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Mmm. Holmesandwatsonlicious.

One little post here, separate from the upcoming perfume drawing, to simply say that these two photos are making me fangirlishly happy.






Slash possibilities completely aside, they just look so dapper! And a little Victorian-seedy, which is kind of hot too.

Having been listening to another Holmes story on The Classic Tales podcast, I've been thinking the casting of Robert Downey Jr. is not as weird as it seems on the surface. Holmes has a quick, rational mind, yes, but he's also got a lazy way of tossing himself into armchairs and leaning back with his eyes closed to listen to people, plus that whole wild cocaine-taking side. The role fits pretty well, I'd say. (Plus, he's a good actor, so I think he can tackle it.)

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rachel2205
Mar. 29th, 2009 06:02 pm (UTC)
I'm totally on board with Robert Downey Jr. He has a kind of insouciance and eccentricity that I think would fit the role well.
mollyringle
Mar. 30th, 2009 06:47 pm (UTC)
Insouciance and eccentricity--yes, perfect words! Both for Holmes and for RD Jr.
madbard
Mar. 29th, 2009 06:05 pm (UTC)
This impression may be colored by preconceptions and past experience, but in those photos Downey simply doesn't look English, whereas Jude Law does.
katfairy
Mar. 29th, 2009 08:31 pm (UTC)
Actually, he does. Find some pictures of Rowan Atkinson in the second series of Blackadder (I think that was the Elizabethan one) or any pcitures of Ian McShane. They have a similar craggy-face look going for them.
madbard
Mar. 29th, 2009 09:58 pm (UTC)
I wasn't thinking about his facial contours so much as his expression.
mollyringle
Mar. 30th, 2009 06:48 pm (UTC)
I'm hoping a well-turned-out accent will help suspend disbelief.
lyras
Mar. 29th, 2009 09:57 pm (UTC)
I am loving that corduroy coat! And yeah, I think they look great. Younger than I've always imagined the characters, but in character nonetheless.
mollyringle
Mar. 30th, 2009 06:49 pm (UTC)
Isn't the coat awesome? I want one.

They might actually be about the right age. I think the characters are 30s to 40s...? Maybe it never exactly says. Hmm.
modmerseygirl
Mar. 29th, 2009 10:12 pm (UTC)
Ooh, marvelous pictures. I love Robert Downey, Jr., so I'm excited about the movie! :-)
mollyringle
Mar. 30th, 2009 06:49 pm (UTC)
The eye candy will run rampant! :)
otisgal737
Mar. 30th, 2009 11:46 am (UTC)
oh my god! RDJ looks yummy!!!!
mollyringle
Mar. 30th, 2009 06:50 pm (UTC)
I've always been soft on both him and Jude Law, so I will at the very least enjoying *looking* at this movie. :)
kalquessa
Mar. 30th, 2009 05:30 pm (UTC)
Oh, Robert Downey Jr. is going to be superb, I think. *nod* And my, yes, the dapperness. *fans self*
mollyringle
Mar. 30th, 2009 06:52 pm (UTC)
Ahh, hats and vests and watches on chains. Can't go wrong there. (And uh, the "now I understand what it feels like to be a 17-year-old boy" pregnancy hormones have nothing to do with my assessment, I'm sure. Yeah.)
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