The Umbrella Organisation

The Umbrella Organisation

May the power of the brolly live on!

Previous Entry Share Next Entry
The Hounds of Baskerville
Raks New Profile Pic Square
rakspatel wrote in mycroft_brolly


Photo credit: http://blogtorwho.blogspot.com/2011/12/sherlock-promo-pics_22.html

Just watched this and all I can say is ...

Oh My F**king God! ... Mark Gatiss you are a GENIUS!



Photo credit: http://benedictcumberbatch.co.uk/sherlock-a-scandal-in-belgr/

One of my favourite scenes, directly relevant to Steven Moffat saying that you MUST have a great beginning to draw people in, was the opening sequence, with Sherlock arriving at 221B Baker Street, bloodied and carrying a spear.

The first positive sign which he gave me of the direction which his investigation was taking was an extraordinary one. He had gone out before breakfast, and I had sat down to mine, when he strode into the room, his hat upon his head and a huge barbed-headed spear tucked like an umbrella under his arm.

"Good gracious, Holmes!" I cried. "You don't mean to say that you have been walking about London with that thing?"


- The Adventure of Black Peter, The Return of Sherlock Holmes

  • 1
Ah ha! I knew that spear entry scene had to be about something specific but couldn't remember! Well found! So many wonderful touches in this episode again. I love how both canon and fandom are lovingly represented. Need to watch again before I can possibly comment any more... :-)

"Need to watch again before I can possibly comment any more... :-)". Exactly.

I just recognised so many references to Canon that I want to rewatch a few times! And then track back the references to the original Canon. BEFORE the DVD commentaries come out and Mark tells me. This one I just knew straight off!

And yes I am sad. But, as both Steven and Mark have said, the life of a Sherlock Holmes fan growing up in the 70s/80s (which is when I was doing so) was often sad and lonely! The books were a great refuge and a fantastic place to escape to (just like the mysterious Lost island in the 2000s) and Holmes, his genius mind and his astounding deductions were who I wanted to be hanging out with and learning from!

PS. There is a brilliant Paget illustration of the spear entry scene which I will post later!

Edited at 2012-01-09 10:24 am (UTC)

  • 1
?

Log in

No account? Create an account