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Wich2 wrote:I just agree with Jay above (and Domenick in the main thread nearby) that the conception of Holmes, inside and outside, by writer, director, & actor, is Off.
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On the Internals, I largely agree with you; as I said above, "much of it is opinion." And as I have said here before, I grant that on the Internal level, Downey's Holmes has some merit.
But on the Externals, I lean less on my feelings, and more on the originator's descriptions. And there, I think "The Downey Version" falls pretty woefully short of the mark. The actor is miscast on that front; and worse, neither he nor the production do anything to counter that fact - quite the opposite.Yes, I know... to some people, caring about the physical look of such a character is provincial, or quaint, or small-minded, or some perjorative or other. But as an actor myself, I was taught that that factor counts, too. And it is what the audience sees.
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OM, I'm pretty much with you on The Bruce Question.
Yeah, Willie could be a charming ham - but his patented schtick is not Dr. John H. Watson. (And the p*sser is that, when reined in by the director as he was in HOUND, he COULD have played it right!)
I agree that Law was solid. Some others that have hit the mark best for me include Hardwicke, Burke, Morrell, and - though a bit too apoplectic - Blakely.
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Omega Man wrote:Someone on another forum stated that the GAME OF SHADOWS trailer makes Sherlock Holmes "look like a kung fu fighting drag queen."
That did make me laugh.
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Wich2 wrote:>as far being a queen.... well that is left open to interpretation<
Relatively recent re-interpretation, yes.
As far as A.C. Doyle's original?
I honestly don't see that in the stories. And I don't think it likely that the very Victorian ("Steel True, Blade Straight") author, in the character largely based on his old prof Joe Bell, meant that to be the case.
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