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  2. Hikari

    Which Sherlock Holmes are you?

    I read reviewers online that said that they had a hard time seeing 'Bilbo Baggins' as John Watson, having seen The Hobbit before BBC Sherlock. I can't comment on how I might have reacted, seeing as JW was first and then Bilbo for me. Martin Freeman is perfect for both roles. We couldn't say that about just anybody. Can you see Jude Law as a Hobbit? Obviously not. Just as Ian Holm was a perfect Older Bilbo, Martin embodied Bilbo in his prime absolutely brilliantly. Having enjoyed the animated Bilbo from the children's animation in the 1970s, I always pictured a live-action Hobbit as somewhat hairier, perhaps, but along with all the Hobbits from Jackson's LOTR trilogy, MF was perfect Hobbity casting. He was fortunate to have the concurrent job already well established, as well as a significant body of work behind him as an actor. I think the younger guys who played Hobbits at the relative start of their careers have struggled a bit in their post-Hobbit roles. Dominic Monaghan was fortunate to get LOST and Hetty Winthrop Investigates . . but we don't hear terribly much from Billy Boyd or Elijah Wood or Sean Astin, relatively speaking. They will always be 'the Hobbits' from LOTR, whereas Martin will be at least equally known for Sherlock and the Office, among other.
  3. Fantasy Lover

    Recently watched movies

    Oh, so that's the name of that movie. I've been wondering about the name ever since I saw it at high school. Yes, I know I could've googled it, but I forgot about the movie until you mentioned it.
  4. Artemis

    Recently watched movies

    I haven't seen much lately, been very busy. Almost convinced myself to take a chance on "IT: Chapter Two", but upon learning that it was even longer than "Infinity War", I decided to opt out and rent it at home in the future. I didn't love the first one. I just want to see a movie, lol. I've recently seen "Tag" and "The Dilemma" with my HBO subscription. "Tag" is based on a true story about a group of friends who've been playing tag since childhood. I could have done without all the swearing and sexual humor, but other than than it was a really fun movie. I especially loved "untaggable" Jerry's spoof of RDJ's Sherlock Holmes, the way he's shown anticipating his opponents' moves ahead of time. "The Dilemma" is another (alleged) comedy about a man who doesn't know how to handle it when he finds out his best friend's wife is being unfaithful. I actually found it more sad than funny, because I've been in that situation more than once and there is no good way to handle it. You'll be damned if you do and damned if you do (or at least I was). So I guess it just hit a little too close to home, brought up some buried pain. But it wasn't a bad movie, I'm sure I would have enjoyed it otherwise.
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    Another good one, seen it several times. One of my go-to films when I just want something light and familiar to pop in.
  6. Artemis

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    Loved that movie, better than I expected.
  7. Artemis

    Introverts, how is your day?

  8. Artemis

    Funny Non-Sherlock Pictures

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    Funny Non-Sherlock Pictures

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    Funny Non-Sherlock Pictures

  11. Artemis

    Funny Non-Sherlock Pictures

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    Funny Non-Sherlock Pictures

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    Funny Non-Sherlock Pictures

  14. Artemis

    Favourite "Sherlock" Pictures, etc.

    Not "Sherlock", but hey.
  15. Carol the Dabbler

    Which Sherlock Holmes are you?

    Now I'm trying to fit this into your analysis: Bilbo's arch-nemesis is played by Watson's leader. I guess it goes along with the idea that Holmes and Moriarty are opposite sides of the same coin. Peter Jackson chose Freeman to play Bilbo after seeing him as John Watson -- so perhaps he already had a somewhat Watson-ish portrayal in mind. On the other hand, Freeman's Bilbo strikes me as having just walked out of the book -- so maybe it's just that they really are very similar at heart. Each of them is my favorite character in his respective production, no doubt about that!
  16. Carol the Dabbler

    Recently watched movies

    Several Amazon reviewers compared it to Cool Runnings (about that memorable Jamaican bobsled team) -- I've added that to our wishlist as well.
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  18. Hikari

    Which Sherlock Holmes are you?

    I see your worship and I accept it. At first, it just seemed coincidental that Martin Freeman was playing two, what seemed to be completely disparate characters . . but upon reflection, I realized that the two, one man, one Hobbit, have so much in common. Perhaps having Martin portray both of them got me thinking along those lines which I hadn't before. Watson seems the more naturally courageous type, opting for soldiering and the rough, adventurous life-threatening dangerous life by choice. Bilbo got dragged unwillingly into his . . though in the final analysis, he *was* willing, after all. One can make the case that it required greater courage to be a Hobbit, not necessarily in fighting trim, with no training in martial arts, and smaller than everyone else to become a brave warrior. Watson started out as a brave warrior and suffered a crisis of confidence after his injury and losing his soldier's identity. In both cases, each discovers his purpose when paired with his 'leader'. Both enjoy a good pipe and a good tot as well. Both love a good waistcoat. Both get adept at sleeping rough but neither really likes it much. Both have arch-nemeses . . Smaug, Moriarty . . both bad, bad dudes. The willingness to lay down his life for his friend is their salient characteristic in common.
  19. I found it apparently he was six foot.
  20. I can't seem to find ronald howard his height anywhere I don't think he is as tall as Rathbone my guess is five foot 11 maybe ?
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