Quantum of Solace Appreciation Thread- We Found a Better Place to Meet

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  • CraigMooreOHMSSCraigMooreOHMSS Dublin, Ireland
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    BT3366 wrote: »
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    I also dislike each of the Craig gunbarrels. They just feel thrown together rather than contributing to a tradition fans and filmgoers look forward to in a modern and worthy way. Craig in particular seems to have a sense of let's just get it out of the way. He walks awkwardly or the pose is just plain uninspiring. DoubleOhDalton hits it on the head with the fan-made comment.

    The last great gunbarrel for me was Dalton (no, not the bootleg jumping version).

    So not a fan of the Brosnan Barrel design?
    Nope. Started off GE on a poor note with the too stiff pose that makes one hope he's aiming at someone's head or the size of Jaws for a body shot with as high as the gun is leveled.

    Or someone far away, possibly? People call it stiff, but it's the best stance for me by a mile as it is actually the stance of someone firing a gun, rather than someone just pretending to. I still like the others but Brosnan's (and Craig's gunbarrel in CR) are the best examples of what a marksman's stance actually should be. Solid, square, and in control.

    I don't watch James Bond movies for a realistic marksman's stance, especially since these are actors portraying a fictional character pretending to fire a gun. I prefer style over substance in this case. If I wanted reality, I'd got to a gun range to see that.

    Well, that's fine - but your criticism of the stance is based on it not looking like it would be an accurate shot considering how high the gun was levelled. It may be a fictional character, but it's a character that is supposed to be an expert marksman. For me, it certainly adds to it when they look like they're doing it the way it should be done, while still looking confident and stylish to fit the nature of what a gunbarrel is. I think it meets that criteria across the board. Different strokes, I guess. :)
  • talos7talos7 New Orleans
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    BT3366 wrote: »
    BT3366 wrote: »
    BT3366 wrote: »
    I also dislike each of the Craig gunbarrels. They just feel thrown together rather than contributing to a tradition fans and filmgoers look forward to in a modern and worthy way. Craig in particular seems to have a sense of let's just get it out of the way. He walks awkwardly or the pose is just plain uninspiring. DoubleOhDalton hits it on the head with the fan-made comment.

    The last great gunbarrel for me was Dalton (no, not the bootleg jumping version).

    So not a fan of the Brosnan Barrel design?
    Nope. Started off GE on a poor note with the too stiff pose that makes one hope he's aiming at someone's head or the size of Jaws for a body shot with as high as the gun is leveled.

    Or someone far away, possibly? People call it stiff, but it's the best stance for me by a mile as it is actually the stance of someone firing a gun, rather than someone just pretending to. I still like the others but Brosnan's (and Craig's gunbarrel in CR) are the best examples of what a marksman's stance actually should be. Solid, square, and in control.

    I don't watch James Bond movies for a realistic marksman's stance, especially since these are actors portraying a fictional character pretending to fire a gun. I prefer style over substance in this case. If I wanted reality, I'd got to a gun range to see that.

    Well, that's fine - but your criticism of the stance is based on it not looking like it would be an accurate shot considering how high the gun was levelled. It may be a fictional character, but it's a character that is supposed to be an expert marksman. For me, it certainly adds to it when they look like they're doing it the way it should be done, while still looking confident and stylish to fit the nature of what a gunbarrel is. I think it meets that criteria across the board. Different strokes, I guess. :)

    I agree, and Brosnan nails this criteria
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    I am eagerly seizing the golden opportunity to use Quantum of Solace as the base for my final college paper, which is supposed to focus on ecocriticism! I always thought about QOS's environmental themes, and I'm hopeful there are good avenues to explore with it that will land me with a good paper and by extension a good grade! Wish me luck!
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    FoxRox wrote: »
    I am eagerly seizing the golden opportunity to use Quantum of Solace as the base for my final college paper, which is supposed to focus on ecocriticism! I always thought about QOS's environmental themes, and I'm hopeful there are good avenues to explore with it that will land me with a good paper and by extension a good grade! Wish me luck!

    Good luck, @FoxRox! I'm sure you'll ace it, as it's a fine choice of a projective cultural item to analyse that particular topic. Go for it!
  • Creasy47Creasy47 In Cuba with Natalya.Moderator
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    FoxRox wrote: »
    I am eagerly seizing the golden opportunity to use Quantum of Solace as the base for my final college paper, which is supposed to focus on ecocriticism! I always thought about QOS's environmental themes, and I'm hopeful there are good avenues to explore with it that will land me with a good paper and by extension a good grade! Wish me luck!

    Best of luck! I'm sure that'll be an interesting read.
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    @Univex @Creasy47 Thank you! My professor is being very encouraging about it, and I feel like it combines two of my passions pretty solidly. Greene is the perfect target to pick on regarding human-environmental relations. If anyone’s interested I can post the final paper when I finish later this year!
  • Creasy47Creasy47 In Cuba with Natalya.Moderator
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    FoxRox wrote: »
    @Univex @Creasy47 Thank you! My professor is being very encouraging about it, and I feel like it combines two of my passions pretty solidly. Greene is the perfect target to pick on regarding human-environmental relations. If anyone’s interested I can post the final paper when I finish later this year!

    Please do! I'd love to read it.
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    Creasy47 wrote: »
    FoxRox wrote: »
    @Univex @Creasy47 Thank you! My professor is being very encouraging about it, and I feel like it combines two of my passions pretty solidly. Greene is the perfect target to pick on regarding human-environmental relations. If anyone’s interested I can post the final paper when I finish later this year!

    Please do! I'd love to read it.

    Me too.
  • Posts: 10,534
    Awesome - I can either PM or set up a thread when the time comes. What I’m doing first is assigning the second half of the film to the class for discussion. Hopefully I’ll get some good insight I haven’t thought of before too!
  • If Quantum had a better villain and henchman it would be sensational. As it is I watch it simply because my favourite Bond is in it.
  • Creasy47Creasy47 In Cuba with Natalya.Moderator
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    I get that eco-terrorism and hoarding water isn’t the sexiest villain plot in the series but it’s grounded and topical and refreshing enough. I’ve never had a problem with it, doesn’t make Greene any less scary or threatening to me because of it.
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