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10:53 pm - Surely Holmes
BTW has everyone who might be interested seen the trailer for Guy Ritchie's Sherlock Holmes? If you haven't seen it yet here it is.

Well. It looks mental. I still think Jude Law and Robert Downey Jnr are the bee's knees though.

H says it looks like The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen. I bloody hope it isn't.

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From:iainjclark
Date:May 19th, 2009 09:56 pm (UTC)
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The bit of me that loves Sherlock Holmes is gazing sternly at the bit of me that loves the trailer with a disapproving glint in its eye.
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From:communicator
Date:May 19th, 2009 09:58 pm (UTC)
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Hey - good way of putting it.
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From:buymeaclue
Date:May 19th, 2009 10:13 pm (UTC)
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It totally looks mental. Somehow, I cannot bring myself to mind.
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From:communicator
Date:May 19th, 2009 10:23 pm (UTC)
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The boxing looks pretty good. Have you seen Snatch? Ritchie does that sort of nonsense quite well.
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From:several_bees
Date:May 19th, 2009 10:18 pm (UTC)
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It looks like the worst thing in the world and I want to see it right now.
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From:communicator
Date:May 19th, 2009 10:24 pm (UTC)
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Yes. I know. I've shown it to a few people, and at the point where he jumps out the window, they always start laughing incredulously.
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From:orchard_mnt
Date:May 19th, 2009 10:40 pm (UTC)
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wow...i'm looking forward to this. It's been a while hasn't it? I'm one of hte few chicks who really digs Guy Richie's films...this should be good, hope the story is full of random violence and english odd-bodies!
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From:communicator
Date:May 19th, 2009 10:45 pm (UTC)
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I think it definitely will be. Is that a vampire in there? It makes me laugh.
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From:emeraldsedai
Date:May 20th, 2009 12:18 am (UTC)
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Wow. *blinks*

I can hardly wait to see that. It looks like the best bad slashfest since the latest Vin Diesel movie.
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From:communicator
Date:May 20th, 2009 08:21 am (UTC)
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I just shared it with happytune, true to form she laughed when he jumped out the window. My favourite bit is probably

Jude Law: 'Holmes, is there no limit to your depravity?'
Robert D Jnr: 'Neeuw'
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From:emeraldsedai
Date:May 20th, 2009 06:30 pm (UTC)
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Under the "Why the hell do they keep casting Yanks as Brits and Brits as Yanks?" heading, how does Downey's accent sound to you? In my ear, it was so-so. Nothing can compare to Jamie Bamber's perfect American accent in BSG (I was utterly flummoxed when I heard his natural voice in an interview), but that's the trans-atlantic dialect standard I hold up for them ALL.
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From:communicator
Date:May 20th, 2009 06:53 pm (UTC)
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I don't think it sounds too bad. A bit affected, but arguably that's characterisation. I think voice coaching must be an advanced science these days.
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From:emeraldsedai
Date:May 20th, 2009 07:39 pm (UTC)
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Somewhere around Bridget Jones's Diary or maybe Gwyneth Paltow's stab at Emma, I get the impression that someone discovered a key to it, and it's been exploding ever since.

I knew a Frenchwoman years ago who had moved to the US as a young adult and she had no trace of a French accent. She attributed it to strong negative motivation (she was made fun of) and some very expensive, very demanding speech training.

So I suppose that methods have been around for a while, but someone must have made them more accessible to a wider range of learning styles or something in recent years. I'd love to know more, because it would be great to have a better accent in whatever language I attempt!
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From:katlinel
Date:May 20th, 2009 07:55 am (UTC)
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It looks entirely daft. I don't have any particular investment in any version of Holmes, so I think it looks like enormous amounts of fun.
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From:communicator
Date:May 20th, 2009 08:26 am (UTC)
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Sometimes films like this can be so dreadful, but I've decided to be optimistic
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From:katlinel
Date:May 20th, 2009 08:36 am (UTC)
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So long as the fisticuffs are balanced out by the scenes of Watson complaining about Holmes leaving the toilet seat up, I think it will be a hoot. I shall be optimistic too.
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From:ninebelow
Date:May 20th, 2009 10:47 am (UTC)
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I am firmly in the awesome camp.
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From:communicator
Date:May 20th, 2009 11:19 am (UTC)
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'awesome camp' is what I'm looking forward to
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From:matildabj
Date:May 20th, 2009 05:38 pm (UTC)
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LOL times a million, this looks like so much fun - slashy, depraved nonsense with added vampires! Can't wait.

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