L o v e was made for me and you
RDJ: We’re friends, we love working together. And if one can’t befriend the object of one’s admiration, that’s called a restraining order.”
JUDE: I’m an admirer. When you’ve had a working relationship that’s both challenging and inspiring – and when it’s also easy to spend time with that person – then you do miss it, if I’m honest.
RDJ: And I’ve realized more this time around that there’s something about when you (Jude) and I are clicking and Guy’s setting us up to win that I don’t know that I’d necessarily want to repeat that with somebody else.
— Total Film, December 2011
The US release for the Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows DVD/Blu-ray has been set for June 12, 2012.
(However, if that’s too long a wait, there is a region-free Blu-ray boxset that includes both the first film and A Game of Shadows that’ll be on sale at Amazon UK by May 14. for only £17.99.)
Special features for the Blu-ray (with Maximum Movie Mode) will include:
- The Original Dynamic Duo
- Beyond Baker Street
- The Moriarty Gambit
- Holmesavision on Steroids
- A Band of Gypsies
- Meet Mycroft Holmes
- King of Shadows
The French steelbook version of the Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows Blu-ray.
A Snapshot: Behind the Scenes of Sarah Greenwood’s Sherlock Holmes
Dates: 26 January 2012 until 9 March 2012
26 January – 9 March, Monday – Friday 11am – 6pm
Arts Gallery, 272 High Holborn, WC1V 7EYThis January, BAFTA winning, 3 times Oscar nominated production designer Sarah Greenwood invites you to step inside blockbuster movies Sherlock Holmes 1 and 2. A Snapshot at the Arts Gallery will open up to reveal an amazing insight into the creative process behind major Hollywood films, as Greenwood recreates an exact replica of her Sherlock Holmes 2 art department, revealing her research material, scripts, notebooks, laptop, drawings, models, illustrations and storyboards from the film, following the creative process through from concept to final cut.
One of the world’s foremost production designers, Sarah Greenwood has created the silver screen worlds inhabited in Pride and Prejudice, Hanna, Miss Pettigrew Lives For A Day, Starter For Ten, The Soloist, Atonement and Sherlock Holmes 1 and 2. Sarah Greenwood graduated from Theatre Design at Wimbledon College of Art, University of the Arts London, before embarking on her hugely successful career in art direction.
A Snapshot reveals a cross section of the epic process of designing a feature film, illustrating the complexity and collaboration that go into creating an entire fictional universe. This exhibition will take visitors on an insiders’ journey into the heart of Sherlock Holmes 2, with its mysterious Victorian London setting.
Entering the gallery, visitors will be immersed into a lifelike ‘set’ of Sherlock Holmes art department, complete with Greenwood’s Art Director’s desk and the creative chaos of a live film studio. Taking a seat in the Director’s chair, visitors will get an insight into the craft of the Art Director and the complex art and artifice of the worlds they create. Visitors can freely rifle through the scripts, drawings, schedules, notebooks, models and even Greenwood’s computer. On the walls around the ‘set’ will be examples of work from Sherlock Holmes illustrations, references, storyboards, photographs and clips from the final released film starring Jude Law and Robert Downey Jnr.
Sarah reveals “What visitors will see in this exhibition is not the finished piece of work that everyone sees in the cinema, but a reveals a unique glimpse behind the screen into the craft and design that goes into it. Designing for film has the potential to encompass everything; this exhibition is a moment in that process.
I feel very strongly that after my initial conception of the story the collaboration of the team is the key to creating an amazing looking film, the talent and knowledge that is brought together for those few short months, to work in a constant state of crisis and to then produce what we do is nothing short of incredible.
From this confusion comes the clarity of the end product. But to achieve that clarity is a constant process of refinement and elimination, searching for a path through to best illustrate a clear coherent visual concept for an entire film. When it succeeds the art that is produced can be breathtaking and that can only be seen in the final film. ”
You can find out more information here
Foreign Box Office: ‘Sherlock Holmes: A Game Of Shadows’ Still No. 1 Overseas
Warner Bros.’ Sherlock Homes: A Game of Shadows held the No. 1 box office spot on the foreign theatrical circuit for the second consecutive weekend, drawing $27.4 million from 57 markets and lifting its overseas gross total to $222 million.
Solid No. 1 openings in Brazil ($3.3 million at 429 locations) and in Argentina along with a first-place holdover in Australia ($3.4 million from 386 sites) helped drive the action for director Guy Ritchie’s sequel costarring Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law. A China launch commenced Sunday, with figures due the following day.
Warners said that the offshore cume for Game of Shadows is 13% ahead of 2009’s Sherlock Homes comparable tally “at the same point in release.” (The original Holmes grossed a total of $315 million overseas.)
(Source: Hollywood Reporter)
Robert Downey Jr. and his side profile.
Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (2011).
This is appropriate now, yes?
Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law, December 12th 2011.