Sherlock Jr. (Buster Keaton, the U.S, 1924) depicts a cinema projectionist and janitor who’s studying and dreaming about becoming a detective like Sherlock Holmes. The main character, Sherlock Jr. falls in love with a beautiful girl but another man shows up as his competition while he’s trying to win the girl’s heart. His rival intrudes on one of Sherlock Jr.’s dates with the girl and makes the girl’s father think that Sherlock stole a watch. Feeling tired and depressed at work, Sherlock falls asleep during showing of Hearts and Pearls, and dreams of his girlfriend as the heroine, and his rival as the thief who steals the pearls. Sherlock himself becomes a detective to solve the case. Though short compared to modern feature films, this
In the first episode Sherlock Holmes: Study in Pink written by Arthur Conan Doyle and film directed by Paul McGuigan, Sherlock and Dr. Watson walk into a suspended suicide scene with Inspector Lestrade. Sherlock inspects the body and links those facts to how, who, when and what the dead lady did in her life and connects that to solving the case. Then, Sherlock realises there is a missing item from the woman and he gets excited about solving this serial killer case because he believes it to be the murderer’s mistake and runs out of the building, leaving Dr. Watson by himself. This scene shows a clear development of the characters through techniques of set, lighting, costume and the absence of sound.
As a pair of classic companion, Sherlock Holmes and John Watson have gone beyond time and space. Notably, in the last few adaptations of Conan Doyle, actors and actress establish a new look for the traditional version in response to the modern society in 21st century. These new versions of Sherlock Holmes have driven its popularity again, and not only among pre-existing fans, but also new audiences who may not read Doyle’s novels or watch its films before. In the film adapted, Guy Ritchie’s two directed works of Sherlock Holmes are noticeable for changing the image of Holmes and Watson into a bohemian, reckless and action style. The first movie, Sherlock Holmes (2009), is about the companion investigating resurrected Lord Blackwood and his
Heroes are brave, determined, courageous, and selfless people whop embark on a journey in order to fulfill a goal for the better good, every heroes journey is different. Some heroes fight dragons to save the castle and some like Westley steal the princess in order to protect her, Westley goes on a long journey where he faces many enemies and challenges but, he continues his journey to rescue his one true love. In The Princess Bride a novel by William Goldman, the character Westley is a hero because, he experiences all 6 stages of the heroic archetype structure including being called to action, crossing threshold, the road of tests, meeting the helpers, trip to the underworld, and the quest.
The film, The Other Boleyn Girl, written by Peter Morgan, and produced by Alison Owen, is about the many relationships of King Henry the Eighth, who is the antagonist, his involvement with the Boleyn family, and his many children. This story is set in England in the early to mid- 1500’s. King Henry the eighth ascended the throne of England in 1509, succeeding his father, Henry the seventh. (There als the sixth, the fifth, the fourth, and so on. Clearly the Kings were all very original when it came to naming their sons). This movie follows Henry's need, and almost obsession, with producing a male heir to the throne. A few women gave him sons; however, because he was not married to any of these women, they could never succeed him as the King
In Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s The Hound of the Baskervilles, Doyle delineates on the theme of ‘appearances can be deceiving’ by pursuing the idea that people should investigate people and their relationships before coming to their final conclusions about them. This is demonstrated in The Hound of the Baskervilles when Doyle shows how people can use other people to deceive people, people can manipulate others with sheer charm, and that people can easily lie about themselves.
Sherlock Holmes encounters danger during all his investigations. He is threatened by the worse villains known to man. However, certain villains appear to be worse than the others. Holmes first confronts Professor Moriarty in “The Final Problem”. Moriarty cowardly sends his henchmen out to murder Holmes, because Holmes plans to overturn Moriarty and his violent gang over to the cops. Holmes merely escapes Moriarty’s traps. Given that Moriarty’s initial plans fails, he takes busy into his own hands. As a result Holmes flees the states to Switzerland with his companion Watson. Watson is then distracted, giving Moriarty the time he needs to finally take out Holmes by lunging at him. Taking Holmes by surpise Holmes and Moriarty both fall to their death. On the other hand, Moran has other plans to murder Holmes in “The Empty House”. Moran, Moriarty’s Lieutenant, plans to snipe Holmes throw a window from the house across the street from Holmes residence. Moran is getting revenge for the death of Moriarty in which Holmes fortunately escapes the fall. All villains are immoral, however some are more unpleasant than the others.
