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Film log: The Seven Percent Solution

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A good film for a rainy day, this offering from 1976 gives an alternative explanation for Holme’s disappearance at Reichenbach. It’s at pains to position itself within the canon, and gets a lot of incidental historical facts right (like Sigmund Freud’s address) as well as showing close attention to Conan Doyle. It’s pleasant and light-hearted, but can’t decide whether or not it’s a comedy: Watson’s accent is overdone almost to the point of camp, but the only real gag is a reference to Holmes using Toby the bloodhound to trace an orangutan through the sewers of Marseilles.

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The Golden Bough
The Value of Nothing
The Fire
A Wolf at the Table
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