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Fall 2012 Film Series: Sherlock Holmes & Dr. Watson

The Soviet Adaptations of a Classic

Posted: October 1, 2012
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Sherlock Holmes is the most popular detective around today.  He can be found on the BBC as a high-strung neurotic genius, in Hollywood as a violent crime fighter, and now on TV with a female Watson side-kick.  

Return to the classics.  Embrace tradition.  Enjoy the 1970s Soviet adaptations of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s stories in Russian (with English subtitles):

Oct 2nd - Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson (ep. 1 & 2)
Oct 9th – The Master Blackmailer & The Mortal Fight
Oct 16th - The Hound of the Baskervilles
Oct 23rd - The Sign of Four
Oct 30th - His Last Bow

All films at 7:00 p.m. on the UT campus in Calhoun Hall, room 422.

Read a description of the series and bios of the very popular actors Vasily Livanov (Holmes) and Vitaly Solomin (Watson):
http://www.bakerstreetdozen.com/russianholmes.html

"The Conan Doyle stories had been made into many films before us, but, as I see it, our characters are remarkable in being very human and convincing. This is probably why the British recognized our film to be the best European version of its kind"
- Vasily Livanov in Lifestyle: A Russia Journal Publication Issue No.2 (45) -  24th Jan 2000

No pipes, please.

Co-sonsored by the Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies and the Center for European Studies.

Sponsored by: Center for Russian, East European, Eurasian Studies and CES

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