Sherlock: A Study In Pink, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

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The Craft of Sherlock It’s an eventful day on July 25, 2010; The World Cup was over with England being eliminated and Spain won the final game against the Netherlands, WikiLeaks releases over 90,000 internal logs of the US Military to a variety of news sources, and British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) premiered the long anticipated A Study in Pink, the first episode of Sherlock. The first episode is a television adaptation of A Study in Scarlet, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s first short story of Sherlock Holmes. Sherlock has currently three seasons on DVD, and another season premiering on January 1, 2017.
From the opening scenes of Sherlock’s first episode, the audience can notice how the cinematography and editing defines the relationship between
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Viewers, mistakenly, treat Sherlock like a Doctor Who story; a story where an ordinary person (John) descends into the world of an extraordinary one (Sherlock). Sherlock, however, resists that, putting the audience ahead of John for almost all of the episode, which is contradictory to all detective works. Sherlock presents audience members two extraordinary men, neither are relatable to. Watson, the more superficially normative guy the partnership, who actually has the most difficulty with his emotions and who puts the most effort into repressing them. He’s so much more placid than Sherlock all of the time, but the audience can just look at him and they know it is only because he is so tightly wound and putting in so much energy into keeping the “lid” on everything that is going on around him; thanks to Martin Freeman that depicts John …show more content…
In the original novel, A Study in Scarlet, the police are considering looking for a Rachel and Sherlock leads them to RACHE, the German word for revenge, but in the episode it is reversed quite cleverly, even for Sherlock himself. The ultraconservative fans can still connect the pieces of the puzzle, but still looking for a “Rachel” fits modern times better than a deceased lady in pink scratching an angry German word into the floor, which steps the audience members into Sherlock’s mind of deduction and mind

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