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Fellowship of the Ring + Scenery
i shouldn’t have laughed as much as i did
BBC Sherlock Characters » William Sherlock Scott Holmes
is it just me or does David look like he is a professor from Hogwarts
I can see him teaching Defense Against Dark Arks or Maybe Muggle Studies. He would walk around the class room and just smiling. Asking the students random questions.
Let me remind you that he was teaching Defense Against Dark Arks and just looked a little different.
Just turned down two free tickets to Justin Timberlake tonight. Need early night for big day in city tomorrow. Ugh, I’m not even a fan but it would’ve been fun. Although, if they were Robbie Williams tickets, would’ve snatched them up in heartbeat.
Chandelier - Sia (Maddie Ziegler)
In which the Twelfth Doctor is me.
I just realized that in this godforsaken scene:
When Sherlock says “I think it could work”
He’s saying ”I think the name Sherlock Watson could work”
And then John, still laughing, realizes what he just heard and does a sort of puzzled look back up at Sherlock:
And Sherlock just:
And in conclusion, we’re not exactly looking at an aborted declaration of love.
Oh god, this hurts so good. I can’t stop feeling over this (>_<)
#THIS IS NOT SUBTEXT #FILM IS A VISUAL MEDIUM #WHAT ACTORS DO WITH THEIR FACES IS PART OF THE TEXT #IT IS TEXT WHICH IS OPEN TO MULTIPLE INTERPRETATIONS #JUST LIKE RED PAINT ON A CANVAS CAN MEAN DIFFERENT THINGS TO DIFFERENT VIEWERS #BUT THERE’S NO DENYING THAT THE PAINT IS RED
Reblogging with my tags because I want to expound a little upon what I mean by the paint being undeniably red.
Let’s talk about a different color of paint. Let’s talk about blue.
Imagine that you’re standing in an art gallery looking at a painting that Picasso painted during his Blue Period. It’s a picture of a straight-faced woman, her shoulders hunched, her head inclined slightly towards the floor, painted almost entirely in shades of blue. Here you go.
Now let’s imagine that you are just personally so jazzed about the color blue that looking at the painting makes you feel happy, excited, warm, and fuzzy inside.
Your feelings are valid. Your personal reaction to the painting is valid. If you interpret the painting as depicting a person who, like you, is really excited about blue things, and is calm and relaxed and happy in a state of perfect blueness, then great, that’s your own interpretation and no one can take it away from you.
If, however, you start trying to convince society at large that blue is not a color associated with sadness, with despair, with coldness, and with shadow, and that the woman’s bowed head and particular facial expression are not evocative of negative emotions, and that Picasso intended for all of us to feel our chests bursting with joy when we beheld this work from his Blue Period, you wouldn’t get very far. The color blue is strongly associated with certain moods in our culture. Just as certain facial expressions are generally “read” only one way by the vast majority of people, or have readings which can be strengthened by context if they’re ambiguous. (The woman in the painting might be interpreted as simply looking bored, but the shades of blue in which she is painted strengthen the interpretation of her expression as melancholy.)
If another artist who isn’t Picasso wants us to feel sad when looking at a portrait, there’s a pretty good chance that they’ll use blue paint and depict their sitter with hunched shoulders and bowed head and stern face, too. If they use shades of pink and lemon-yellow paint and depict the sitter looking with an open face towards the sky, they’re going to have to work a lot harder to convince the majority of people that “sad” is what they were going for.
So if you look at the facial expressions in the scene above, especially in the context of the dialogue, of our existing knowledge as an audience about where Sherlock is going, of the resemblance of the setting to a scene from Casablanca (with all of its cultural associations), and of the character development in the previous episodes, and the interpretation that you arrive at is “PLATONIC BEST BROS 4EVER,” particularly because you think that you and your best friend would totally look at each other like that and say those things if it were you in that situation, then hey, that’s great. Good for you for having a personal interpretation and relating a work of visual art to your life on a one-on-one basis. But there are certain colors that this scene was painted in, and those colors mean something very different to most people who look at them, and it doesn’t make sense for the people who put those colors on that canvas to have used them if your personal interpretation is the one they were trying to get across to the majority of their audience.
The paint is red. A romantic, passionate, (slowly) burning shade of red.