Avatar

Reporting For Duty

It looks like you're new here. If you want to get involved, click one of these buttons!

FatherValentine

About

Username
FatherValentine
Location
England
Joined
Visits
2,664
Last Active
Roles
Member
Location
England
Favourite Fleming Novel
You Only Live Twice
Favourite Bond Film
On Her Majestys Secret Service
Favourite Bond Actor
Timothy Dalton
Posts
627

Comments

  • ToTheRight wrote: » talos7 wrote: » As far as an actor aging in the the role, that is why it’s important to have a blueprint, and a path mapped out for the tenure of the next actor; they can’t just wing it. I agree. Best idea for moving…
  • Ludovico wrote: » FatherValentine wrote: » I think we seem to be in a bit of a bind regarding actor's ages. Everyone over 40 is considered too old, but everyone under 35 is considered 'baby faced'. That leaves only a very specific and narrow w…
  • Benny wrote: » The only trouble with hiring an actor who's slightly older, say in their 40's is they become more and more susceptible to being injury prone. Not always of course, but the risk is probably high enough for the studio and EON to be co…
  • GadgetMan wrote: » FatherValentine wrote: » I think we seem to be in a bit of a bind regarding actor's ages. Everyone over 40 is considered too old, but everyone under 35 is considered 'baby faced'. That leaves only a very specific and narrow …
  • I think we seem to be in a bit of a bind regarding actor's ages. Everyone over 40 is considered too old, but everyone under 35 is considered 'baby faced'. That leaves only a very specific and narrow window that could prove restricting when it comes …
  • Since62 wrote: » How about they go completely contrarian and present an OLDER Bond ? I don't mean following up on D Craig's age. I mean Bond in his 70s or more. Get hold of George Lazenby and Timothy Dalton ! And not that Bond has been retired…
  • GadgetMan wrote: » FatherValentine wrote: » I have seen his name crop up on here, but what do people think of Dan Stevens? A lot of 'Bond Twitter' seems to love him, and I saw a picture posted of him where he looked good. Not seen him in an…
  • I have seen his name crop up on here, but what do people think of Dan Stevens? A lot of 'Bond Twitter' seems to love him, and I saw a picture posted of him where he looked good. Not seen him in anything, but he seems to have a twinkle in his eye …
  • Dragonpol wrote: » Ludovico wrote: » MakeshiftPython wrote: » Ludovico wrote: » Here's one: FYEO is the true sequel to OHMSS, albeit accidentally. Why is that controversial? I'm pretty sure even John Glen has been pretty expl…
  • MaxCasino wrote: » I’ve never seen a James Bond PTS that I didn’t like. That includes video games. Can't comment on the games because I have never played any, but fair point about the films. I suppose I always prefer the ones with Bond in t…
  • Quantum_of_Tomorrow wrote: » mtm wrote: » GoldenGun wrote: » There are two PTS's I absolutely love that I don't see too much popping up in best ofs. TMWTGG and AVTAK. The first one is really atmospherical and introduces the villain a…
  • Since62 wrote: » It was a stupid death for Mr Big -- who finally did get "big" -- because he was somehow inflated AND elevated, and exploded because he hit the ceiling so hard with his stretched out body...a whole movie just to get to that ?!? Th…
  • The argument has never been that it is impossible, only that it would be utterly needless, worthless, and unnecessary. Saying it CAN be done with a great writer without qualifying HOW is a bit of a cheat. Pretty much anything CAN be done, but it …
  • MakeshiftPython wrote: » I remember there was a draft for Jurassic Park 4 where dinosaurs were trained to use guns, so there could be a trained SWAT team of velociraptors. I wish we got that instead of JURASSIC WORLD. Haha.
  • Sounds a bit like the aborted idea for Rambo 5, which was going to be him against some genetically modified monsters. I suppose there is nothing wrong with spunking these daft ideas out in comic books. Would be a bit too far for the films imo. …
  • If you are not advocating for a spin off then fair enough, you are playing devil's advocate. I just saw the list of your Marvel style expanded universe and assumed. Apologies. Anyway, the spin off ideas sound dreadful to me. If, for no other reas…
  • MakeshiftPython wrote: » Ludovico wrote: » MakeshiftPython wrote: » Revelator wrote: » MakeshiftPython wrote: » I hire writers with winning pitches, before snorting some blow. Off a hooker's chest I presume. Like Di…
  • MakeshiftPython wrote: » You guys are taking my suggestions too literally. I only had Wai Lin listed as a placeholder title like J.W. Pepper, the list is more of a time table of how I’d like to see spin-offs released without becoming overwhelming,…
  • Nobody outside of the James Bond fan community knows the names of the Bond girls in TND and DAD. They have no cultural importance whatsoever any more (if they ever has any) and any film involving their characters would face the same struggles as any…
  • Count me in with the NSNA appreciation. Not my favourite, but I prefer it to a lot of others. Somewhere between 15 and 20 in my rankings I think.
  • Ludovico wrote: » FatherValentine wrote: » StirredNotShaken wrote: » I just really don't see the fuss if they happen to do a Leiter film or something. Or even a handful of CIA mission type films with him. As long as it doesn't impede the s…
  • StirredNotShaken wrote: » I just really don't see the fuss if they happen to do a Leiter film or something. Or even a handful of CIA mission type films with him. As long as it doesn't impede the schedule or effort put into the Bond films, so what?…
  • BT3366 wrote: » I go to James Bond movies because of, well, James Bond. It used to be the visits to Q and Felix popping up were added highlights. But I sure didn't miss Q or Moneypenny in CR or QoS and I wouldn't miss them in future films. It r…
  • Am I the only one who doesn't think the Craig films have been all that dark? The violent moments are violent, and the light moments are light. That seems to be a fair balance and not drastically different to what has gone before in the series. We…
  • cwl007 wrote: » CraigMooreOHMSS wrote: » Herr_Stockmann wrote: » Ludovico wrote: » Controversial opinion: Moore is at his most Bondian in TMWTGG, in spite of the many, many, many flaws of the movie. Totally agree. I regret in a wa…
  • PrinceKamalKhan wrote: » StirredNotShaken wrote: » Here's one that I'm now on board with: Octopussy is Roger Moore's greatest Bond film. I'm rather fond of OP as well(see my username?) and consider it Moore's 002nd best Bond film, th…
  • CraigMooreOHMSS wrote: » FatherValentine wrote: » CraigMooreOHMSS wrote: » Thunderfinger wrote: » CraigMooreOHMSS wrote: » StirredNotShaken wrote: » Here's one that I'm now on board with: Octopussy is Roger Moore's greatest …
  • CraigMooreOHMSS wrote: » Thunderfinger wrote: » CraigMooreOHMSS wrote: » StirredNotShaken wrote: » Here's one that I'm now on board with: Octopussy is Roger Moore's greatest Bond film. I've come around to that line of thinkin…
  • Jordo007 wrote: » Denbigh wrote: » The use of Oberhauser in the Craig-era was inspired but the execution was lacking. I personally think they should've stopped the buck at Hannes, and created a new original villain connected in some way to him…
  • RichardTheBruce wrote: » Not sure if it was addressed earlier: regarding Bond and his commander rank, Sony created a pretty detailed dossier for Casino Royale. Linked at bottom of this page. https://www.mi6-hq.com/sections/articles/bond_21_00…