Meanwhile, there’s news on the RDJ Sherlock Holmes front. Apparently, the script for movie #3 is being ironed out, but there will definitely be a movie #3 with Jude Law and Robert Downey, Jr. reprising their roles. They do have lovely chemistry together, although it’s rather explosive (double entendre intended). The current word is that the filming will be somewhere we haven’t been yet, so not strictly set in London.
Oh, and I should mentioned that I opened one of my Christmas gifts early and found out a friend had sent me the set of Baring-Gould Annotated Sherlock Holmes, so I’m having a very hard time concentrating on everything I else I need to do before Tuesday. Thank you, BE Warne (she has several sites including West Wing and House fandoms).
I told you I lost an entire day to reading Sherlock related news pieces. Here are some more ranging from news about the popular game version of our favorite consulting detective and his partner in crime solving to some new interviews and actual analysis of the popularity of the character. To borrow from John Watson, it’s all good.
See what happens when you say you don't mind the slash fan fiction, Sherlock. We've really got to be more careful.
There’s a nice comparison of the differences in interpretation between the Robert Downey, Jr. and Jude Law film versions of Sherlock Holmes and John Watson and BBC Sherlock’s Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman on the NBC Miami site.SPOILER WARNING if you haven’t seen Game of Shadows yet.
MTV News has a rather lengthy video interview with Benedict Cumberbatch in which he discusses his awareness of Sherlock Holmes and John Watson gay fan fiction (known as “slash” and represented by the symbol “S/J”) thanks to Martin Freeman’s increased tech savvy. Rather than just give you the link to the MTV News, check out the abbreviated version (with link to the full article on Pink News UK) at Democratic Underground (Not what you think).
KQED Public Television has a lovely 5 Reasons to Watch Sherlock Holmes with a smashing photo of Andrew Scott as Moriarty (and I’m sorry but he will go down as Best Moriarty Ever for me).
The Vancouver Sun (sponsors of the amazing Vancouver Sun Run) of British Columbia has a wonderful preview of Scandal in Belgravia with an interview of Benedict Cumberbatch in which he discussed how difficult it is “to play clever.”
While I don’t usually catch the Huffington Post, there’s quite a nice, lengthy piece on BBC Sherlock Season 2, Moffat and Dr. Who. Alas, Moffat makes it clear that we’re never going to get more than 3 episodes per “season” for Sherlock. He calls it “event-status” production versus the standard television approach and he does have a point about the Sherlock episodes becoming events instead of just another episode. I do like that he considers Season 1 to be John-centric while Season 2 is Sherlock focused. It puts much in perspective. He also discussed how difficult it is for him and Gatiss to keep from being drawn into writing from what they know is to come and the middle-aged, settled Holmes and Watson that they grew up with. There’s also a dazzling discussion of the impact of new technology on the amount of fiction we are consuming these days and how we are consuming it. Spoiler Warning! There’s a video clip from the last episode of Season 2 at the end of the article.
There’s a fresh, lengthy article and video clip (in which Benedict Cumberbatch demonstrates the “turn ups” of his jeans) of the PBS NYC Q & A with creator Steven Moffat, producer Sue Vertue and Benedict Cumberbatch at Radio Times. There are some interesting questions including one regarding a blank check and ideal project.
The only major Sherlock missing is Jeremy Brett. I might have to consider making my own version of this theme. Not only do we need Jeremy Brett’s incarnation, but some more Robert Downey, Jr. and Jude Law would be nice. But the bit with Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman in the Chinese restaurant is rather cute. But frankly, I think there are enough incarnations to do an entirely new “episode.” Hmmm.
Since the New Zealand group, Flight of the Conchords, are a comedy troupe, this is obviously a funny one. While most of it is Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman from BBC Sherlock, Robert Downey, Jr. and Jude Law appear about a third of the way through in a lovely tie-in.
Note: Any “slash” implications are entirely up to the viewer. And it’s entirely Season 1 so No Spoilers Necessary. Oh, to avoid confusion, it’s not mine but embedded from Youtube.
Youtube Spoiler Alert Warning: Most of the BBC Sherlock videos on Youtube include Season 2 content and are *major spoilers* (I knew the basic plot lines of all 3 episodes long before I got my UK DVDs). I’ll be posting some Season 1 videos until the US gets Season 2.
As always with fan music videos, no copyright infringement is intended and all rights belong to the original rights holders. It’s just for fun, folks (and it promotes the music and the media).