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Skyfall: The Long Descent into the Maelström
The Number 007 ^ | 11.12.12

Posted on 11/13/2012 6:14:13 AM PST by Perdogg

Right now, it’s drizzling on Friday evening, November 9, and I’m seated in the packed sports pub just across from the massive cineplex, attempting to relax my mind by looking out the window at the ticket lines and at the teenyboppers, in hooded sweaters, staring at the poster mural of the final Twilight soap opera. I’m drinking a glass of Stolichnaya vodka as I try to grasp the rainfall of images that I remember from the movie just ended.

I have seen minarets in a Turkish skyline. I have seen decrepit buildings in London and crowded passageways of a bazaar in Istanbul. I have seen darkly lit rooms and old secret service officials striding in murky corridors.

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TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Music/Entertainment; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: bondjamesbond; fanboi

1 posted on 11/13/2012 6:14:18 AM PST by Perdogg
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To: GSP.FAN; Guenevere; SJSAMPLE; Larry Lucido; fieldmarshaldj; Clemenza; Impy; archivist007; ...

ping


2 posted on 11/13/2012 6:15:41 AM PST by Perdogg (Rep. Tom McClintock (R-CA4) for President 2016)
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To: Perdogg

I saw Skyfall this weekend and thought it was one of the best Bond films I ever saw

I dont see why it is getting panned so bad. I may actually go see it again


3 posted on 11/13/2012 6:22:12 AM PST by Mr. K (We need a TEA PARTY MARCH ON GOP HEADQUARTERS!)
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To: Mr. K

It’s ‘The Mood’ man, the mood. This was dark - and the ending was - physically. Bond is not dark - he is daylight!


4 posted on 11/13/2012 6:28:57 AM PST by I am Richard Brandon
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To: Mr. K

Panned? It’s at 91% on RottenTomatoes.com. I’m a huge Bond fan. I’d say it was better than Quantum of Solace by far, but not as satisfying a total package as Casino Royale. Visually, Skyfall is easily the most impressive Bond film, but I found the pacing slow and the story thin. I get they were trying to emphasize more characterization, but the plot could have used more twists and turns.


5 posted on 11/13/2012 6:30:11 AM PST by Callahan
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To: Perdogg
Kitschiest?

This guy just likes to hear himself talk or read what he writes.

6 posted on 11/13/2012 6:37:09 AM PST by econjack (Some people are as dumb as soup.)
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To: Perdogg; GSP.FAN; fieldmarshaldj; Impy; nutmeg; sickoflibs

G/F wanted to perk me up after Tuesday’s abortion and treat me and go see this movie. I said no. Don’t care and don’t want to give a penny to Hollyweird.


7 posted on 11/13/2012 6:46:20 AM PST by GOPsterinMA (The autopsy will show that this nation committed suicide.)
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To: Perdogg

Worthless, way, way overly long review.

Can’t speak to the movie. If it’s as bad as this review I won’t waste my time.


8 posted on 11/13/2012 6:51:11 AM PST by upchuck (We are not finished yet. But when nobama chooses some more SCOTUS judges, we will be. For ever.)
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To: Perdogg

One of the series worst efforts and I like Bond movies. My butt started hurting within the first hour and then I dozed off twice. The beautiful women ain’t so beautiful, the gadgets consist of one cigarette lighter transmitter and the bad guy is a peroxide fag that. The one “wow” was when Bardem took out his dentures..

The hype is all that drives this movie through the box office.

I gave it a C-


9 posted on 11/13/2012 6:53:39 AM PST by Cyman
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To: Perdogg

I hate this guy as James Bond. He’s basically the anti-James Bond.


10 posted on 11/13/2012 7:04:37 AM PST by MNDude
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To: Perdogg

Wow. This guy knows alot of words and I think he used them all in this article. Read nearly half and have no idea what he thought if the movie.


11 posted on 11/13/2012 7:05:42 AM PST by pgkdan (We are witnessing the modern sack of Rome. The barbarians have taken over.)
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To: Mr. K

I agree...one of the best.

Yes, there was a noticeable lack of gee-whiz gadgets. There were some implausible scenarios, and the villain was still cartoonish.

Still, the action sequences were very well done, and there was more than enough unexpected turns to keep the story interesting, if not riveting.


