Tuesday, April 29, 2014
The Seven-Per-Cent Solution
Herbert Ross | 1976 | USA | 35mm | 114m
Holmes (Nicol Williamson) and Watson (Robert Duvall) travel to Vienna where Holmes is treated for cocaine addiction and paranoid delusions by Sigmund Freud (Alan Arkin)—but the duo soon becomes involved in a kidnapping case with international implications. With Vanessa Redgrave and Laurence Olivier as Moriarty.
The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes
Billy Wilder | 1970 | UK | 35mm | 125m
Cut down by 75 minutes, Wilder's passion project remains a glorious, playful episodic alternative take in which the master detective contends with romantic disappointment and the mystery of the Loch Ness monster. Robert Stephens is Holmes, Colin Blakely is Watson, and Christopher Lee is Holmes's brother Mycroft.