Sir Arthur Conan Doyle at the Cinema : A Critical Study of the Film Adaptations

Description

In February 1903, a 30-second film titled Sherlock Holmes Baffled was released by American Mutoscope and Biograph Company, the first known adaptation of the work of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Over the years hundreds of adaptation and parodies of Conan Doyles works have been released. Though he is most closely associated with Sherlock Holmes, other Conan Doyle works have found their way to the silver screen, including the science fiction classic The Lost World (1925). The major adaptations of all of Conan Doyles literary works are fully covered here, plus a 1927 one-reel documentary in which the author talks about his work and his psychic beliefs. The focus is on how faithful the adaptations are to the authors own work and the overall effectiveness of the film.

Details

Author(s)
Scott Allen Nollen, Nicholas Meyer
Format
Hardback | 384 pages
Dimensions
165 x 241 x 19mm | 612g
Publication date
01 Dec 1996
Publisher
McFarland & Co Inc
Publication City/Country
Jefferson, NC, United States
Language
English
Edition statement
New.
Illustrations note
b&w photographs
ISBN10
0786402695
ISBN13
9780786402694