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My favorite Criterion Closet guests are the ones who are the most greedy! I'd have that bag packed if I was given free access to it for a while.
Her selection of MULHOLLAND DRIVE (2001) proves - if anything - that she has great taste. :D
If they let me loose in the Criterion Collection Closet, they would have to call the police since I wouldn't want to leave!
That said, you can actually learn a lot about a person by what they select in a situation like that.
EDIT: Also, because this is the topic right now, this may be of interest to some:
1. Not too much famous, unknown but still can act
2. Beautiful, but still believable in the role (it needs to have both beauty and substance, not just an eye candy, I'm looking at you Denise Richards and Tanya Roberts, beautiful, yet no substance, please not like them again).
3. Great actress, of course, it needs to have a great acting ability.
4. Credible in the role
5. Can convey emotions naturally
6. Plus points if they have some martial arts backgrounds.
Is that Rihanna?
The first picture reminds me of Zendaya, the second one, she reminds me of Jenna Ortega!
I think Emma looks a bit like Margot Robbie, Emma could play a Bond Girl or a Femme Fatale.
I've heard she's in the running to play the new Lois Lane. If she doesn't get that, then I'm sure she'll be on the radar for Bond. She'd make a very good Moneypenny, also.
I heard the same regarding Lois, I think Emma has real quality I am confident Emma will become a big star one way or another.
As @CraigMooreOHMSS said I think she'd make a great Moneypenny. By the time they cast the next Bond, she won't be far off being the same age as Bond #7, so it'd be an interesting dynamic. She's a good actress
I agree on all points except 6. We don't Nedd martial artists as Bond girls. I'm not saying they cannot be, but it's irrelevant to them being a Bond girls. How much of a fighter was Vesper Lynd? How about Tracy? Or Honey Ryder? How about Domino? Solitaire? As a character I generally prefer the Bond girl to be peripheral to the world of Bond and drawn into it. And not compete with him or being redundant to him.
No, not really, though I suppose that it is what people expect when they go to see a Bond film. It's become such a familiar trope that we don't even think about it any more. However, many of Fleming's Bond women had what could be called physical defects (think of Honey Ryder's broken nose) though there again he was accused of some kind of toxic masculinity against women. At this stage, you simply can't win with James Bond no matter what you do. You're always going to draw criticism from some quarter or other.
That's what Photoshop was invented for, I guess.
Not necessarily 'conventionally' beautiful, but beautiful nonetheless. Same as Bond needs to be handsome.
That's a terrible idea if there is one. James Bond without the Bond girl merely does pest control. It would make the franchise prudish action flicks. If there's anything that truly set aside Bond movies from any other from the beginning to this day is the sex. And I'd even specify the eroticism.
Anyone who knows me around here by now knows that I agree with you. I just wonder how many others would prefer it this way...
And going to the whole "does a Bond girl need to be beautiful?" topic, beauty really is seriously subjective. Many of the most beautiful girls in my mind are not movie star type. I personally am attracted to what many would call "flaws." If one means "does a Bond girl need to be 'conventionally' beautiful?," for me I'd say no, and that's perfectly fine.
Yes, the Bond girls and things like sexuality, eroticism, and dare I say even romance are very much a part of the James Bond series' DNA. Criticisms can certainly be made about how they've been depicted, but I doubt we're going to see a Bond film where Bond doesn't at least sleep with a woman at any point.
There has been a lot of research done in the last few years about the alarming decline in sexual interest and activity, and I've seen it firsthand in young peers I went to college with. If the trend continues, Bond movies, and media at large, are going to keep going down a path with lessening sex appeal and eroticism. It doesn't help that depicting a woman in a sexy light is so often seen as problematic in itself now.