finally a hearse pulls up
zombie arthur conan doyle climbs out of it and tells us all to fuck off
Turkey in a deerstalker. Boom. Happy Thanksgiving.
why does a picture of this exist
Sherlock Holmes’ disguises in A Game of Shadows
"Watson insists that I am the dramatist in real life. Some touch of the artist wells up within me, and calls insistently for a well staged performance. Surely our profession would be a drab and sordid one if we did not sometimes set the scene so as to glorify our results." - Sherlock Holmes in The Valley of Fear (1914), Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
- One thing the RDJ Holmes movies consistently do better than any other current adaptation is to include Sherlock Holmes’ mastery of disguise…again and again, as in the canon, he dons makeup and plaster and costumery, and even though the movies often play it for laughs (with patently ridiculous disguises, and why not?), it’s yet another reason that the movies are far more canonical than they’re often given credit for.
Sometimes I think you just need a nurse.
Holmes and Watson
hate to be a party pooper but that ‘official look’ at capaldi as the doctor is just his head photoshopped onto robert downey jr’s body and the gun is replaced with a sonic screwdriver
ARE YOU KIDDING ME
NEW news about the third “Sherlock Holmes” movie!
I had dinner last night with Dan Lin, CEO of Lin Pictures (at Warner Bros.) and executive producer of the Guy Ritchie/Robert Downey Jr. “Sherlock Holmes” movies, and found out some very interesting updates on where they are with “Sherlock Holmes 3.”
The project is very much moving forward, and everyone involved is very committed to it and excited by it. One BIG piece of news - and I don’t think this has been announced anywhere yet, so BSB gets the scoop! — is that screenwriter Drew Pearce (“Iron Man 3”) is off the project (he’s trapped in rewrites and preparations for “Mission Impossible 5”). And while I’m sorry to see Drew go (I had a great conversation with him at the L.A. Film Festival earlier this year, and he PROMISED me that his SH3 script would delve into the repercussions of Reichenbach…), I’m very excited about the new writer. He is Justin Haythe (“Revolutionary Road”).
Now, I almost had a heart palpitation at first when Dan told me this, to be perfectly honest, because Haythe’s last screenwriting project was a little art film called…”The Lone Ranger.” Eek. But — there he had the unenviable task of emergency-rewriting Terry Rossio and Ted Elliott’s original (and messy) script, and then dealing with changes by Jerry Bruckheimer and Johnny Depp. “Lone Ranger” was a troubled production to its core, and Haythe (while removing the werewolf coyotes and other dumb stuff) had an essentially thankless job on that one.
British-born Haythe is actually a redoubtable writer — his excellent “Revolutionary Road” script, based on the Richard Yates novel, starred Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet, and was nominated for a USC Scripter Award and a BAFTA Award. He also wrote the screenplay for the thriller “The Clearing,” starring Robert Redford and Helen Mirren. And his debut novel “The Honeymoon” was nominated for the prestigious Man Booker Prize (go read the reviews on Amazon — I’m ordering it as we speak…!).
So I think we have very good things to look forward to, and I’m going to try to track down Justin for an interview soon.
Dan said the biggest challenge for the SH3 team is how to up the ante and take the characters on a new journey that illuminates new facets of who they are, and also what to do for a villain now that Moriarty is gone — but they have some ideas percolating.
Dan shared some interesting and funny stories from the making of the “Sherlock Holmes” movies (some of which I’m saving for a project I have in the works, which I hope I can announce soon). Here’s one, though: when they were casting the first Sherlock Holmes movie, they actually had difficulty finding a Watson because no leading man wanted to share the screen with RDJ, fearing they’d be de facto second banana (or, perhaps, that he’d blow them off the screen). Even RDJ’s buddy Colin Farrell, a consummate scene-stealer in his own right, read for the part and decided he didn’t want to be second chair to Robert.
Dan said that when Jude Law came in, his first solo read was a bit off-putting and left everyone rather cold. But as soon as Jude was paired with Robert, they went off into a room to practice their lines together…and when they came out, they were laughing and joking around, and the chemistry between them was so easy and evident that everyone knew they’d found the right Watson!
That’s all the news for now - as always, on the hunt for more… — Hedge
I have to sit down for a couple of years and process all the emotions that this news has brought me
Here’s also link to the article in Huffington Post!
Ian McKellen Will Play Sherlock Holmes For Bill Condon In ‘A Slight Trick Of The Mind’
“McKellen will play Holmes in 1947 as an aging and “retired” detective who goes back to solve the one case that got away. The press release describes his situation like so: “With his legendary mental powers on the wane, and without his old sidekick Watson, Holmes is faced with the toughest case of his life — a case that might finally reveal to him the mysteries of the human heart.”
sexism is the fact that you can make john watson an animal
you can make him into a cyborg
and nobody has a problem
but as soon as you make him into a woman of color
everyone loses their shit
Sexism AND racism*
MORE SHERLOCK SEATTLE POSTCARDS!
This just in! Today I woke up to a wonderful surprise - early postcard art! And even better, although I had only requested three postcards from ireallyshouldbedrawing, she made us four!!
I really am in seventh heaven over these! I adore how subtle the Seattle references are, the color schemes, pretty much everything, really.
Remember, if you have a VIP Membership to Sherlock Seattle, all of these postcards will be yours! And if you can’t make it to the convention, but still want them, they’ll be available as a reward for making a donation to the convention. Drop by our website to get your membership today or check back in a few weeks for information on how to get postcards!
HOLY GOD ME GUSTA.