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Sadurian Mike
900514.  Tue Apr 10, 2012 7:45 am Reply with quote

Keetoz wrote:
The character of Sherlock Holmes is most famous for his powers of observation and forensic perspicacity, when Arthur Conan Doyle was writing these stories were similar methods used by the police to solve crimes or was he ahead of his time?

Did he use Deja Vu?
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Keetoz
900571.  Tue Apr 10, 2012 10:11 am Reply with quote

Sadurian Mike wrote:

Did he use Deja Vu?
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Doh! Sorry not paying attention ... but was he?

 
CharliesDragon
994911.  Wed May 08, 2013 7:39 pm Reply with quote

The most accurate portayal of Sherlock Holmes (in a way) is actually House, MD, seeing as Conan Doyle was inspired by a doctor's lectures where he would diagnose people based just on looking at them. ("I can tell from the mud on your boots that you walked in from there-and-there earlier today.) In the 1800s diagnosing was much more a show than it is today, and the character of Watson is said to be inspired by the wide-eyed and impressed young Conan Doyle while the character of Sherlock was the doctor making the diagnosis.
As for House, MD being a version of Sherlock you just have to look at the names: Gregory House = Sherlock Holmes, James Wilson = John Watson. And of course House's attention to detail and adding up small things to come to a conclusion, and the substance abuse.

I actually don't like the word "deduce" now since fans of the BBC Sherlock show seems to use it all the time without thought to if it fits in with the rest of their writing style, or simply use it way too often.

 

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