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April 16, 2011

Why Watson’s View?

Filed under: Sherlock Holmes — Matilda @ 11:09 am

A new Trifling Monograph has been added, short title “Why Watson’s View?”. Full Title: The Importance of Being Watson: The half-hearted need not apply

Margaret Whitmer looks at the portrayal of Holmes and Watson in several modern interpretations and the importance to the original stories of having them presented to the reader by Dr. Watson.

Be sure to check out the photo from the Star Trek version of Holmes and Watson. And yes, maybe Brent Spiner, the actor who played Data, had some unrealized professional potential there. Personally, we would have picked him over Downey any time.

1 Comment »

  1. I agree. I would have picked him over Downey any time! I say this realizing I will be lambasted by fans of the 2009 Guy Richie film. I have nothing against Jude Law, but Holmes/Watson in that film were presented in an almost adversarial light. It was as if there were two Holmeses instead of one. I’ve just always believed that Watson’s purpose was to soften Holmes’ hard edges and complete him thereby.

    Comment by MEW — April 16, 2011 @ 11:21 am

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