Adaptation of Sherlock Holmes in Movies

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The attitude of Sherlock Holmes and John Watson in the BBC version of Sherlock and the movie starring Robert Downing Jr. are very different. A few of those differences include how they investigate and their personalities. The characters portrayed in the movies are different than in the novels. The BBC version and the Guy Richie version contrast each other by showing particular people acting different. Showing different tasks and how they are accomplished the BBC version presents an amusing, frisky and childish nature. Sherlock Holmes’s in the BBC adaptation is childish, enthusiastic. For example, when Sherlock finds a dead body in “A Study in Pink”, he is a child with excitement because he believes he is after a serial killer. This shows his child-like attitude, but keeps the reader guessing who it might be. He keeps the series exhilarating and suspenseful from beginning to end. Sherlock is very ignorant towards society, for example he has no social skills while investigating crimes. He treats people like fools. He even keeps clues to himself in order to find the answer first. Sherlock Holmes is also persistent while finding clues. Sherlock Holmes interprets the clues to investigate for more evidence to demonstrate who the killer is. The BBC series of Sherlock method of investigation is like a computer and displays how he contemplates the discoveries of his pathways. BBC’s style creates the suspense of the chase and shows similarities to the Conan Doyle stories. John Watson portrays to be the exact opposite of Sherlock. John Watson is characterized to be an enjoyable person. He is peaceful and is constantly a support for Sherlock. John is classified as Sherlock’s partner/reporter. They remain beside each other most of the time. John has Sherlock’s back and would not help anyone to hurt Sherlock or himself. BBC’s version portrays John to a whole new level of a support for Sherlock by showing a loyal friend that never walks...
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