Thursday, September 19, 2019
Hound of the Baskervilles

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One of the better versions of this much filmed Sherlock Holmes story,but rather let down by the miscasting of Watson who is played in this version by an actor who simply lacks the physical size to portray Holmes's long suffering sidekick convincingly...then at the end when Watson throws a sort of tantrum veering on the psychopathic and attacks the villainous wifebeating Stapleton credibility departs for me....Holmes is played competantly if rather blandly if you like your Holmes idiosyncratic like Jeremy Brett difinitively portrayed him in the 1980's Granada television serialisation....
Overall cinematicaly it was rather a more modern take stylisticaly on the most famous of Conan Doyles long Sherlock Holmes tales than has previously been done...
My award for the best actor in this television movie goes to the terrifyingly large and muscular computer generated hound from hell ha ha. Which I thought was the best representation of the hound I'd seen in any version of The hound of the Baskervilles on screen...
Though overall this version like so many before left me feeling a little dissapointed...
I still think the BBC's 1982 4 part "Hound of the Baskervilles" with Tom Baker as Holmes is the best version on film I've seen of this celebrated story..
Many thanks to Jim from London, England for his submission.

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