marți, 5 ianuarie 2010

The Sherlock Holmes movie..



Guy Ritchies 'Sherlock Holmes' came in second with $38.3 million, proving that Robert Downey Jr and Jude Law make an excellent team after Avatar.. Robert Downey Jr is now the helm and main character for 2 movie franchises- 'Iron Man' and 'Sherlock Holmes'. What a comeback he has had in his career. 

The film, Sherlock Holmes, is set in 1891 and revolves around Holmes (Robert Downey, Jr.) and Watson (Jude Law) stopping a conspiracy to destroy Britain. ~ released in the U.S. December 25, 2009
The film opens with Holmes apprehending the murderous cult leader Lord Henry Blackwood (Mark Strong), who promises he will return from the dead and exact his revenge as he is being led to the gallows.
Robert Downey, Jr. is an actor, film producer, and musician. Downey made his screen debut at the age of five when he appeared in one of his father's films, and has been acting in film and television ever since.
A sneak peak of Downey's background is his supporting role in "Weird Science" (1985) which introduced Downey to Anthony Michael Hall, who encouraged his new friend to join him at auditions for “Saturday Night Live” (NBC, 1975- ) that year.
Downey's most well-known film, at the time, was “Putney Swope” (1969), a satire of the New York advertising industry. His mother was a writer and an actress whom he credited with instilling his love of performing. Iron Man and Tropic Thunder are two of his more recent hits, with more to follow, including some in production and post-production, such as Iron Man 2, Due Date, The Soloist... 
David Jude Heyworth Law is an English actor, film producer and director.

Law began acting with the National Youth Music Theatre in 1987, and had his first television role in 1989. After starring in films directed by Andrew Niccol, Clint Eastwood and David Cronenberg, he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor in 1999 for his performance in Anthony Minghella's The Talented Mr. Ripley.

These two actors have joined acting forces to help recreate Sherlock Holmes!



                

    Few Most Famous Quotations from the Holmes Stories




"I have the advantage of knowing your habits, my dear Watson," said he. "When your round is a short one you walk, and when it is a long one you use a hansom. As I perceive that your boots, although used, are by no means dirty, I cannot doubt that you are at present busy enough to justify the hansom." "Excellent!" I cried. "Elementary," said he. "It is one of those instances where the reasoner can produce an effect which seems remarkable to his neighbour, because the latter has missed the one little point which is the basis of the deduction. The same may be said, my dear fellow, for the effect of some of these little sketches of yours, which is entirely meretricious, depending as it does upon your retaining in your own hands some factors in the problem which are never imparted to the reader. The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes (1893)  

You know my methods, Watson. This quotation appears in nearly identical phrases in at least five Holmes stories. While technically tied with the next passage, it's ranked second because early editions of the Oxford Dictionary of Quotations included multiple appearances of this phrase.

"It seemed to me that a careful examination of the room and the lawn might possibly reveal some traces of this mysterious individual. You know my methods, Watson. There was not one of them which I did not apply to the inquiry. And it ended by my discovering traces, but very different ones from those which I had expected." The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes (1893)

When you have eliminated the impossible, whatever...  "You will not apply my precept," he said, shaking his head. "How often have I said to you that when you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth? We know that he did not come through the door, the window, or the chimney. We also know that he could not have been concealed in the room, as there is no concealment possible. When, then, did he come?" The Sign of the Four, ch. 6 (1890)

The lowest and vilest alleys in London do not present... "Good heavens!" I cried. "Who would associate crime with these dear old homesteads?" "They always fill me with a certain horror. It is my belief, Watson, founded upon my experience, that the lowest and vilest alleys in London do not present a more dreadful record of sin than does the smiling and beautiful countryside." "You horrify me!" "But the reason is very obvious. The pressure of public opinion can do in the town what the law cannot accomplish. There is no lane so vile that the scream of a tortured child, or the thud of a drunkard's blow, does not beget sympathy and indignation among the neighbours, and then the whole machinery of justice is ever so close that a word of complaint can set it going, and there is but a step between the crime and the dock. But look at these lonely houses, each in its own fields, filled for the most part with poor ignorant folk who know little of the law. Think of the deeds of hellish cruelty, the hidden wickedness which may go on, year in, year out, in such places, and none the wiser." The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1892)

London, that great cesspool into which all the loungers... I had neither kith nor kin in England, and was therefore as free as air—or as free as an income of eleven shillings and sixpence a day will permit a man to be. Under such circumstances I naturally gravitated to London, that great cesspool into which all the loungers and idlers of the Empire are irresistibly drained. There I stayed for some time at a private hotel in the Strand, leading a comfortless, meaningless existence, and spending such money as I had, considerably more freely than I ought." A Study in Scarlet, ch. 1 (1887)

 To Sherlock Holmes she is always the woman. I have seldom heard him mention her under any other name. In his eyes she eclipses and predominates the whole of her sex. It was not that he felt any emotion akin to love for Irene Adler. All emotions, and that one particularly, were abhorrent to his cold, precise but admirably balanced mind. He was, I take it, the most perfect reasoning and observing machine that the world has seen.... And yet there was but one woman to him, and that woman was the late Irene Adler, of dubious and questionable memory. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1892) The fair sex is your department.

She looked back at us from the door, and I had a last impression of that beautiful haunted face, the startled eyes, and the drawn mouth. Then she was gone. "Now, Watson, the fair sex is your department," said Holmes, with a smile, when the dwindling frou-frou of skirts had ended in the slam of the front door. "What was the fair lady's game? What did she really want?" The Return of Sherlock Holmes (1905) (...)

 

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