Revealing mistake: When Holmes and Moriarty fall from the cliff, the wires holding the stunt men are plainly visible. Once they are falling in front of the falls, the wires are obscured, but when they are falling in front of the rocks the wires are easy to see. (00:48:19 - 00:48:48)
Trivia: Aside from his considerable talent and theatrical qualifications, the reason that Jeremy Brett's portrayal of Sherlock Holmes was so nuanced, meticulous and authentic is because the role was therapeutic to him. In real life, all throughout the various Granada Television series (from 1984 to 1994), Brett was plagued with manic-depression, erratic behavior and heart problems, from which he fatalistically felt he would never recover. Immersing himself in the mentally-disciplined character of Sherlock Holmes gave Brett much-needed focus and clarity in the last ten years of his life.
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