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JustJames

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JustJames
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Favourite Fleming Novel
Live And Let Die
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The Living Daylights
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  • There is a *ton* of Moore in the Craig era. Which shouldn’t remotely be surprising, as that would pretty much be the actual Bond he grew up watching.
  • mtm wrote: » I love the NTTD watch, but it costs over £8k so I can't really justify buying one, however this week I tickled the itch by getting this homage watch from Watchdives: it's a (cheekily!) close homage to the original, complete with grade…
  • Kara and it’s not even close.
  • Vis a vis Bourne, fairs fair — the Bourne books started as essentially Bond fan-fiction by Ludlum. The first one you can even kind-of sort-of read as follow up to amnesiac Bond in the Fleming novels. There’s a reason the initials are the same. The …
  • mtm wrote: » Yes there’s a bit towards the beginning where he’s supposed to be romancing a lady on a balcony and gets a Bond-style cheesy quip to deliver, and he kills it stone dead. SecretAgentMan⁰⁰⁷ wrote: » As soon as I saw Cavill's ha…
  • See, ‘I showed them your watch…’ is actually perfect, because it also demonstrates his relationship with Q in that moment, and who is literally the only person ‘with’ Bond throughout his final moments. The fact it’s not even an issued watch, but lit…
  • Media shakedown. If it’s not ATJ maybe they can get EON to say who it really is, and if it is him, then it is a scoop. Either way they get column inches for a couple of days — including printing the denial (that wasn’t a denial, when you look at wha…
  • Dragonpol wrote: » RichardTheBruce wrote: » Scaramanga1974 wrote: » "I'm just James"starring Ryan Gosling as Bond. Yeah I could see that. I'm sure @JustJames will approve of that title. :) It would make me ah…
  • Bond is SIS, not Five. The problem with Bond in Britain is that it isn’t where he is supposed to be working — to all intents, in SF and SP he (and others) are rogue operators. But then, arguably, Fleming (and the MI6 of the films) was always writing…
  • The Craig era, for good or ill, is where Bond almost always *lost*. CR — lost QOS — win, and no score draw on the ongoing stuff SF — outright loss. Doesn’t matter that baddie died, he had one goal, and he achieves that SP — a win. Completed only…
  • MakeshiftPython wrote: » I’m not really a fan of this new direction taken since AFTERLIFE, with the Ghostbusters being revered as if they’re mythic superheroes while being dogpiled with memberberries. I blame the fans for letting this happen. G…
  • CrabKey wrote: » Having done three spy(ish) films already, HC probably shouldn't be the next Bond. Perhaps an actor we haven't seen previously as a Bond-like character, but can play the part. By that logic, Roger Moore would never have been…
  • It’s easy enough to write a way in for him to have survived. And even a way to deal with Heracles, and *even do it in a way that makes for an exciting story hook*. But — I doubt Craig wants another rodeo.
  • Everything about the film — the joke with the soup, the way Safin was growing and harvesting Heracles (whose name applies to so many bits of the film it’s funny) basically screams ‘Programmable Virus’ rather than *just* nano machines (which is basic…
  • mtm wrote: » JustJames wrote: » Louisa is also no longer Keeley Hawes, and the actress is great on the show. Is that how Herron describes her? Nope, but it’s how it reads, quite strongly, at first. In a good way. Like I said, it …
  • The thing to remember about Slow Horses, is that a *lot* of that comes from the books. (It starts like almost a Spooks fan-fic, with a hint of Ashes to Ashes) But the TV series has evened a lot of stuff out for the screen — including changing the Bo…
  • mtm wrote: » JustJames wrote: » mtm wrote: » JustJames wrote: » The PWB character was pretty good, I thought — she’s Indy as he was in ToD, and she changes by the end. At no point does she actually undermine Indy either, and in the end…
  • mtm wrote: » JustJames wrote: » The PWB character was pretty good, I thought — she’s Indy as he was in ToD, and she changes by the end. At no point does she actually undermine Indy either, and in the end it’s his influence on *her* that leads …
  • The PWB character was pretty good, I thought — she’s Indy as he was in ToD, and she changes by the end. At no point does she actually undermine Indy either, and in the end it’s his influence on *her* that leads to her bringing him back. I do think t…
  • AstonLotus wrote: » JustJames wrote: » Bet it makes it back eventually, and bet home video releases made more than expected (was easier to buy it on iTunes than find a cinema that still had showings…) even allowing for Hollywood accounting. …
  • Eh. Ok. I’ll do it. Write the film, direct the film. Won’t sing the theme tune though. I’m cheap as well, so think of how much money will make it up on screen.
  • Bet it makes it back eventually, and bet home video releases made more than expected (was easier to buy it on iTunes than find a cinema that still had showings…) even allowing for Hollywood accounting.
  • Of course, in the Seventies, no one wanted to watch James Bond starring The Saint…. Oh. None of the Bond actors, except Lazenby, have been complete unknowns. Oddly, Brosnan was closest — Remington Steele wasn’t exactly a big thing in the UK, in fa…
  • Spy stuff is bigger than it’s been in years atm, Bond played a part in that. Plenty of kids will move from Young Bond and Alex Ryder onto big boy Bond. There’s a renaissance in the harder, Le Carre stuff — Night Manager, and now Slow Horses. There’s…
  • They’ve had SF elements since Dr.No. Or at least would have more obviously if they had went with Honey having a problem with giant radioactive crabs.
  • It’s ’alternate universes’ outside of the narrative. Or, to put it a simpler way, different adaptations of the same literary character. There is *not* a Jack Ryan Multiverse. There is not even an Anne Of Green Gables multiverse, or a Sherlock Holm…
  • Cavill is still by far the best choice. Sorry. *shrug*
  • They aren’t literal brothers.
  • ColonelAdamski wrote: » Wasn't Live and Let Die never given the 'girls and guns' treatment, because there was a movie tie-in paperback in print at the same time? I think there's a 76% chance I'm miss-remembering this, so be kind when you put me r…
  • Need to know how much money the last film made before budgeting the next, and know what worked with the audiences.