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Movie Fact #31 - September 17th, 2020


Nicholas Meyer's 1974 novel The Seven-Per-Cent Solution was adapted into a 1976 film of the same name (Of which he himself adapted the screenplay for). However, there was a slight difference between the novel and the film. The story focuses on a fictional version of Sigmund Freud treating Sherlock Holmes for cocaine addiction. However, in the original novel, Meyers actually wrote Dr. Sigmund Freud having a daughter much like he did have in real life. Yet, for the movie, he was shown having a make-believe son. This was due to Freud's real daughter, Dr. Anna Freud, threatening a lawsuit if she was included. However, since her father was dead, she had no control over how he was portrayed, just herself. Stay tuned!

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