X-Men: First Class and Bond

edited June 2011 in Bond Movies Posts: 1,817
From Inception to Salt, movie makers continue to quote the James Bond films directly or indirectly. We all know that X-Men: First Class makes tribute to a lot of Bond pictures, perhaps only with a costume, a location or even an athmosphere.
I propose to start making a list of the observed influeces of Bond in X-Men: First Class.
Allow me to star with Magneto in grey suit bringing a gold bar to a banker (GF) and the Hiller helicopter that left Emma Frost (FRWL).

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  • Posts: 1,092
    When Magneto sneaks aboard that ship... very Bondian.
  • SharkShark Banned
    edited June 2011 Posts: 348
    From Inception to Salt, movie makers continue to quote the James Bond films directly or indirectly.
    Quoting ain't the same as capturing the spirit, or the essence of a film. The later is what counts. Any sod with a camera can do a checklist of Bond cliches. It takes real insight to know why they worked, not just how.

  • From Inception to Salt, movie makers continue to quote the James Bond films directly or indirectly.
    Quoting ain't the same as capturing the spirit, or the essence of a film. The later is what counts. Any sod with a camera can do a checklist of Bond cliches. It takes real insight to know why they worked, not just how.

    And with that, may I remind everyone of xXx with Vin Diesel?

  • Posts: 1,817
    Maybe the precise concept will be that of intertext as it is known in literature. Quoting makes a reference only in dialogue, but intertext can be visual or even musical (because is semiotic).
    Following my example, the gold bar can't be counted as a quote, it's a intertext of Goldfinger.
    Perhaps the use of the submarine by Shaw could be seen as cliché, as Shark noted, but having present the discurse of the film (which is embedded of Bond elements) I regard it as an intertext.
  • ThunderfingerThunderfinger we are in this together
    Posts: 44,879
    The whole scene with Magneto in the South American bar is very reminiscent of Bond, as is the scene where he sneaks aboard the ship, as has been mentioned. Also him entering the office where he does a "dental job "later.
  • chrisisallchrisisall Brosnan Defender Of The Realm
    Posts: 17,283
    The 'Bond feel' is all over First Class IMO.
  • Posts: 709
    They blatantly ripped off the end of Casino Royale, where we finally hear the 'Bond, James Bond'. Doesn't it end with him saying 'Call me...Magneto!', it was kind of hilariously terrible now that I'm thinking about it.
  • Posts: 5,223
    Well, the iceberg submarine was pretty Bondian to me.
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