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  • j_w_pepperj_w_pepper Born on the bayou. I can still hear my old hound dog barkin'.
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    OK. Feel free to PM me any time if you want more discussions like this.
  • DragonpolDragonpol https://thebondologistblog.blogspot.com
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    j_w_pepper wrote: »
    OK. Feel free to PM me any time if you want more discussions like this.

    Thank you. That'd be good. :)
  • NickTwentyTwoNickTwentyTwo Vancouver, BC, Canada
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    j_w_pepper wrote: »
    OK. Feel free to PM me any time if you want more discussions like this.

    No no... please have these discussions publicly... seems like there's a great deal to learn from discussions such as these by smart people. :D
  • j_w_pepperj_w_pepper Born on the bayou. I can still hear my old hound dog barkin'.
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    Thanks. I suppose Dragonpol and I will consider it. Just maybe not on this thread.
  • DragonpolDragonpol https://thebondologistblog.blogspot.com
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    j_w_pepper wrote: »
    Thanks. I suppose Dragonpol and I will consider it. Just maybe not on this thread.

    I think the late @barryt007 had an old World War II thread that could maybe be revived to discuss some of this stuff.
  • j_w_pepperj_w_pepper Born on the bayou. I can still hear my old hound dog barkin'.
    Posts: 8,671
    Go ahead and find it. I'm still a toddler on this board...after a paltry 5 1/2 years.
  • DragonpolDragonpol https://thebondologistblog.blogspot.com
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    j_w_pepper wrote: »
    Go ahead and find it. I'm still a toddler on this board...after a paltry 5 1/2 years.

    No, you've fitted in very well here as have the other IMDb refugees who came here when the forums there closed down in February 2017. Their loss was definitely our gain as it added a lot of knowledgeable people from all walks of life to our ranks. Good to have you all here.
  • j_w_pepperj_w_pepper Born on the bayou. I can still hear my old hound dog barkin'.
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    Thank you very much. I guess we were generally not the troll kind. I sent a post to the thread that @NickTwentyTwo discovered to keep it within reach.
  • DwayneDwayne New York City
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    FYI,

    Over at the tweeter site: https://twitter.com/classic_film, they are holding a tournament style elimination game for 60's spy movies. You can follow along using the hashtag #1960sSpyMovies.

    Thus far, Dr. No, From Russia With Love, Goldfinger and OHMSS have won their respective brackets. Thunderball and You Only Live Twice have been voted out, having lost to CHARADE (1963) and THE SPY WHO CAME IN FROM THE COLD.
  • edited April 2023 Posts: 2,894
    Bond is mentioned in this week's Time Literary Supplement, in a review of a Mickey Spillane biography.

    The book's authors make claims for Spillane's "broader influence, the extent of which might now be overlooked. Ian Fleming’s Casino Royale (1953), they argue convincingly, was an espionage twist on I, the Jury, with a similar cocktail of sex and sadism. (Signet’s first Bond reprint, From Russia with Love, sold Bond as 'Mickey Spillane in gentleman’s clothing'."

    Are there any Spillane fans here who agree?

    In other news, Penguin has updated its page on the upcoming Ian Fleming biography by Nicholas Shakespeare, to be released Oct. 5.
  • mtmmtm United Kingdom
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    Oct 5th is an interesting choice of date!
  • DragonpolDragonpol https://thebondologistblog.blogspot.com
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    mtm wrote: »
    Oct 5th is an interesting choice of date!

    James Bond Day. Yes, it's very apt. I'm looking forward to this new biography of Ian Fleming and discovering what new information has been uncovered by Nicholas Shakespeare in his extensive research and access to new sources. Great photo of Fleming on the cover too. Don't think I've seen that one before.
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    Oct. 5th is also the day after my birthday. I already know what my present is.
  • DragonpolDragonpol https://thebondologistblog.blogspot.com
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    Revelator wrote: »
    Oct. 5th is also the day after my birthday. I already know what my present is.

    We're only ten days apart then. Mine's the 14th (also Roger's birthday). This book will definitely be an early birthday present to myself.
  • DwayneDwayne New York City
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    Dwayne wrote: »
    FYI,

    Over at the tweeter site: https://twitter.com/classic_film, they are holding a tournament style elimination game for 60's spy movies. You can follow along using the hashtag #1960sSpyMovies.

    Thus far, Dr. No, From Russia With Love, Goldfinger and OHMSS have won their respective brackets. Thunderball and You Only Live Twice have been voted out, having lost to CHARADE (1963) and THE SPY WHO CAME IN FROM THE COLD.

    For those interested, GOLDFINGER and THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE are the two finalists.
  • MalloryMallory Do mosquitoes have friends?
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    Venutius wrote: »

    One million dollars, at the current rate of exchange minus the fees and certain… unforeseeable expenses.
  • VenutiusVenutius Yorkshire
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    They should give her what the fee would've been worth at the time it was first promised to her. And pay her costs. And her taxi fare to the court. And for a new frock. And some spending money. And... Eh? What do you mean, 'simp'?! ;)
  • DwayneDwayne New York City
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