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Sherlock Holmes on screen : the complete film and tv history
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Barnes, Alan, 1952-
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Publication Information:
Richmond : Reynolds & Hearn, [2002]

©2002
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240 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 25 cm
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9781903111048
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Book

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Summary

Sherlock Holmes was the first pop icon of the modern age, instantly identifiable to millions by his silhouette alone. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's enduring creation has appeared on screen more than any other fictional character, and he's been the subject of movies not only in Hollywood and Britain, but also as far afield as Spain, Russia, Hungary, and Japan. Sherlock Holmes on Screen contains the most comprehensive filmography of the great detective ever published, as well as a full analysis of Holmes on television. In addition, the book features 60 photos—many never before seen—and a guide to Conan Doyle's original stories. It is a must-have companion for fans.


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Publisher's Weekly Review

Bestseller Alten's (Meg; Domain; etc.) latest near-future techno-thriller opens with a riveting burst of action an attack on an American aircraft carrier and its escorts by a rogue U.S. super-sub called Goliath ("the equivalent of an underwater Stealth bomber big, fast, and near impossible to detect"), which has been commandeered by Russian-born Simon Covah, a brilliant computer scientist who's bent on saving humanity by destroying nuclear stockpiles everywhere. If this scenario sounds improbable, the author's suspenseful, information-laden style makes it otherwise. Covah and his fanatical crew soon start making threats with the nuclear weapons that they retrieve from the remains of the U.S. fleet sunk by Goliath. Complications ensue when a lightning bolt jolts the sub's immensely powerful bio-engineered computer, Sorceress, into self-awareness la Frankenstein's monster. Luckily, a couple of good guys are aboard to oppose the Nemo-ish Covah and the HAL-like Sorceress: U.S. Army Capt. Gunnar Wolfe, who served time in prison for trying to sabotage Goliath's production, and Gunnar's onetime sweetheart, gutsy Navy commander Rochelle "Rocky" Jackson. Tom Clancy fans will lap up the endless, repetitive heroics seasoned with jargon and acronym-filled dialogue, while others will appreciate the many blatant borrowings from classic SF novels and films. More seriously, Alten offers readers, particularly young adults, much to think about, morally and politically, in a world haunted by weapons capable of universal destruction. (July 24) Forecast: National print advertising and targeting to military publications will help ensure a fast start.. (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved