History Film / ThePrivateLifeOfSherlockHolmes

27th Feb '17 2:51:54 PM abscake
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* AmbiguouslyGay: It's been called a campy one-sided romance (by Mark Gatiss, notably) but each suggestive scene has some plausible deniability.
29th Jan '17 9:53:09 PM PaulA
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* ChekhovsGag: Holmes makes a dismissive joke about a missing persons case he's been offered; later, it turns out to be part of the conspiracy. [[spoiler:The missing persons, a troupe of circus midgets, were hired in secret to crew the Diogenes Club's mini-submarine.]]
29th Jan '17 9:48:56 PM PaulA
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The movie is essentially split into two stories, one longer than the other: in the first, Holmes is approached by a beautiful Russian dancer with an unorthodox offer to make to him; in the second, he is drawn into a conspiracy at the highest levels of government after a woman who was fished naked out of the Thames finds herself on the doorstep of 221B Baker Street. In both cases, the outcome is something that Holmes would rather not be reminded of...

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The film was envisioned as a collection of several short stories, with four segments filmed but two ultimately left out of the film to keep the running time down. One of them is included in some home video releases.

The movie as released is essentially split into two stories, one longer than the other: in the first, Holmes is approached by a beautiful Russian dancer with an unorthodox offer to make to him; in the second, he is drawn into a conspiracy at the highest levels of government after a woman who was fished naked out of the Thames finds herself on the doorstep of 221B Baker Street. In both cases, the outcome is something that Holmes would rather not be reminded of...
29th Jan '17 9:46:24 PM PaulA
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* IconicOutfit: In universe example; Holmes bemoans the ridiculous get up he's now forced to wear everywhere he goes because it's expected of him.
29th Jan '17 9:45:43 PM PaulA
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* BeamMeUpScotty: In universe example; Holmes bemoans the ridiculous get up he's now forced to wear everywhere he goes because it's expected of him.



* JackTheRipper: A deleted scene at the end involves Lestrade swinging by wanting to consult with Holmes on what is clearly Jack's first murder, but Holmes is too despondent to be roused.
29th Jan '17 9:07:05 PM DoctorNemesis
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* JackTheRipper: A deleted scene at the end involves Lestrade swinging by wanting to consult with Holmes on what is clearly Jack's first murder, but Holmes is too despondent to be roused.
11th Jan '17 10:40:16 PM PaulA
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The film has enjoyed a recent vindication and is considered one of Billy Wilder's best films. ''Series/{{Sherlock}}'' creators, Creator/StevenMoffat and Creator/MarkGatiss have named this as their favorite movie and a key inspiration for their take on Sherlock Holmes.
11th Jan '17 1:25:56 AM Raconteur
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The film has enjoyed a recent vindication and is considered one of Billy Wilder's best films. ''Series/{{Sherlock}}'' creators, Creator/StevenMoffat and Creator/MarkGatiss name this as their favorite movie and a key inspiration for their take on Sherlock Holmes.

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The film has enjoyed a recent vindication and is considered one of Billy Wilder's best films. ''Series/{{Sherlock}}'' creators, Creator/StevenMoffat and Creator/MarkGatiss name have named this as their favorite movie and a key inspiration for their take on Sherlock Holmes.
11th Jan '17 1:25:26 AM Raconteur
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''Series/{{Sherlock}}'' creators, Creator/StevenMoffat and Creator/MarkGatiss name this as their favorite movie and a key inspiration for their take on Sherlock Holmes.

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The film has enjoyed a recent vindication and is considered one of Billy Wilder's best films. ''Series/{{Sherlock}}'' creators, Creator/StevenMoffat and Creator/MarkGatiss name this as their favorite movie and a key inspiration for their take on Sherlock Holmes.
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''Series/{{Sherlock}}'' creators, Creator/StevenMoffat and Creator/MarkGatiss name this as their favorite movie and a key inspiration for their take on Sherlock Holmes.
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