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Inge l-w

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About Inge l-w

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    Reading, listening to music, watching films and interesting series, walks in the countryside
  • Favorite series 1 episode
    The Great Game
  • Favourite Series 2 Episode
    A Scandal In Belgravia
  • Favourite Series 3 Episode
    The Empty Hearse
  • Favourite series 4 episode
    The Lying Detective

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  1. Inge l-w

    The Favourite Movies Thread

    I and the family are enjoying a hot and rather humid end of July by watching Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Sailor, the Gary Oldman version on TV. Now, as it is generally known in this fandom, Peter Guillam is played by dear old BC. So far, so nice, especially with his blonde hair, which is much closer to his natural colouring, young and talented and even then a good driver, when in a reminiscing scene of a Christmas past, Peter is ordered to play the Russian anthem, and an uncredited proboscis of a nose holds a lady by the arm! Just imagine, discovering the British Government in a walk-on part, while bratty younger brother is prim and proper actual MI6, HM SIS or whatever. The mind boggles! P.S. I do hope everybody here remembers that Percy Allelyne is played by the incomparable Toby Jones, of TLD fame also!
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    Episode 2.1, "A Scandal In Belgravia"

    Going back to the Irene-Sherlock dynamic, what are your views about the possibility of the Scandal in Bohemia/Belgravia beats having been taken from the real-life story of the Jersey Lily (Lily Langtry) and the Prince of Wales ( later Edward VII) affair?
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    What other TV shows do you watch?

    YouTube is OK until the copyright owners pull the plug on popular uploads. The BBC and ITV are particularly stringent in enforcing their rights. DVDs or Blu-ray for me. You can freeze it, get up off the sofa or armchair, do other stuff and then unfreeze it and continue watching.
  4. Not rotten tomatoes by any chance?
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    What other TV shows do you watch?

    Dear Carol, only eleven run-throughs is pretty average for hard-core fans, although I tend to give TRF, HLV and TFP a wide berth, skipping and fast forwarding. It’s cheating, but I still want to watch part of them, all the good bits. Other than that, being a hard-core fan of Granada Holmes, I regularly watch JBs version of Rebecca and An Ideal Husband. Then, there’s A whole lot of Rumpole of the Bailey, written by a self-confessed SH fan, Arsene Lupin with Georges Descrieres, Maigret with Michael Gambon and Bruno Cremer, Cadfael and I, Claudius with Derek Jacobi, the entire Batman and Star Trek sagas, both original and sequels. One is literally spoilt for choice!
  6. If you mean the one about The Lost Special, that was originally an ACD bona fide short story, and like with Hound of the Baskervilles, Sir Arthur retrofitted it to include Sherlock Holmes during the original hiatus. I bought the CDs ages ago, but have no desire to subscribe to anything Apple at the moment, the way the Big Bad Wolf Mr Cook is going to remove iTunes in favour of sheer capitalist lucre! It's already a joke that the stand to their newest iMac costs an extra $1,000!
  7. From S3 there are two scenes that stand out: Lestrade’s reaction to Sherlock’s call for help, with the helicopter hovering so close overhead as to blow the sheet music on the stand, and the part of The speech taken directly from ACD: ‘If I burden myself with a companion in my various little inquiries, it is not done out of sentiment or caprice...’ But if we are talking S2, Scandal in Belgravia stands head and shoulders above the pastiche of Hounds and the maudlin TRF. That scene in Mycroft’s house, where Sherlock looks so beaten and then snatched victory from the teeth of complete and utter failure is unbeatable, as is his whole interaction with the American agents mistreating his Mrs Hudson! ‘And exactly how many times did he fall on those bins?’ ‘I forget detective inspector”
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    Quiz - Which Character Are You?

    Dear Carol, it’s the same site, quizforfan.com, underneath the Which Sherlock character are you. Hope this helps.
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    Quiz - Which Character Are You?

