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SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE VOICE OF TERROR (1942) « Comic Book and Movie Reviews

SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE VOICE OF TERROR (1942) « Comic Book and Movie Reviews | Anglophile's Delights: Sherlock, Luther, Outnumbered, Downton and more | Scoop.it

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I watched this earlier this year. It stands up even today.

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Sherlock Holmes exhibition at Museum of London - Entertainment Focus | Entertainment Focus

Sherlock Holmes exhibition at Museum of London - Entertainment Focus | Entertainment Focus | Anglophile's Delights: Sherlock, Luther, Outnumbered, Downton and more | Scoop.it

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Black-and-white photos document some of China's last women with bound feet - Scene Asia - WSJ

Black-and-white photos document some of China's last women with bound feet  - Scene Asia - WSJ | Anglophile's Delights: Sherlock, Luther, Outnumbered, Downton and more | Scoop.it
Photographer Jo Farrell is on a mission to document China’s remaining women with bound feet, most of whom are in their 80s and 90s. Her goal: to publish a book or to hold an exhibition of the project, which she calls “Living History.”
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Living history. I was surprised that my province, Shandong would figure into this study. 

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Classic Radio/TV World: The Triumph of Sherlock Holmes

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The Triumph of Sherlock Holmes is a 1935 British mystery film directed by Leslie S. Hiscott and based on The Valley of Fear by Arthur Conan Doyle.


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I'd like to see this.

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The Voice of Terror

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    This week I watched The Voice of Terror for my weekly old movie selection. The Voice of Terror is a Sherlock Holmes film with Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce. In this film Nazi's are p...
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Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce still do A.C. Doyle proud. They entertain delightfully. My short review.
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'Downton Abbey' cast chastised for tweeting - UPI.com

'Downton Abbey' cast chastised for tweeting - UPI.com | Anglophile's Delights: Sherlock, Luther, Outnumbered, Downton and more | Scoop.it
UPI.com 'Downton Abbey' cast chastised for tweeting UPI.com Lesley Nicol, Allen Leech, Michelle Dockery, Julian Fellowes, Laura Carmichael and Rob James-Collier arrive on the red carpet at the 'Downton Abbey' Season Four cast photo call at...
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Can never get used to them in modern clothes.

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Gatiss: Sherlock won't be back until 2016

Gatiss: Sherlock won't be back until 2016 | Anglophile's Delights: Sherlock, Luther, Outnumbered, Downton and more | Scoop.it
Exclusive: Mark Gatiss says Sherlock will be back as soon as the team can nail down the show’s busy stars Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman.

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I can wait for a good story. It'll give the writers time, I hope to get back to the stories that made Seasons 1 and 2 remarkable.

 

For me, Season 3 was shockingly disappointing.

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Sherlock Holmes -The Empty House - YouTube

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Tonight's "Sherlock" episode is based on "The Empty House." You can read it faster, but here's the Jeremy Brett version.

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Deducing the timeless popularity of Sherlock Holmes

Deducing the timeless popularity of Sherlock Holmes | Anglophile's Delights: Sherlock, Luther, Outnumbered, Downton and more | Scoop.it

!From movies and TV to fan conventions, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's masterful detective from 221B Baker Street is an enduring cultural icon


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What a great character!

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Sherlock series 4 and 5 already 'plotted out', says Steven Moffat

Sherlock series 4 and 5 already 'plotted out', says Steven Moffat | Anglophile's Delights: Sherlock, Luther, Outnumbered, Downton and more | Scoop.it
Steven Moffat says the future storylines are "crackers".    

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This is a good sign.

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Sherlock Holmes, everything you need to know - infographic

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Created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Sherlock Holmes first appeared in print in 1887

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Cool infographic as we get in the mood for a new Sherlock series.

 

In the Sherlock v. Elementary rivalry Sherlock wins hands down in my opinion.

 

 

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Advanced Review: Sherlock Holmes: Moriarty Lives #1 (of 5) - Cosmic Book News - Video Games

Advanced Review: Sherlock Holmes: Moriarty Lives #1 (of 5) - Cosmic Book News - Video Games | Anglophile's Delights: Sherlock, Luther, Outnumbered, Downton and more | Scoop.it
Headlines & Global News Advanced Review: Sherlock Holmes: Moriarty Lives #1 (of 5) Cosmic Book News - Video Games Actually, it isn't, and that is what writer David Liss and artist Daniel Indro do in the five-issue limited series, Sherlock Holmes:...

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Michelle Dockery on whether she's returning for 'Downton Abbey' season five - Examiner.com

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Examiner.com Michelle Dockery on whether she's returning for 'Downton Abbey' season five Examiner.com This means that unless show creator and writer Julian Fellows decides to kill or ship Lady Mary off somewhere, viewers will be seeing her for at...
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We haven't seen season 4 yet, but I hope she's back. I can't imagine the show without her.

