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February 3, 2018 1:09 am  #1

Mr. Holmes

I don't know if there was a topic discussing this  movie. I just watched it on Netflix and was very moved by the lead actor's rendering of Sherlock Holmes in his very old age. Poor man trying to solve one last case with his fleeting memory and terrible loneliness...

I cried like a baby to the last scenes. A very tender, gentle and in the end, sorrowful story. 



February 10, 2018 6:03 pm  #2

Re: Mr. Holmes

I watched Mr. Holmes in the summer and indeed, the movie is beautifully filmed, with strong performance from Ian McKellern and very, very moving. But I found the outcome of the movie to be fairly positive, full of harmony and acceptance of life.... that was a very nice to see, they rarely make movies like that nowadays.


I cannot live without brainwork. What else is there to live for? Stand at the window there. Was there ever such a dreary, dismal, unprofitable world? See how the yellow fog swirls down the street and drifts across the dun-coloured houses. What could be more hopelessly prosaic and material? What is the use of having powers, Doctor, when one has no field upon which to exert them?

March 2, 2018 8:03 am  #3

Re: Mr. Holmes

It was a lovely film.  I don't watch much Sherlock Holmes outside the Sherlock series but a friend who I met through the fandom wanted to see it while she was in London and so we went to the cinema to see it, and she had to give me tissues at the end because I was snivelling so much.

The scene where we realised that Holmes and Watson never lived at 221B but in a house on the other side of the road annoyed the heck out of me, only because I'd never thought of it myself as a twist for any fanfic I was writing!


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