from the deleted “Ferry” scene, “Third Star”.
James and the boat captain having a heart to heart… I can see why this scene was deleted- it’s too direct. The entire film maintains a careful balance of not discussing James’ impending death, and this is almost too corny, too predictable.
But this moment here gutted me. Benedict’s delivery of those two lines is spot on. Gifs can’t do it justice. You really have to watch the clip and listen for the full effect, because it’s fucking heartbreaking.
His first ‘yes’ is strong, casual. As if he’s used to that question, and with the ease of practice he doesn’t mind confessing that yes, he’s in pain. It sounds almost challenging- go on, tell me something I haven’t heard yet. He’s smiling, not a happy smile, but smiling nonetheless. “look at me, defiant in the face of death!”
The second ‘yes’ though… it’s quiet. Defeated. Scared.
Excuse me while I curl into a ball and cry a puddle on the floor.
amanda said she knows what will happen with mary and that it’s something the fans won’t expect and it will be even better than series 3 and now i’m so incredibly scared
I CAN’T BELIEVE
SH – stairway to mind palace
Drawing finally done! Started 3 months ago, It took a way longer than I expected. I thought that drawing in white on black would be easier but not at all. The thing is, to have white really really white, I had to draw so many times that I’ve lost count (I killed 3 entire pencils to achieve it.)
The process was so long also because of the large size of the drawing; the principal difficulty was to do all these different lightings and shadows. My favourite part was to draw Sherlock climbing the stairs; I loved to draw the shadow on his coat and the staircase. But I didn’t enjoy so much drawing the hair of the profile, it drove me crazy! I was really happy when I put my signature at the end.
Credit to Ian Derry for the 2 wonderful reference photos I’ve used:
He also inspired me the idea for the composition of the drawing with this post.
See here, the work in progress:
White and light grey pencils on black paper - size 65x50cm (26”x20”)