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June 4, 2012 4:31 pm  #1


The ringing

I haven't found this mentioned here yet.
I was wondering what it is all about that single ringing that can be heard when John's head is down on the pavement after he has been hit by the cyclist.

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It's not the same ringing as the ringing from the telephone booths in PINK, but it sounds a bit like an old-fashioned telephone. I don't think the ringing is part of the soundtrack. But – what does it mean? Is it a signal, and if: for whom? And where does it come from?
Any ideas?


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June 4, 2012 8:30 pm  #2


Re: The ringing

I thought it was just signifying that he was disorientated, but...


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June 4, 2012 10:02 pm  #3


Re: The ringing

I have wondered a lot of times about this. As Molly says, you can take it as a sign of disorientation but I can't help thinking... why a phone ring? It is a ring. And no, it's not part of the soundtrack.

I have no idea what it means, but I'm intrigued about it too


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June 5, 2012 3:21 am  #4


Re: The ringing

I believe it's just part of the soundtrack & as Molly said it is used to signify to the audience that his head is indeed 'ringing' from the knock.
I don't believe it is necessarily a phone ringing, lots of bells & buzzers sound similar; its just an instantly recognised sound " Oh that's ringing".


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June 5, 2012 3:54 am  #5


Re: The ringing

Soundtrack, maybe…but if it only was soundtrack then, I would the ringing expect to happen the moment John's head meets the ground – not two seconds after…still wondering…


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June 5, 2012 3:58 am  #6


Re: The ringing

Ever hit the ground hard? It takes a few seconds to feel that pain. First 'reaction/thought is one of 'What just happened? THEN the hurt starts!


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Mycroft’s popularity doesn’t surprise me at all. He is, after all, incredibly beautiful, clever and well-dressed. And beautiful. Did I mention that?
--Mark Gatiss

"I know that you believe you understand what you think I said, but I’m not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant."
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