Questions tagged [sherlock-holmes-a-game-of-shadows]

Released in 2011, Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows is a British-American period action mystery film based on the characters Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John Watson created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. This tag should be used for this movie only.

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Is there a consistent transcript of the chess game between Sherlock Holmes and Moriarty?

At the end of Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, Sherlock Holmes and his adversary Professor James Moriarty engage in a blitz chess game, which morphs into a game of blindfold chess while they are ...
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Why did Sebastian Moran shoot the businessman Alfred Meinhard?

In Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, why did Sebastian Moran shoot the businessman Alfred Meinhard, when the bomb itself would have killed him? What difference did it make? Am I missing ...
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Where did Sherlock Holmes music originate?

I just recently re-watched BBC's Sherlock Holmes, and was thinking back to all of the other Sherlock-type movies I had seen. Then I noticed, all of this music sounds similar (sources below), but ...
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How come Moriarty didn't recognize Sherlock Holmes?

In Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (2011) during 1:12:11 to 1:12:17 Sherlock tried to disguise as waiter but removes his mustache and is clearly recognizable. There also comes a moment when ...
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What is the term the street thugs called the policemen in Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows?

When Holmes is following Irene Adler with the package near the start of the movie, he's waylaid by some thugs escorting her and gets into a fight with them. The fight stops as some policemen (bobbies)...
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Why did they pick an American actor to play Sherlock Holmes?

Sherlock Holmes is a purely British character. But they cast Robert Downey Jr. in Guy Ritchie's Sherlock Holmes films. Have the filmmakers ever commented on the reason for this casting choice? Was ...
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What were the suits in the pack of cards used in Sherlock Holmes Game of Shadows

This pack of cards is owned by the fortune teller. It includes the Two of Cups, The Fool and The Devil. When was this version of cards in common use?
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Who is actually elder between Sherlock and Watson?

I recently started watching Sherlock (TV series) and one thing intrigued me. In the TV show, as evident from the actors playing the roles, Sherlock Holmes appears younger than Dr. Watson. (Benedict ...
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Similarity of the endings of different Sherlock Holmes adaptions

I've recently watched Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows and I'm as hooked as everyone else is to see how the TV series Sherlock reveals Sherlock's trick. Is it pure coincidence that these two ...
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When does Sherlock draw the flipbook?

In Sherlock Holmes - A Game of Shadows Sherlock replaces Moriarty's bank book with a similar one containing a fish animation while he's being tortured with the hook. However this is the first time ...
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What is the point of making some dialogues inaudible and not showing some language translations?

Today I was watching Sherlock Holmes and The Game of Shadows. In that movie, several foreign languages like German, French etc. were used. The film itself had no translation in English despite some ...
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At which university does Professor Moriarty teach?

In the movie Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, it is never mentioned which university Professor Moriarty teaches at. Did I miss it? Does the story have any clue?
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Professor Moriarty's motivations in the Sherlock Holmes movies

In Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, why does Moriarty want a sniper to additionally shoot the man in the hotel? Was the bomb not enough? In the first movie, the purpose of Professor Moriarty was ...
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Why did Sherlock Holmes jump from the balcony instead of letting Watson help him in the fight?

In the scene on the balcony where Moriarty and Holmes were playing chess and then Holmes thinks through their fight, he figures he can not win and therefor he jumps from the balcony, taking Moriarty ...
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Why didn't Sherlock Holmes investigate the events surrounding Irene Adler?

In the 2011 Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows: Moriarty and Irene Adler have an brief conversation in a restaurant. After the exchange, she passes out before exiting. Later in the film, Moriarty ...
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What was Holmes's original plan?

When Holmes, Watson and the Gypsies go to the arms factory, Holmes leaves Watson a note asking him to meet him at the big tower. Holmes gets captured by Moriarty and his henchmen. Watson runs into ...
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What was the disease Moriarty used?

In the new Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, Moriarty uses a deadly disease on Irene Adler which caused near-instant death. What was this disease? And why didn't Moriarty use it on Watson and his ...