R.I.P. A Final Farewell To Members Of The James Bond Family

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  • RichardTheBruceRichardTheBruce I'm motivated by my Duty.
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    RIP to Tanya Roberts.
    What did you say up there?
  • royale65royale65 Caustic misanthrope reporting for duty.
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    AstonLotus wrote: »
    ToTheRight wrote: »
    DarthDimi wrote: »
    Thanks, guys. She deserves it. For years now, I've been told that AVTAK is an awesome film suffering from a terrible actress as the Bond girl. My opinion is that a lovely Bond girl was wasted to a subpar Bond film.

    I would argue that neither Roberts nor the film is subpar, but I would also say that Roberts is better than the film. When people say her character is "whiny" or "weak" I think they're all referring to just one scene - the elevator sequence. And let's be honest, if I were trapped in a burning elevator, I'd be pretty whiny and weak, too. Other than that one scene, Stacey is resourceful, intelligent, and clever. Bond would never have worked out Zorin's scheme without her, nor would he have been able to stop it.

    I've never understood the flack she got for the elevator sequence, myself. She perfectly portrays being terrified in that scene, and her character isn't used to that level of danger.
    Now if it had been Wai Lin in the elevator shaft screaming, I 'd have a problem with it.

    I think its actually the air blimp sequence at the end that gives the character the reputation of being a bimbo.For crying out loud, the baddies sneak up on her with an AIR BLIMP and she still gets taken by surprise.And this is with Bond shouting '' STACY! BEHIND YOU! ''

    I just assumed Stacey was deaf from that massive explosion.
  • mtmmtm United Kingdom
    edited January 8 Posts: 8,381
    I understand Michael Apted,director of The World Is Not Enough, has passed away at 79. Very sad. He’ll always be remembered for his amazing and groundbreaking BBC series Up.

    https://www.theguardian.com/film/2021/jan/08/michael-apted-director-seven-up-dies-79
  • jake24jake24 Sitting at your desk, kissing your lover, eating supper with your familyModerator
    edited January 8 Posts: 10,544
    Michael Apted, director of TWINE, has passed away:

    https://www.google.ca/amp/s/deadline.com/2021/01/michael-apted-dead-coal-miners-daughter-7-up-james-bond-1234667563/amp/

    TWINE was one of my first Bond films and it has had a special place in my heart ever since. RIP
  • MaxCasinoMaxCasino United States
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    Now Michael Apted. He did lay out some of the groundwork for Daniel Craig’s era, just in The World is not Enough. Apparently, he almost directed Die Another Day as well, but dropped out just after he signed up. This is according to the book Some Kind of Hero.

    https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/michael-apted-dead-coal-miners-daughter-director-seven-up-documentarian-was-79-1292671
  • DarthDimiDarthDimi Behind you!Moderator
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    RIP Michael.
  • MajorDSmytheMajorDSmythe Still waiting for the Jena Malone Batwoman movie that's never going to be made.Moderator
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    Oh damn. Apted directed my favourite Stacy Keach film, The Squeeze.

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    Bloody good film. RIP Michael Apted.
  • DragonpolDragonpol The Crazy World of David Dragonpol
    edited January 8 Posts: 14,731
    Sad to hear of the death of Michael Apted. TWINE was the second James Bond film I saw in the cinema and to my mind it remains one of Pierce Brosnan's best, along with GE.
  • GoldenGunGoldenGun Per ora e il momento che verrà
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    RIP Michael Apted, his TWINE made me a Bond fan. I owe him many thanks.

    TWINE will always remain a favourite.
  • ThunderpussyThunderpussy My Secret Lair
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    RIP Michael Apted
  • MayDayDiVicenzoMayDayDiVicenzo Here and there
    edited January 8 Posts: 5,079
    Saddening to learn of the passing of Michael Apted.
    While TWINE is an uneven film, it is still laden with iconic moments owed largely no doubt to his directorial flair.
    A great loss for British cinema.
    RIP
  • RyanRyan Canada
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    The first Bond I saw at the cinema. I still have quite a fondness for TWINE. RIP Michael Apted! Rough week for Bond alumni it seems.
  • cwl007cwl007 England
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    Another sad loss for the Bond community.
    I think his legacy should be the excellent series of 'Up' films he had been involved with and directed since 1964.
    Not sure if they are know outside the UK, I'd guess probably not, but Micheal Apted's terrific eye for what makes a good documentary is written all over them.
  • RichardTheBruceRichardTheBruce I'm motivated by my Duty.
    edited January 8 Posts: 9,135
    @cwl007 I can report I saw 28 UP on its original release at the Spectrum Theater in Albany, New York. Today I possess (Region 1) DVD versions from 7 UP to 56 UP if I'm remembering correctly.

