Posted by Larry Gleeson

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Every year, the magazine of the Bologna Cinematheque closely – and with a critical eye – reviews the most salient events scheduled. Here’s one of my favorites from this year:

Cinema Ritrovato 2017: Sherlock Holmes, our contemporary

“Elementary Watson!”. It seems that it was Clive Brooke the first actor to recite on the big screen, in  The Return of Sherlock Holmes  (1929), the famous exclamation, apocryphal Holmesian ever uttered by a detective in fifty short stories and four novels that make up the “canon” of the adventures of a renowned “consulting detective”. A phrase that already sets the tone at the Holmes Brooke: pedantic and self-confident, elegant, ironic arrogance to the limit. This is a must see film!



—-Excerpt from Gianluca De Santis article

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