Holmes Demonstrates proper application of Queensbury Rules….

Jeremy Brett kickin axx and takin names fancypants style, LOL, RDJ take note! Queensbury Rules are below…

Clip courtesy of waldomason:

Holmes demonstrates the “Queensbury Rules” whilst putting a cad in his place, demonstrating why Jeremy Brett was the best Sherlock ever. Pay attention, Mr Ritchie, Downey Jr has some big shoes to fill…

“Swine!”

“No sir, A gentleman. Only a ruffian deals a blow with the back of the hand. A gentleman uses the straight left….THWACK!…. and I am a gentleman!”

The Queensbury Rules

1. To be a fair stand-up boxing match in a twenty-four foot ring or as near that size as practicable.

2. No wrestling or hugging allowed.

3. The rounds to be of three minutes duration and one minute time between rounds.

4. If either man fall through weakness or otherwise, he must get up unassisted, ten seconds be allowed to do so, the other man meanwhile to return to his corner; and when the fallen man is on his legs the round is to be resumed and continued until the three minutes have expired. If one man fails to come to the scratch in the ten seconds allowed, it shall be in the power of the referee to give his awart in favour of the other man.

5. A man hanging on the ropes in a helpless state, with his toes off the ground, shall be considered down.

6. No seconds or any other person to be allowed in the ring during the rounds.

7. Should the contest be stopped by any unavoidable interference, the referee (is) to name the time and place as soon as possible for finishing the contest, to that the match can be won and lost, unless the backers of the men agree to draw the stakes.

8. The gloves to be fair-sized boxing gloves of the best quality and new.

9. Should a glove burst, or come off, it must be replaced to the referee’s satisfaction.

10. A man on one knee is considered down, and if struck is entitled to the stakes.

11. No shoes or boots with springs allowed.

12. The contest in all other respects to be governed by the revised rules of the London Prize Ring.

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April 2, 2009. Tags: , , , , , . 18717358, Detective Stories, Entertainment, Fantasy, Film, Mystery, Popular Culture, Suspense. 1 comment.

Film: Sherlock Holmes with Robert Downey Jr…..

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Project Gutenberg works of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle here

Sherlock Holmes starring Robert Downey Jr and Jude Law

SciFiWire:

Rachel McAdams has just wrapped shooting Sherlock Holmes for Guy Ritchie, with Robert Downey Jr. as Holmes and Jude Law as Watson. She plays Irene Adler, a character from the Sir Arthur Conan Doyle story “A Scandal in Bohemia.”

What can you tell us about Sherlock Holmes?

McAdams: It’s pretty big. I didn’t realize how big it was until I stepped on the sets, and they were just massive. It’s in true Guy Ritchie fashion, too. It’s lots of fighting and explosions, but, I think, from what I’ve seen, obviously Robert Downey Jr. is an amazing actor, and so is Jude Law. They make a wonderful duo. I think some people are probably skeptical. Everybody has their preconceived notions about Watson in particular. Everyone’s like, “Watson’s supposed to be like this.” Anyway, I just think Jude is a perfect Watson, oddly enough, and they’re really perfect together. That’s kind of the love story, actually. I play supposedly Sherlock’s love interest, but it’s really Watson.

You were surprised—did you expect a costume parlor drama?

McAdams: Well, I didn’t know what to expect. I didn’t know, and I didn’t know if it would be kind of a satire of Sherlock Holmes in some ways, or they’d really want to boost up the comedy. It’s a really nice balance of the two. It’s quite serious and quite heart-pumping, and, at the same time, there’s humor in these light moments, too. I’ve seen just a little sizzle reel of it, and it looks beautiful….

RDJ is fabulous, I am going to see this the way I always do, with no expectations and as open a mind and tabula rasa as I can manage, lol. I am a big mystery fan so we have read all the ACD here at MiM, I am thrilled this kind of film is being produced :0)

Here is the Holmes/Adler many of us remember fondly

April 1, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , , . Entertainment, Fantasy, Film, Popular Culture. Comments off.

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