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Shaken or stirred?

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Tuesday, January 11, 2011 6:51 PM

WISHIMAY

THIS machine kills fascists- Woody Guthrie


New Bond movie due to be released late 2012. Director is Sam Mendes, starring Daniel Craig.


I miss Pierce Brosnan *sigh*

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Tuesday, January 11, 2011 8:38 PM

HAKEN

Likes to mess with stuffs.


I thought Daniel Craig was done with the whole Bond franchise.

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Tuesday, January 11, 2011 8:44 PM

THESOMNAMBULIST


I'd heard the same thing Haken.


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Wednesday, January 12, 2011 7:13 AM

WISHIMAY

THIS machine kills fascists- Woody Guthrie


I guess they found his $$re-think-it$$ amount...

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Wednesday, January 12, 2011 9:22 AM

GWEK


I wish they would stop making Bond movies just to make Bond movies and try to find a new and innovative hook for the character.

It used to be that a Bond movie MEANT something, but Bond is an artifact of the Cold War and the Cold War has been over for two decades. The early Brosnan movies mined the concept that Bond was a dinosaur, but even by the end of his run, the movies are what they are today: action movies that happen to feature a guy named James Bond rathr than Bond movies.

www.stillflying.net: "Here's how it might have been..."

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Wednesday, January 12, 2011 9:37 AM

STORYMARK


Quote:

Originally posted by HAKEN:
I thought Daniel Craig was done with the whole Bond franchise.



Nope, that was never the case. The delay has been all about MGMs financial situation, but Craig never said he was done. I think the closest thing may have been him saying that he wasn't sure if they would bring him back if it took too long to get a new movie up and running, but that's it. Anything about him bailing from the role was pure speculation.

"I thoroughly disapprove of duels. If a man should challenge me, I would take him kindly and forgivingly by the hand and lead him to a quiet place and kill him."

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Wednesday, January 12, 2011 9:39 AM

STORYMARK


Quote:

Originally posted by GWEK:
I wish they would stop making Bond movies just to make Bond movies and try to find a new and innovative hook for the character.

It used to be that a Bond movie MEANT something, but Bond is an artifact of the Cold War and the Cold War has been over for two decades. The early Brosnan movies mined the concept that Bond was a dinosaur, but even by the end of his run, the movies are what they are today: action movies that happen to feature a guy named James Bond rathr than Bond movies.

www.stillflying.net: "Here's how it might have been..."



Depends on what you want Bond to "mean". Casino Royale was very well received, examined the character in a way none of the other films have done, and updated the style in a way consistent with what came before. It also presented a Bond more in-line with Flemming's creation that had even been done on-screen.

Quantum of Solace... yeah, not so much. But that's one movie. No series gets it right every time, especially one as long running as Bond.

I really don't think any Bond movies really ever meant all that much to begin with. They're escapist fantasies, not much else.

"I thoroughly disapprove of duels. If a man should challenge me, I would take him kindly and forgivingly by the hand and lead him to a quiet place and kill him."

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Wednesday, January 12, 2011 10:16 AM

GWEK


I'm not trying to attribute heavy substance to a "Bond movie," just to note that a "Bond movie" didn't used to be just another action movie. It was something with a very distinctive feel and flavor. That has been long gone.

www.stillflying.net: "Here's how it might have been..."

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Wednesday, January 12, 2011 10:21 AM

STORYMARK


Quote:

Originally posted by GWEK:
I'm not trying to attribute heavy substance to a "Bond movie," just to note that a "Bond movie" didn't used to be just another action movie. It was something with a very distinctive feel and flavor. That has been long gone.

www.stillflying.net: "Here's how it might have been..."



I don't think it's "long gone". QoS blew it, no argument. But Casino Royale was aces as far as I'm concerned.

The Brosnan films had the right feel, sure. But most of them sucked pretty hard.

"I thoroughly disapprove of duels. If a man should challenge me, I would take him kindly and forgivingly by the hand and lead him to a quiet place and kill him."

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Wednesday, January 12, 2011 10:26 AM

GWEK


I think only the first maybe 2 Brosnan movies had it right, then they degenerated. While Casino Royale did have it's up-sides, I don't think I was nearly as impressed by it as you were.

Different strokes.

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Wednesday, January 12, 2011 3:00 PM

WISHIMAY

THIS machine kills fascists- Woody Guthrie


My childhood crushes were McGyver and Remington Steel. I willl always love Pierce Brosnan, so I will always be biased. Girly response, but I don't care...

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Wednesday, January 12, 2011 3:08 PM

GWEK


Hey, I'm a straight guy and I love Pierce Brosnan! I thought he was a great Bond--but the scripts ddin't measure up. Not his fault.

www.stillflying.net: "Here's how it might have been..."

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Wednesday, January 12, 2011 3:12 PM

STORYMARK


Quote:

Originally posted by GWEK:
Hey, I'm a straight guy and I love Pierce Brosnan! I thought he was a great Bond--but the scripts ddin't measure up. Not his fault.

www.stillflying.net: "Here's how it might have been..."



Absolutely. I really dug Brosnan. Just wasn't wild about any of his movies, save Goldeneye.

"I thoroughly disapprove of duels. If a man should challenge me, I would take him kindly and forgivingly by the hand and lead him to a quiet place and kill him."

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