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And sure words like "strictly plutonic" and " I thought Christmas only comes once a year." are Fleminesque. If a Brosnan film would be Fleminesque, I hope it'll be more consistent regarding all the scenes, not just the the bank escape. That was part of my point; Brosnan's last 3 looked like a pastiche of Bond by a 6th grade student in an art class. :P
Guess I should have just IFM'd @thelivingroyale's use of the word "tranny", to avoid all this "spammy".
We live and we learn (and let die).
What your favorite food and do you cook?
Don’t cook! I used to… My wife Keely is a great cook. I love pasta & good salads, fresh baguettes, good wine.
Love the man! Keep in touch with his fans. Not sure this can be the same for other Bonds.
Exactly, The improbable, slight fantasy in Connery's tenure added to the allure of Bond in the 60s. Brosnan's films just don't have that "allure."
You want proof that Barbara Brocolli is too controlling and doesn't want to make Bond more serious and realistic. Just read this interview with Michael Apted from about a year ago.
"Although his action experience was limited and he has admitted in the past that he relied particularly heavily on the advice and guidance of his second unit director and stunt coordinator, Apted did have something specific to offer the Bond franchise. Despite his fresh approach he felt constrained by the traditions and realms of 007, explaining, "I'd suggest something grittier and they'd say, 'Bond wouldn't do that.' 'Well, why not?' 'He wouldn't.' They'd done 19 so I figured they knew better than I. But it does change and that's what's allowed it be as successful as it is".
There you go, Pierce Brosnan wasn't the problem. Pierce had the looks,the acting ability and everything els to make a awesome,smooth,slick,manipulating,sneaky and conniving Bond. If he would have been used correctly, he could have been the best. Let's face it, Brosnan doesn't have the physical build to be a blunt/action type figure, but he is well capable of acting sneaky,stealthily and would have been a very unique Bond if directed right and provided with the rightly mold scripts.
Director Michael Apted wanted to make Bond more serious, and he wasn't allowed as that article clearly states. If Apted would have gotten his way with TWINE, then we probably wouldn't have had to sit through a lousy pipeline scene with Bond sitting on a traveling bomb with D.Richards or the corny scenes of Bond fixing his tie while under-water, or scenes of him running away from flying razor-bladed helicopters...need I say more ?
Conclusion - With the release of Skyfall and its apparent route to take Bond back in the child-like fantasy adventure scenarios, I have no hope or desire to even see the next film. Ian Fleming's Bond has been raped and shi* on by Barabara Broccoli and EON productions. With the constant marketing campaigns and advertisements, big-budget action scenes/constant 3d effects ...(the scene with Bond fighting the comodo dragon might have been the stupidest scene of that entire movie) and the politically correrct nature the franchise has taken, such as Naomi Harris playing Miss MoneyPenny, (A PURE POLITICALLY CORRECT MOVE) and the reports of her becoming a more action oriented figure in Bond 24 only has me shaking my head.
This sounds all too familiar already. :-w
@Draggers- isn't your "pal" enough of a headache?
Well I do defend @Perdogg as like me he has an alternative take on Bondology, though not all or even much of it I happen to agree with. He's not a troll, just an individual member. I think such memberrs can exist here in the democratic body that is MI6 Community, right?
So it's fine for other Bond films to get slagged off for plot holes and gaps in logic but a 60s film has one and it's part of the films "allure"?
Even if you forgive the conviniently placed jetpack there's still a fight which is essentially stuff getting broken, shoddy back projection and the baddies getting taken out with water.
But nope, it was made in the 60s so it's fine.
@smoloko123 you join up to this forum, don't introduce yourself to the rest of the community and immediately with your first post start whining on and on about the "oh so terrible state" the franchise finds itself in and it's all Babs fault. Do me a favour!
I greatly suspect this is not your first venture to this forum...
@fjinardo did in fact say that. It remains true.
Yes it's in the 60s so it's fine ;)
I don't expect the first attempt at cinematic Bond to be perfect notwithstanding Connery's tenure is a huge success.
But after 3 decades and you did a bad pastiche of the old Bond films........ Where you have an actor who has a laughable pain face...
For a nasty rumor, it has a Youtube video dedicated to it:
The words punk & douche come to mind... :))
As for the video, well; it's nothing more than editing tricks.
Exactly. I never understand those who see Brosnan as the best Bond or 2nd-best behind Connery. Still, I have to admit he's a decent actor, but his Bond films are mediocre; the last 3 pulled down the overall score of all 4 movies in my book.
Also, what were you trying to say?
You and me both, and we have those reptiles here as well.
In my opinion, the Bond that succeed are half gentleman/half thug because the audience does not know what he's gonna do next. The gentleman Bonds are just too predictable for my taste.
Excellent in his debut, Goldeneye, and really shone in TND.
TWINE is a mixed bad and DAD is terrible, but Brosnan was not bad in it.
Pierce Brosnan was a very good Bond. Not news to most Bond fans. It is rather interesting to read how scathing people can be about him on this forum. I, of course, disagree completely. Don't see what you do, or find merit to any of your arguments.
You know, it's a big old world - so we should be able to enjoy Bond and have differing opinions. But for some who take so much pleasure in being nasty, overboard, and bashing (which closely resembles hate and jealousy) - whether it be Brosnan, Craig, or Dalton - I suppose the world is not enough. Don't read much bashing of Moore any more. And Sean gets slammed for 2 of his films but otherwise not.
Just wanted to pop into this thread once in a while, to balance out the bloodshed, tears and ongoing whining.
I have reread your comment; I understand completely. Reading glasses, riding high.