Sherlock Holmes’ disguises in A Game of Shadows
"Watson insists that I am the dramatist in real life. Some touch of the artist wells up within me, and calls insistently for a well staged performance. Surely our profession would be a drab and sordid one if we did not sometimes set the scene so as to glorify our results." - Sherlock Holmes in The Valley of Fear (1914), Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
- One thing the RDJ Holmes movies consistently do better than any other current adaptation is to include Sherlock Holmes’ mastery of disguise…again and again, as in the canon, he dons makeup and plaster and costumery, and even though the movies often play it for laughs (with patently ridiculous disguises, and why not?), it’s yet another reason that the movies are far more canonical than they’re often given credit for.
“Ah - perhaps you’ve repressed it?”
“John, we have to hide. Moriarty is coming.”
“The story of Sherlock Holmes, on the surface, is about deduction, but in reality, it’s about the best of two people who save each other. They become this perfect unit. They become the best friendship ever, and they become heroes.” -Steven Moffat