Friday Sherlock Links Compendium (June 2 - June 8, 2012)
Greetings readers new and old! I apologize for being a day late with Friday’s links but I just returned from Scintillation of Scions V in Maryland which was one of the best Sherlockian experiences of my life (so far). I’m working on my SoS review as we speak but I forgot my camera this weekend so if anyone has pictures from either Friday’s reception or the main event on Saturday please send them my way (I will give you full credit of course!).
Also, tomorrow (Sunday) is Peter Crupe’s always excellent Montague Street Lodger’s of Brooklyn Spring Brunch so make sure to say hello if you are in attendance. Without further ado, here are Friday’s Links:
SF Weekly announced an event I really wish I could attend: ”You Know My Methods: A Collector’s Approach to the Sherlockian Canon” - Glen S. Miranker’s collection of Holmesiana hosted by the Book Club of California in celebration of their 100th anniversary. “The exhibition opens this evening [Monday, June 4, 2012] with Miranker discussing the evolution of his collection and the items on display: original manuscript pages and Sidney Paget illustrations [!!] from one of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s best-known Holmes novels, The Hound of the Baskervilles. Also included in the exhibition are pieces of related ephemera, such as playbills and posters from the many stage and film adaptations of Baskervilles.” Exciting! According to BestOfSherlock.com, Mr Miranker owns the original manuscripts of “The Priory School” and “The Solitary Cyclist”. The Book Club of California has more information on Mr Miranker as well as the exhibit along with information on various places the exhibit will be appearing in 2012 (I hope against hope it makes a stop in NYC or at least to the easy coast - though that seems highly doubtful).
[Just one of the pieces on display from the BCC exhibit “You Know My Methods: A Collector’s Approach to the Sherlockian Canon” from BSI and Sherlockian collector legend Glen S. Miranker’s collection.]
Gaming Age posted about a new Holmes-themed video game (for Xbox 360 and PS3) called The Testament of Sherlock Holmes. From the game maker Atlus’ press release; “Scrutinized by Scotland Yard, doubted by his stalwart companion Dr. John Watson, and behaving more erratically than ever, Sherlock Holmes is in what might be his darkest hour yet. His recent triumph in the case of a missing set of priceless jewels has turned to disaster; the necklace’s owner accuses Holmes of returning a forgery to him, and there seems to be no evidence at the ready to clear his name. Has Sherlock Holmes become a criminal? If he is indeed a thief, what else is he capable of? As the questions and suspicions mount, will salvation be found or will there be nothing to stop the famous detective’s seeming descent into darkness…?” My guess is the Great Detective descends into total darkness and becomes an arch villan who ends the world. What do you think? It’s set to be released on September 12, 2012. No word yet on any #BelieveInSherlock tie-ins. Check out the trailer on YouTube as well - looks pretty cinematic.
[Looks like the model for Sherlock is Jeremy Brett-inspired!]
Bookish Adventures re-posted (from the-visual) my favorite animated GIF of the week: a scene from “The Empty House” where we see Watson (Edward Hardwicke in his first Granada ep) faint: “I moved my head to look at the cabinet behind me. When I turned again Sherlock Holmes was standing smiling at me across my study table. I rose to my feet, stared at him for some seconds in utter amazement, and then it appears that I must have fainted for the first and the last time in my life. Certainly a grey mist swirled before my eyes, and when it cleared I found my collar-ends undone and the tingling after-taste of brandy upon my lips. Holmes was bending over my chair, his flask in his hand. “My dear Watson,” said the well-remembered voice, “I owe you a thousand apologies. I had no idea that you would be so affected.” I gripped him by the arm. “Holmes!” I cried. “Is it really you? Can it indeed be that you are alive? Is it possible that you succeeded in climbing out of that awful abyss?” (EMPT)”
[“I must have fainted for the first and the last time in my life.” (EMPT) Click the picture for the full set of images from this most excellent scene.]
Quick Sherlock Links:
Baker Street Babes posted this amusing yet stunning photo of BBC Sherlock’s Louise/Loo Brealey aka Molly Hooper along with their Sherlock duck Charles Augustus Milverton (‘CAM Duck’ I suppose!). Rumor (that’s mostly confirmed) has it that Ms Brealey will be appearing soon on a BSB podcast. I suggest clicking on the image to view it in it’s full sized magnificence! Also, if you would like your very own Sherlock Duck, check out Great British Souvenirs or Union Jack Shop.
[The Baker Street Babes’ CAM Duck and Molly Hooper hanging out.]
Dan Andriacco comments on Queen Elizabeth II’s diamond jubilee with just a slight tinge of respectful envy. God Save the Queen!
The Consulting Frogs Podcast are a French Sherlock Holmes (BBC Sherlock mostly I think): “Ce troisième épisode nous aura retourné dans tous les sens, ce podcast fait 2h20, en espérant que ça ne vous fasse pas fuir, on s’est bien éclaté comme d’habitude.” So look out IHoSE and BSB, the French are coming!!
Sherlyhawk posted my favorite image of the week: a rather candid photograph of Jeremy Brett opening a wrapped gift.
[If ever a man deserved a present, it’s the one and only Jeremy Brett!]
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