Tuesday 16 October 2018

Curious case of Holmes versus Potter

There's more than a hint of young Sherlock evident in Harry and the Hogwarts wiz kids, writes Declan Lynch

Did any of you happen to see the film Young Sherlock Holmes on TV over Christmas? And were you struck by a sense of deja vu? Though I was sure that I had never seen this actual film, directed by Barry Levinson and produced by Steven Spielberg in 1985, still I kept feeling that I had been here before.

In fact, soon I was convinced that most of the world's population had been here before, because this young Sherlock Holmes was starting to remind me of another very clever young man, who has achieved considerable success in his own right as a detective of outstanding ability and a warrior against the dark arts -- a certain Harry Potter.

I think it was the scene in the dining hall that put me on the scent.

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