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Transcript of Sherlock Holmes
countless spin-offs and adaptations (CSI, Psych, the Mentalist, etc.)
By Allisa Tran & Vivian Liu
Sherlock Holmes: A Mystery
Who was the mastermind behind it all?
Sherlock: the BBC Series
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
born May 22, 1859 in Edinburgh, Scotland
Charles Altamont Doyle, father, was alcoholic; Mary Foley, mother, was great influence to writing
"The Mystery of Sasassa Valley" was first published work
Late 19th Century-Early 20th Century London
population: 4 million->6 million
world's first global city
Europe's economic center not only capital of Great Britain, but also the British Empire and the British Commonwealth of Nations
urbanization led to an unprecedented, exponential growth in crime
explosion of crime from 1870-
crime leveled out 1900-1914
constant increase till mid 20th century
relatively unaffected by events such as WWI, WWII, General Strike, etc.
100,000 serious crimes per year
main increase in petty larceny and break-ins
decrease in murders
steep decrease in drunkenness offences
Some historical background...
I'm Sir Arthur Conan Doyle!
astute deductive reasoning and intelligence
master of disguise
constantly takes the cases of random strangers knocking at his door (221B Baker St.)
narrator of stories
less intuitive, risk-taking
met through a mutual friend to become Sherlock's flatmate
known only as "The Woman" to Sherlock
appeared in the first short story, "A Scandal in Bohemia"
commonly casted as a romantic interest/femme fatale
Who is Sherlock?
His Life (cont'd)
married Louisa Hawkins in 1885
first Sherlock Holmes story, "A Study in Scarlet" in 1888
married new wife, Jean Leckie, after death of Louise, in 1907 and had three children
killed Sherlock in "The Final Problem" in 1893
revived in "The Hound of the Baskervilles"
died July 7, 1930
The Comrade: John Watson
The Rival: Moriarty
"The Woman": Irene Adler
I'm totally John Watson!.
I'm too good for anyone
CBS American crime drama created by Robert Doherty
released September 27th, 2012
Sherlock Holmes & Sherlock Holmes: Game of Shadows
directed by Guy Ritchie
released Dec. 25th, 2009
sequel: Sherlock Holmes: Game of Shadows
released:December 16, 2011
based off criminal Adam Worth
most famous arch-enemy
takes place in modern-day London
created by Mark Gatiss, Steven Moffat
starrs Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock, Martin Freeman as Watson
Thank you for listening!