Sherlock Holmes for the 21st Century

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Lynnette Porter (Editor)
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The 21st century is a good time to be Sherlock Holmes. He stars in the Guy Ritchie films, with Robert Downey, Jr.; an internationally popular BBC television series featuring Benedict Cumberbatch; a novel sanctioned by the Arthur Conan Doyle Estate; and dozens of additional novels and short stories, including two by Neil Gaiman. Add to this the videogames, comic books, and fan-created works, plus a potent Internet and social media presence. Holmes' London has become a prime destination for cinematic tourists. The evidence is clearly laid out in this collection of 14 new essays: Holmes and Watson are more popular than ever. The detective has been portrayed as hero, and antihero. He's tech savvy, and scientifically detached--even psychologically aberrant. He has been romantically linked to The Woman and bromantically to Watson. Whether Victorian or modern, he continues to fascinate. These essays explain why he is destined to be with us for years to come. Instructors considering this book for use in a course mayrequest an examination copy here.

Holmes is played by Benedict Cumberbatch who acts the part as if very little had changed from the turn of the 1900s when the original stories were penned. Some things have changed ... Sherlock (Friday, Showcase, 10 p.m.) is sublime entertainment.

Publisher: McFarland & Co. Language: english.