1976 – The Seven-Per-Cent Solution

★★★☆☆ UK / USA. 1h53m. Mystery. Directed by Herbert Ross. Written by Nicholas Meyer (screenplay) and Nicholas Meyer (“The Seven-Per-Cent Solution”). Cinematography by Oswald Morris. Edited by Chris Barnes. Music by John Addison. Starring Nicol Williamson, Robert Duvall, Alan Arkin, Laurence Olivier, Charles Gray, Samantha Eggar, Vanessa Redgrave, Joel Grey, Jeremy Kemp, Jill Townsend.

Dr. John H. Watson (Robert Duvall) becomes convinced that his friend Sherlock Holmes (Nicol Williamson) is delusional — particularly in his belief that Professor James Moriarty (Laurence Olivier) is a criminal mastermind — as a result of his addiction to cocaine. Moriarty visits Watson to complain about being harassed by Holmes. Watson enlists the aid of Sherlock’s brother, Mycroft (Charles Gray), to trick Holmes into traveling to Vienna, where he will be treated by Sigmund Freud (Alan Arkin).

1971 – THX 1138

★★★☆☆ USA. 1h26m. Sci-Fi. Directed by George Lucas. Written by George Lucas, Walter Murch (screenplay) and George Lucas (story). Cinematography by David Myers, Albert Kihn. Edited by George Lucas. Music by Lalo Schifrin. Starring Robert Duvall, Maggie McOmie, Donald Pleasence, Don Pedro Colley, Ian Wolfe.

Set in a dystopian future in which the populace is controlled through android police and mandatory use of drugs that suppress emotions, THX 1138 was developed from Lucas’s student film Electronic Labyrinth: THX 1138 4EB, which he made in 1967 while attending the USC School of Cinematic Arts.