Fall 2012 Film Series: Sherlock Holmes & Dr. Watson
The Soviet Adaptations of a Classic
Posted: October 1, 2012
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):
"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.