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In our previous episode, we spent time with author Les Klinger discussing his evolution as a Sherlockian, author and editor, covering a wide variety of topics and publications.

In this episode, we continue the conversation, but we turn towards Hollywood instead. Les was an official consultant for the initial Robert Downey, Jr. "Sherlock Holmes," and he now returns to Warner Bros. to consult on the second installment, which until just prior to the recording of this episode was called "Untitled Sherlock Holmes Sequel." Of course, now we know it's called "Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows."

Les gives a great background on what it takes to become an advisor to a major Hollywood franchise, as well as what an advisor of this sort actually does. It's a fascinating look behind the scenes of the making of "Sherlock Holmes" that only I Hear of Sherlock Everywhere brings you.

This edition of the Editor's Gas-Lamp comes to you from the Autumn 2010 issue (Vol. 60 No. 3)  of the Baker Street Journal.

Episode 31: A Chat with Les Klinger
Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (IMDb)
Sherlock Holmes: Year 1 (Dynamite Publishing)
Ian Edgington's The Valley of Fear

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