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It's a careful balance of script, story and finances. To some degree, you have to have a movie that's watchable. People's attention spans just aren't set at Gone With the Wind length anymore. Like that old Billy Joel song "The Entertainer" quips, "It was a beautiful song but it ran too long, if you're gonna have a hit you gotta make it fit, so they cut it ...


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In "A Study in Scarlet" Watson compiles a list of Holmes' limits and abilities. Knowledge of Literature.—Nil. Philosophy.—Nil. Astronomy.—Nil. Politics.—Feeble. Botany.—Variable. Well up in belladonna, opium, and poisons generally. Knows nothing of practical gardening. Geology.—Practical, but limited. Tells at a glance different soils from each other. ...


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He does indeed have skills, all of which are listed in detail on his Wiki page. These skills include: Ability to use pistols, shown in a few stories e.g. Hound of the Baskervilles and The Sign of Four. Ability to use cane/walking stick as weapon "Apparent" ability to use a sword (according to Watson in A Study of Scarlet he is an expert). I say apparent as ...


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Zero Effect ousted itself to me as as a modern take on Sherlock Holmes (and had been my undisputed favorite modern adaptation until the new BBC series) with the opening and closing lines of the movie- Arlo says to a prospective client that "...He doesn't negotiate his fee. He works at a flat rate. Under some unusual circumstances, he'll work pro bono - never ...


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We can never know why, maybe he director didn't overthink and simply decided to not include it. I got this from an interview with him: What scenes are absolutely fundamental to the story? What scenes must be in our film? And what scenes can we do with out, even if we love them? So he just said they were picky while choosing what scenes to do and ...


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I'd guess the movie's motive for not introducing the McKee subplot is because that was only a minor subplot of the book. And re-telling a book story in movie form, when you've got to get all the key details on screen in just 2 or 3 hours, means you have to omit many minor details. The core story of The Great Gatsby is about Gatsby and the world he lived in, ...


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No, unfortunately. It's a sensationally wonderful book, but it's never been transferred to film. I think a transfer to film could work, but unfortunately going into that is fairly discursive and probably better suited for the chatroom.



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