Is it healthy that I have such an obsession with James Bond villains?

hoppimikehoppimike Kent, UK
edited February 2013 in Bond Movies Posts: 290
MI6 will be watching me haha

But mainly Le Chiffre and Greene. I love their almost independent ability to succeed and like.. do so much from possibly such humble beginnings (unlike simply working for the British secret service).

Obviously I don't support evil acts but... entrepreneurs are cool on some level lol

What do you guys think? :)

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  • 0BradyM0Bondfanatic70BradyM0Bondfanatic7 Quantum Floral Arrangements: "We Have Petals Everywhere"
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    Both Greene and Le Chiffre are just small fries compared to those that are higher up on the hierarchy of villainy.
  • chrisisallchrisisall Brosnan Defender Of The Realm
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    You need to be de-briefed, my friend. I know a Village you can go to... ;)
  • jka12002jka12002 Banned
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    You aint the only one, but for me its only the gimmick villians that interest me.
  • hoppimikehoppimike Kent, UK
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    Both Greene and Le Chiffre are just small fries compared to those that are higher up on the hierarchy of villainy.

    haha true enough, but they're charismatic and more on screen!

    Do you mean like the characters higher in Quantum?

    I think Quantum was an amazing idea for an organisation. I still don't quite understand who is/was at the top though, usually the subtle details slip me by o.O
  • 0BradyM0Bondfanatic70BradyM0Bondfanatic7 Quantum Floral Arrangements: "We Have Petals Everywhere"
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    hoppimike wrote:
    Both Greene and Le Chiffre are just small fries compared to those that are higher up on the hierarchy of villainy.

    haha true enough, but they're charismatic and more on screen!

    Do you mean like the characters higher in Quantum?

    I think Quantum was an amazing idea for an organisation. I still don't quite understand who is/was at the top though, usually the subtle details slip me by o.O

    Yes, higher in Quantum is what I meant.

    As for charisma, I don't think Greene and Le Chiffre have a spit of it.
  • hoppimikehoppimike Kent, UK
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    Yes, higher in Quantum is what I meant.

    As for charisma, I don't think Greene and Le Chiffre have a spit of it.

    hm, I do.

    I find their style subtle and cool.

    Le Chiffre is just awesome - sinister, subtle, intelligent, menacing, unique and interesting, believable and yet larger than life and just an AMAZING Bond villain. 10/10 for sure.

    Greene I personally love his style. The kind of dark motives behind a faux hippy persona as I said before is just abstract and cool, and he has this great faux hippy look to him too! Kinda looks hippy-ish but something doesn't quite look right! I think he's wicked.

    I like the more subtle villains - without huge larger-than-life features like the classic villains and Silva. I find those features....... crude and childish, to be honest. They're the kind of reason why I don't particularly enjoy superhero movies. It's all a bit too "in your face" and doesn't seem to retain any realism or much dignity.
  • jka12002jka12002 Banned
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    I always found Dr.No slightly unsettling with how he remained calm though out Bond's frequent insults. Calmer villians tend to be more scarier than the emotional types
  • chrisisallchrisisall Brosnan Defender Of The Realm
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    Totally agree!!! L-)
  • jka12002jka12002 Banned
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    Well at least they eventually tried to make Dr.No "emotional", we all know how that turned out......

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  • 0BradyM0Bondfanatic70BradyM0Bondfanatic7 Quantum Floral Arrangements: "We Have Petals Everywhere"
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    The Dr No bit where he comes into Bond's room (I think he just fixes his covers and walks out) is creepy. Can anyone explain that? If I have the scene remembered correctly.
  • jka12002jka12002 Banned
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    The Dr No bit where he comes into Bond's room (I think he just fixes his covers and walks out) is creepy. Can anyone explain that? If I have the scene remembered correctly.

    Yeah that didnt make sense to me either, the only thing i could think of is that he was double checking it was the same Bond he was interested in hiring for Spectre and not someone else.

  • hoppimikehoppimike Kent, UK
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    I'm actually going to watch Dr. No for the first time in the next few days.

    In the past I was never hugely into Bond - just casually - but CR and QoS pushed me fully into fandom lol

    I've to date only seen GoldenEye, Casino Royale, Quantum of Solace, Skyfall, Tomorrow Never Dies, Goldfinger, Die Another Day... and I think that's it. I'd like to see The World Is Not Enough just because it's the only Brosnan one I haven't seen and I'm much older now than when I first saw the ones I saw (when they came out).

    So yeah :)
  • BennyBenny Classified Administrator, Moderator
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    Why is this news?
    Moved to Bond movies.
  • 4EverBonded4EverBonded Riding a white swan to Matera
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    The Dr No bit where he comes into Bond's room (I think he just fixes his covers and walks out) is creepy. Can anyone explain that? If I have the scene remembered correctly.

    It's been decades since I read it, but it is in the book I believe. Dr. No comes in, uses his gloved hand to pull the covers back off of Bond and I think Honey, too. Just observing, then leaving. Creepy to read, too. But yeah, it's in the book I am 99% sure.

  • SandySandy Somewhere in Europe
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    The Dr No bit where he comes into Bond's room (I think he just fixes his covers and walks out) is creepy. Can anyone explain that? If I have the scene remembered correctly.

    It's been decades since I read it, but it is in the book I believe. Dr. No comes in, uses his gloved hand to pull the covers back off of Bond and I think Honey, too. Just observing, then leaving. Creepy to read, too. But yeah, it's in the book I am 99% sure.

    In the book it's even creepier, he just spends a while admiring Bond's body, very odd, Silva reminded me of him. On a sidenote, it's an amazing and entertaining book that everyone should read ;) and I'm pretty convinced Spielberg borrowed some inspiration for a few things in Temple of Doom.
  • hoppimikehoppimike Kent, UK
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    Benny wrote:
    Why is this news?
    Moved to Bond movies.

    Oh, sorry, forgot to change it in the dropdown box!
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    jka12002 wrote:
    I always found Dr.No slightly unsettling with how he remained calm though out Bond's frequent insults. Calmer villians tend to be more scarier than the emotional types

    Completely agree. I find them the most threatening, the villains who don't laugh, smile or lose temper (much), they just stay cool no matter what.

    To answer the original OP, if I had to play a role in a Bond movie, I would rather play the villain, assuming it is a well written role.
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