Press Release: June 18, 2001
|Sherlock Holmes on Screen: The Complete Film and TV History|
Sherlock Holmes was the first pop icon of the modern age, instantly identifiable by his silhouette alone. He has appeared more times on-screen than any other fictional character. Created just before the birth of cinema, Sir Arthur Conan-Doyle’s detective has packed in cinema-goers across the world, and has been the subject of movies not only in his native Britain and in Hollywood, but in countries as diverse Spain, Russia, Hungary and Japan.
Sherlock Holmes on Screen includes all Holmes' 300 plus film appearances – the most comprehensive Holmes filmography ever published. This includes films from the silent era through the Basil Rathbone movies of the forties; films from France, Germany, Italy; films from Hammer studios in the UK and Roger Corman in the USA; Billy Wilder's Private Life of Sherlock Holmes of 1970 and many, many more. The book also lists television versions of Holmes, including a version directed by Steven Spielberg and an appearance in Star Trek. Sherlock Holmes on Screen also contains over one hundred illustrations, many never before seen; plus a guide to the original Holmes stories written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
Alan Barnes has co-authored highly acclaimed books on Quentin Tarantino, the James Bond films and Hammer Horror. He also writes comic strips and radio plays, and is the editor of the BBC-authorised Doctor Who Magazine.
Reynolds &Hearn Ltd specialises in media publishing, with an emphasis on high-quality books on subjects from the film, entertainment and television industries. Previously published titles that may bo interest to Sherlock Holmes film enthusiasts are Christopher Lee: The Authorised Screen History and The Peter Cushing Companion by David Miller. Click here to visit the Reynolds & Hearn Website
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|Sherlock Holmes on Screen:
The Complete Film and TV History
Author: Alan Barnes
Publisher: Reynolds & Hearn Ltd.
List Price: £17.95
236 x 187mm
Trade paperback - full colour cover 100 illustrations
Release Date: February 2002
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