Sherlock Holmes Movie Poster Book

Sherlock Holmes Movie Poster Book

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The "Sherlock Holmes Movie Poster Book" traces the history of the most famous detective in the movies. The book presents one-of-kind posters and poster art from nearly 40 movies, including: A sample of a silent Sherlock Holmes film, namely the 1922 version with the classically handsome actor John Barrymore. Early vintage 1930s portrayals by actors Arthur Wontner and Reginald Owen. All 14 films starring the most remembered duo, Basil Rathbone (the quintessential Sherlock Holmes) and Nigel Bruce between 1939 and 1946. Post Rathbone portrayals (1959-2001) by actors Peter Cushing, Christopher Lee, John Neville, Robert Stevens, George C. Scott, Nichol Williamson, Nicholas Rowe, Michael Caine and Joaquim de Almeida. Comedy spoofs such as "Sherlock Holmes' Smarter Brother" (1975) with wacky comedian Gene Wilder and "Hound of the Baskervilles" (1978) with comedians Dudley Moore and Peter Cook. Robert Downey, Jr.'s portrayals in two updated, successful versions in 2009 and 2011. And, lastly, the upcoming "Mr. Holmes" starring Sir Ian McKellen as a 95-year-old version of the consulting detective. For Sherlock Holmes fan, the "Sherlock Holmes Movie Poster Book" isn't just "elementary," it's worth having."show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 64 pages
  • 203 x 254 x 4mm | 195g
  • Createspace
  • United States
  • English
  • colour illustrations
  • 1508655758
  • 9781508655756