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The definition of a poor camera angle by GoodOldBaz The definition of a poor camera angle by GoodOldBaz
I've been wanting to do something with this screen still for some time, then the idea came, and I had to do it! :D

Please tell me what you think!

Oh, and if you are having trouble seeing what's the matter here, look at the way Holmes and Watson are sitting. What first comes to your mind? ;P
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RD-DD1843 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014
The photo is from the film "Pursuit to Algiers" (which was the final film of the Rathbone-Bruce series (in 1946 I believe).  It is on board a ship called the "Friesland" headed to Algiers, and Rathbone is guarding a young King from assassins on board the ship.  In this scene he and Bruce are in the ship's salon, and it is the last night of the voyage.  Hence the party hat on Nigel Bruce's head.  Bruce is seated in a comfortable lounge chair, and Rathbone is momentarily sitting on the chair's arm, so that explains the odd look of their positions.  In the back are two men (one is character actor John Abbott) who are discussing some project that they are hush-hush about.  The man leaving the bar is a steward.  The story was really unique in the series.  Other films were based more or less on actual stories in the 56 short stories and four novels of the Holmes' saga.  This one really was not.  Instead it is based on a reference in one of the stories to one of the myriad of untold Holmes-Watson adventures the Doctor never wrote down.  This was of "the shocking affair of the steamer "Friesland" which so nearly cost us our lives".  Aside from that reference that only constant perusal of the stories would dredge up nothing in the film was from any of the stories.  Still it was a decent film.  Interestingly the screenplay writers made a kind of joke by having Bruce regale the cast at the dinner party with one of the other unwritten stories - about the "giant rat of Sumatra" - and let us hear two portions of that fictitious Holmes tale (about Holmes and Watson searching a pier, and about how the rat was destroyed on board a ship sunk at sea) without telling us what the rest of the story was!
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GoodOldBaz Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes, I know. It's actually possibly my very favorite Rathbone/Holmes film, although I really love The Spider Woman as well. this's just supposed to be a silly joke cause it looks like Holmes is sitting on Watsons lap, even though he actually isnt :)
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Cygnicantus Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
this is like, one of the funniest pictures that I've ever seen of them. :rofl: Can I post it on tumblr, giving credit to you??
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GoodOldBaz Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Heehee, thanks!
Sure you can! link me to it so I can see it when you do! :D
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Cygnicantus Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
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GoodOldBaz Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Danke schön!
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Cygnicantus Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Bitte xD
What movie is this from by the way? I'm sure I didn't see that one yet. ;)
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GoodOldBaz Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It's from Pursuit to Algiers... it's my favorite Rathbone!Holmes film. Lots of cute Holmes and Watson scenes, and lots of pretty Basil poses. :XD:
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Cygnicantus Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
cool :D
I think that goes on my 'to watch'-list x'D
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GoodOldBaz Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
yes! :boogie:
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