If you believe the Guinness Book of Records, Sherlock Holmes is the fictional character often ekraniziruemy-man (this is not an error, the word person is not by chance, see below). In anticipation of the new film adaptation of Sherlock Holmes, which will soon present to the viewers TV channel "Russia", I decided to delve into the history of the transfer of a great detective stories on film and television screens. This story is so vast and multifaceted that I decided to share with you interesting facts associated with it.
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Fact number one:
Guinness World Records stated that Sherlock Holmes adapted for the screen 254 times (info from 2012). Since then began to leave the American TV series "Elementary" with Jonny Lee Miller in the title role, the domestic cartoon "Sherlock Holmes and the black men" and is expected soon a new domestic serial film "Sherlock Holmes»
Sherlock Holmes, played by 77 actors, including Peter O'Toole, Basil Rathbone, Michael Caine, Vasily Livanov, Rupert Everett, Robert Downey Junior. Plus it has a few animated images
The first film about Sherlock Holmes is also the first detective film, which keep any information. It was filmed in 1900 and was called "Puzzled Sherlock Holmes." It was an American silent short film created by director Arthur Marvin. The names of the actors in the credits available. The only copy of the film was considered lost for many years until, until it was restored surviving paper cards in 1968. The Fund Library of Congress
The most ekraniziruemoy story is "dog Baskrevilley" there are at least 17 film versions of the story
In the beginning I made a remark that Sherlock Holmes - is the literary character ekraniziruemy-man. That man. Because there is a character who is often filmed, but the man it is difficult to call. It Dracula, his image revived in 272 movies. Chief kinozlodeyu Hollywood Christopher Lee have played both: the Dracula and Sherlock Holmes
Sherlock Holmes has several animated incarnations. One of them made a Hayao Miyazaki. Yes, the same author of "Spirited Away" and "Howl's Moving Castle." His 26-minute serial anime series out in 1984-85 and was named "Sherlock Hound". Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson were a cartoon dogs
The fact of the seventh:
Artists as Sherlock Holmes are long-lived. Among the more than 70 actors who played his role, I found only three that did not live up to 60 years: Alwin Neuss lived up to 56 years, Peter Edward Cook lived to 58 consecutive years, and Robert Randall lived to 59-year- . The other two did not live up to 70: John Barrymore - 60 years and Jeremy Brett - 68 years. But the most interesting that a large number of actors who played Holmes is still alive and continues to actively act in films, despite his advanced age. As an example, Sir Roger Moore, who recently turned 86 or 84-year Christopher Plummer
The fact of the eighth:
June 15, 2006 in Moscow, the British Ambassador Vasily Livanov was awarded the Order of the British Empire for the best classic screen image of Sherlock Holmes
The fact of the ninth:
He, too, regards the Soviet productions of Sherlock Holmes
In 2007, to commemorate the 120th anniversary of Arthur Conan Doyle's debut novel about Sherlock Holmes, a private company, "New Zealand Mint" has released a series of four commemorative coins in two New Zealand dollar each. The coins were minted for the possession of the New Zealand - Cook Islands silver 999 in the amount of 8000 copies. The weight of each coin is 31, 1 g (1 oz). Chiselled - matt gloss with colored printing.
On the reverse of the first coin depicts Sherlock Holmes (played by Vasily Livanov) hunting in a felt hat and a pipe. The other three coins dedicated to the films "The Sign of Four," "Hound of the Baskervilles" and "Mortal Combat." They are, in addition to Sherlock Holmes, Dr. Watson depicts (played by Vitaly Solomin), Miss Morstan (played by Catherine Zinchenko), Sir Henry Baskerville (played by Nikita Mikhalkov) and Professor Moriarty (played by Victor Evgrafova). A set of coins is presented in a souvenir box, made in the form kinohlopushki
There are other coins with the image of the famous detective.
For example, in 1994 in honor of the 100th anniversary of the resurrection of Holmes, after a fatal fight with Moriarty at the Reichenbach Falls, Gibraltar produced a series of "Sherlock Holmes, the most famous detective of the world" of the eight coins with the inscription on the reverse of the "100 th anniversary of the return of Sherlock Holmes"
The fact of the tenth:
The creator of Doctor House wrote off his character Sherlock Holmes and constantly hints about this viewer.
Match initials near the main henchmen: James Wilson - John Watson. And the names of the main characters: House - Holmes. Passion both to the mystery and amazing mental powers, and the way to solve the mystery at the House - is based on the deduction Holmes. Plus, complicated relationship with the "philistines", passion for music and a weakness for drugs. Well, to top it off - Dr. House resides at Baker Street, house number 221, apartment B. Series creator David Shore has repeatedly stated that drew inspiration from including in the stories of Arthur Conan Doyle :)
The fact of the eleventh (off list):
In addition to film, television and animation, Sherlock Holmes is a favorite character of the creators of computer games. In different countries about it it produced more than 30 games. Most, of course, in the genre quest