mid0nz:

I asked Steve Lawes, the Director of Photography on The Empty Hearse, what his inspiration was for the torture scene. His reply was “An Experiment on a Bird in an Air Pump” by Joseph Wright of Derby, 1768. 

(Earlier conversations about this parallel happened here and here. But I want to revisit the topic.)

Steve didn’t give me anything else to go on so this has been fun to think about. The way I see it there are a few ways of looking at the relationship between the painting and TEH’s torture scene: 1) plot 2) lighting 3) framing/ composition 4) point of view 5) subject matter 6) the story told by all these elements in their sum. The vast difference between the two is, obviously, that Sherlock is cinematic. 

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fishslut:

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unbuttonedinawood:

i never thought i’d write the words “deeply evil carpet” but. seriously. what a deeply evil carpet that is.

And what you should do is to put this over an actual trap, like a hole in the floor so people will be like “Oh ha ha ha that’s soooo funny, it’s a rug!” And then fall through it. 

are you satan

fishslut:

of-the-yellow-ajah:

unbuttonedinawood:

i never thought i’d write the words “deeply evil carpet” but. seriously. what a deeply evil carpet that is.

And what you should do is to put this over an actual trap, like a hole in the floor so people will be like “Oh ha ha ha that’s soooo funny, it’s a rug!” And then fall through it. 

are you satan

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