Today we are watching a movie: Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson (1979), Second episode: “Bloody Inscription” (based on A Study in Scarlet).
So we are watching the second part:
A lot of watchers admire the music in Sherlock Holmes movies. The author of this music is Russian composer Vladimir Dashkevich. Composer of music for more than 70 Soviet and Russian movies, was born on the 20th January 1934. Music from the movies was 5 times nominated for Nika award and one time it won Nika.
Vladimir Dashkevich tells: The music for Sherlock Holmes movie was composed without any afford. His friend and director of the movie Igor Maslennikov constantly called him from Leningrad (where they were shooting the movie) to Moscow and reminded that was time to compose the music. When he called me the third time I did not want to upset him took the phone closer to piano and started to play the first what came to my head. That’s how the famous overture was made. When someone accused Picasso for panting one of his masterpieces for 15 minutes. He told that he painted it 15 minutes and whole life. I could tell about the music the same. I love the Conan Doyle stories from my childhood and this music was born in me long long time ago, it just waited its time to sound. People tells that the music was composed in English style. I think that is the dream about beautiful and romantic England, a dream what was born in Russia.
To download the music from the Sherlock Holmes movies you can on the site: Music from Sherlock Holmes Movies. When you click on music-link first you’ll see Yandex page (because Yandex hosts these files with mp3) click on the mp3-link and you’ll get the music.
And one more good news for all us: Next year we’ll continue to watch Russian movies about Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson.
Have a good weekend, Russian Video from Russia Svet and Kyle
We are glad to find out that the whole set of Russian Sherlock Holmes movies (6 DVDs) is still available. Check it: