"The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson: The Hound of the Baskervilles" Movie Review Essay & Film Analysis

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«Hound of the Baskervilles" - the most famous work of Arthur Conan Doyle, it is not surprising that the hands Maslennikov & Co. got the same to the film adaptation of this masterpiece of detective fiction. Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson in this story with a very curious complication, codices and missing shoes Mikhalkov will be forced to replace London's bustling atmosphere on a slightly dull British province in order to unravel the very, very strange story, interwoven with ancient legends. I could have set the team, united for the success of the previous series "sherlockiana" this film will not work? Primarily important is the fact that the "dog ..." still a work-piece, not a series of stories thematically united efforts of writers, which means to put one product is much easier within the movie. Also in their favor is the fact that "baskervilskaya" history is the most popular work of the English writer. True, it has a downside - in fact because of its fame to the film adaptation of the story the viewer demands were much higher, and inconclusiveness of any blunder or creators would be immediately seen. But the huge audience the love of the previous adventures of the true gentlemen of Holmes and Watson, encounters optimistic thoughts.
main success and dignity of the film can be considered the ensemble cast handpicked director Maslennikov. Nikita Mikhalkov as cheeky American-estate heir of the Baskervilles played perhaps his best role in his career. His fiery playing admire - the energy it simply boils and ready is about to boil over. Very lively and upbeat character he turned. This, incidentally, one of the features of the film adaptation - as a rule, the British, properly (in truth, not always successfully) stamping the classic story, "Hound of the Baskervilles" turns grim story with a touch of mysticism, where certainly, place the jokes are not is located. Such an ironic and optimistic approach of Soviet filmmakers liked the audience:. Both Soviet and Western
stunningly played his role and Oleg Yankovsky. One of the best actors of the Soviet cinema played brilliantly ornate Englishman Stapleton, giving his character a unique voice and mannerisms. Can not remember the character of Alexander Adabashyan. The role of the butler of the old English manor as though written under it. All the more surprising is, that Adabashyan was in the cast of the accident. It issued in one of the improvisation with Mikhalkov phrase: "Oatmeal, sir," was the cruise and has long been a thing of the people. And there's still quite masterfully played Kupchenko Irina, Alla Demidova Svetlana Hook and the role of the English ladies. If we add to this the forgetful Mortimer by Eugene Steblova, the only one cast of "guest stars" can be admired. But have not gone away and flashed new facets of their talent Vasily Livanov and Vitaly Solomin, remained pretty old Mrs Hudson "fokstererny" Inspector Lestrade Borislav Brondukova.
all like to point out one of the characteristic features of Soviet "sherlockiana" increased, as compared to literary original and previous versions of films on "holmsovskuyu" theme, the role of faithful companion of the great detective Dr. Watson. That the writers of the first film Dunskiy and Freed made from schematic Sancho Panza Sherlock Holmes full protagonist. Turn away from this and then in a series of Vladimir Valutskiy about Moriarty, and Igor Maslennikov speaking also a screenwriter, "Hound of the Baskervilles" and does the hero Vitaly Solomin brought to the fore. In "The Hound of the Baskervilles" actor Solomin received a chance to shine in all its glory. And I must say, the film roles will benefit from such a shift. Watch Dr. Watson, with a straight face to pace the English off the beaten path and posing as a high-end London detective - a pleasure. Not without reason, "dog ..." is traditionally considered the best work of Soviet
"sherlockiana." We should also note the work of Vladimir Dashkevich. It is usually (and quite rightly) praise for the work in the previous series. So, it would seem that it is possible to leave luggage on previous achievements he composes completely new, but the same quality "baskervilskie" motives -. That's what a true professional, a dedicated
separate boasting aside the founders is to provide a filming location . As once in the "Mortal combat" the creative team from Abkhazia succeeded picturesque Switzerland, and in the "Hound of the Baskervilles" they succeeded in the Baltic States to find a real British family estate with green lawns and all the other attributes and recreate the whole atmosphere of the mysterious British province Do not stop rain and fog.
result. Excellent acting work, precise directing, music Dashkevich and twirled plot doing their job - an excellent adaptation of the classic works and, perhaps, the brightest Soviet series "sherlockiana" cycle.

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