Madam Tussauds - The making of Benedict Cumberbatch [x]
My Favourite Piece of Postmodernist Flare
I love this detail, here. It breaks the fourth wall by referencing another version of this scene: the one in the original pilot.
It speaks to an audience with previous knowledge of a separate, parallel work by this same team. It speaks directly to you, the informed viewer, while also making direct reference to the creators. Their hand is here and we see it and they know we see it.
This says, ‘remember when there was a shot of Sherlock, here, on the roof, looking like Lordy Byron, bathed in moonlight? Yeah, we took it out. But, you know that’s what John is looking at, don’t you? Well, we know you saw that interview where we discussed that only Moffat liked it so we got rid of it. Here, is one of the creators, Mark Gatiss, literally keeping us from seeing this scene by calling John as Mycroft. See what we did there? Of course you do’.
A postmodern masterpiece like Sherlock doesn’t just acknowledge us explicitly in episodes like TEH, with its nod to fans and shipping. It knows we are there, the informed audience, from the moment it begins to the moment it ends.
This level of interaction, whether we are conscious of it or not, is one of the x factors that makes this show have such an enthusiastic following. We are inside this show, in every nuance and in every way.
This is a little piece of subversion: we get to have John’s reaction still strike us meaningfully while not showing what he’s reacting to. This way, the creators show us their process as well. Here they compromised: they took out Sherlock but kept John. And those with the right eyes will still see what we’re meant to. And that’s how we know that they’re always speaking to us, whispering. (Sometimes screaming, actually). And that the things we think we see, we are always meant to see.
honestly though if they adapt “The Adventure of the Gloria Scott” I’m gonna lose my shit because vICLOCK
scully: mulder what do you think happened here?
Scenes without background music; John Watson told Sherlock to “Stand Up Straight”.
dont let tumblr make you think
- school isnt important
- its okay to be rude to your parents
- its normal to hate everyone
- self harm and suicide are romantic or great
- being rude is cute
- being a female who hits or yells at your boyfriend is woman empowerment
- depression and other mental illnesses are beautiful
- grades arent important
- education isnt important
- college isnt important
- smoking is cool
- drugs are cool
I think a lot of the time people think we’re taking the piss out of them when really we’re taking the piss out of ourselves?
I JUST DON’T GET WAHT ANYBODY THOUGHT S3 WAS ABOUT IF YOU DON’T THINK SHERLOCK IS IN LOVE WITH JOHN
I thought it was about Mrs Hudson’s repressed love for Lestrade.. no?
everyone please realise that benedict and martin are in all likelihood actually not remotely bothered by the word soccer lol it’s like very very common in southern england to intentionally ham up the whole hoity toity anglocentric thing for comedic effect
Yep it’s a typical Brit thing to be a sarcastic little shit and take the piss out of things whilst taking the piss out of ourselves at the same time. They honestly mean nothing by it.
How to be classy in three easy steps:
SO GLAD THIS IS BACK
Like a sir.
I have been classy for the past half hour and am enjoying myself quite immensely
the daddy thing really freaks me out