12 posted on 11/13/2012 7:06:31 AM PST by PhiloBedo (You gotta roll with the punches and get with what's real.)
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To: Mr. K
I dont see why it is getting panned so bad. I may actually go see it again

This might be the reason:

Just as surprising, I have seen a bushy blonde wig on a greasy gay foreigner, who happens to be well equipped to conduct cyberterrorism from a ruined island. It is he who is the villain (though upon his introduction he resembles a hairdresser), flaunting homoerotic impulses in one of the kitschiest performances in the last 182 years. These scenes, these smattering of images, collide and whirl with my sense impressions to constitute the latest Bond film, Brokeback Skyfall.
Some people, prominent in the entertainment industry, may be distressed at a flamboyant gay man being cast as villain.
13 posted on 11/13/2012 7:09:46 AM PST by PapaBear3625 (political correctness is communist thought control, disguised as good manners)
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To: GOPsterinMA

It’s a British movie nothing to do with Hollywood..

Skyfall is the twenty-third spy film in the James Bond series, produced by Eon Productions and distributed by MGM and Sony Pictures Entertainment.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eon_Productions


14 posted on 11/13/2012 7:44:59 AM PST by GSP.FAN (Some days, it's not even worth chewing through the restraints.)
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To: GSP.FAN

No.

No Havier. No Danny Craig.

SHAWN CONNERY 4EVA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


15 posted on 11/13/2012 7:50:18 AM PST by GOPsterinMA (The autopsy will show that this nation committed suicide.)
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To: GOPsterinMA

SHAWN CONNERY 4EVA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

You ain’t seen a Craig movie so you cannot judge..

Craig rules...


16 posted on 11/13/2012 7:57:43 AM PST by GSP.FAN (Some days, it's not even worth chewing through the restraints.)
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To: GSP.FAN

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17 posted on 11/13/2012 8:15:16 AM PST by GOPsterinMA (The autopsy will show that this nation committed suicide.)
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To: GOPsterinMA
Oh, man, at least spell his name correctly ...

SEAN Connery.

18 posted on 11/13/2012 8:19:50 AM PST by BlueLancer (You cannot conquer a free man. The most you can do is kill him. (R. Heinlein - "If This Goes On"))
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To: BlueLancer

I know it’s SEAN. I like SHAWN better.


19 posted on 11/13/2012 8:25:28 AM PST by GOPsterinMA (The autopsy will show that this nation committed suicide.)
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To: GOPsterinMA

SEAN...
Your like the guys i hang out with fav beer is Bud or Coors light,am always asking you have never drank any other kind of beer so how can you say its your fav..”Cause it is”..
For gawdsake watch Casino Royale and then judge.


20 posted on 11/13/2012 8:27:16 AM PST by GSP.FAN (Some days, it's not even worth chewing through the restraints.)
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To: GSP.FAN

SHAWN!!!

Bud = puke.
Coors = 3% better than Bud.

I like Sam Adams and Blue Moon for beer.

I will watch CR, yes! But still, SHAWN is NUMBA 1!!!


21 posted on 11/13/2012 8:34:01 AM PST by GOPsterinMA (The autopsy will show that this nation committed suicide.)
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To: GOPsterinMA

Sam Adams good..Blue Moon to fruity.
Blue Heron,Red Hook or Newcastle.


22 posted on 11/13/2012 8:50:17 AM PST by GSP.FAN (Some days, it's not even worth chewing through the restraints.)
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To: GSP.FAN; GOPsterinMA
Sam Adams good ---

Shiner Bock better ...

23 posted on 11/13/2012 9:18:23 AM PST by BlueLancer (You cannot conquer a free man. The most you can do is kill him. (R. Heinlein - "If This Goes On"))
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To: BlueLancer; GOPsterinMA

Weak beer i like my beers at least 6 1/2 %....


24 posted on 11/13/2012 10:05:04 AM PST by GSP.FAN (Some days, it's not even worth chewing through the restraints.)
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To: Perdogg

Skyfall is an excellent Bond movie. A quantum advance over Quantum of Solace.


25 posted on 11/13/2012 10:47:23 AM PST by karnage
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To: BlueLancer

Spaten lager best of all...

And Sean Connery is the only true James Bond.


26 posted on 11/13/2012 12:08:15 PM PST by Max in Utah (A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within.)
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(To simply sum up the dude's review)

27 posted on 11/13/2012 2:10:09 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: Perdogg

This movie seems to get a love/hate reaction!


28 posted on 11/13/2012 3:28:07 PM PST by potlatch (~One Heart Less In My Life~)
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To: potlatch

I liked it.


29 posted on 11/13/2012 3:28:49 PM PST by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: combat_boots

Hi CB, I’ll have to wait till it comes out with caption due to early hearing loss. Glad you enjoyed it. The ‘blond Bond’ guy doesn’t appeal to me, lol.


