But Holmesians have a number of questions: how is it? Does Robert Downey, Jr. make a decent Holmes? Is the "bromance" just a little too much for the purists? Will those raised on Rathbone be able to stand the latest reincarnation?
To help us answer these questions and perhaps raise a few more, Scott and Burt are joined in this episode by Sherlockian film critic David F. Morrill, BSI ("Count Von Kramm"), a man who owns as many as 10,000 movies - some of which are actually worth watching. David helps us discern what makes a good cinematic Holmes, shares his picks of the best film editions of The Sign of the Four, and shares his opinion on how Downey stacks up while dressing down.
- 2008 Baker Street Journal Christmas Annual - Reading the Signs: Some Observations and Aperçus on Film and Television Adaptations of The Sign of the Four
- David's picks for the best versions of The Sign of the Four: the Ian Richardson version, the Jeremy Brett outing, and the Matt Frewer edition.
- Sherlock Holmes: the Complete Series, featuring Ronald Howard
- For those interested in the other cartoons and films mentioned in passing: Secret Squirrel, Wile E. Coyote and Animal House can be found here.
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