    VERY affecting and recommended and a fine legacy for Michael Apted as you said.
  • M_BaljeM_Balje Amsterdam, Netherlands
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    He was also directer of Gorillas in the Mist and Nell.

    I always hopes after Twine he direct another one or have him in mind for Bond/Twine spinoff and i hopen back in 2004 there ask him to direct the Hulk (2003) sequel.

    I also have seen Unlocked (2017), but i think Twine was his best movie. I haven't seen Narnia 3 yet

    Rip.
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    My favorite Brosnan film this is a shame Rest In Peace Michael
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    Oh damn. Apted directed my favourite Stacy Keach film, The Squeeze.

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    Bloody good film. RIP Michael Apted.

    Never seen this one and I'm a pretty big Stacy Keach fan. I'll have to track this film down.
    RIP Michael Apted.
  • royale65royale65 Caustic misanthrope reporting for duty.
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    RIP Michael Apted. Your film was my first in cinema going Bond. Started a life long obsession with Commander Bond.
  • QBranchQBranch Always have an escape plan. Mine is watching James Bond films.
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    RIP Michael Apted. TWINE may be near the bottom of my list, but that doesn't mean I don't love it to bits.
  • NickTwentyTwoNickTwentyTwo Vancouver, BC, Canada
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    RIP Michael Apted. I have no real love of TWINE, but I love and respect any man who brings Bond to life.
  • talos7talos7 New Orleans
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    Well, TWINE is my favorite Brosnan Bond film.
    RIP...
  • RIP Michael Apted.

    TWINE is a truly underrated film, one that’s Top 10 Best Bond film material for me.
  • RichardTheBruceRichardTheBruce I'm motivated by my Duty.
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    talos7 wrote: »
    Well, TWINE is my favorite Brosnan Bond film.
    RIP...

    It's my favorite tonight and this weekend, @talos7. I hope you're doing well.

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  • BennyBenny ...OctobennyAdministrator, Moderator
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    RIP Michael Apted. Your Bond movie may rank as my lowest entry, but that doesn't mean
    I don't enjoy it or respect your work.
    Another sad loss for the Bond family for 2021.
  • talos7talos7 New Orleans
    Posts: 6,059
    @RichardTheBruce I’m doing well, thank you. I’ve been lurking but needed a break from agitators who only know courage when behind a keyboard. ;)
  • RichardTheBruceRichardTheBruce I'm motivated by my Duty.
    edited January 9 Posts: 9,135
    Witnessed, @talos7. Witnessed.
  • mattjoesmattjoes ...and actor Cesare Danova in the role of "Actor"
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    Damn, RIP Michael Apted. I love TWINE and enjoyed his films Gorillas in the Mist and Gorky Park. I've also been interested in watching his film Class Action, with Gene Hackman, for a while. His Up documentary series I've never seen either but the concept I've always found fascinating. It would be nice if someone continued with the project.

    As much as I can gather from interviews, Apted had interesting and insightful things to say, and came across as a fairly levelheaded guy. May he rest in peace.
  • ResurrectionResurrection Kolkata, India
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    RIP Michael, really love his work in TWINE.
  • cwl007cwl007 England
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    @cwl007 I can report I saw 28 UP on its original release at the Spectrum Theater in Albany, New York. Today I possess (Region 1) DVD versions from 7 UP to 56 UP if I'm remembering correctly.

    VERY affecting and recommended and a fine legacy for Michael Apted as you said.

    That's nice to know, thanks for that.
    I'm glad the series travelled, it certainly deserved to.
  • Mendes4LyfeMendes4Lyfe "I need a year off" Craig
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    TWINE is underrated

    RIP Micheal.
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