I suppose I would’ve somehow found a way to tie everything to a book, should I have been a book fanatic. But I’m more of a movie fan. Emphasis on fan and not fanatic. Because in my perspective, a fanatic goes way further in his or her passion. A fan is merely an admirer who doesn’t miss a single good opportunity to enjoy his or her passion. Again, in my humble opinion.
Today I found a new way to tie together (pun intended) two of my biggest passions: movies and scarves. Elementary. Have you had the viewing pleasure? The original TV Series recently wrapped up its first series and although it runs in parallel with a similar themed series broadcasted in the UK (Sherlock), it enjoys tremendous success. I know why I like watching it and I think it’s refreshingly original, I would love to hear your reasons whether you like it or not.
Of course, do not expect me to go more than scarf-deep into the character’s analysis, as I’ve come to the conclusion, over the years, that more I elaborate my movie-based discussions, more the number of those who actually read what I wrote thinners visibly annoyed by my long phrases and fictional profiling. (long phrases, yes, you’re reading that right, by internet standards, a viable message should limit itself to 140 characters, like a Tweet. Where do I stand with my 257-no spaces or 305 with spaces phrase written above? Somewhere on the same shelf with ‘the ancients’, under thick layers of dust and oblivion. Non appealable to the new interwebs. End of rant.)
Now: I don’t want to rob you of the pleasure of discovering Holmes as he was crayoned in Elementary, but I do want you to keep an open mind. He’s not Sir Conan Doyle’s Sherlock but a modern interpretation of the brilliant detective. So is Watson. Who’s actually surprising for those who are only familiar with the classic fictional character. And because the series wrapped up amazingly, I can only reveal this much: do keep a very open mind about Moriarty! Enough said! Try a taste of Elementary yourself, it’s really worth it!
Back to the scarf: I tried scooping into the Elementary costumes mystery. With little success. Although I really like what Watson is wearing and Holmes’ daily outfits outshine those of one of my favorite characters in television right now, BBT’s Sheldon, there is little (read: next to nothing) information about who’s picking out their clothes and who’s the magic stylist from the wonderful team behind Elementary. One of Holmes’ distinct signature accessories is his scarf. Sure, you’ve seen that on BBC’s Sherlock (Benedict Cumberbatch slipped into Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s character’s shoes from 2010, so you can clearly consider Elementary’s an act of pure imitation).
As a scarf passionate, I noticed and appreciated the man-scarf and as in homage to that and to our dear friends Ellington and Appollonia who both suggested I write about the many ways of wearing a scarf, I decided to bring my passions together in a friendly narrative act with as many cinematographic implications as style reverberations. Hoping that my lines and the visuals (provided gracefully by scarvesdotnet) brought something new for you today, I’m wrapping up this topic. For now!