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What is the relationship between the theme songs in Sherlock Holmes (2009 movie) and Sherlock (BBC series)?

They were not influenced by Zimmer Michael Price and David Arnold answered this in an interview: How much of an influence was Hans Zimmer's score from the Sherlock Holmes movie? Regarding ...
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Why did Sherlock make "VR" on wall with gunshots?

No reason is ever given. The fact is that the "V.R." is taken from a description by Dr. Watson of Holmes' mannerisms from The Musgrave Ritual by A. Conan Doyle I have always held, too, that pistol ...
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How did Sherlock Holmes know what the gypsy lady will say to Watson?

He didn't. Somewhere after Sherlock seemingly predicted what the gipsy would say, he prompted her to mention "and the warts!". And Watson said to Sherlock something along the lines of "This is low, ...
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Why did they pick an American actor to play Sherlock Holmes?

Because they liked both his star appeal and his acting for the role? Superstar actors get to play whatever roles they want. They cast Kevin Costner in the very British role of Robin Hood, for ...
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What does "if they're a pound" mean?

This is an idiom. The “if they’re a pound” phrase is an ironic way of stating “if they weigh anything at all (and I know they do).” The meaning of the entire sentence is thus “if these slabs of ...
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Was the location of the big showdown real or CG?

It was CGI The Tower Bridge Recreations of scenes around the River Thames and, in particular, the Tower Bridge under construction, were handled by Double Negative under the supervision of David ...
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What was the weapon that Sherlock Holmes used to hit Dredger?

It is not a weapon, it was a circuit connector, however, presented as if it was an electric capacitor charged by a static electricity generator (we can see Sherlock charging it by spinning the wheel). ...
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Where did Sherlock Holmes music originate?

Modern Sherlock Holmes soundtracks (including Sherlock Holmes (2009) and Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (2011) by Hans Zimmer and BBC's Sherlock (TV series) by David Arnold and Michael Price) were ...
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Why did they pick an American actor to play Sherlock Holmes?

Aside from the good answers from a casting point of view, you're simplifying a lot here when it comes to American vs British. The Sherlock Holmes stories took place from about 1880 to 1900. Cultural ...
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Why did they pick an American actor to play Sherlock Holmes?

Why did they pick Daniel Day-Lewis to play Abraham Lincoln in Steven Spielberg's film or Anthony Hopkins to play Nixon and the American war hero in Legends of the Fall? There are more cases where ...
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How did Watson realize the gipsy woman had been coached by Sherlock?

Watson distrusts Holmes on the subject of Mary Holmes has waged a campaign of sabotage against Watson's blossoming relationship with Mary Morston. Watson brings this up in an argument with Holmes at ...
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Why would the villain involve Sherlock Holmes?

By overwhelming even the sceptic Holmes, Blackwood 'proves' his sorcerous power Blackwood's plans throughout the movie rely on creating an illusion that Blackwood is a powerful sorceror who has risen ...
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What was the weapon that Sherlock Holmes used to hit Dredger?

The script describes it as a 'short shaft', basically a piece of metal connected to the electrical device on the desk. INT. REORDON'S LAB Dredger bears down on Holmes. Holmes reaches out for some ...
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Was it merely coincidence that Lord Blackwood ended up in the wrong place and the wrong time for the chain of events to kill him?

Blackwood was freakishly unlucky - perhaps doomed by his occult meddling During the final confrontation, with Blackwood's plans already in ruins, Holmes - either rheotorically or sincerely - ...
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