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William Boyd tinkers with typecast Bond in new novel "Solo"
Reuters ^ | Wed Sep 25, 2013 4:34pm EDT

Posted on 09/25/2013 2:24:58 PM PDT by Perdogg

The women, fast cars and a glamorous London hotel set the scene for the launch of a new James Bond novel on Wednesday that sees 007 set out on a renegade mission in the pursuit of justice.

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KEYWORDS: bondjamesbond

1 posted on 09/25/2013 2:24:58 PM PDT by Perdogg
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD; GSP.FAN; Young Werther; Guenevere; SJSAMPLE; Larry Lucido; fieldmarshaldj; ...

ping


2 posted on 09/25/2013 2:26:17 PM PDT by Perdogg (Ted Cruz-Rand Paul 2016)
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To: Perdogg
"There is no doubt if you read, particularly the earlier novels of Fleming, they are very reflective of the kind of unthinking attitudes of a man of his class and era and education would have,"

Fleming, a military intelligence officer during World War Two.

Does not compute. Boyd says "unthinking" but I think he means unbrainwashed.

3 posted on 09/25/2013 2:29:41 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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Makes me wonder if Boyd has ever even heard of Sydney Reilly.


4 posted on 09/25/2013 2:31:22 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Perdogg

I read Bond by Fleming

I read Holmes by Conan Doyle

I read Godfather by Mario Puzo.

anything else is bogus.


5 posted on 09/25/2013 2:33:45 PM PDT by Vaquero ( Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: Perdogg

“Solo” is “The Man from U.N.C.L.E.”, not even a Bond character!

Just how stupid is this wuss?


6 posted on 09/25/2013 2:35:01 PM PDT by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat Party!)
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To: Perdogg

This just got me to thinking....I can’t think of any original Bond novel where “fast cars” played a role. I don’t think Fleming was really “into” cars much. Anyone want to set me straight? It has been a while, I admit :-)


7 posted on 09/25/2013 2:37:24 PM PDT by JoeDetweiler
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To: Perdogg

I just noticed the irony of my previous post, given that Fleming wrote Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.....


8 posted on 09/25/2013 2:39:47 PM PDT by JoeDetweiler
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To: Vaquero

I totally agree. When i was in high school and college I read every one of the Bond novels. It has been so long ago that I don’t remember much.

Not only are the novels not the same, the movies also got worse and worse, the more they deviated from the novels.

I recently saw a video of a very old interview of Ian Fleming. It was in B&W. The interviewer asks Fleming why there are no 4 letter words in his novels and Ian sort of jokes that it is the influence of his straight laced Scottish ancestors, then he takes a more serious tone and simply says he never liked to see curse words in print.

Sort of surprising considering how much sexual nuance and plays on words he uses.


9 posted on 09/25/2013 2:40:02 PM PDT by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: mrsmith

Open channel D, overseas relay.


10 posted on 09/25/2013 2:40:29 PM PDT by isthisnickcool (NO MORE IRS!)
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To: Perdogg
William Boyd????

;)


11 posted on 09/25/2013 2:42:05 PM PDT by InterceptPoint
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To: Perdogg; Revolting cat!
It's revealed his this guy's great great great great grandad:


12 posted on 09/25/2013 2:44:23 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Perdogg

Daniel Day Lewis as Bond? Never! Where is my fainting couch?


13 posted on 09/25/2013 2:45:50 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: trisham

In order to play Bond, DDL would have to spend the next 3 years traveling to exotic locations and assassinating people, in order to get in character. I don’t think it’s going to happen.


14 posted on 09/25/2013 2:58:59 PM PDT by Boogieman
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To: Perdogg
The third officially approved Bond continuation novel - in which Boyd attempts to reconcile the casual racism and misogyny of the original character for a present-day audience - sees Bond ignore spymaster M's orders as he travels from a gritty African civil war in 1969 to Washington at the height of U.S. hegemony.

Buh bye Mr. "Bond".

15 posted on 09/25/2013 3:03:05 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Boogieman

They might as well bring back Roger Moore.


16 posted on 09/25/2013 3:04:24 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Vaquero; Perdogg; Revolting cat!; Bender2
I read Bond by Fleming... anything else is bogus.

If you are going to read bogus Bond, might as well pick up this:


17 posted on 09/25/2013 3:06:35 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: trisham
Well, that would make for a change, at least.

The next novel will be written by Sean Connery's body hair. Couldn't be worse than the other ghosts.

18 posted on 09/25/2013 3:09:30 PM PDT by x
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To: x

Is he now Sir Roger Moore?


19 posted on 09/25/2013 3:11:13 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: trisham
Yes, like Sir Sean Connery (which is a little strange for a Scots nationalist).

