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PostSubject: Robert Downey Jr. As Sherlock????   Mon Feb 23, 2009 11:45 am

This may be old news to some but Guy Richie is directing a new Sherlock Holmes movie which will come out at the end of this year. Robert Downie Jr. will play Holmes and Jude Law will play Watson....

http://www.slashfilm.com/2008/10/10/first-look-robert-downey-jr-as-sherlock-holmes/
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PostSubject: Sherlock Holmes   Mon Feb 23, 2009 6:13 pm

The preview that I saw was disturbingly bad. I hope that the movie is not as bad as the preview - perhaps they are trying to lower peoples' expectations so that anything will seem good.
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PostSubject: Re: Robert Downey Jr. As Sherlock????   Thu Mar 19, 2009 10:21 am

Robert Downy Jr needs to learn how to get a clean shave, that 5 o'clock shadow doesn't say S Holmes to me. I like him as an actor, although I think his charactor in Tropic Thunder was closer to himself than he lets on (extreme oddball method acting). I hope he does a good job in the role, but its like playing a historical figure, he simply won't make everyone happy.
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PostSubject: Re: Robert Downey Jr. As Sherlock????   Fri Mar 20, 2009 12:33 pm

Hmmm... I could see Jude Law as Holmes before RD Jr. We shall see....

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PostSubject: Re: Robert Downey Jr. As Sherlock????   Tue Mar 31, 2009 9:45 am

There is a movie poster out now for this. Can't figure out how to post it seeing as how I'm on a phone right now. But it looks promising to me...
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PostSubject: Re: Robert Downey Jr. As Sherlock????   Wed Apr 01, 2009 2:19 pm

Here is a link to one poster.
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_sfaYrWgZQ48/Sc-St6RmVAI/AAAAAAAAAGQ/BsJNiJrpoWc/s1600-h/Sherlock+Holmes+Movie+Poster.jpg
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PostSubject: Re: Robert Downey Jr. As Sherlock????   Wed Apr 01, 2009 6:33 pm

Oddball wrote:
Here is a link to one poster.
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_sfaYrWgZQ48/Sc-St6RmVAI/AAAAAAAAAGQ/BsJNiJrpoWc/s1600-h/Sherlock+Holmes+Movie+Poster.jpg

The poster is cool anyway but it sure doesn't look like the traditional Holmes.
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PostSubject: Re: Robert Downey Jr. As Sherlock????   Wed Apr 01, 2009 10:13 pm



A little lighter on this version...
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PostSubject: Re: Robert Downey Jr. As Sherlock????   Wed Apr 01, 2009 11:52 pm

is it just me or does this new version of holmes look extremely close to Gary Oldman in Dracula when he was in his younger form?
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PostSubject: Re: Robert Downey Jr. As Sherlock????   Thu Apr 02, 2009 12:05 am

My first thought: SUNGLASSES?

But a little research revealed that dark-tinted glasses were indeed available in Victorian times and quite usual by the turn of the 20th c. (Originally they were indicated for people suffering from light-sensitivity due to syphillis. I rather like that... knocks a little wind out of the sails of those who wear sunglasses at all times, indoors or out.)
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PostSubject: Re: Robert Downey Jr. As Sherlock????   Thu Apr 02, 2009 1:11 am

Looks to me like a hopeless attempt at a hybrid: Victorian stories told with Modern Hipness. (gak)

Richie has done nothing worth watching since LS&TSB, apparently having believed his own hype. An English Quentin Tarantino sort of situation.
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PostSubject: Re: Robert Downey Jr. As Sherlock????   Thu Apr 02, 2009 11:49 am

LL wrote:
Looks to me like a hopeless attempt at a hybrid: Victorian stories told with Modern Hipness. (gak)

Richie has done nothing worth watching since LS&TSB, apparently having believed his own hype. An English Quentin Tarantino sort of situation.

You didn't like Snatch? That's one of my all time favorite movies.

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PostSubject: Re: Robert Downey Jr. As Sherlock????   Thu Apr 02, 2009 2:40 pm

I found "Rock N' Rolla" a good watch as well but hey thats just me.
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PostSubject: Re: Robert Downey Jr. As Sherlock????   Thu Apr 02, 2009 3:13 pm

SmokeyTweed wrote:
I found "Rock N' Rolla" a good watch as well but hey thats just me.

