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Low Level Framing in The Reichenbach Fall

So much of TRF is shot with a low level frame close to the ground (without the camera being angled up or down.) In the case of these scenes in TRF, the camera is on a very low tripod.

During the first scene between John and his therapist the camera is low and static as John asks “D’you want to hear me say it?” Near the end of the episode when we return to the session, the therapist is actively trying to get John to say what’s on the tip of his tongue, what he’d wished he’d said to Sherlock. “Say it now,” she commands. He refuses and the camera zooms out over the silence between them.

It’s hella disconcerting because we can’t help but associate it with Sherlock’s point of view on the ground after the fall and with John’s point of view after he’s painfully leveled by the cyclist. 

We’re meant to feel knocked to the ground, to absorb the most painful of blows, to be psychologically concussed. 

We share the point of view of two living dead men, our buried protagonists.

Explaining John Watson’s CV

wellingtongoose:

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Trishkafibble has done a wonderful job of piecing together John Watson’s CV from the episode: The Blind Banker. Many fans have been very confused by this CV and some inaccurate conclusions have been drawn from the information, still others have decided that this CV is completely rubbish and should be ignored. 

I explain:

Why John’s CV is unorthodox but actually makes quite a lot of medical sense.

What specific details like “clinical governance” mean and why John would mention them.

What conclusions we can make about John’s medical and military career.

How old John Watson is actually meant to be.

In part 2 – I will explore what we can learn about John’s background through his schooling and education. I also provide a hypothetical and better organised CV for John Watson.

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Accents in Sherlock

wellingtongoose:

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An introduction to the rich variety of British accents and an analysis of accents used in Sherlock.  I explore the distinctive regional accents and of course the ubiquitous BBC pronunciation, what the accents can tell us about the characters. A short, not too serious guide by someone who has no linguistics expertise.

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komiyataki:

#SherlockAlive!

komiyataki:

#SherlockAlive!

Accounting for Sherlock

wellingtongoose:

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I was asked on Disqus "Is Sherlock Holmes independently wealthy?"

In the previous essay (Holmes Family Fortune), I discussed the possible sources of Mycroft’s income and that of the Holmes family. In this essay I explore Sherlock’s finances as a consulting detective.


  • Does Sherlock have a substantial inheritance?

  • If not, how does he afford that expensive wardrobe?

  • How much does he make as a private investigator?

  • Why does he choose to have a flatmate?



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Enigmas in Sherlock Part 2 – Irene’s Royal Flush

wellingtongoose:

Most fans have analysed the Holmes Brothers on Bond Air and the wonderful scene at the manor from an emotional point of view.

I examine what actually went on behind the scenes during ASiB. Analysis of the confrontation scenes shows us intricate plots and delightful cunning from Irene and Mycroft that was only hinted at in the script.

  • Why Irene Adler had to get Sherlock to solve the email code 
  • What Irene had really been planning when she came to see Mycroft on the plane
  • Why Irene gave Moriarty all the credit
  • Why Mycroft was prepared to give her a queen’s ransom (and it’s not because he loves Sherlock)
  • The CIA man – a really bad agent deserved a good analysis.

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Please read Part 1 first for detail on Mycroft’s background.

Reblog if you like it!

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Found I had reblogged this on my other blog and would like to share it here as well.

wellingtongoose has written some of my favorite metas EVER and this is another brilliant one. On my favorite episode, too. <3

(That is, until Series 3 left me all confused with feels and unable to really pick one. :(~~~ )

decadentwallpaper:

fandomicious:

Truth of all truths

Always true.

Thought I might start with this.

decadentwallpaper:

fandomicious:

Truth of all truths

Always true.

Thought I might start with this.

Hello! :)

I'm Isabela, a 21-year-old Media student at undergraduate level at UNICAMP, the University of Campinas, in southeastern Brazil.

This blog has been created as a project for one of our subjects and my main goal with it is to run it as a conglomerate of meta essays -- mostly written by other people -- of the tv shows I follow the most (namely, BBC Sherlock, Game of Thrones and Whedonverse stuff -- with the exception of Agents of Shield, which I haven't really got around to follow, sorry), as well as of fandom discussions that inevitably spawn from such content. Obviously, I couldn't possibly contemplate everything, so I'll stick to the ones I personally find the most interesting and see how it goes from there.

I also intend to reblog photos, videos, gifs, yadda yadda, and very importantly, general fandom silliness.

Oh, and this blog is mostly SFW. NSFW content will be tagged as such.

Enjoy!

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