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James Bond is a 'massive boozer' who has been portrayed as a cartoon character in films..
Dailymail.co.uk ^

Posted on 12/12/2012 4:22:58 PM PST by Perdogg

James Bond was far from the suave, English gent portrayed in the 007 films, but rather a more troubled, heavy-drinking character, the new Bond author claims.

William Boyd, the novelist famed for 'Any Human Heart', and responsible for coming up with the next Bond novel in the Ian Fleming series, said that Bond's true character, until now, had been underplayed.

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TOPICS: Books/Literature; Chit/Chat; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: bondjamesbond
**SIGH** I somewhat agree, but please do not turn the next novel into Psychobabble.
1 posted on 12/12/2012 4:23:11 PM PST by Perdogg
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To: GSP.FAN; Guenevere; SJSAMPLE; Larry Lucido; fieldmarshaldj; Clemenza; Impy; archivist007; ...

2 posted on 12/12/2012 4:29:45 PM PST by Perdogg (Rep. Tom McClintock (R-CA4) for President 2016)
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To: Perdogg
Cartoon characters in Bond movies? I don't know what you're talking about...


3 posted on 12/12/2012 4:42:37 PM PST by Yo-Yo (Is the /sarc tag really necessary?)
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To: Perdogg
William Boyd, the novelist famed for 'Any Human Heart'

That's not famed.

This is famed.

William Boyd


4 posted on 12/12/2012 4:58:53 PM PST by Oztrich Boy (By doubting we come to inquiry, and through inquiry we perceive truth. -; Peter Abelard)
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To: Perdogg

I don’t know about being a drunk, but once he turned gay, I was through with him.


5 posted on 12/12/2012 5:00:25 PM PST by BobL (Did you know that the Chinese now buy close to twice as many new cars as Americans each year?)
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To: Perdogg

At least the comments at the site are true to Ian Fleming’s Bond, and they do NOT like this wuss’s idea of changing James Bond.


6 posted on 12/12/2012 5:08:14 PM PST by jeffc (The U.S. media are our enemy)
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To: Perdogg
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7 posted on 12/12/2012 5:09:06 PM PST by Zeneta (Why are so many people searching for something that has already found us ?)
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To: Perdogg

Boozing is not PC But fornicating is,,,


8 posted on 12/12/2012 5:10:35 PM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: Perdogg
Chutzpah!


9 posted on 12/12/2012 5:13:55 PM PST by darkwing104 (Let's get dangerous)
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To: Perdogg

Ted Kennedy was a massive boozer portrayed as a senator by the press.
Real life is real life. It just depends on your perspective.


10 posted on 12/12/2012 5:22:10 PM PST by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: Yo-Yo; Revolting cat!; Slings and Arrows
Massive boozers? Cartoon characters? Sounds like the US Senate.


11 posted on 12/12/2012 5:25:57 PM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Oztrich Boy
He'll have to be William "Books" Boyd to distinguish him from William "Hopalong" Boyd and William "Stage" Boyd.

(I used to be a writer for a movie encyclopedia...I had to keep these things straight)

12 posted on 12/12/2012 5:45:44 PM PST by Bubba Ho-Tep ("More weight!"--Giles Corey)
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To: Perdogg

Drinking was part of his character in You only live twice he was knocking down the saki and proud of his intake.


13 posted on 12/12/2012 6:26:54 PM PST by GSP.FAN (Some days, it's not even worth chewing through the restraints.)
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To: Perdogg

James Bond isn’t real.


14 posted on 12/12/2012 6:30:39 PM PST by InvisibleChurch (the mature Christian is almost impossible to offend)
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To: GSP.FAN

Yes, I have no problem with that. But YOLT was the penultimate novel after OHMSS, after the death of Bond’s wife. Bond was generally depressed because of it but tried to move on.

It was also written near the time of Fleming’s death when his spirits and health were in decline. Some of it due to the Thunderball lawsuit. The novel was published only 5 months before Fleming died.


15 posted on 12/12/2012 6:33:24 PM PST by Perdogg (Rep. Tom McClintock (R-CA4) for President 2016)
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To: InvisibleChurch
I know that but I am sick and tired of political correctness.
16 posted on 12/12/2012 6:35:46 PM PST by Perdogg (Rep. Tom McClintock (R-CA4) for President 2016)
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To: Perdogg

I might be wrong but in Casino Royale when they put him on the chair and tortured him with their novel technique(Belgium’s)?.
I always got the idea that he became sterile because of the torture and was depressed,so he played around and when he did fall in love she was taken from him.
His first love committed suicide going into the water and never coming back alive.
All that is left is a very angry depressed Bond who buries it all by fighting for his country without care whether he lives or dies.


17 posted on 12/12/2012 6:53:13 PM PST by GSP.FAN (Some days, it's not even worth chewing through the restraints.)
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To: GSP.FAN

Le Chriffre threaten to cut his junk off after torturing his testicles with a carpet cleaner. No mention was ever made of sterility. However, you forgot in YOLT Bond gets Kissy Susuki pregnant before heading off to Vladivostok.

At the end of Diamonds are Forever he wanted to marry Tiffany Case but by the time FRWL roles around, she leaves him for an American Marine. Vesper Lynd killed herself with pills and he was angry, he was angry at Vesper “The Bitch is Dead” and he was angry at Smersh.


18 posted on 12/12/2012 7:00:37 PM PST by Perdogg (Rep. Tom McClintock (R-CA4) for President 2016)
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To: Bubba Ho-Tep

Don’t forget Bill “Cowboy Rambler” Boyd! He was the singer who appeared in the short series of cheapie wartime b-westerns from PRC alongside Art Davis and Lee Powell, the trio known as “The Frontier Marshals.”


19 posted on 12/12/2012 7:01:45 PM PST by greene66
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To: Perdogg

Yeah you are right “The bitch is dead now”.Jeez i always thought she went out for a swim and never came back and left the “Pour Lui” letter.
I never read the books in order something i got to do.


20 posted on 12/12/2012 7:28:50 PM PST by GSP.FAN (Some days, it's not even worth chewing through the restraints.)
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To: GSP.FAN

I read all the novels longer ago than I care to admit but it seemed to me that Ian Fleming experimented with the character from time to time. So I would approve of some experimentation now as long as it’s respectful of Bond in general.


21 posted on 12/12/2012 7:59:27 PM PST by Ciexyz
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