View Full Version : Guy Ritchie's Sherlock Holmes

01-04-2010, 08:18 PM
IMDB usually faultless) and google don't seem to help.... who was the closing credits song Road to Dublin and the gypsy sounding stuff in the middle... can't seem to track down the info in the usual channels...

Captain Blight
01-04-2010, 10:46 PM
Gypsy-sounding stuff might be Gogol Bordello. Very good band.

Robert L.
01-04-2010, 11:36 PM
Sure you weren't using Bing?


C&P excerpt:

Director Guy Ritchie used the soundtrack from the film The Dark Knight by Zimmer as temporary music during editing. Zimmer was pleased when Ritchie asked him to do the score but told him to do something completely different. Zimmer described his score to Ritchie as the sound of the Pogues joining a Romanian orchestra.[34] For the musical accompaniment, composer Hans Zimmer used a banjo, cimbalom, squeaky violins, and a "broken pub piano". At first Zimmer had his own piano detuned, but found that it sounded out of tune. He asked his assistant to locate a broken piano. The first piano they located was passed over as it obviously had been cared for, but the second one was the one they used in the production. Zimmer said "We rented 20th Century Foxs underground car park one Sunday and did hideous things to a piano."[35][34]
Discombobulate (2:25)
Is It Poison, Nanny? (2:53)
I Never Woke Up In Handcuffs Before (1:44)
My Mind Rebels At Stagnation (4:31)
Data, Data, Data (2:15)
He's Killed The Dog Again (3:15)
Marital Sabotage (3:44)
Not In Blood, But In Bond (2:13)
Ah, Putrefaction (1:50)
Panic, Sheer Bloody Panic (2:38)
Psychological Recovery... 6 Months (18:18)
Catatonic (6:44)

The Irish folk song The Rocky Road to Dublin as sung by The Dubliners is used during the boxing match and when Holmes fights with the Frenchman and in the final credits.
The single Unstoppable by E.S. Posthumus is used in the trailers for the film.

Tom Galyen
01-04-2010, 11:46 PM
May I ask a question that I missed in the credits, and that is which Holms book this movie was based on. I liked the movie but cannot remember a book with this plot. I'm not a great Holms fan, but have read some of the books and synopsis of most.

01-05-2010, 01:27 AM
It was a SH movie, not based on the books but had pieces and parts of many. Check the wiki article.

Paul Fitzgerald
01-05-2010, 10:37 AM
I really enjoyed it as a movie, but I didn't expect it to resemble the books.
Visuals and sound are extraordinary, needs to be seen in a theater for the full effect.

01-06-2010, 02:19 PM
Loved the shipyard scene!!

01-06-2010, 02:50 PM
My daughter took my son to see it this weekend. He was disappointed he couldn't talk her into going to see Avatar, which he had already seen, loved, and wanted to see again with her. When they came back he was at a loss as to which movie was better. He says we have to buy both on DVD when they come out. She agreed that Sherlock Holmes was very good.



01-06-2010, 03:04 PM
I thought it was a little weird to see Holmes as such the bad-ass. But other than that, I thought it was good too.

By the way, I went by dinghy to see it. Moored out in front of the Casino where it was playing on Catalina Island. A cool place to see a movie for sure. But the sound is pretty horrible unless you go to the front.

No tripod and dark, but you get the idea:


The Casino as seen from the water:



Joe (SoCal)
01-06-2010, 03:05 PM
I really enjoyed it as a movie, but I didn't expect it to resemble the books.
Visuals and sound are extraordinary, needs to be seen in a theater for the full effect.

Could have been so much better, and I think thats what bothers me the most about it, it had such great potential.

Oh and the homo-ness could have been less, but hey not like there is anything wrong with it ;)

01-06-2010, 09:28 PM
Where to start? I liked it, of course. What fan of Holmes and Watson wouldn't? As far as Holmes being a 'bad ass', from everything I have read Sir Arthur pretty much painted him as a bit of a bad ass, didn't he? Why he couldn't whip that old man Moriarty is a question that's popped in my mind before, but I remember him as having had some skills in that neck o' the woods.

The homosexuality thing I don't buy for a minute. In every book I have ever read Watson was incredibly devoted to Holmes as a friend, and as a bit of an admirer to be honest, but it always struck me that Watson felt that he was along for an amazing ride that he never really quite deserved. People today want to laugh at devoted friendships among men. Oh well. I had heard the to-do about Downey's interview on television, looked to see what he was talking about and didn't. I saw what he was talking about, but as I say, I have read these stories since I was a young kid. What I saw didn't make me feel as if there was any sort of homosexual relationship there.

iirc Dr. Watson DID indeed wed his beloved Mary, but I don't remember there ever being any romantic feelings from Holmes towards Irene Adler. I think it was she, rather that was attracted to Holmes, whereas he admired her for her intellect alone. Great, great characters.

I liked it a lot. Better than Jeremy Brett? Different. Not better. But different in a good way.

Mickey Lake