    On the same subject there are two rather interesting quizzes: one for completing the sentence with 8 minutes to get everything, missed one, so I got 93%, and another about which Holmes villain you are. I am James Moriarty, the original mathematics professor, not the buffoon in the series, who thinks he would look good in a crown, the short-arse of TAB, thank heaven!
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    "BBC Sherlock" articles & other miscellany

    Oh dear! Forties, here, and I actually got to Rathbone after the Granada series. Surely, you cannot have loved them all, there were highs and lows the size of hurricane waves!
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    "BBC Sherlock" articles & other miscellany

    Oh, thanks for the intel besleybean. ‘Since you watch what you like, give the Granada version of The Dancing Men , The Norwood Builder, The Blue Carbuncle, The Red-Headed League, The Abbey Grange and The Second Stain a look-see. As Baryshnikov once said of Fred Astaire, “I dance, he’s doing something else.” Jeremy Brett wrought magic at his best.
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    "BBC Sherlock" articles & other miscellany

    They can certainly do what they like with their show. If and when there an S5, we can take a head -count and see how many remain as loyal fans after TFP. By which, I mean that at the moment, out of the 120,000 -odd fanfics in Ao3 nearly 59,000 are Johnlock. Frustrated fans taking up their keyboards to make up for the indescribable mess that was TFP? Personally, being old-fashioned in my Sherlock preferences, married to his work is my cup of tea, but tell that to almost half the fandom and see what you get!
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    "BBC Sherlock" articles & other miscellany

    Please not to forget the gratuitous insult to all true Sherlockians of the abominable Three Garridebs moment. It is probably true that Plaidadder is right when she says in one of her Ao3 essays that the universe must hate the Three Garridebs story. In the Granada version, Jeremy Brett was too ill to film this, so it was incorporated into the Mazarin Stone episode, with Mycroft (Charles Gray) filling in at the last moment. But in TFP, it was a deliberate nose-thumping , a poke to the eye, to all the Johnlock part of the fandom. Simply not cricket, Mr Gatiss, if you consider yourself a gentleman, which has been called in doubt in other forums.
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    "BBC Sherlock" articles & other miscellany

    What’s not to like? Let me count the ways: Scaring your brother out of his wits although you have already deduced the answer. Surviving intact a fall from the first floor of a building by bouncing off a super-resistant awning over the cafe just below, vaulting so far out that you and your shorter best friend take a flying leap over said flat’s wrought-iron balcony. Swallowing the whole Musgrave background whole, hook line and sinker. Poor little psychopath Euros just craving Sherlock’s attention as a child. Being sedated and then miraculously transported back to said Musgrave ruin in time to save your best friend by deciphering the moronic tombstones (Nemo, indeed!) although the outward trip was clearly seen to last as long as at least in the middle of the Irish Sea. Being arrogant enough to think that an irredeemable schizoid personality (little girl on the imaginary plane and all-powerful controller of the asylum) can be ‘cured’ by playing music together. Having the absolutely overweening arrogance of Mary’s last voiceover simply to restore our two heroes to their factory settings, according to Mr Gatiss. And that is just the major stuff. If I am forced to re-watch the flipping thing, I am pretty sure I shall find more WTF moments.
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    "BBC Sherlock" articles & other miscellany

    Lucky you, Bonnie lass! As for me, I rewatch S1&2 once a month, skip S3 except for parts of TEH and SOT, and watch TST selectively and TLD regularly. After that, TFP is simply not worth paying for the electricity to re-watch. The THIRD one is actually a super-brain, but, hey, she’s female, and intelligent females are all liable to be total nut-jobs if they aren’t freelance assassins! TAB is another kettle of fish, because of its Granada subtext, but is women’s suffrage worth the death of several abusive husbands? Certainly a WTF issue, not to mention the moronic choice of super-fat Mycroft. Mr Gatiss actually presented their project to the Sherlock Holmes Society of London before they even wrote the screenplay for the pilot episode, to test the waters. By the end of S4, they should have started a petition to have him resign his membership, IMHO.
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