Saturday, January 23, 2010
Hello friends...feeling a bit better today, but had to do tattoo removal this morning and that laser is not fun! I saw Sherlock Holmes and was blown away. I loved everything about this film, but most of all the costumes. Rachel McAdams looked gorgeous as usual and Robert Downey, Jr. is such a fabulous actor!
Here is some fun trivia about the film and pics to go along with it. Hope you are having a great weekend lovelies!
--Colin Farrell was in talks to play Watson before Jude Law was cast.
--The first Sherlock Holmes film to reach U.S. movie theaters in over twenty years, since the 1988 comedy Without a Clue (1988) with Michael Caine as Reginald Kincaid/"Sherlock Holmes".
--Robert Maillet accidentally knocked out Robert Downey Jr. while filming a fight scene.
--Robert Downey Jr. read many Sherlock Holmes stories and watched "The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes" (1984) by Granada Television (starring Jeremy Brett) in order to learn more about the character.
--Sienna Miller was in talks for a role before her ex-fiancé Jude Law was cast as Watson.
--The set for Sherlock Holmes's home in this film was previously used as Sirius Black's home in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007).
--The part of Sherlock Holmes has been previously played by Michael Caine, while Watson is played in this film by Jude Law. Law took over Caine's role in Alfie (2004) and Sleuth (2007), appearing together with him in the latter film.
--There were rumors that Brad Pitt has been cast as Moriarty and re shoots have taken place, but the rumors were quickly denied.
--Watson's line to Holmes, "You know that what you're drinking is for eye surgery," is an obscure reference to Holmes's cocaine usage. At the time, cocaine was used as a topical anesthetic for eye surgery. In the stories, Holmes injects cocaine.
--At the end of the film, Mary asks Watson if she could read his journals of his adventures with Sherlock Holmes. Of the 60 Doyle penned stories of Sherlock Holmes, all but four have Watson serving as the narrator.
--Although Irene Adler plays a large role in the movie, she only appears in one Sir Arthur Conan Doyle story, "A Scandal in Bohemia", briefly referenced in the movie.
--The four symbols referred to in the movie, the Man, the Lion, the Ox and the Eagle, are also attributed to the four Evangelists of the Bible: Matthew (Man), Mark (Lion), Luke (Ox), and John (Eagle).
--Rachel McAdams and Robert Downey Jr. reportedly did most of their own stunts.
--Attempting to escape the clutches of wearing a tight corset every morning, Rachel McAdams would trick the costumers by pushing her stomach out or eating a big breakfast of oatmeal before being laced up. However, they eventually caught on to her ruse.
--The three murders of the men and the attempted murder of Parliament coincide with the four Greek elements. The first was a burial crime scene (Earth), second was drowning (water), third was immolation (fire), and fourth was poison gas (air).