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2014-01-21 11:03:11 AM  
I love "Sherlock", but what would be the point of the movie, unless it were something like 6 hours long?  Isn't each episode essentially a movie?
 
2014-01-21 11:14:37 AM  
CalvinMorallis: Isn't each episode essentially a movie?
 
2014-01-21 12:09:34 PM  
So it would just be an episode they'd put in theaters, then.
 
2014-01-21 12:16:45 PM  
I hope it turns out like the Dr. Who TV movie.  Sherlock in America.  With explosions and stuff.
 
2014-01-21 12:17:43 PM  

CalvinMorallis: Isn't each episode essentially a movie?


pretty much this.
 
2014-01-21 12:17:57 PM  

CalvinMorallis: I love "Sherlock", but what would be the point of the movie, unless it were something like 6 hours long?  Isn't each episode essentially a movie?


Yes, the difference would be in the paychecks.
 
2014-01-21 12:20:10 PM  

stpauler: CalvinMorallis: I love "Sherlock", but what would be the point of the movie, unless it were something like 6 hours long?  Isn't each episode essentially a movie?

Yes, the difference would be in the paychecks.


...and in what the public would have to pay to view it
 
2014-01-21 12:33:39 PM  

gnosis301: I hope it turns out like the Dr. Who TV movie.  Sherlock in America.  With explosions and stuff.


And tits - lots & lots of tits.
 
2014-01-21 12:35:30 PM  
Directed by Michael Bay!!!

With lots of 'splosions!

'SPLOSIONS PEOPLE!!!
 
2014-01-21 12:46:45 PM  
No shiat...
 
2014-01-21 01:10:56 PM  
I think we all came to the same stunning deduction that eludes the potential producers.
 
2014-01-21 01:11:35 PM  
Blues_X: CalvinMorallis: Isn't each episode essentially a movie?
 
2014-01-21 01:13:09 PM  

Confabulat: So it would just be an episode they'd put in theaters, then.


And it should be out by 2020...
 
2014-01-21 01:16:12 PM  
What a silly idea. People have already seen and liked a Sherlock based movie; the appeal to a general audience would be low. People who already like Sherlock will probably not like it. The movie would need to be dumbed down to set up the movie for a general audience. Also, without any big explosions, car chases, excitement, the appeal to a general audience will be even lower as Sherlock gets its strength from strong back story, nuances, and small details which tie into a larger arc that usually takes 2 other episodes to complete.
 
2014-01-21 01:20:45 PM  

gnosis301: I hope it turns out like the Dr. Who TV movie.  Sherlock in America.  With explosions and stuff.


Two words: Michael Bay.
 
2014-01-21 01:22:22 PM  

ActionJoe: What a silly idea. People have already seen and liked a Sherlock based movie; the appeal to a general audience would be low. People who already like Sherlock will probably not like it. The movie would need to be dumbed down to set up the movie for a general audience. Also, without any big explosions, car chases, excitement, the appeal to a general audience will be even lower as Sherlock gets its strength from strong back story, nuances, and small details which tie into a larger arc that usually takes 2 other episodes to complete.


They will just shoot it as a trilogy in New Zealand then. BOOM!
 
2014-01-21 01:24:20 PM  
Make Irene Adler a major character and I'm there
 
2014-01-21 01:26:39 PM  
What a great idea!

They should put a big star in the lead role, maybe that guy that played Chaplin way back.
 
2014-01-21 01:33:59 PM  
I know the British love short tv seasons but Sherlock's three episode seasons is taking that to a whole new level.
 
2014-01-21 01:41:05 PM  
No shiate!
 
2014-01-21 01:45:29 PM  

Farkn Yaj Yenrac: What a great idea!

They should put a big star in the lead role, maybe that guy that played Chaplin way back.


How about the guy from AI as Watson?
 
2014-01-21 02:02:54 PM  
I was thinking they should just hire some mechanic.
 
2014-01-21 02:04:30 PM  

CalvinMorallis: Isn't each episode essentially a movie?


