There are many men in London, you know, who, some from shyness, some from misanthropy, have no wish for the company of their fellows. Yet they are not averse to comfortable chairs and the latest periodicals. It is for the convenience of these that the Diogenes Club was started, and it now contains the most unsociable and unclubable men in town.
A few English actors have a 'style' associated with them. Sometimes, when I see them, I am reminded of why Rajinikanth is so loved. There is a sense of uninhibited flair about them. A unique almost idiosynratic style that distinguishes them as a cavalier character. Pierce Brosnan played that stylish person in Remington Steele. His mannerisms, expressions, the way he opened a car door, shined and held his shoes (remember Rajini-Poornam in Thillu Mullu), held a wine glass, picked up a phone or tipped a waiter - was so cool you'd be ashamed to even try and imitate that. John Cleese brought out a style in Fawlty Towers that I would consider as inimitable. Jeremy Brett's style sweeps you off your feet. He brings an intensity to Holmes that would have had Doyle's approval. At the same time he is sarcastic, contemptuous and so disdainful that you almost feel you should learn to insult as well as he does. There is line that Holmes utters - a loan from Shakesphere;
" Age doth not wither nor custom stale my infinite variety"
"You see. The value of imagination. It is the one quality that Inspectior Gregory lacked. We imagined what might have happened, acted upon the supposition, and find ourselves justified."
Books & DVD:
3. The Return of Sherlock Holmes: The book contains stories published betwen 1903–1904 in The Strand. The Stories are "The Adventure of the Empty House", "The Adventure of the Norwood Builder" , "The Adventure of the Dancing Men", "The Adventure of the Solitary Cyclist", "The Adventure of the Priory School", "The Adventure of Black Peter", "The Adventure of Charles Augustus Milverton" , "The Adventure of the Six Napoleons"
"The Adventure of the Three Students", "The Adventure of the Golden Pince-Nez"
"The Adventure of the Missing Three-Quarter", "The Adventure of the Abbey Grange"
"The Adventure of the Second Stain"
4. His Last Bow : The Book contains stories published between 1908–1913 and 1917 in The Strand. The stories are "The Adventure of Wisteria Lodge", "The Adventure of the Cardboard Box", "The Adventure of the Red Circle", "The Adventure of the Bruce-Partington Plans"
"The Adventure of the Dying Detective", "The Disappearance of Lady Frances Carfax" , "The Adventure of the Devil's Foot","His Last Bow"
"The Problem of Thor Bridge", "The Adventure of the Creeping Man", "The Adventure of the Lion's Mane", "The Adventure of the Veiled Lodger" , "The Adventure of Shoscombe Old Place"
"The Adventure of the Retired Colourman"