Billets comportant le tag Sherlock Holmes
Billets comportant le tag Sherlock Holmes
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he regrets it as soon as he says it
“The last time we finished filming together, I went down to the same train and waved goodbye to him. That was absolutely devastating. I don’t know how I got back to the hotel. I thought ‘What are we going to do now?’ I was so proud of him for going back to his son. There would be more happy marriages if fathers went back to their children. His son was only two at the time.”
Jeremy Brett on David Burke
Yes, it’s possible.
Well, a year and a bit ago, I made The Coat out of fan-love and need for a new winter coat. People seemed to like it and this post is for those wild ones who are not afraid of a challenge. So - to begin.
It’s the time of year when people are thinking variations on the following:
- “Hey, it’s getting cold, I should really get working on that Sherlock coat I’ve always wanted!”
- “Hey, it’s getting cold, time to browbeat my friend/sister/mom/boyfriend/grandma into making me that Sherlock coat I’ve always wanted!”
- “Hey, that bitch jessamy says she won’t make another coat, how unreasonable, maybe I’d better learn what it takes to get a Sherlock coat!”
- “Hey, make a coat? Please. I gots money, my name is Mycroft Holmes, point me in the direction to throw it!”
If you fall into category one (OR four), and decide to walk the path of fandom madness and make your own after much obsessive research and multiple viewings of the show and pics, here’s links and some thoughts on patterns and purveyors of Sherlock coats. Read on!
Part one - ‘I can sew and don’t mind if the coat is a little different as long as it has the right shape. And I need a pattern to follow, otherwise it’s hopeless.’
My quick-reference photo for
porn smut fantasyfanfiction purposes.
All measurements are approximate (Sherlock’s head is tilted down, as you can see; also John has at least a 1-inch heel on those shoes).
Casually reblogging this for later use.
I’m just cracking up at “Sherlock’s hand = John’s crotch” awwww yissss.
HEY, FANS OF BBC!SHERLOCK WHO THINK IT MODERNIZED SHERLOCK HOLMES FIRST:
Wrong, by 25 years! This information has been posted in the Elementary tag multiple times before but is STILL apparently unknown to many.
CBS DID IT FIRST! The screencaps above are from the 1987 TV film “The Return of Sherlock Holmes,” in which Holmes is in cryogenic suspension for 80 years. He is unfrozen by a descendent of Dr. John Watson (who froze him), and HER name is JANE WATSON. She is a detective in BOSTON, where the film takes place. They solve crimes together.
Sound familiar? SHERLOCK HOLMES AND WATSON (A WOMAN) SOLVING CRIMES IN A MAJOR CITY IN AMERICA IN THE MODERN ERA.
And not only did CBS make this TV film in 1987, but they remade it in 1993 as “Sherlock Holmes Returns.”
Both films are on YouTube in their entirety.
So ENOUGH ALREADY about how CBS stole the concept from BBC
(And neither BBC or CBS was first to “modernize” Sherlock Holmes. The Basil Rathbone films, made in the 1940, take place in the 1940’s).
THE WOMEN OF SHERLOCK HOLMES:
BRENDA TREGENNIS, “THE ADVENTURE OF THE DEVIL’S FOOT”
This story is one of the darkest Doyle ever wrote and I think the dark undercurrent may stem from Conan Doyle’s personal hatred of the British divorce laws of his time.
Using Sherlock Holmes as his vehicle, Doyle could vicariously take the law into his own hands through this story. It is not the only time we see Doyle’s own view of life expressed through the famous character he claimed to hate.
Holmes and Watson find themselves in Cornwall one spring for the former’s health, when Mortimer Tregennis, a local gentleman, comes to Holmes to report that his brothers, George and Owen, have mysteriously gone insane and his sister, Brenda, is dead.
Tregennis had played whist with them just the night before. He declares the horrific event is the work of the devil; Holmes is more of the opinion that Mortimer himself had motive and did the deed. But a day later, Mortimer himself is found dead under the same circumstances.
Holmes deduces that Mortimer used poison on his siblings, but who killed Mortimer?
It turns out to be Dr. Leon Sterndale, a famous African hunter and explorer, who used a poisonous root (The Devil’s Foot) to avenge the death of his lifelong love, Brenda Tregennis.
Sterndale had loved Brenda for years, but had been unable to marry her because of laws that prevented him from divorcing his wife, although she’d abandoned him years before.
As is common throughout the Canon, Holmes does not turn Sterndale in to police, explaining in a now-famous line: “I have never loved, Watson, but if I did, and if the woman I loved had met such an end, I might act even as our lawless lion-hunter has done. Who knows?”
Holmes may “have never loved,” yet apparently he can sympathize with the murderous rage of someone whose love has been thwarted by circumstances.
Conan Doyle may be speaking through Holmes. In 1897, Doyle met Jean Leckie, the love of his life.
Unfortunately, his wife Louise (known as “Touie”), with whom he had enjoyed a congenial, but not passionate, relationship, was ill with tuberculosis. Too honorable to leave her or to have an affair, Conan Doyle put his passion aside to care for her.
She died in 1906 without ever knowing that she had a rival. Ever the gentleman, Conan Doyle waited a year after her death to marry Jean. One can imagine how Doyle would have felt, if someone murdered the woman he had waited so long to win.
In 1909, Doyle wrote a book called “Divorce Law Reform,” which championed equal rights for both men and women in British law, and served as president of the Divorce Law Reform Union until 1919.
Very interesting, about Doyle.
That story is indeed a very dark one; it still gives me the creeps.
I vote it the SH Halloween story, even though the explanation proves to be scientific of course. :d