Monday, December 28, 2009

Sherlock Holmes: The Hamlet of Detective Fiction

From this weekend's Studio 360:

Sherlock Holmes as Hamlet
Robert Downey Jr., who stars in the new movie "Sherlock Holmes," is the latest actor to take on this iconic role. Guy Ritchie, the film's director, says Holmes' persona is an even divide between enigma and accessibility. WNYC's Sarah Montague traces the character's evolution and reveals how Holmes keeps changing to suit the times.

Related links:
LA Times on SHERLOCK HOLMES: 'Solid, entertaining, not transcendent'
Detectives: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's SHERLOCK HOLMES
Sherlock Holmes: The Trailer
All Aboard For Murder: 10 Mysteries On Trains
Sherlock Holmes Was Wrong
Beating Sherlock Holmes
Sherlock Holmes: Don't Call It A Comeback
Sherlock Holmes and Miss Marple

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Die Laughing: Funny Crime and Mystery Fiction


A woman with a complicated past returns home to become the small town's new sheriff. Best Mann For The Job is by the writer/artist team of Chris and Erica Well. Read it from the beginning at Watch the trailer on YouTube.