Sherlock Holmes & the Religion Of Evil for more on this line of thought). The important note for us to make is: she is willing to pick up the knife and use it to take her own life (this idea is mentioned again in the next Sherlock Holmes, A Game of Shadows). But let us speak of Lord Blackwood for a moment.
Contagion: Bats and Pigs) and, a distinct characteristic of the teeth is retained for Professor Moriarty in A Game of Shadows. For Blackwood, because the mouth always symbolizes the appetites, it means he has "distorted, crooked or bent" appetites, and his licking his lips when the police officer talks to him in his cell emphasizes this again (Blackwood licks his lips and says, "There's someone I want to see"). His name, Blackwood, of course, refers to his satanic practices because the "wood" of the Cross is desecrated towards death (the color "black" in his name) and not life the way it is meant for Christians. Lord Blackwood, then, is the ultimate perversion of evil because evil craves that which is bent towards evil and destruction and turns that which means death for us into life for them,and vice versa.
|Why does Holmes have that nasty little exchange with Mrs.Hudson? Holmes constantly has to have people's loyalty proven to him, and knowing that Mrs. Hudson's affection for him is genuine is a testing of unconditional love.|
Irene Adler vs Mary Morstan: the Women Of Sherlock Holmes where this scene has all ready been discussed (I will include the link again at the bottom of this post so you can continue reading this one if you like, or visit the other one now). Why does Holmes now go to the boxing match?
Sherlock Holmes & the Religion Of Evil. What is important about this scene with Watson is the fight over the vest: "I thought we agreed it was too small for you?" An article of clothing is very personal, it says a lot about us; for them to be fighting over it means that they are disagreeing on their roles. Watson in the role of wearing the vest is too small for him, but that role fits Holmes; what would that be? Being upset and holding a grudge in their relationship, and that's why Holmes mentions the money he "won" for him last night at the fight, that Holmes literally "has value" for Watson as a friend.
Se7en and the Eighth Deadly Sin).
Irene Adler vs Mary Morstan: the Women Of Sherlock Holmes). The way Holmes sleeps on the floor, with his head atop the head of the leopard ("the beast" as Blackwood was reading in his prison cell before Holmes came in), shows that Holmes is close to his animal appetites, but his mind is not the mind of an animal (although Irene does seem to bring out the animal in him). Lastly, Holmes is curled up with a book; it would be too much to suppose that is was Lewis Carroll's classic, however, the reference to a book and a tea party at the same time does set-up the situation for our consideration.
|When Holmes comes back from following Irene, Watson reads the paper, so all the nasty things he says about Irene means that Watson is reading the Irene-Sherlock love affair "like a book" the way Holmes tried to read Mary "like a book."|
|Watson listening to Flora the gypsy woman giving him his "fortune" about life with Mary. The scene proves that, when it is particular to us, even the most skeptical people will listen "to their fortunes" no matter how ridiculous it is.|
|"Does your depravity know no bounds?" "No," replies the detective, and this is important, because Holmes is manipulating just as decisively as Blackwood; so what's the difference? None.|
Inception: Power, Revenge and Frustrated Staircases).
Sherlock Holmes & the Religion Of Evil).
Donati's Comet streaked across the sky, but I think film makers wanted to draw our attention to 1858 for two other reasons: first, Charles Darwin presents a paper on a theory of evolution and natural selection; secondly, the Virgin Mary first appears to a girl in France named Bernadette. What is the comet we are supposed to be tasting in the wine Holmes has just drunk that has stunned him? Which of these events, in terms of the Temple of the Four Orders, would be of greater significance, the theories of Charles Darwin or the appearances of the Virgin Mary? Since Holmes staggers under the influence of the wine and is ultimately knocked out by it, the prevalence of Darwin's theories--which denies the existence of anything unseen--would be enough to knock him out to the possibility of the invisible world and its influence on our lives.
|Here is a very interesting article on guns used in Sherlock Holmes here.Watson and Holmes are in the warehouse and Watson wants Blackwood to show his face, Holmes tells him, "Save your bullets," then Blackwood appears right behind them and Holmes unloads his gun trying to hit him; "What was that about saving bullets?" Watson asks. It's important because this joins with the scene in the sewers when Dredger comes in and Irene unloads her gun trying to shoot him and she misses each time. In this present scene, Holmes misses the mark because he's not "aiming" at the right target of his investigation (he still hasn't figured everything out and where it's taking him) so he's firing wildly. Irene will miss her shots because she lacks wisdom, generally.|
in Sherlock Holmes & the Religion Of Evil.
Irene Adler vs Mary Morstan: the Women Of Sherlock Holmes The Identity Of Shadows: Young Sherlock Holmes about the 1985 version. Sherlock Holmes: Watson's Gambling Habit, the Banking Crisis of 1890 & Londong Bridge