Monday, June 1, 2009
The definitive Holmes is getting a definitive response.
He last played Holmes in a movie in 1946, and reprised the role on TV once in 1953, but that makes no never mind to the folks who have voted so far. With about a day left to cast votes, a solid majority of people who have an opinion think Basil Rathbone is still the quintessential Sherlock Holmes.
In the interest of full disclosure, I voted for Jeremy Brett, currently in clear second place, though I don't have a true disagreement with those who are in the majority. I think the writing in the Brett version is a little better, but I got nothin' but love for Basil Rathbone.
A new poll starts tomorrow. Instead of the brooding brilliance of Holmes, the next poll will be a decision about the smokin' hawt girlies.
For those who like that sort of thing.