“Near the end of the film, when Tintin is at his lowest point, Haddock gives him a pep talk about quitting.”You care about something,” he says, “you fight for it. You hit a wall, you push through it.” ”The Adventures of Tintin” is an inspiring tribute to that sort of indomitable moviemaking spirit. By keepings its camera, its characters, and its story in constant motion, “Tintin” highlights motion capture’s potential to break down the obstacles of twentieth century filmmaking with boundless visual invention.”
Matt Singer of Indiewire with an eloquent and much-deserved defence of the unfairly dismissed The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn.
“As soon as I read my first of the books, Tintin never strayed from my thoughts and heart. I knew Tintin and I were destined for some kind of collaboration…and a journey of discovery.”
Spielberg discusses his interest in Tintin in the Secret of the Unicorn production notes.
Steven Moffat has revealed the three key words for season 3 of Sherlock. They are: Rat, Wedding and Bow.
I can’t speak for Wedding and Bow, but Rat must surely refer to Holmes story, ‘The Giant Rat of Sumatra’.
It isn’t the first time Moffat has made reference to this story. In his script for The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn, Moffat has Haddock mention the story.
When Tintin and Snowy first meet the Captain in his cabin aboard the Karaboudjan, an alarmed Haddock points and shouts at Snowy: “Argh! A giant rat of Sumatra!”