Sherlock Holmes (2009)
Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows
|Creator:||Guy Ritchie (director)|
|Date(s):||December 25, 2009|
December 18, 2011 (sequel)
|Country of Origin:||United States|
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Sherlock Holmes is a 2009 film adaption of Sherlock Holmes, directed by Guy Ritchie and starring Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law. Together with its 2011 sequel, Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, it is known by fans as the Ritchieverse.
The highly anticipated 2009 film adaptation produced an instant explosion of fannish creativity and renewed interest in Sherlock Holmes fandom similar to what the Star Trek (2009) film's debut seven months earlier had done for Trek fandom.
Although Sherlock Holmes has been frequently adapted for film and television for decades, a number of factors made this film a magnet for fannish interest: the unusual (for film, at least) characterization of Holmes, the involvement of actors Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law, the steampunk aesthetic, and the homoerotic subtext between Holmes and Watson.
A sequel, Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, was released in December 2011. A third film in the series has reportedly been in development for years but, as of early 2017, has not begun filming.
Fan Reactions to the Film
- old-school vs. new-school fen?
- homoerotic subtext
- canonicity, Holmes characterization
- The Adventure of the Reichenbach Resurrection (2010)
- Haptic (2011)
- A Sherlockian Salmagundi (2010)
- Soldier's Heart (2010)
- A Triumvirate of Sherlockiana (2011)
- Táo zǒu de zhōng quǎn (2010 Chinese-language doujinshi)
- Yǒngbù jiéshù de yuánwǔqǔ (2012 Chinese-language doujinshi)
- Fever by Talitha (first posted January 13, 2010)
- Your Ex-Lover Is Dead by misread (January 19, 2010)
- untitled by Gianduja Kiss (January 22, 2010)
- there still remains the cocaine-bottle by skud (February 28, 2010)
- holmesian_news - The Holmes News is a newsletter linking to the postings in the Sherlock Holmes fandom. For the new 2009 movie as well as book canon and the like.
- holmeswatson09 - a Holmes/Watson slash community for the 2009 film.
- hw09_exchange - a Holmes/Watson fic and art exchange for fans of the 2009 movie.
- holmes_rpf - "Sherlock Holmes RPF: our depravity knows no bounds." (RDJ/Jude Law &co)