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What is the term the street thugs called the policemen in Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows?

The word is actually Peelers. Which was slang for Police Officer back then. From the surname of Sir Robert Peel, who established the Irish constabulary and London's police force. Peel entered the ...
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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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How come Moriarty didn't recognize Sherlock Holmes?

Not all Geniuses are the Same It is clearly established in all media that Sherlock Holmes' moment-to-moment observational and deductive abilities are exceptional. Madame Simza Heron: What do you ...
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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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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 was Mycroft wandering around naked?

Mycroft just hadn't gotten around to putting his clothes on Digital Spy asked Stephen Fry, who plays Mycroft, about the nakedness in that one scene. Stephen explains (see video at 4:30 onwards): The ...
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At which university does Professor Moriarty teach?

In the film Game of Shadows, it's actually fairly obvious which University is represented in the establishing shot for the sequence where Holmes goes to 'pay his respects' to the Professor immediately ...
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What were the suits in the pack of cards used in Sherlock Holmes Game of Shadows

These are tarot cards. They look like an original Oswald Wirth tarot deck. This deck would have been used in 1889 or possibly 1926, when the cards were redrawn. Source: https://marygreer.wordpress....
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How come Moriarty didn't recognize Sherlock Holmes?

You got a point there. However consider this, we all know in every Superman movie Clark Kent is very similar to Superman(he just removes his glass and costume). We recognize this.However in the movie ...
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What is the point of making some dialogues inaudible and not showing some language translations?

Flavor In most movies that I've seen, and certainly in The Game of Shadows, there is enough context to have a good idea what is being said. In some movies there is a brief phrase. (I remember one in ...
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Why did Sebastian Moran shoot the businessman Alfred Meinhard?

The confusion increases if we go by the scene staged previously where Sebastian Moran is smoking his Tekel blend cigarette at the entrance of the opera, ready with his equipment concealed. As he sees ...
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Why did Sebastian Moran shoot the businessman Alfred Meinhard?

It was a back-up plan. As explained on the Wikia: In 1891, Meinhard traveled to Paris to attend a business conference at the Hôtel du Triomphe. Unbeknownst to him, his movements were being ...
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Why was Mycroft wandering around naked?

Mycroft might be a naturist While the whole scene is made for comedic effect (aka. "rule of funny"), there is a possible explanation: Mycroft might be a naturist, enjoying non-sexual nudity. ...
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Why was Mycroft wandering around naked?

No particular reason The movie bears little resemblance with Doyle's source material. It also doesn't go into too much detail why Mycroft would be naked. My interpretation is that the scene is there ...
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Is there a consistent transcript of the chess game between Sherlock Holmes and Moriarty?

1 agadmator has it on h channel, but I don't see anything in the video's description referring to any chess.com article Sherlock Holmes vs Professor James Moriarty - A Game of Shadows ...
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Why did Sherlock Holmes jump from the balcony instead of letting Watson help him in the fight?

Why wouldn't he just let Watson help? If Holmes allows the fight to continue, then the outcome is unpredictable. It may be that Moriarty may overcome them both. If Holmes and Watson win and Moriarty ...
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Why didn't Sherlock Holmes investigate the events surrounding Irene Adler?

The threat against the Watsons meant Sherlock had no time At the same meeting that Moriarty revealed his disposal of Irene Adler, he issued a direct threat against John and Mary Watson, which was ...
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