Among the huge number of Sherlock Holmes books, continuations, prequels, and pastiches distributed in the century or so since Sherlock Holmes initially graced the artistic stage, just a couple of them have emerged. Such is the situation with any well-known and oft-reproduced character or story: adjustments proliferate, however just a chosen few are exceptional. One such adjustment is Laurie R. Ruler 's The Beekeeper 's Apprentice. Initially distributed in 1994, the story has more than presevered in the course of recent decades, that prevalence coming full circle in and as of late discharged twentieth commemoration version distributed by Picador Books. It was selected for the Agatha best novel honor and was esteemed a Notable Young Adult book by the American Library Association. As a matter of fact, the new version is not any more wonderful than the old one, donning its honeycomb cover outline, however the story holds up and even outperforms large portions of the Sherlock adjustments distributed today (Taylor, 2005).
In the BBC Sherlock television show, author’s effect is given through the director’s choice of casting, camera angles, and the twists. The director chose Benedict Cumberbatch to play Sherlock Holmes because he is known for different and intriguing roles. Due to his amazement at playing the role, he had made a great choice for Sherlock Holmes. Benedict is able to show Sherlock’s true genius and gives the character
In addition, he was definitely a hopeless romantic and has great affection for adventures, which was the only fantasy part of his book. Throughout the book, the plot moved from romance to despair to adventures, and then back to romance. Goldman specifically claimed that he decided to cut off the boring parts of the book, also known as the history side of it, and to focus on love and adventures. Other than that, the rest of the story is pretty normal, whereby the main lead would always win in the end, and have happy endings. Morals of the novel were similar to other classic fairytale as well.
An Analysis of The Princess Bride, Divergent and “A Pair of Tickets” and How Vampirism and Quests make the stories what they are.
Me & earl and the dying girl is American comedy drama which was produced in the year two thousand and fifteen and was directed by alfonso Gomez. The film is about a high school senior greg who is secretly trying to mingle but avoids strong relationships as a way of surviving through his teenage life. The film cast a girl who is suffering from leukaemia Rachael who is left under the care of greg by his mom who later grew to be a strong bond between the two. On the other hand “ The fault in our stars is a romantic drama film produced in 2014 and directed by Josh Boone, revolves around two teenagers that fall in love, but unlike most other teenage romance stories, there’s an unresolvable twist: they both have cancer. The love story in the film
Firstly, one of the greatest movies in the silent era was that by Keaton, Sherlock Jr. This film encompasses all the core principles of telling a story through silence and overcoming the cinematic boundaries of its day. The key to achieving this is through the direct expressiveness of the body language of the actors’ alongside the plot and how Keaton specifically selected the scenes. The film begins with a love-story between a wealthy girl (Kathryn McGuire) and a projectionist at a local movie theatre. His dream to become a detective is what drives the film. A memorable scene in the movie is that in the candy shop when Keaton goes to buy the chocolates for the girl. This was performed entirely in pantomime, allowing the audience to get in touch with the film, and comprehend his desperation to woo the girl. He shadows Crane, who is larger in size than he is, mimicking his body language and gestures. This was done using a tracking shot. Keaton’s framing techniques were clear enough to tell the story, particularly when
The nineteenth century was a period of rapid westward expansion for the United States due to the publicly held belief that Manifest Destiny would bring greater independence and upward mobility for all its citizens. However, with the legions of pioneers venturing into the American frontier came the upheaval between the frontiersmen and the Indians. Artists such as Alfred Jacob Miller (1810-1874) sought to capture the beauty of the untamed wilderness and life in the American frontier. Moreover, Miller also sought to demonstrate that positive interactions between the Indians and European Americans were possible despite tensions on both sides. Trapper’s Bride, painted in the early 1840s by Alfred Jacob Miller is a small oil on canvas painting that measures 19 x 16 inches; the painting is currently located in the Hunter Museum of American Art in Chattanooga, Tennessee. When this painting was first displayed, the viewer of the nineteenth century must have felt humbled and compassionate towards the suffering that the Indians endured at the hands of the frontiersmen. Nonetheless, there probably was also a sense of hope for both peoples to live together in harmony and to lay aside the violence after seeing Miller’s painting. In this paper I will argue that Miller sought to illustrate that the reconciliation between the Indians and Americans was possible as suggested by the colors and interactions between figures.