LESTRADE: So the whole thing was a fake. SHERLOCK: Yes. LESTRADE: Looked so promising. SHERLOCK: Facile. MOLLY: Why would someone go to all that trouble? SHERLOCK (offscreen): Why indeed, John?
Fun fact: When Clue was first released movie theaters played different versions so everyone was fighting about what the ending really was. My mom said that people kept on trying to reason their ending and how it made the most sense… Then it was released on dvd and everyone was finally able to see the TRUE ENDING
“GATISS: One of my favorite things is that amazing Orson Welles film, ‘F for Fake’ […] it’s fantastic, it’s all about the historyof con tricks.
And in the beginning, he says, ‘I absolutely swear to you for the next ninety minutes everything I tell you will be absolute and literal truth.’
And then right towards the end of the film, it spirals into this extraordinary story about this con man that you can’t believe – and then he just sort of checks his watch and says, […] ‘My time is up, the last ten minutes I’ve been lying my head off!’ [laughs]
It’s brilliant … it’s really what we sort of do in miniature. — Mark Gatiss, on being asked about plot secrets.
“If we pull this off, it will make television history.” “It’s kind of groundbreaking, they’ve done something that’s never been done before”
“An eminent scientist gets caught up in a highly damaging and compromising lie.”
“A doctor starts an affair with enigmatic stranger and begins to suspect more is at play”
“However, nothing is ever as it appears, and when she receives an unexpected proposition from an enigmatic stranger, Yvonne is shocked by the passion he awakens in her. But gradually she begins to realise that there is much more to her lover than meets the eye, and she could be playing a very dangerous game indeed.”
like seriously though (I know those are real people and real names, but… just so funny :D)
The dialogue included: “Can be wonderful, can be terrifying.” “What did you say?” “Something that drives you in and crushes you to nothing.” “We are going to have different versions of the same story.” “Do you want to hear the wildest story of them all?” “You’re starting to intrigue me.” “It’s all just one big performance.” “We are going to be busy, you and I”
One more miracle!
“Of course it’s not a trick, it’s a plan.”
and for all you Johnlockers and any other interested conspiracists, there you go:
Conspiracy Theorist Max Spiers has been found dead in Poland.
39-year-old Briton Max specialised in UFOs and government cover-ups. He had been staying in Poland with friends, as he was preparing for a big presentation that he was going to give in the summer. Police have assured people that Spiers died of natural causes, despite no post-mortem being carried out. Friends reported that he vomited a dark, sticky liquid before mysteriously dying on a couch in his sleep. The most chilling thing about this story is the last text message Max sent to his mother:
“Your boy is in trouble. If anything happens to me, investigate.”
I feel like we’re in a fucking conspiracy bunker that’s getting more and more crowded with random people watching us decode this shit and, like, we’re going all out here, breaking out the radios and the codenames and the maps, and we’re putting pictures on the walls and connecting strings to everything like crazy people, but because so many people are watching with silent, rapt attention, we’re in some sort of conspiracy club, like, “Hey, excuse me, it’s gettin pretty tight in this bunker, mind if you’d scoot over juuust a bit, I have to pin this string to the wall right…. there…. thanks… sorry, you can squeeze back in… yeah, of course there’s room for more people down here, yeah, Everybody just take one step closer, we can all fit…. there, it’s fine, no, the more the merrier, yeah… wow, okay, I didn’t realize this many people would be here….”.
Remember when Martin Freeman went on Colbert’s show in December and said “It is what it is” in regards to gay fan art? If someone the very next day were to have researched that phrase and found it associated with the philosopher John Locke and announced on Tumblr “Martin Freeman quoted John Locke on Colbert!! There’s a conspiracy!! John and Sherlock are in love and he knows it!” – that person would’ve been crucified by almost everyone for being a total nutcase. However, after The Lying Detective and the fact Martin Freeman used the line “it is what it is”, it doesn’t seem so strange to say maybe he was giving a clever nod to the show when on Colbert.
The same thing can be said about Loo Brealy encouraging irate fans to read Chekov.
The same thing can be said about Moffat calling a secret episode “The Lost Special”.
Both of those things are heavily alluded to in The Final Problem – “Chekov’s gun” and “The Lost Special” (train car story by Doyle).
But that’s the thing – believing in a conspiracy too far ahead of time puts you in the line of fire. It makes you look like a nutcase to everyone watching. And they will crucify you for believing in something without concrete proof. That’s the nature of conspiracies.