Posts tagged brilliant
Posts tagged brilliant
There is no need to hurry with Season 3, obviously we’re far from done creating theories about the material we have. I hadn’t seen this one, for example. I’ve not yet finished reading it too, but I am already deeply impressed by the mere length.
The crackpot IOU theory left a lot of questions unanswered: Who is Richard Brook? Why is Sherlock’s behavior so out of character throughout the entire episode? Since when is Mycroft so stupid? What is the final problem? Why does Moriarty thank Sherlock before killing himself? There has to be a rational, non-crackpot explanation for all of this – something that doesn’t involve super-secret ciphers or magical blood capsules. What if “IOU” is not the Reichenbach puzzle?
Moriarty hints at the existence of a riddle for Sherlock, and yet the only “riddle” we actually see turns out to be Bach’s Partita No. 1. The riddle could just be another bluff, but if Moriarty never created any puzzle for Sherlock to solve, then why is he so upset in the rooftop scene? Notice that he doesn’t get angry when Sherlock taps out the fake binary code – it is the detective’s “I can use it to alter all the records, I can kill Rich Brook and bring back Jim Moriarty” proclamation that causes the consulting criminal to finally snap.
What is it about these words that makes Moriarty so mad, and why is he calling Sherlock a doofus? If there is no key code, that means the consulting criminal paid someone to alter the records, and Sherlock can “kill Rich Brook and bring back Jim Moriarty” by simply altering them back (and it wouldn’t be too hard, considering who his older brother is). What if the real reason Moriarty is so disappointed in “ordinary Sherlock” is not because of the binary code, but because he did give Sherlock a puzzle – a puzzle that he thinks the detective never solved? And what if maybe, just maybe, this puzzle has something to do with Sherlock’s words that got the biggest reaction from the consulting criminal: “I can kill Rich Brook and bring back Jim Moriarty”?
I went to see an Encore Screening of Frankenstein at the Richmond Curzon last night with Benedict Cumberbatch as the creature and Johnny Lee Miller as Victor…and wow. So glad I bought tickets, just wish I could have seen it live, it was amazing - Benedict definitely proved what a brilliant actor he is. I loved how Nick Dear and Danny Boyle made it focus upon the creature, as in many productions he loses the voice Mary Shelley gave him. When I read Frankenstein for English this year I definitely felt sympathy for the monster, something which Benedict was able to evoke very strongly. I just want to see it again now, would definitely have been interesting to see Johnny as the creature too, partly for the chance to see the Gingerbatch’s luscious curls ;)
Incredibly tempted to do a painting of the Creaturebatch now, so watch this space haha
just remembered this magical water feature I saw on a History trip to Belgium, brilliant.