Has anyone said This^ yet?
 
2014-01-21 02:16:54 PM  

xanadian: No shiat...


Whelp, thats what i was going to say
 
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2014-01-21 02:17:04 PM  
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This guy isn't carrying an entire movie. He's basically a frog with a moustache and magnifying glass.
 
2014-01-21 02:17:26 PM  
It would be cool if next season they have Fathom Events do a theatrical simulcast of the episodes like they did with the Doctor Who 50th. It wouldn't require anything special, but would still give fans a chance to come out and watch it on the big screen if they want.
 
2014-01-21 02:33:24 PM  
Think of the merchandising!

T-Shirts! Posters! Action figures!

Toilet Brushes! "Say no to shiat, Sherlock"

/flamethrowers
//kids love 'em
 
2014-01-21 02:41:17 PM  
My wife and I just finished watching series 3 last night. I love the show, and I'm glad they went with quality over quantity. I don't care if they only churn out 3 episodes every couple of years; if they're good. I'll wait.

I won't spoil anything, but it might be cool to have a 2 or 2.5 hour movie to resolve the villain revealed at the end of series 3.
 
2014-01-21 02:43:15 PM  
Huh.  I wonder if there has ever been a Sherlock Holmes movie.
 
2014-01-21 02:44:20 PM  
#SixSeriesAndNineteenMovies
 
2014-01-21 02:53:19 PM  
I'd love to see a movie that covers what Sherlock was doing during the two years in which he was dismantling Moriarty's network.
 
2014-01-21 03:13:30 PM  

oldfarthenry: gnosis301: I hope it turns out like the Dr. Who TV movie.  Sherlock in America.  With explosions and stuff.

And tits - lots & lots of tits.


You have different memories of the Doctor Who television movie than I have.
 
2014-01-21 03:17:47 PM  
eeyoure102: I'd love to see a movie that covers what Sherlock was doing during the two years in which he was dismantling Moriarty's network.

Well here's a little seven-minute mini-episode by Moffat and Gatiss that kinda/sorta/in a way answers that question.
 
2014-01-21 03:26:58 PM  
Pffft, whatever. The only Sherlock movies that ever needed to be made were made with Robet Downey Jr. This Bentdick Cucumbersnatch kid is about as talented as Hayden Christensen. They both have that same "act" of staring at the camera and speaking in a monotone.
 
2014-01-21 03:31:30 PM  
Caelistis: Pffft, whatever. The only Sherlock movies that ever needed to be made were made with Robet Downey Jr. This Bentdick Cucumbersnatch kid is about as talented as Hayden Christensen. They both have that same "act" of staring at the camera and speaking in a monotone.

I live with my mom

You're trying waaaay too hard.
 
2014-01-21 03:46:40 PM  

CalvinMorallis: I love "Sherlock", but what would be the point of the movie, unless it were something like 6 hours long?  Isn't each episode essentially a movie?


Blues_X: CalvinMorallis: Isn't each episode essentially a movie?


Confabulat: So it would just be an episode they'd put in theaters, then.


FlashHarry: pretty much this.


Fano: I think we all came to the same stunning deduction that eludes the potential producers.


^^^^THIS

.
 
2014-01-21 03:50:06 PM  

gopher321: Directed by Michael Bay!!!

With lots of 'splosions!

'SPLOSIONS PEOPLE!!!


no. they should have guy ritchie direct the movie.

i bet it would do pretty well.
 
2014-01-21 03:58:37 PM  

browneye: eeyoure102: I'd love to see a movie that covers what Sherlock was doing during the two years in which he was dismantling Moriarty's network.

Well here's a little seven-minute mini-episode by Moffat and Gatiss that kinda/sorta/in a way answers that question.


Thank you for that.

*wink*
*Smile*

/People say I do that.
 
2014-01-21 04:07:52 PM  
Three hours of Watson declaring "We're not gay actually".