Dalton and Brosnan do have lesser honors from the Queen, but as an Irish citizen, Brosnan's not eligble for the full knighthood (like he deserves one).

Daniel Craig got his OBE (Order of Bacon Excellence) from the British Bacon Board for having british bacon delivered to the Bond set in Italy.

And nothing for Lazenby (hardly seems fair).

20 posted on 09/25/2013 3:21:12 PM PDT by x
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To: Perdogg; big'ol_freeper; Lil'freeper; TrueKnightGalahad; Cincinatus' Wife; Larry Lucido; ...
Hey, dog, the way we're going, I hate to look... at the next Bond down the road--

"The name is Bond... Barack Hussein Obama Bond."

Yet something tells me things may be about to... change--

21 posted on 09/25/2013 3:21:35 PM PDT by Bender2 ("I've got a twisted sense of humor, and everything amuses me." RAH Beyond this Horizon)
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To: x

Well, good for them all. Connery set the standard for Bond, so if anyone deserves it, it’s him.


22 posted on 09/25/2013 3:28:29 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: a fool in paradise
Except that Star Wars was a long time ago...
23 posted on 09/25/2013 3:51:00 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: yarddog

A ‘faithful’ (although Bond is changed to an American!) adaptation was a 1954 ‘Climax!’ episode of “Casino Royale”.

http://archive.org/details/ClimaxCasinoRoyale

Peter Lorre as the villian, Linda Cristian as the first ‘Bond Girl’.


24 posted on 09/25/2013 3:58:46 PM PDT by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat Party!)
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To: mrsmith

LOL!


25 posted on 09/25/2013 4:10:42 PM PDT by SC_Pete
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To: JoeDetweiler

- Bond had fondness for early Bentleys fitted with superchargers.

Ian Fleming had nondescript Brit British cars until he started making money -

Then he bought Studillac, a Baby Bird, then larger T-Bird (his wife complained about 2-Seaters)

In Fleming’s book “Goldfinger” the chase car scene was not between an Aston and a Mustang - a gray Triumph TR3 roadster was driven by the Golden Girls sister

- 007 trivia - In “The Man With The Golden Gun” - Fleming’s cousin played the villain - the Brit horror film actor Christopher Lee I believe.


26 posted on 09/25/2013 4:52:03 PM PDT by devolve (----- ----- ----- ----- shall not infringe upon my MacBook PRO ----- ----- ----- -----)
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To: x

- Craig gets any Aston he wants to drive these days

- He drives a convertible -


27 posted on 09/25/2013 5:03:10 PM PDT by devolve (----- ----- ----- ----- shall not infringe upon my MacBook PRO ----- ----- ----- -----)
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To: devolve

He drives a Jensen in Solo.


28 posted on 09/26/2013 4:26:14 AM PDT by Perdogg (Ted Cruz-Rand Paul 2016)
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To: Perdogg

Aha - a Jenson

You have me on that one - What year is “Solo” supposed to be in?

The Bond series producers went weird with American Motors cars in TMWTGG and one 007 flick that had nothing but GM cars in it - every taxi, etc.; strange stuff.

Jenson bodied the Volvo P1800S coupe Roger Moore drove in “The Saint” TV series and the little known Jenson-Healey sportscar.

Jaguar turned them down for the 007 movies - someone (a Director?) on the set drove his own E-Type convertible to the set every day - Jag made a very poor decision as Aston Martin sales jumped considerably.

A new McLaren F1 coupe would provide the sophisticated handling, extra comfy ride, and the blistering speed that James Bond would expect in his cars today.

Whatever happened to the talk of Bond driving a Bentley Continental Turbo Coupe?

I like logical continuity in the Bond series movies.

- Pardon my halting response; breaking in a MacBook PRO now and setting up my “pop3” email accounts with cable and APPLE are a bit slow and i am used to a lighterweight wireless keyboard but I do have warp speed connections and navigation now.

Screen clarity is great and setting up an large HDTV link to it soon.

- Beam me up Scotty; I need to check my email situation at APPLE.


29 posted on 09/26/2013 12:35:32 PM PDT by devolve (----- ----- ----- ----- shall not infringe upon my MacBook PRO ----- ----- ----- -----)
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To: Perdogg

Yup -

1969

not a Jenson Healey


30 posted on 09/26/2013 8:05:06 PM PDT by devolve (----- ----- ----- ----- shall not infringe upon my MacBook PRO ----- ----- ----- -----)
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31 posted on 09/27/2013 11:25:22 AM PDT by devolve (----- ----- ----- ----- shall not infringe upon my MacBook PRO ----- ----- ----- -----)
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