I have that on DVD but haven't watched it yet.

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PostSubject: Re: Robert Downey Jr. As Sherlock????   Thu Apr 02, 2009 7:25 pm

Surely Downie is experienced with cocaine,will be interesting to see how he
plays those scenes. Twisted Evil

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PostSubject: Re: Robert Downey Jr. As Sherlock????   Wed Apr 29, 2009 12:12 pm

LL wrote:
Looks to me like a hopeless attempt at a hybrid: Victorian stories told with Modern Hipness.

One can't wear a tweed coat and double-billed cap all of the time. I'm looking forward to it - Downey Jr.'s a great actor.
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PostSubject: Re: Robert Downey Jr. As Sherlock????   Mon May 18, 2009 6:47 pm

Bad poster. He looks like a Pimp. Definitely not tall enough.

A much better choice would be Robson Green, but he already has a successful crime drama that is currently in production, Wire in the Blood, one of my favourite series that I came across while searching for something on Netflix. He can do the quick talking style that I come to associate with Holmes. He has the lankiness and the serious eyes, too.

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PostSubject: Re: Robert Downey Jr. As Sherlock????   Tue May 19, 2009 11:39 am

New trailer is out!

I'm on the fence, but I have faith that this will be good. Smile

http://www.firstshowing.net/2009/05/18/must-watch-first-trailer-for-guy-ritchies-sherlock-holmes/

Check it out!

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PostSubject: Re: Robert Downey Jr. As Sherlock????   Sun May 24, 2009 12:02 am

I have faith in rdj and I like the trailer. I do hope they put out a commemorative pipe for the movie. Anyone know what type he was smoking?
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PostSubject: Re: Robert Downey Jr. As Sherlock????   Sun May 24, 2009 1:33 pm

I think it looks good. Obviously not true to the character but has enough "Holmes" to keep us that love the character interested. I like that they put the stick fighting (can't remember what they called that) in there.

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PostSubject: Re: Robert Downey Jr. As Sherlock????   Sun May 24, 2009 4:10 pm

Escrima. It's a form of Filipino martial arts using sticks of various sorts, usually called "escrima sticks" very unimaginative but effective. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Robert Downey Jr. As Sherlock????   Sun May 24, 2009 4:17 pm

I was actually thinking of baritsu:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bartitsu

The system includes parts of cane fighting which also has double cane techniques. May be a stretch to say that was what was being displayed but it's kind of cool to think it was.

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PostSubject: Re: Robert Downey Jr. As Sherlock????   Sun May 24, 2009 6:19 pm

jhuggett wrote:
You didn't like Snatch? That's one of my all time favorite movies.


Dittos, Jason! Snatch is right there at the top of my favorites list, too.

Wish I could say the same for this movie. It appears to me that Holmes will become a Hollywood-ized cross between Antonio Banderas and Arnold Schwarzenegger. I detest poorly-cast remakes of classics, especially those become nothing more than a vehicle for gratuitous explosions and strained one-liners. I'd rather watch a re-run of Jeremy Brett on PBS.
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PostSubject: Re: Robert Downey Jr. As Sherlock????   Sun May 24, 2009 6:31 pm

I can totally understand how it can be viewed as Holmesian heresy but I think I can take it on it's own merit. It may inspire a new generation to go back and read the originals.

The stick fighting part of the Bartitsu system was derived from the French fighting system, la canne. Here's a video that demonstrates the dual cane style at the end of it.

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=6923237699114385757

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PostSubject: Re: Robert Downey Jr. As Sherlock????   Sun May 24, 2009 7:47 pm

jhuggett wrote:
I was actually thinking of baritsu:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bartitsu

The system includes parts of cane fighting which also has double cane techniques. May be a stretch to say that was what was being displayed but it's kind of cool to think it was.

Oh yeah. I forgot that holmes said he had some knowledge of baritsu in "the adventure of the empty house" I think it was. Good call. Could have sworn it was escrima. I stand corrected.
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