Chandler’s Trailers: “The Hound of the Baskervilles” (1978)

houndofthebaskervilles“Hound of the Baskervilles, The” (1978) Anyone who has seen any film directed by Paul Morrissey under the weighty umbrella of Warhol should not be surprised that the director’s initial foray into studio comedy would be inhibited by a similar stagnation of mise-en-scene as well as a fatal disregard for pacing having any greater meaning than keeping the camera running. However, the failure of this parodistic version of the oft-filmed Conan Doyle classic owes more to co-scenarists and stars Peter Cook and Dudley Moore, the latter who also contributes a torturous piano score which often obscures   much of the dialogue. Affixing impenetrable accents, often at shrill volumes further obscuring…

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1 Response to Chandler’s Trailers: “The Hound of the Baskervilles” (1978)

  1. beetleypete says:

    Using those two in a Sherlock Holmes film was sacrilege, in my humble opinion.
    Regards, A. Conan-Doyle.

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