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According to the MPAA - In May 2007, the MPAA announced that depictions of cigarette smoking would be considered in a film's rating
Films can attract a higher rating if they are deemed to have excessive amounts of drinking or smoking. As a result, the producers have kept the smokes out, and kept the rating down. I've said it once, I'll say it again. I'm not against Bond smoking. But I don't lose anything from having him not do it. Yes it's a character trait from Fleming. But it doesn't weaken or strengthen the character in any way.
Pretty sure Bond smoked some good hashish offscreen while on sabbatical in Turkey.
The paradox is that even the "pc" Bond we get is far from being a role model.
He is a chainsmoker, I guess.
Promo images for TGWTDT, as Mikael Blomkvist. There was an actual issue from the Millenium magazine with photos, regarding the imprisionment of Blomkvist for libel, it was pretty cool!
EDIT: And it's still online! http://whatishiddeninsnow.com/images/Millennium.pdf I'll never forget the promotion for this film, it might not have been great for drawing audiences in but it was epic and certainly one of a kind. Yeap, those were interesting months, difficult to explain to those who didn't experience the entire thing.
I accept that the age for smoking in movies is perhaps passed but we do not need substitutes.
Otherwise we end up with 007 and a blow-up doll, and I do not want to see that. ;)
=)) I bet their are some individuals out there wouldn't mind?!! ;)
Or did you mean the blonde?
The women were fine but Grace Jones...........should have bagged Moore and Oscar. ;)
I believe that the character of James Bond was, is, and may always be one who smokes, and like many on this thread I agree, he should and would smoke the real stuff or nothing at all, but I started this thread to explore the possibility of e-cigs as a way for Hollywood to accept Bond's smoking, and therefore allow him to smoke in movies. This question also extends beyond the present and was intended to anticipate a future where e-cigs may be a very popular alternative to the real thing, and most probably in America. Thoughts?
I don't see this as a wasted chance. There is simply no glamour and coolness factor to be had these days with the way smokers are treated almost anywhere around the globe. One can't smoke in restaurants and airplanes anymore and on airports you are separated in extra areas when you want to smoke a cigarette. Frankly those smokers in glass cabinets I frequently pass by on airports do rather look like animals in the zoo than suave Globetrotters. I say all of this as someone who was once a very heavy smoker and who doesn't mind one bit,when others are still in the habit.
And as much I am usually against giving in to the Zeitgeist, this might be one of the very few examples where it really makes sense, since the idea of raising up a generation, which doesn't ruin its health with smoking has some merit. There are funnier ways to do so anyway! Just think on all the fun to be had on your way to liver cancer.
The thread isn't about smoking good or bad. It's about having e-cigarettes in future Bond films.
I blush in most severe embarrassment! Dumb,dumb Matt Helm.
It's a cross between Goldfinger (Oddjob death) and Octopussy (yo-yo saws) that and very interesting indeed to see.
When was that TV advert released I wonder?
Fair enough, that's your opinion, but I'm not talking about a 'coolness factor' to it, I'm saying that it would've been nice (and easy) to bring back in SF given Bond's 'reawakening,' in a sense, and since it has always been a staple of the character, it would be nice to see once more. Might as well remove the alcohol, while we're at it, since that is also deadly in large doses.
Thanks. I assume at any rate it was post-LTK? A little research may uncover such details. I find it a tad odd too that Dalton seems to be speaking in an American accent, despite playing a highly iconic British cinematic and literary character. I do wonder why this is the case...?
On a side note though, I do concur that Dalton's third and next projected Bond (be that The Property of A Lady in 1991 or GoldenEye in 1993) would have returned to some of the more recognisable tropes of the earlier Bond films as the third film a Bond actor does generally shows them to be well settled into the role. TLD and LTK seem to me to have been highly successful attempts to bring back a gritty sense of realism to the series not seen since the halcyon days of Connery and Lazenby of the Bond films of the 1960s. Still, at least we have this very interesting advert. I do wonder now if there are more such adverts out there starring Bond actors that may be of especial interest to members here and Bond fans further afield. I will endeavour to investigate whether there are or not as Bondian appearances by Bond actors in between films is sure a lacuna in our current Bond literature and I like to Polyfilla (Flemingesque brand name alert!!!)these areas with new knowledge as I hope anyone who reads the papers on my blog project will be aware by now.
An awefull add
As for the Bond the rest of us know and love — how the hell would he get sixty of them into his gun metal cigarette case? Wouldn't they melt when he let them with his oxidised Ronson? And how would Casino Royale read;"The scent, e-smoke and sweat are nauseating at 3:00 in the morning"?
Please don't mess with my hero. This suggestion is pure sacrilege!