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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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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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