30 posted on 11/13/2012 3:49:08 PM PST by potlatch (~One Heart Less In My Life~)
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To: GSP.FAN; Guenevere; SJSAMPLE; Larry Lucido; fieldmarshaldj; Clemenza; Impy; archivist007; ...
If Babs Broccoli and Stepson Mikey Wilson want to have a Bond movie, then they need to remove any association with Ian Fleming. We are kept being lied to, well they have not lied to me because I never believed them, when they claim that their movies are rooted in the tradition of Fleming.

Bond never worked for MI6 in the novels because, despite what the fanboys say, Bond worked for the Ministry of Defence and MI6 is part of the Foreign Office, not MoD.

Babs and Mikey are little more than grave robbers who are constantly watering down the series with bad movie after bad movie. Casino Royale is only good because it came after “Die Another Day” and before “Quantum of Solace”.

31 posted on 11/13/2012 4:04:13 PM PST by Perdogg (Rep. Tom McClintock (R-CA4) for President 2016)
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To: PapaBear3625
Some people, prominent in the entertainment industry, may be distressed at a flamboyant gay man being cast as villain.

Why do people think Silva was homosexual? I'm thinking very few were actually paying attention to the film. And, even if he was, how does that detract from his effectiveness as a villain? I thought the guy was pretty damned scary. Almost Joker-like (but not quite).

32 posted on 11/13/2012 4:18:05 PM PST by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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To: Future Snake Eater
This is not a big deal to me, it is in Fleming tradition.

Mr Kidd and Mr Wint were gay according to Leiter in "Diamonds are Forever", Rosa Klebb was bisexual in "From Russia With Love"; Goldfinger was a sexual deviant who was impotent and constipated and Pussy Galore and Tilly Masterton were Lesbians in "Goldfinger", Francisco Scaramaga was rumored to have been gay in a report written for M in "The Man with the Golden Gun". This was carried over to "License to Kill" and can explain why Franz Sanchez hired Bond despite a possible risk to his operations.

33 posted on 11/13/2012 4:28:46 PM PST by Perdogg (Rep. Tom McClintock (R-CA4) for President 2016)
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To: Perdogg

James Bond is just a Franchise name like McDonalds or KFC s ,over the year the films have evolved to suit the era started with Roger Moore and the lets jump on the Star Wars fad hence Moonraker.
Casino Royale is the Bond version of Bourne and thats what the audience wants.If it’s a Bond movie it will be entertaining the majority of people who see Bond movies are the 20 somethings they have no idea who Ian Fleming or that their are books and probably could care less..
I dont know if this i true a few months back it 100th year of Titanic sinking twitter was covered in comments that film only came out a few years ago is this a typo..


34 posted on 11/14/2012 2:31:52 PM PST by GSP.FAN (Some days, it's not even worth chewing through the restraints.)
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To: Perdogg

I thought it was okay, but as with most Bond films since the Roger Moore days, runs longer than the storyline merits, and it feels it.


35 posted on 11/14/2012 2:39:27 PM PST by william clark (Ecclesiastes 10:2)
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The sceen in the movie The Living Daylights that takes place in Bratislava was very flemingesque and contemporary, the short-story was written about 25 years before the movie. It can be done with the right group of people. Maibaum did it in TLD. Yes, the movie did not have Dalton-Bond wondering around reading a filthy euro novels but it still captured the intent of Fleming.

There was more Flemingesque quality in the first 20 minutes after the title sequence/pre-title sequnce in the TLD then there was in the first two Craig-Bond movie. It is a shame the writters strike sort of disrupted LTK.

Moore’s performance in in Moonraker was closer to Fleming-bond than Craig-Bond.


36 posted on 11/15/2012 5:18:37 PM PST by Perdogg (Rep. Tom McClintock (R-CA4) for President 2016)
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To: Perdogg
Goldfinger was a sexual deviant who was impotent and constipated

I'll never watch the movie the same way again.

37 posted on 11/16/2012 12:46:16 AM PST by Impy (Boehner for President - 2013)
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To: GSP.FAN

“I dont know if this i true a few months back it 100th year of Titanic sinking twitter was covered in comments that film only came out a few years ago is this a typo..”

LOL


38 posted on 11/16/2012 12:47:06 AM PST by Impy (Boehner for President - 2013)
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To: Impy

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2129971/Titanic-100th-anniversary-Twitter-users-just-Titanic-really-happened.html


39 posted on 11/16/2012 7:22:48 AM PST by GSP.FAN (Some days, it's not even worth chewing through the restraints.)
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To: GSP.FAN

WOW. What a bunch of idiots.

If they voted I bet they all voted Obama.


40 posted on 11/19/2012 11:20:59 PM PST by Impy (Boehner for President - 2013)
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