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Holmes updated

I’ve finished watching the TV series I referred to in my previous post, and also the various feature films where the same actor, Jeremy Brett, played Sherlock Holmes.

The last films, filmed in the 1990s not long before Brett died, are a real disgrace. Although the screenwriters used the titles of some of Arthur Conan Doyle’s short stories, they significantly distanced themselves from the prose of the famous detective’s creator: which contrasts with the television programmes, especially those filmed in the 1980s. It seems that, in the darkest hour of the West, the leaders of the cultural media cannot resist the urge to desecrate the work of their artists.

And in this century the situation is much worse.

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