Archive for the ‘Sherlock Holmes’ Category

25
Nov

Black Friday!

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Black Friday!

I hope all of you Americans out there enjoyed your Thanksgiving… and didn’t get trampled during Black Friday shopping.  I went into Jo-Ann’s Fabrics, thinking it was relatively safe, but there were more people in there than I’d ever seen before.  And their sales weren’t even that great…  Anyway, enough rambling, on to the music video!  This week, we have Here’s Where the Story Ends by Michelle.

Why is this video awesome?

This is another one of my favorite Sherlock Holmes videos.  It’s very obvious with this one that the author spent a lot of time making sure that her scene choices matched the lyrics AND the pacing of the song.  This is refreshing to see in a music video with live action footage.  I also love the references to Reichenbach during the repetitions of the “Here’s where the story ends” lyric.

What could have been done better?

The only real down side to this video is that it really requires some familiarity with the Granada series, although anyone who’d read the stories could probably figure out which scene represents what.  The non-Holmes-fan would be missing a lot here.  However, I’ve gotta say, that like the Silent Hill video I posted earlier, WATCH THE GRANADA SERIES.  It’s on Netflix, although you can also find full episodes on Youtube.

I hope you enjoyed the music video!

23
Sep

Fever

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Fever

Welcome to fall, my friends!  And I already miss summer.

So, to keep you warm on the first Autumn Friday, this week’s video is “Fever” by Talitha78.

Why is this video awesome?

If you think finding good anime music videos is hard, you should try looking in smaller fandoms.  It’s not too surprising that the best videos feature the most mainstream popular incarnation – the 2009 Robert Downey Jr. version.  This video is cut fast enough to fit with the dance beat of the song and the author chose  interesting scenes that don’t necessarily require a knowledge of the source material (this is the major downfall of most Sherlock Holmes music videos, whatever the version).  A viewer not familiar with the movie would still catch the chemistry between Holmes and Watson that is highlighted here.

What could have been done better?

That being said, it was still pretty obvious that a lot of the scenes were chosen randomly to fill a time slot, rather than because they had any connection to the music.  The pillow scene at 1:39 is an illustration of this.  This scene is a fangirl-favorite, so it shows up all sorts of place with no reason or warning.  I would have liked a little more coherence to the scenes chosen between those illustrating the H/W relationship.

I hope you enjoyed the music video!

5
Aug

Can you read my mind?

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Can you read my mind?

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No, not Monty Python’s Flying Circus.  It’s Friday, so it’s time for my first music video post!  To start off, I’m going to recommend one of my favorites in the Sherlock Holmes fandom:  Read My Mind by Di.

Why is this video awesome?

This is a very well-cut music video.  Although the scenes are mostly random shots of the funnier moments of the Granada series, they’re timed so well to the music that they don’t seem random at all.  And the scenes that were obviously chosen to match the lyrics (for example, the green light at 0:52)are references that would be very difficult to synch with Victorian source material, but matched they are.

Plus, it’s the Granada series.  People who only know the Robert Downey Jr. movie or the new BBC Sherlock would do very well to look this series up.   Jeremy Brett is the best video Sherlock Holmes, even later in the series when the medications for his bipolar disorder caused him to lose his Holmesian gauntness.  And he is backed by not one, but TWO fantastic Watsons.

What could have been done better?

It doesn’t happen often, but in this case, supremely well-done video cutting saved a less-than-optimal song choice.  I happen to love “Read My Mind”, but nothing about it really says “Holmes” to me.  I have no idea what caused the vid author to even think of it.  But she did AND she pulled it off, which turns this particular minus into a really big PLUS.

Hope you enjoy the video!