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John Enfield
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Christian, Expert Gardener, Freelance Writer, Gamer, Movie Buff, Learning Enthusiast
Christian, Expert Gardener, Freelance Writer, Gamer, Movie Buff, Learning Enthusiast

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Couldn't have said it better myself. So, I'll let Matt do it.
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Found a cool new, well, new to me anyway, DVD of Sherlock Holmes the other day. It has Nigel Stock as Dr. Watson. He did a great job in the role when he was paired with Peter Cushing as Sherlock Holmes in another set of stories I have on DVD. This one has him with Douglas Wilmer as Holmes. Wilmer's resemblance to the way Sidney Paget drew Holmes in the original illustrations for the stories is uncanny! I like the way he portrays Holmes too. A very debonair, if a bit eccentric gentleman with a keen intellect. He seems to strike a good middle ground in the role, not leaning too far towards any extreme version of Holme's traits.

I especially liked that they took the time to really play the stories out, showing more of the build-up to the actual sleuthing part rather than glossing over it as much as some versions do. They did some stories that many other versions have done, and they did them well considering the budget constraints that BBC shows had back in the 60s. They also did some stories that I don't think I've ever seen dramatized such as 'The Retired Colour Man' and 'Charles Agustus Milverton'. Though some of the websites I've looked up list a lot of problems that the series had in production, they actually manage to create an enjoyable experience when you watch the stories. I am impressed and I'm rather picky about Holmes series and not fond of all of them.

Jeremy Brett is still my favorite Holmes, but Douglas Wilmer ranks right up there near the top now, maybe in third place or thereabouts. Nigel Stock on the other hand does a perfect job as Dr. Watson and his portrayal is my favorite so far. In this and in the ones with Cushing, his Watson isn't a nit-witted bumbler, but he is't infallible either. His is a nuanced, balanced portrayal that is very close to how I imagine Watson being when I read the original stories.

If you find the DVD of Wilmer's Holmes, I highly recommend it. You may stumble across it in a store like I did, or you can find it on Amazon by searching 'Sherlock Holmes Douglas Wilmer'. Apparently this is the first time it's been available on DVD so that's pretty neat.
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Was excited to see the Gotham by Gaslight DVD recently.....until I turned the box over and saw it featured Catwoman. Not my favorite of the rogues gallery. I"m as tired of her as I am of the Joker.
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Merry Christmas! May you make many cool new friends and reunite with cool old ones this Christmas!
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High Fantasy can be funny! Here's seven great high fantasy novels and what is so funny about them.
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I recently reviewed the amazing solo/cooperative fantasy board game. Check it out! I'll have more reviews about it to come since it has several expansions.
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Tiny House Living? The Tiny Apartment Came First :)
Tiny House Living? The Tiny Apartment Came First :)
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Tiny House Living? The Tiny Apartment Came First :)
Tiny House Living? The Tiny Apartment Came First :)
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Look! A dragon a level 1 RPG character could actually vanquish by himself. :)
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