Can’t Get Enough Sherlock Holmes?
Are you a die-hard fan of the famous Arthur Conan Doyle Victorian character, Sherlock Holmes? Coming soon is the latest Sherlock Holmes motion picture in which Robert Downey Jr. reprises his role as the world’s most famous detective, Sherlock Holmes, and Jude Law returns as his formidable colleague, Dr. Watson. In “Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows,” Holmes has always been the smartest man in the room…until now. Holmes and his sidekick Dr. Watson join forces to outwit and bring down their fiercest adversary, Professor Moriarty.
Can’t wait until December? Find the earlier 2009 Sherlock Holmes movie, “Sherlock Holmes”, on DVD with Robert Downey Jr. as the legendary Victorian detective brought to life as he has never been portrayed before. Jude Law stars as Holmes’ trusted colleague, Watson, a doctor and war veteran who is a formidable ally for Holmes with the principal photography filmed on location in London.
Earnest fans can join the Sherlock Holmes Society of London; founded in 1951, the Society is open to anyone with an interest in Sherlock Holmes, Dr. John H. Watson and their world. It is a literary and social Society, publishing a scholarly Journal and occasional papers, and holding meetings, dinners and excursions. They even have their own Society’s Christmas Card for 2011.
Then there is BBC One’s, Sherlock, a contemporary remake of the Arthur Conan Doyle classic. Sherlock is a thrilling, funny, fast-paced take on the crime drama genre set in present day London. The iconic details from Conan Doyle’s original books remain – they live at the same address, have the same names and, somewhere out there, Moriarty is waiting for them.
If you are thinking of joining a Sherlock Holmes society, or participating in a Murder Mystery Weekend, or maybe you are one of the Victorian Strollers – it is always fun to accurately dress the part. For a walk in the damp London fog, the Victorian gentleman would dress in a stylish overcoat. Men could choose from single-breasted or double-breasted style, plain collar or velvet collar, and waterproof with an attached or detachable cape. Pick your favorite style of Victorian coat. Furthermore, you can find how to dress like a Victorian gentleman of the late nineteenth century, including styles reminiscent of Sherlock Holmes books and movies.
You can also have fun with “Sherlock Holmes Mysteries for iPad,” a game for the Apple iPad that transports players to the seedy underbelly of 19th century London. Using the iPad’s multi-touch technology, players step into the shoes of the intrepid Sherlock Holmes who finds himself in an exhilarating whodunit puzzle adventure game. In “Sherlock Holmes Mysteries for iPad,” players follow clues through the gritty side of the 1890’s Victorian London where, along with Dr. Watson, Sherlock uses his keen wit and winning charm to prove a man is innocent of murder.