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Transcript of Sherlock BBC
The Crime Writer's Conference
British School (Intuitionist & Realist)
American School (Hard-Boiled)
Why this genre is so popular
The Crime Writer's Conference 2013
Crime TV Conventions and Techniques
The TV Series
Sherlock BBC One
Crime TV conventions
Popularity of crime genre
A Plot Summary
Arrogant, genius sleuth
Possible low-spectrum autistic
Dr John Watson
Former army surgeon
"Nerves of steel"
"Strong moral principle"
"Conan Doyle’s stories were never about frock coats and gas light; they’re about brilliant detection, dreadful villains and blood-curdling crimes – and frankly, to hell with the crinoline. Other detectives have cases, Sherlock Holmes has adventures, and that’s what matters."
- Steven Moffat
Poor view of police
Composition of a frame
"Once you rule out the impossible whatever remains, however improbable, must be true."
- Sherlock Holmes
Deductive & Conjectural Reasoning
Confrontation between detective and perpetrator
Matters are resolved
Opportunity to serve justice
Close-ups & Over Shoulder Shots
Battle of wits