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Recap & Comments: Mr Selfridge Finale, Part 2

Recap & Comments: Mr Selfridge Finale, Part 2 | Anglophile's Delights: Sherlock, Luther, Outnumbered, Downton and more | Scoop.it
The second part of the finale in the US (or episode 10 in Britain) begins with lively conversation at the Selfridge dinner table and Rose asking everyone to count on a traditional family dinner for...
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My thoughts on the final parts of the Mr Selfridge finale shown May 18th in the US. Rewatch it. There are plenty of little details I appreciated much more the second time around.

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Photography of Lu Yanpeng to be featured in “Sense of Presence” at See+ Gallery | CAFA ART INFO

Photography of Lu Yanpeng to be featured in “Sense of Presence” at See+ Gallery | CAFA ART INFO | Anglophile's Delights: Sherlock, Luther, Outnumbered, Downton and more | Scoop.it

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I'd love to see this. 

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Gulf of suspicion divides Han, Uighurs in China's Xinjiang region

Gulf of suspicion divides Han, Uighurs in China's Xinjiang region | Anglophile's Delights: Sherlock, Luther, Outnumbered, Downton and more | Scoop.it
Yang Bin and Chen Li stand out in their neighborhood in the capital of China's Muslim northwest. The couple from the country's Han ethnic majority live surrounded by minority Uighurs, ...
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What a complex problem. I see no good coming out of the violence. I think the Uighyrs have a fascinating culture and realize most aren't involved in the violence, but I can't see them winning.

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Poems of the Week

Poems of the Week | Anglophile's Delights: Sherlock, Luther, Outnumbered, Downton and more | Scoop.it
I found these in a digitized children's book on the Library of Congress' website. The Patrician Ah, sweet Lucinda, best of girls, How quick to take advice. Behold her with unpapered curls, And froc...
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To get into a 19th century frame of mind.
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Sherlock town.

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Here's a question for you . . . .
Suppose you were to recreate Sherlock Holmes's existence, finding yourself some second-floor rooms for yourself and your closest companion on a sort-of Baker Street.

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I'd love a sort-of Baker Street.
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Why it's easier to swear at people in another language

Why it's easier to swear at people in another language | Anglophile's Delights: Sherlock, Luther, Outnumbered, Downton and more | Scoop.it
People who speak two or more languages often prefer to use one language over another, depending on the situation. This is especially true when it comes to cursing and insults. It seems that people prefer not to use their native languages to talk smack. Here's why.
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Holy moly!

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The Case of the Accidental Superstar

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In the peculiar-looking, former cross- dressing Shakespearean actor Benedict Cumberbatch, Hollywood has found an unlikely leading man.

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Hmmm. It's good to break molds now and then.

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Sherlock Louise Brealey Interview - Collectormania 2012 - YouTube

Sherlock Louise Brealey Interview - Collectormania 2012
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A good interview with the actress who plays Molly on "Sherlock."

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Arthur Conan Doyle: 19 things you didn't know - Telegraph.co.uk

Arthur Conan Doyle: 19 things you didn't know - Telegraph.co.uk | Anglophile's Delights: Sherlock, Luther, Outnumbered, Downton and more | Scoop.it
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Sherlock might have been a sceptic but Arthur Conan Doyle believed in fairies. Well, he was convinced by the Cottingley Fairy photographs, the famous 1917 hoax.

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Gearing up for the return on Jan. 19th.

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Robert Downey Jnr stalking Sherlock Holmes as he plans to return once again as detective | Latest News | Latest Breaking News | Daily Star. Simply The Best 7 Days A Week

Robert Downey Jnr stalking Sherlock Holmes as he plans to return once again as detective | Latest News | Latest Breaking News | Daily Star. Simply The Best 7 Days A Week | Anglophile's Delights: Sherlock, Luther, Outnumbered, Downton and more | Scoop.it
HOLLYWOOD star Robert Downey Junior has agreed to don a deerstalker for a third Sherlock Holmes...

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How I wish he wouldn't bother. There's an art to knowing when you've been beat. Downey's strengths lie elsewhere.

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Empty Hearse: Is Steven Moffat confusing Sherlock & Doctor Who?

Empty Hearse: Is Steven Moffat confusing Sherlock & Doctor Who? | Anglophile's Delights: Sherlock, Luther, Outnumbered, Downton and more | Scoop.it
Like many, I had been looking forward to Sherlock Holmes' return for a long time. Last night the moment finally came and how disappointed I was. The big co

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I only read part of this as I won't see the new Sherlock till Jan. 19th.

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Downton Abbey star on theatre snobs - Telegraph.co.uk

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As the maid Edna Braithwaite in Downton Abbey, Myanna Buring seduced the “upstairs” Tom Branson.
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Honestly, I'm posting this without reading it for fear of spoilers.

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