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#41 ONLINE   SayWhat?

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 10:26 AM

Wasn't "NYPD Blue" more or less a remake of "Hill Street Blues"?

And aren't most of the high school series like "90210" more or less remakes/adaptations of "Room 222"?
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Posted 30 December 2012 - 01:34 PM

No.

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 07:26 AM

I don't generally do remakes so Five-0 and BSG were non-starters and have never been on my set.


I gotta echo previous posters here. You're really missing out on the new BSG. There's a lot of great stuff in there.


last half of the last season may be a little 'what?!' though

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 01:24 PM

Then we have "Elementary". No sure what category it is in. Sherlock Holmes has been around on film since the silent movie days. The Arthur Conan Doyle stories have been remade many times and we are now into new stories to fit the times. The producers of "Elementary" have had to agree not to infringe on any rights held by the makers of the BBC show "Sherlock". The Sherlock Holmes character has endured for over a hundred years and there seems to be no end in sight.
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Posted 31 December 2012 - 01:36 PM

^^ I would call that a treatment, same as the multiple variations of Superman and the OK Corral story.
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Posted 31 December 2012 - 01:43 PM

An adaptation perhaps?
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Posted 31 December 2012 - 01:48 PM

The Sherlock Holmes character has endured for over a hundred years and there seems to be no end in sight.

According to archive.org, the very first Holmes on film was Sherlock Holmes Baffled, from 1903!

I grew up loving Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce, but my favorite Holmes up until now as the Granada series, with Jeremy Brett and Edmunde Hardwicke playing Holmes and Watson. They haven't done it for as long, but kudos to Cumberbatch, Freeman and the BBC, though. What a great job they've done bringing Holmes into the 21st Century. Elementary is OK, but pales by comparison, IMHO.
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Posted 04 March 2013 - 10:48 AM

The new Three Stooges movie sucked I thought. Some(most) things you just can'r duplicate.........

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 11:00 AM

To me, the appeal of the "Sherlock Holmes" method of crime investigation is three-fold: attention to (otherwise insignificant) detail; deductive reasoning, explained (thus, the need for a "Watson"); iron-clad, virtually irrefutable conclusions.

Holmes was the original 'forensic' investigator, and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was a genius.

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 11:26 AM

To me, the appeal of the "Sherlock Holmes" method of crime investigation is three-fold: attention to (otherwise insignificant) detail; deductive reasoning, explained (thus, the need for a "Watson"); iron-clad, virtually irrefutable conclusions.

Holmes was the original 'forensic' investigator, and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was a genius.


Holmes wasn't the first, maybe the most popular though.

True detective fiction in the English-speaking world is considered to have begun in 1841 with the publication of Poe's "The Murders in the Rue Morgue" itself,[8] featuring "the first fictional detective, the eccentric and brilliant C. Auguste Dupin". Poe devised a "plot formula that's been successful ever since, give or take a few shifting variables."[12] Poe followed with further Auguste Dupin tales: "The Mystery of Marie Rogêt" in 1843 and "The Purloined Letter" in 1845.

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