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Mission, to bring down an equally skilled opponent ? Could Silva have been a modern
Interpretation of Scaramanga ?
You know I never thought about it like that. You might be right! He might be closest thing to Scaramanga we got. If you take out the whole story with M's past and everything and just leave it between Bond chasing down a skilled ex-agent, that would definitely be extremely close to TMWTGG!! If the case is that that was their version of Scaramanga, I am not disappointed.
I have yet to watch the movie, but I read all the spoilers just so I can be prepare myself and know what to expect so Idk how I feel about how they handled Blofeld. I'll be able to tell when I see it in perspective of sitting there and watching it.
But I haven't read the novels either so I am not sure how and what the differences are between the character of Scaramanga in the novel and in the movie. I thought he was amazingly creepy and threatening in the movie, shame the movie was a suck fest for the most part. But they could definitely make him more like the novel if it helps make him useful for a future role. I can't think of another character they could do so much with. I thought of Grant, but I'm not sure. It'd be cool if they ever did use Grant again that they left the audience in suspense and then all of a sudden you see a wire being pulled from his watch while getting ready to strangle someone, that would be an AWESOME reveal, well... for Bond fans anyway.
The wonderful Christopher Lee gave us.
Oh. That would be a step in the wrong direction and ultimately taint the awesome villain we once had.
Yes and an ugly, vulgar, repulsive thug.
It only a question of How, they continue his story.
I think that is inevitable. Given how much of the same cast would be returning I would like to see Irma Bunt back to freshen things up a bit. Not really sure who would be best to play her yet (people bandying about Tilda Swinton's name and certainly I think she would be the front runner).
As with Blofeld, Bunt is unfinished business and given she is part of Blofeld's world it makes sense and would not be precisely the same as rebooting Jaws or Oddjob.
Also am I the only one who wants a proper SPECTRE scheme next time round? Ok I know we are in the realistic Craig era but bugger it - the CNS thing just wasnt high stakes enough. Lets give Dan one countdown to Armageddon in his tenure.
PS- Does anyone know if Waltz has already been signed for another film? We dont really want to be going down the Pleasance/Savalas/Gray merry go round route again.
Please dont - it will only set the tedious Idris Elba bandwagon rolling again. Although if we have to have him this wouldnt be a bad part for him. Although the tabloids would say its racist making him the villain not Bond so probably not.
It's also a question of whether Waltz either wants the part or is available to do it.
Elba would have been the ideal candidate for Big if he hadn't behaved like such an arrogant tw*t. I used to admire him as an actor if not a person. Not so much now.
Well said. I agree vehemently with this.
Tilde Swinton would make a good choice to play Bunt, but I would rather prefer an actress more like Fleming's description of her, which would mean a fuller-figured woman:
"She looked like a very sunburned female wardress, She had a square, brutal face with hard yellow eyes. Her smile was an oblong hole without humour or welcome, and there were sunburn blisters at the left corner of her mouth which she licked from time to time with the tip of a pale tongue. Wisps of brownish grey hair, with a tight neat bun at the back showed from under a skiing hat with a yellow talc visor that had straps which met under her chin. Her strong, short body was dressed in unbecomingly tight vorlage trousers topped by a grey wind-jacket..." from On Her Majesty's Secret Service ch. 9.