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July 24, 2012 8:40 pm  #1


The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes

Just wanted to share one of my favorite Sherlock Holmes movies.  The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes is from 1970 and was directed by Billy Wilder (of Sunset Blvd. fame).  It's fairly comedic, a little romantic, and kinda' silly.  It likes to poke fun at itself (there is a funny bit about his dislike of the deerstalker)  There's an Irene Alder-like character in it, and Christopher Lee plays Mycroft (he does that a lot...).  Since it's the 70's and they loved gay jokes back then there are plenty of them in the first few scenes.

It might be available on hulu (it used to be) and is available on DVD and can be downloaded in a less than legal sense.


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July 26, 2012 4:24 pm  #2


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Thanks for the recommendation. I've heard quite a few people talking about this one and have been meaning to watch it for a while, but might finally get round to it now.


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July 27, 2012 1:01 pm  #3


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Ah yes, this is the one Moftiss refer to a bit I think.


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August 18, 2012 6:02 am  #4


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I have only just started- about 20 mi. in- but I already heartily recommend it. It is clearly a great source of inspiration and reference to Moftiss, as well as very diverting in its own right ( so far veering towards comic, with clear "Sherlock" parallels). I hope people here see it so it can be discussed!
For those in the US who have Amazon Prime- the movie can be streamed on your computers for free.

 

December 10, 2012 5:14 pm  #5


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My DVD's just arrived today - yay!   
I'm looking forward to watching it tonight - I've still got to do a lot of knitting for Christmas - so my socks hopefully won't bore me too much while watching this movie.


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December 10, 2012 9:14 pm  #6


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Though I have to admit that I fell asleep occasionally while watching - not because the film was boring but because I was utterly tired  - I can assure you: That.Was.Amazing.
Every 30 seconds I would jump and squeal because of the references to our Sherlock. When I'll have more time I'd make a list. The film is so funny and witty and well acted - it's a pity that it isn't more well-known - it'd  absolutely derserve it! So - if you can get your hands on it - watch it!


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December 15, 2012 9:25 pm  #7


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Here are just some sentences from the first minutes that might ring a bell.
I'm not sure whether they are all canon - in case they were they wouldn't be notable of course...
But I'm enjoying them anyway:

"The criminal class has lost all enterprise and originality."

"Mrs. Hudson - there is something missing from my desk." - "Missing?" - "Something very crucial." - "What?" - "Dust."

"How I envy you your mind, Watson." - "You do?" - "It's placid...My mind rebels against stagnation. It's like a racing engine tearing itself to pieces..."

"Madame says you are shorter than she thought...she's great admirer of yours. She has read every story."

"Tchaikovsky...women...not his glass of tea." -  SH: "I'm not a free man." - "But you are a bachelor!" - "A bachelor living with another bachelor for the last five years..." - "You mean - you and Doctor Watson? He..is your glass of tea?"


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December 15, 2012 9:26 pm  #8


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Ah, thank you for sharing this, it is both hilarious and insightful 


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December 15, 2012 9:33 pm  #9


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I think I'll have to watch that one again. 


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December 15, 2012 10:29 pm  #10


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Ah, I forgot that one on my birthday wishlist. 


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December 16, 2012 2:42 am  #11


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I couldn't find this online, so I'm going to get it from the library. All this talk has got me curious.


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January 20, 2013 11:52 am  #12


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Oh, I do love this film!http://images.boardhost.com/emoticons/happy.png
Watching it again (as it's snowing like mad right away, preventing me from outside activities).
Here's that scene Marc Gatiss once declared to be his favourite:

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John: "Have you spoken to Mycroft, Molly, uh, anyone?"
Mrs Hudson: "They don’t matter. You do."


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January 20, 2013 12:11 pm  #13


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Wonderful. Have to watch that one again. http://images.boardhost.com/emoticons/smile.png


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"To fake the death of one sibling may be regarded as a misfortune; to fake the death of both looks like carelessness." Oscar Wilde about Mycroft Holmes

"It is what it is says love." (Erich Fried)

“Enjoy the journey of life and not just the endgame. I’m also a great believer in treating others as you would like to be treated.” (Benedict Cumberbatch)

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January 20, 2013 12:45 pm  #14


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One thing for sure, I wouldn't be surprides if the movie was one of the sources used for "SiB"....the parrallels are uncanny.

 

January 20, 2013 12:47 pm  #15


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Though, I have to say, I think the movie is not THAT good...it's one of the better Sherlock movies, for sure, but it's also very episodic, inbalanced and the title is a little bit misleading.

 

January 20, 2013 7:15 pm  #16


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I agree the title is misleading, but it was a huge inspiration for our Sherlock show as there were so many paralells, which was kind of surprising. I thought it was okay overall, though I prefer our Sherlock, and even Jeremy Brett's, better.


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January 20, 2013 9:33 pm  #17


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Well, Jeremy Brett is the Holmes to go to if you want an adaptation as close to canon as possible while still considering the demands of the different media.

Movies like "The private Life" or shows like "Sherlock" on the other hand are, regardless of production value, at least worth a look because they are creative, but nevertheless respect the source text and the characters.

 

February 9, 2013 3:06 am  #18


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i watched this last night.

billy wilder only made at least three of the greatest movies ever, Double Indemnity (perfection), The Apartment, and lost weekend (this, days of wine&roses with jack lemmon & lee remick & Prime Suspect: the final act THE most harrowing portrayals of alcoholism, for me), so it's surprising i never saw it. it was bawdier than i expected, i was tired but it kept me up, i see it paralells the closest to OUR favorite. cool.  

 

February 10, 2013 10:12 am  #19


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tobeornot221b wrote:

Oh, I do love this film!http://images.boardhost.com/emoticons/happy.png
Watching it again (as it's snowing like mad right away, preventing me from outside activities).
Here's that scene Marc Gatiss once declared to be his favourite:

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Thank you for the screencaps, this was my favourite bit.http://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons/smile.png


(Such a clever little bit of screenwriting/acting.)
 

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February 23, 2013 6:14 pm  #20


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I'm barely 30 minutes into it, I'm enjoying it a lot. Watson in Swan Lake made me laugh so much. Priceless! One of my favorite movies is by him : Some like it hot (though I'm not a Marylin fan in general).

 

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