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wirral_bagpuss remarked in her recent post in this comm: 

"The [Granada series] episodes are also very evocative of the Sydney Paget illustrations as well. For example, in “The Naval Treaty”, Jeremy Brett’s scene of holding a rose is really very close and similar to a Sydney Paget illustration. You can see it again in “The Empty House” when he stretches out in Watson's surgery and again, that scene is a mirror image of Paget's illustration.
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I thought I'd provide some illustrations to this statement. Unfortunately, I could not find a good screencap of the scene in "The Empty House", but here is the one from "The Naval Treaty" and 3 others:

1. The famous "rose speech" in "The Naval Treaty":

(from rexdean's album on Photobucket)
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2. The train scene in "The Speckled Band":

(screencap by Melinda)
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3. The smoking scene in "The Twisted Lip"

(screencap by Nevertheless)
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4. The classic pose in "The Red-Headed League"

(screencap by Melinda)
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(Sydney Paget's illustrations are from www.ignisart.com/camdenhouse/gallery/index.html)

Comments

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bafta4jb
May. 14th, 2011 08:04 am (UTC)
"The Naval Treaty" pose and the one from "The Speckled Band" are excellent aren't they. Amongst our favourites and certainly very iconic ;)
med_cat
May. 14th, 2011 10:33 am (UTC)
Yes indeed...perhaps someone has the screencap from "The Empty House"? The one where Holmes is stretching out his arms to Watson across the table? ;)
pacalissanctum
May. 14th, 2011 12:08 pm (UTC)
Brilliant. I just started re-reading 'The Adventures' last night, as a matter of fact and these were all fresh in my mind. :D 'The Engineer's Thumb' still oogs me out but I think I must watch the corresponding Brett portrayal now and compare illustrations. :D Thanks for the inspiration of how to spend my morning.
med_cat
May. 14th, 2011 12:13 pm (UTC)
My pleasure! There are other moments in the series which correspond to Paget's illustrations; see if you can spot them ;)

And by any chance, do you have the book "The Television Sherlock Holmes"? It has some excellent illustrations of this topic.
pacalissanctum
May. 14th, 2011 12:15 pm (UTC)
No, I don't, but apparently, I must have this! This is something good to have on my Sherlock want list, as I have just recently completed acquisition of the Granada collection. :) Brett is my definitive Sherlock, for sure. Sherlock was my first literary fandom and Jeremy Brett is the capstone for me.
med_cat
May. 14th, 2011 12:28 pm (UTC)
Yes, that book is worth checking out ;) I'd posted some excerpts before to Dr Watson's Consulting Room--take a look here: http://jwatsonmd.livejournal.com/profile/ (join and look in the archives).

The book can usually be found used on Amazon for a reasonable price--be advised, there is a difference between the 1986 and the 1994 edition--the 1994 edition goes through the end of the series and there are some additional forewords and afterwards (maybe 15% more material than the 1986 edition).
pacalissanctum
May. 14th, 2011 12:29 pm (UTC)
Excellent. :D Thank you so much.
med_cat
May. 14th, 2011 12:30 pm (UTC)
My pleasure; enjoy!

"Bending the Willow" is excellent as well, if you haven't read it, and so's "The Study in Celluloid".
pacalissanctum
May. 14th, 2011 12:45 pm (UTC)
Marking those down as well. :D
med_cat
May. 14th, 2011 12:48 pm (UTC)
The best source for "Bending the Willow" is Calabash Press...albeit they'd not answered my recent emails..."Study in Celluloid" is out of print, and thus, unfortunately, quite expensive :(
pacalissanctum
May. 14th, 2011 12:52 pm (UTC)
I've been needing an excuse to poke around the used bookshops, so this gives me that. :) You've been very helpful, though my husband may say enabling because my Holmes stuff already takes up 3 shelves of a bookcase and a goodly portion of the dvd shelves.
med_cat
May. 14th, 2011 12:57 pm (UTC)
Haha, my pleasure ;) My Conan Doyle, Sherlock Holmes and Jeremy Brett-related "stuff" has not yet quite filled one shelf so far ;)

Happy searching!
pacalissanctum
May. 14th, 2011 01:09 pm (UTC)
I got introduced to ACD when I was about 9 or so and got gifted by my dad a wonderful leatherbound edition of 'A Study In Scarlet' and 'The Hound of the Baskervilles' and was hooked. My dad and I would take turns reading parts of the chapter each night. Ever since then, I've been on a collecting tear. I generally don't collect multiple editions of things, except for ACD, Tolkien, and Rowling, and as much as I love Harry Potter, Sherlock is my first love. :D
med_cat
May. 14th, 2011 01:20 pm (UTC)
I see :)

I first read Doyle's SH stories when I was somewhere around 10 or so.

Edited at 2011-05-14 01:20 pm (UTC)
karadin
May. 14th, 2011 01:40 pm (UTC)
There is also a photo floating around of Brett in the seated pose (with folded legs) on the chair, of course this was intentional, and even the new BBC series Sherlock plays with poses of the characters from Paget's illustrations.
med_cat
May. 14th, 2011 01:45 pm (UTC)
I see; very interesting :)
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