Life imitating art? Spy Chiefs To Face MP's For The Very First Time

edited November 2013 in News Posts: 6,396
As we all remember the great scene in Skyfall of M being grilled by a panel of politicians, it seems the heads of our security services are about to go through the same ordeal. I just hope they've all brushed up on their Tennyson

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-24844435

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  • DragonpolDragonpol https://thebondologistblog.blogspot.com
    edited November 2013 Posts: 17,635
    Very interesting development there. Transparency is always a good thing. And Skyfall was really very topical; for me that was a large part of its charm.
  • SandySandy Somewhere in Europe
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    It is very interesting, and then there were people at the time saying this kind of audience would never happen in real life.
  • DragonpolDragonpol https://thebondologistblog.blogspot.com
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    The scene in Skyfall was modelled on a typical Select Committee Evidence giving session, albeit with the Head of the SIS present.
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    Until Silva interrupted it, I thought it was a very realistic scene. And it was.
  • DragonpolDragonpol https://thebondologistblog.blogspot.com
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    Ludovico wrote:
    Until Silva interrupted it, I thought it was a very realistic scene. And it was.

    Indeed. I have read many Select Committee Reports in my legal studies and watched many of them on TV and it was a very accurate and well-done scene, just like most of the rest of the film.
  • doubleoegodoubleoego #LightWork
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    This is very interesting indeed. I'd like to know more as things transpire.
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    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-24857468

    I can confirm that at no point was Tennyson read out.

    They perhaps should have called in Dennis Gassner though to have designed their set ;-)
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    And not to give anyone bad ideas, but I wonder if it wouldn't be as easy to disrupt such public hearing, with the right firepower.
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    As we all remember the great scene in Skyfall of M being grilled by a panel of politicians, it seems the heads of our security services are about to go through the same ordeal. I just hope they've all brushed up on their Tennyson

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-24844435

    Must admit to having flashbacks of Skyfall when i saw all the intelligence chiefs up in front of those MP's! ;))
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    RogueAgent wrote:
    As we all remember the great scene in Skyfall of M being grilled by a panel of politicians, it seems the heads of our security services are about to go through the same ordeal. I just hope they've all brushed up on their Tennyson

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-24844435

    Must admit to having flashbacks of Skyfall when i saw all the intelligence chiefs up in front of those MP's! ;))

    No when they offered their opinions and views it felt more as defense for a police state than anything as romantic as M in SF.

  • DragonpolDragonpol https://thebondologistblog.blogspot.com
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    SaintMark wrote:
    RogueAgent wrote:
    As we all remember the great scene in Skyfall of M being grilled by a panel of politicians, it seems the heads of our security services are about to go through the same ordeal. I just hope they've all brushed up on their Tennyson

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-24844435

    Must admit to having flashbacks of Skyfall when i saw all the intelligence chiefs up in front of those MP's! ;))

    No when they offered their opinions and views it felt more as defense for a police state than anything as romantic as M in SF.

    Oh, here we go again.
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    Dragonpol wrote:
    SaintMark wrote:
    RogueAgent wrote:
    As we all remember the great scene in Skyfall of M being grilled by a panel of politicians, it seems the heads of our security services are about to go through the same ordeal. I just hope they've all brushed up on their Tennyson

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-24844435

    Must admit to having flashbacks of Skyfall when i saw all the intelligence chiefs up in front of those MP's! ;))

    No when they offered their opinions and views it felt more as defense for a police state than anything as romantic as M in SF.

    Oh, here we go again.

    Going where exactly? ;)

  • DragonpolDragonpol https://thebondologistblog.blogspot.com
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    SaintMark wrote:
    Dragonpol wrote:
    SaintMark wrote:
    RogueAgent wrote:
    As we all remember the great scene in Skyfall of M being grilled by a panel of politicians, it seems the heads of our security services are about to go through the same ordeal. I just hope they've all brushed up on their Tennyson

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-24844435

    Must admit to having flashbacks of Skyfall when i saw all the intelligence chiefs up in front of those MP's! ;))

    No when they offered their opinions and views it felt more as defense for a police state than anything as romantic as M in SF.

    Oh, here we go again.

    Going where exactly? ;)

    I merely meant going down a political route again as a thread has already been closed for this reason. :)
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