/brilliant
 
2014-01-21 04:10:22 PM  
I want to do my variant of The Return of Sherlock Holmes, where after Reichenbach falls he really is dead, but Watson forms him up like a Tyler Durden alter ego. Which is entirely doable from the story, because when Watson meets Sherlock again no one else is around and aware of Sherlock for a good chunk of the story.  Just imagine the hallucinogenic madness your could play around with as Watson goes mad, tracking down clues and suspects, committing violent acts while blacked out and offering Sherlock's help in uncovering the perpetrator.
 
2014-01-21 04:13:16 PM  
So what if sherlock is already a made for tv movie, i would not mind one being 2, maybe 2 1/2 hrs long
 
2014-01-21 04:36:07 PM  

exparrot: Three hours of Watson declaring "We're not gay actually".

/brilliant


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www.harkavagrant.com
 
2014-01-21 04:51:31 PM  

fickenchucker: CalvinMorallis: I love "Sherlock", but what would be the point of the movie, unless it were something like 6 hours long?  Isn't each episode essentially a movie?

Blues_X: CalvinMorallis: Isn't each episode essentially a movie?

Confabulat: So it would just be an episode they'd put in theaters, then.

FlashHarry: pretty much this.

Fano: I think we all came to the same stunning deduction that eludes the potential producers.

^^^^THIS

.


They'd be able to charge each of us $12 to see it.
 
2014-01-21 05:32:23 PM  

Caelistis: Pffft, whatever. The only Sherlock movies that ever needed to be made were made with Robet Downey Jr. This Bentdick Cucumbersnatch kid is about as talented as Hayden Christensen. They both have that same "act" of staring at the camera and speaking in a monotone.


Oh man, and then you also have Tim from the Office (UK), and Bilbo Baggins as Watson. Now there's a guy who can only do that one-character-for-all schtick.
 
2014-01-21 05:39:33 PM  
All I know is that I think Molly is hot. She's everything Skye from MAoS should have been; A cool, hot nerd who comes off like she's actually intelligent enough to understand what she's talking about.
 
2014-01-21 06:23:41 PM  
Robert Downey Jr. did it.
 
2014-01-21 07:09:15 PM  
Well, if no one has any arguments I'm going to turn this into an RDJ thread.

/speak now or hold your peace
 
2014-01-21 07:34:46 PM  

Ringshadow: Well, if no one has any arguments I'm going to turn this into an RDJ thread.

/speak now or hold your peace


Those movies were terrible and about as much about Sherlock Holmes as Austin Powers was about James Bond.

But have fun posting sexy RDJ pics for the benefit of the other ladies around here
 
2014-01-21 08:11:31 PM  

Fano: Ringshadow: Well, if no one has any arguments I'm going to turn this into an RDJ thread.

/speak now or hold your peace

Those movies were terrible and about as much about Sherlock Holmes as Austin Powers was about James Bond.

But have fun posting sexy RDJ pics for the benefit of the other ladies around here


Sherlock Holmes was meant to be serious literature.
 
2014-01-21 08:16:15 PM  

Moopy Mac: Sherlock Holmes was meant to be serious literature.


Was it really?  It was run in serial form in The Strand magazine, which was like the Atlantic Monthly here: a popular magazine for the educated middle/lower-middle classes.
 
2014-01-21 08:26:50 PM  

Fano: Those movies were terrible and about as much about Sherlock Holmes as Austin Powers was about James Bond.


I enjoyed the first one a lot. The second was a little bit of a drug trip, but then so is Sherlock Holmes.

But have fun posting sexy RDJ pics for the benefit of the other ladies around here

Thanks, I will :D The last few threads I brought pictures to were Tom Hiddleston threads, so hey, I see an excuse for RDJ. Change it up a little.

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/Know what tumblr needs? a sorting mechanism for favorites
//folders, or something
 
2014-01-21 09:39:30 PM  
Valley of Fear maybe? They already did the most well known one (it was the one episode I wasn't happy with).

No, this sounds stupid. The format is working fine as it is, just keep running with that.
 
