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1. Letting us know what he likes and dislikes. Suits, food, cars, wine. It's the defining characteristic of the Fleming Bond. Just drinking champagne doesn't cut it. I want to hear him order it and educate us why.
2. Seeing bond looking great but not in a suit. Again a Fleming characteristic.
3. Pithy comebacks. Rather see bond make a jibe about the villains choice of tailor than just a 'pun'.
4. Bond the connoisseur
5. Bond the man of the world. He knows the best small restaurants when heading south in the car to the core dazure. He feels as comfortable in northern Italy as Scotland. He knows people.
6. Bond the man who wants nothing left in his bank account when he dies before the statutory age of 45.
I like Ben Wishaw and Naomi Harris but can they make one or two scene cameos in the next Bond film? Rather than being integral to the plot?
Bond is given a mission - he follows that mission. A countdown is on to ratchet up the tension.
I just rewatched Dr No for the thousandth time and while it isn't perfect - I love that film so much for it's style and structure. It has a mystery that starts small and builds and Bond himself has style to burn.
This is indeed what we need. Enough Everyman Bond. Bring back the classy stuff.
Completely agree with this,
I'd also like to see Bond back undercover, assuming a different name and using the universal exports cover. Also a bit more reference to his naval background and maybe some scenes with him in the firing range and exercising, all things present in the Fleming literary character.
Brosnan had his lasser scene moment when he was tortured by Elektra, if Sukovsky wouldn't have come on time Bond would have died strangled.
So we saw Pierce Bond in real danger in that scene, hey also in Tomorrow never dies with Dr Kaufman he was close to be killed he got lukcy Stamper couldn't open the door pf the car.
I think many fans enjoy the fantasy aspect of Bond and dream that they could move in his circles. So, for example, when you see Bond on the Tube, (" welcome to rush hour"), there is something not quiet right.
Whenever eon talk about returning to Fleming they usually mean 'real' or 'gritty'. Neither of which I particularly associate with flemingian bond.
It's far more flemingian for bond to be the right side of fantastical but be an understated connoisseur who enjoys expensive and tasteful things because he never knows how long he has to live n
Ah,i don't think I worded that right earlier,i need to go back and edit that,i meant just scaled back a bit..it wouldn't be a Bond film without M (well apart from FYEO of course).
2. No more ear pieces. He's OO7- the BEST agent in MI6-he doesn't NEED M or Q to walk him through every action while on assignment. Granted it was funny while he was chasing Silva through the subway system, but Bond isn't on training wheels. He needs to be the man.
3. I'll back what other posters here have commented on M, Q and Moneypenny's screen time. Lee, Maxwell and Desmond made generations of audiences love them with just minutes on the screen. It was like seeing beloved old family members at Christmas- not annoying ones you see every day.
4. Two main locations while OO7 is on his assignment a'la India and Germany in OP, France and San Francisco in AVTAK. Actually film it there, too- give the actor playing Bond a chance to see someplace other than Pinewood and England. I'm sure Roger Moore would attest it was one of the perks to playing Bond.
5. How about an exciting finale? I'll take AVTAK's mineshaft /Golden Gate Bridge section over all four of the Craig ending's any day. And VIEW used to be like least favorite Bond film!
I agree about scaling back M, Q and Moneypenny involvement!
I'll agree CR was so far the closest Craig ending to satisfy. Still I'd say some of the Venice sinking bits could have been tightened. All the Brosnan endings are limp IMO, with maybe the exception of GE.
My favourite moment in that fantastic tanker chase was when Bond brought the truck down on top of the jeep, that got a good reaction from the audience I was with!
DAF has the original Connery pain-face when Mr Wint is strangling him.
Skyfall's ending in the chapel was excellent.
LOl I actually kind of like the oil rig climax. Silly, but fun. Pity they missed out on the Hoover dam fight with Blofeld they were going to do.
Another comical ending I appreciate is LALD's underground cave sequence. Perfectly fits the tone of the film and doesn't have an inflated opinion of itself.
Now...other than the music...it's not so good. Wayy too much mugging and naff sound effects.
Yes, I think that cheesy sound effect was in quite a lot of 90s movies.
"Sorry about that, I, uhh, tuned out there for a moment, Elliot."
Hahaha that's the one,Creasy...and i like that line as well..the film does have nice touches and i admit i like it...its my 'Go To' Bond flick when i'm drunk,as well !
TND is a pretty quotable movie I'd say.