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Started by StakludKar on Dec 29, 2017 1:28:13 PM
Mondo Bondo. All things 007

Discuss grown boys action film James Bond HERE.

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StakludKar - 31 Dec 2017 22:31:07 (#1 of 342)

*tumbleweed*

UK TV premiere of SPECTRE tomorrow night

solomongursky - 01 Jan 2018 19:29:24 (#2 of 342)

Spectre's shit. Deeply cynical in being tediously self-referential at the same time as inserting odd little touches that nudge along the franchise. "After all, diamonds last a long time!" says some random character for no good reason. Cut to Bond smirking. Waltz is asleep, Seydoux is wasted, that big geezer is him off Guardians of the Galaxy:

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1176985/?ref_=tt_cl_t8

popstar7 - 01 Jan 2018 19:41:16 (#3 of 342)

It's Sex and the City for boys.

MincePybus - 01 Jan 2018 19:43:17 (#4 of 342)

Absolutely right. Casino Royale was a successful exercise in remodeling Bond, but the subsequent films have made it clear nobody has a clue where to go next.

halfnelson - 01 Jan 2018 19:43:27 (#5 of 342)

Monty Norman was on the Antiques Roadshow special last night with his original manuscript for the Bond theme.

solomongursky - 01 Jan 2018 19:44:07 (#6 of 342)

Look how lame the script is:

"In five minutes the head of the Joint Security Service is going to walk through that door, and I've got to explain to him how one of our agents decided to potter off to Mexico, all on his own, and cause an international incident!"

"With all due respect, sir,it could've been worse."

"Worse? You blew up half a bloody block!"

"Well, better half a block than a whole stadium full of people."

"You had no authority!"

https://www.springfieldspringfield.co.uk/movie_scr
ipt.php?movie=spectre


That could be from an episode of The Professionals.

popstar7 - 01 Jan 2018 19:55:48 (#7 of 342)

Interviewer: So what was it like being the new Bond girl in the film?

Bond girl in new film: Well, what appealed to me is that Lilia Blowjobovski is very much her own woman. She's not a helpless girl. She has her own successful vaginal cosmetic surgery business as well as being a martial arts expert, speaking eighteen languages and having tits like zeppelins. So to me she's very much a grounded, modern woman. A feminist, even. But a sexy feminist. And I think we see this in the scene where Bond rapes her at her husband's funeral and she falls in love with him and then dies horribly. She's a complete break from the traditional Bond girl.

solomongursky - 01 Jan 2018 20:02:10 (#8 of 342)

Then M says:

"As of this morning, you are officially grounded. I'm standing you down from all operations indefinitely."

Cos senior civil servants speak like American teenagers.

AlanII - 01 Jan 2018 20:37:47 (#9 of 342)

Personally, I regard Bond movies and indeed, Mr Bean as documentaries.

invicta - 01 Jan 2018 20:38:19 (#10 of 342)

I thought Mr Bean was your autobiography, Alan.

ChankNolen - 01 Jan 2018 20:46:26 (#11 of 342)

'That could be from an episode of The Professionals'

Gordon Jackson, bless him, was awfully good at saying that kind of stuff with conviction.

Dementor - 01 Jan 2018 20:52:05 (#12 of 342)

It was a bit Project Gotham Racing before the ad break.

Slick, but .. a bit dull.

AlanII - 01 Jan 2018 20:53:31 (#13 of 342)

Oh dear. At some point I'll respond to invvicta's posts and he'll go all snowflake on me again.

AlanII - 01 Jan 2018 20:56:43 (#14 of 342)

Gordon Jackson, bless him, was awfully good at saying that kind of stuff with conviction.

I was so pleased when I found that my Brother in Law had a stash of Professionals videos. Stayed up all night. My sister's Fawlty Towers boxed set helped, mind.

StakludKar - 01 Jan 2018 21:34:40 (#15 of 342)

Interviewer: So what was it like being the new Bond girl in the film



Oh god yes they showed Bond Girls Are Forever on itv a few mornings ago with the one from Diamonds... Whinging on about how nowadays you can't get smacked on the arse becoz pc gorn maaad with all the ones from the 80's onwards trying to convince each other they were feminist icons

darkhorse - 01 Jan 2018 21:34:56 (#16 of 342)

Moneypenny: “Bond, I think you’ve got a secret. Something you won’t tell anyone.”

Helpful dialogue, for any viewer who doesn’t know what a “secret” is.

popstar7 - 01 Jan 2018 22:06:17 (#17 of 342)

There is a fathomless well of post-imperial trauma in both Bond and The Professionals.

Both make a big deal of their protagonists' unique extra-legal permission to kill in defence of the state. I guess 24 and Zero Dark Thirty would be the recent equivalents. Sometimes good people have to torture bad people to stop bad things happening to good people.

StakludKar - 02 Jan 2018 00:08:57 (#18 of 342)

There was a lot of mumbling in spectre

MincePybus - 02 Jan 2018 07:26:39 (#19 of 342)

Both make a big deal of their protagonists' unique extra-legal permission to kill in defence of the state.

Not very unique at all, poppers, either on the media or, of course, in real life.

Hopefully there was a Bond film where James filmed himself on his mobile phone pissing on an enemy agent, or a time when a healthy young black suspect died unexpectedly in the back of Bodie and Doyle's Ford Capri.

ThreeFlewOver - 15 Jan 2018 15:35:23 (#20 of 342)

I was so pleased when I found that my Brother in Law had a stash of Professionals videos

I bet you were even more pleased when you found the stash of Amateurs videos!

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