The heirs of Arthur Conan Doyle denounced plagiarism film ‘Mr. Holmes’ McKellen

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    • Most of the stories about Sherlock Holmes Scottish writer are now in the public domain, except for ten, published between 1923 and 1927.
    • family allege that observed similarities between the film ‘Mr. Holmes’, starring Ian McKellen, and the stories that remain under copyright information.
    • The film opens on July 17 in Spain.

    Ian McKellen

    The heirs of the Scottish writer Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, author of the adventures of Sherlock Holmes, sued last week by Miramax studio for plagiarism. In particular, the film Mr. Holmes, starring Ian McKellen, charge to get into the skin of the detective of Baker Street in its adult version.

    According to the British average The Guardian , most writer’s stories about Sherlock Holmes are now in the public domain , except for ten, published between 1923 and 1927 which still remain under criticism copyright in the United States.

    The family alleges that note similarities between the stories copyrighted and anticipated passes and Trailers Mr. Holmes released in the US, showing that Bill Condon’s film, based on the novel A simple mind trick of Mitch Cullin (2005), “uses the same elements as the works of Conan Doyle. “

    The character’s love for nature and his personal warmth are some examples that have turned the heirs to file the lawsuit, who argue that Bill Condon has not only based his script on the Cullin novel, but borrows the later stories of Doyle that remain under copyright.

    Mr. Holmes, l to nth review of the adventures of the most famous detective, presented through a nonagenarian Ian McKellen and friendly Sherlock Holmes must solve its last great mystery, related to a woman from his past . Set in 1947, the film begins with retired at age 93 in a residence in Sussex, with their housekeeper and her son, who will help to reopen the case Holmes. Miramax’s film opens on July 17 in Spain


    The heirs of Arthur Conan Doyle denounced plagiarism film ‘Mr. Holmes’ McKellen
    May 27, 2015

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