2014-01-21 10:13:40 PM  
Remember, Moffat is prone to lying.
 
2014-01-21 11:00:56 PM  

Dwight_Yeast: Moopy Mac: Sherlock Holmes was meant to be serious literature.

Was it really?  It was run in serial form in The Strand magazine, which was like the Atlantic Monthly here: a popular magazine for the educated middle/lower-middle classes.


The context of my comment/reply should give you your answer.
 
2014-01-21 11:25:40 PM  

AliceBToklasLives: Huh.  I wonder if there has ever been a Sherlock Holmes movie.


Here's an idea no one's thought of: get a rising young thespian to play Sherlock Holmes as a youth. A Young Sherlock Holmes, if you will.
 
2014-01-22 02:37:12 AM  

sirrerun: AliceBToklasLives: Huh.  I wonder if there has ever been a Sherlock Holmes movie.

Here's an idea no one's thought of: get a rising young thespian to play Sherlock Holmes as a youth. A Young Sherlock Holmes, if you will.


Shirley Holmes has already been done.
 
2014-01-22 04:42:15 AM  

Fano: Ringshadow: Well, if no one has any arguments I'm going to turn this into an RDJ thread.

/speak now or hold your peace

Those movies were terrible and about as much about Sherlock Holmes as Austin Powers was about James Bond.

But have fun posting sexy RDJ pics for the benefit of the other ladies around here


Why only the ladies? RDJ is, without a doubt, the most common answer straight men give to the "Who would you go gay for?" question.

/admittedly, alcohol usually is involved
//and not all guys need the alcohol
 
2014-01-22 10:26:38 AM  

Dwight_Yeast: Moopy Mac: Sherlock Holmes was meant to be serious literature.

Was it really?  It was run in serial form in The Strand magazine, which was like the Atlantic Monthly here: a popular magazine for the educated middle/lower-middle classes.


I think that was sarcasm.

Anyway, I thought the movies were ok, I just wish the second one had more of a mystery than "here's a bunch of shiat that happened that we didn't show you" reveal at the end.

Sherlock has, IMO, exactly nailed the spirit of the stories. I am currently rereading several Holmes stories, and I'm constantly amazed how much of the source material pops up on the show.
 
2014-01-22 12:21:46 PM  
FTFA: "Don't hold your breath."
 
2014-01-22 07:52:04 PM  

BATMANATEE: Shirley Holmes has already been done.


well played.
 
2014-01-23 01:21:14 AM  

Fano: Ringshadow: Well, if no one has any arguments I'm going to turn this into an RDJ thread.

/speak now or hold your peace

Those movies were terrible and about as much about Sherlock Holmes as Austin Powers was about James Bond.

But have fun posting sexy RDJ pics for the benefit of the other ladies around here


I have to disagree. Sherlock was never meant to be portrayed as an old fuddy duddy like the 1930s Hollywood versions that set that image in stone. Sherlock was a detective, but he was also a man of action in the books. He was a skilled fighter. He was a talented marksman. He was a decent swordsman. He wasn't in his 60s palling around with a fat John Watson who's all "pip pip" and "Jolly good!"

RDJ was about the right age, the right build, and had the right physical demeanor. Jude Law was also a pretty damned good Watson, with just enough of that "soldier/medic" mix that makes Watson such a great character.

While I will agree that the RDJ version has a little too much comic relief to be "the real Sherlock", you can't deny that "Sherlock" has plenty of comedy, as well, so that can't be the main complaint.

If there's any version I dislike, it's the old Hollywood ones in which Holmes is a old fart puffing his cheeks and spouting "Elementary, my dear Watson" (which was NEVER in the stories) while wearing that deerstalker cap like his life depended on it.

The Jeremy Brett version is great for a "straight" version, but it's also very dull sometimes, and Brett played Holmes like a constipated old man during his later performances (which, considering his problems, was understandable).

I love the stories, and I think the RDJ version was closer to the books than almost anything released in theaters.
 
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