“You talked to one of my lieutenants. He has, over the years, played the role repeatedly and with great conviction. More often than not, he’s done so to protect my identity. Other times, it was because I suspected a potential client might.. struggle with my gender. As if men had a monopoly on murder.”
let me explain to you how genius the deconstruction of Irene Adler isbecause in making her a conscious manipulation; an artful and purposeful creation by moriarty in order to ensnare sherlockthey have destroyed The Woman; the one individual who eclipsed the whole of her sex and at whose feet Sherlock fellthey’ve taken the goddess down off her pillar and revealed the woman in the fridge was a doll all alongIrene Adler is only a story; can only ever be a story; because there is no Womanonly womenand they are villains as well as heroines and they are clever even when they make mistakes and they can hold the world togetherwhether to take advantage of it or to save it for the people they lovebut there is no Womanthere never could beand Sherlock had to learn thatelementarythe best goddamn showyour favs could never
I really hope there is a callback to this shot in cap 2, because it was clearly meant as foreshadowing (mark of quality literature!) and I want to see cap 2 pay that off.
Oh, me too, absolutely. I haven’t watched the CA:TFA DVD commentary, but I know that Joe Johnston knew very well about what happens to Bucky in canon and he wanted to include shout-outs about the Winter Soldier. At the time of making CA:TFA the creative team had no idea what the sequel would be about, but they still sneaked in some little details.
So while, to be fair, there is not enough foreshadowing in CA:TFA if it and the sequel are meant as a cohesive whole with a shared narrative continuity (and while I disagree with the idea that there should have been more Bucky in CA:TFA — since it’s not a movie about Bucky, it’s a movie about Steve [which is why I’m so anxious about TWS, because it should be about Steve as opposed to an ensemble SHIELD movie, etc], it’s true that there could have been more of him, or he could at least be mentioned in the Avengers movie, to build up to TWS), it’s still pretty cool.
I found the commentary deadly dull - there is mostly talk about what lenses they used to film what scenes and almost nothing about characterization - but yeah, Johnston does talk about how Bucky survived the fall because of what Zola did to him (which I guess works just as well as the comics explanation of him being dead but frozen and so able to be revived - I don’t really have a high standard of science for comics as long as it’s not Superboy Prime punched the space-time continuum I’m okay) in order to set up for a possible Winter Soldier appearance on down the line. While I understand why all the great Sad Steve Is Sad stuff was cut out of Avengers, I don’t understand why Bucky didn’t feature more heavily in that section, and also in Steve’s flashback while he’s punching things - that was definitely a mistake, imo, especially since I would guess Marvel knew by that point what they wanted to do in Cap 2.
A look at Gillian marking her return to US television in the role Dr. Bedelia Du Maurier coming soon on Hannibal. (x)
tidbits from Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely Talk CAPTAIN AMERICA 2 and THOR 2 that I found interesting:
Production only just began on Captain America: The Winter Soldier. When Steve spoke with the screenwriters as they were just beginning…
SERIOUSLY HOW IS THERE NOT MORE SMUTFIC IN THIS FANDOM
I could use some further illumination on certain points, however.
does that clarify some things for you?
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