a range of interactive displays and a 'new' Sherlock Holmes mystery, giving visitors the chance to try their hand at being a clever sleuth as well as fully immerse themselves within the extraordinary world of Sherlock Holmes.

It also includes interactive readings of selected works by Conan Doyle, virtual display panels and a new Sherlock Holmes mystery, The Case of the Portsmouth Doctor, written and performed specially for the exhibition."

Read the full article at 24 Hour Museum

Books for Kids reviews The Enola Holmes Mysteries

Before Nancy Drew or Veronica Mars there was, according to author Nancy Springer, a young lady with serious sleuthing skills and some pretty impressive DNA. Her name was Enola Holmes and you can guess whose sister she was.

From the Books For Kids Blog ....

"Enola, by her very name, which spelled backward is "alone," is no stranger to her mother's penchant for ciphers and hidden meanings, especially of the botanical sort, but when her mother suddenly disappears on her fourteenth birthday, Enola feels that the birthday gifts left behind for her contain the secret of her mother's whereabouts. Her much-older brothers, Mycroft and Sherlock Holmes, are, however, clueless about the disappearance until an audit of the manor's accounts shows that their mother has been embezzling funds for years, enough to provide herself with considerable "mad money" far from the restraints of Victorian widowhood."
Read the complete review at Books For Kids

Librivox Update - HOUN, SIGN, The Lost World and more...

Fit me for a dunce cap I've done it again. While searching Librivox for Holmsian goodies I stupidly searched just for dear old Sherlock and not ACD. If I'd been half as clever as I'd like my children to think I am I would have noted that in addition to The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes Collection Librivox's tireless volunteers had also recorded both The Sign of Four and The Hound of the Baskervilles. A couple of short stories can also be found in short story collections. (The Dying Detective, The Speckled Band and The Dying Detective again)

Fan's of Conan Doyle's other works will be pleased to find The Lost World, The Parasite and The Japanned Box also ready to be downloaded. Still in the recording phase are A Study in Scarlet and Tales of Terror and Mystery.

The Adventure of the Sherlockian Wiki

via The Baker Street Blog

Brad Keefauver of Sherlock Peoria contemplates a Holmes specific Wiki : To Sherlockipedia and Beyond . . .

Sounds like a terrifc idea. The original Wikipedia, in the meantime, has done an excellent job with the Canon themselves - Wikipedia: Sherlock Holmes

Conan Doyle film on Youtube


The ten minute interview on film that occasionally shows up, in full or in excerpts, on various DVDs and Sherlockian documentaries has been posted at YouTube by TVDAYS

Sherlock Holmes at Librivox

Librivox, the free user created public domain audio books folks, have one set of Holmes stories complete and available for download and two more in the pipeline.

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes is now online. Each story is read by a different Librivox member, and while the quality varies a bit the good will and volunteer spirit behind the project more than makes up for it.

In the works are Memoirs (get a sneak preview here) and Return (progress report here)

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Sherlock Holmes Podcast - I Hear of Sherlock Everywhere : The podcast for those interested in the life and times of Mr. Sherlock Holmes - where it is always 1895

A pair of Baker Street Irregulars have begun a wonderful podcast that I heartily recommend. Here's what they cover in the inaugural effort...

In this episode, we explore the following topics:

Why a podcast?
Ways to listen to the show
The breadth of interest in Sherlock Holmes
Listener comments - welcome, encouraged, by phone, email or the comment feature below
Show frequency and length
My First Meeting with Sherlock Holmes - Burt and Scott each share their own first experience with the great detective
The Editor's Gas Lamp - from the Baker Street Journal, Vol. 1, No. 2 (1946), "What Is It That We Love In Sherlock Holmes?"

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Poster: A Study in Terror

Russian cartoon: Sherlock Holmes & Dr. Watson

Found on YouTube - a highly regarded animated take on Holmes from Russia...

Part One

Part Two