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James Bond 24 & 25 Will Build on ‘Skyfall’
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Posted on 01/21/2014 3:55:01 PM PST by Perdogg

The fifty-year-old James Bond franchise is one of the most durable movie properties in existence, having reinvented itself with a new lead actor and new creative direction for each generation since Sean Connery originated the role in 1962′s Dr. No. Current franchise star Daniel Craig’s first outing, in 2006′s origin-story/reboot Casino Royale, was a critical and commercial success and for the first time in Bond history was followed by a direct sequel, Quantum of Solace, which was commercially successful but seen as a disappointment by many fans and critics (but not us).

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1 posted on 01/21/2014 3:55:01 PM PST by Perdogg
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To: DollyCali; Perdogg; EveningStar; Borges; Mr. K; Blondie; altura; mylife; Mama_Bear; Jack Deth; ...

ping


2 posted on 01/21/2014 3:56:04 PM PST by Perdogg (Ted Cruz-Rand Paul 2016)
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To: Perdogg

Looking forward to having a Male “M” again.....and Miss Moneypenny.


3 posted on 01/21/2014 3:56:35 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

“It’s Eve, Eve Moneypenny”

Best line in Skyfall


4 posted on 01/21/2014 3:58:29 PM PST by Fai Mao (Genius at Large)
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To: Perdogg

James Bond vs. Doctor Who. Let the reincarnation war begin.


5 posted on 01/21/2014 3:59:10 PM PST by rickmichaels
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To: Perdogg

Casino Royale was great. I didn’t care for Quantum or Skyfall. Quantum was senseless explosions and not very Bond. No swank. Skyfall was ok but toward the end got hokey.


6 posted on 01/21/2014 4:02:34 PM PST by Ray76 (How modern liberals think: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eaE98w1KZ-c)
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To: Ray76

I liked all three. Craig was also good in “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo”.


7 posted on 01/21/2014 4:05:40 PM PST 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

Also “Defiance.”


8 posted on 01/21/2014 4:06:32 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

Thanks. I haven’t seen that one; I’ll have to look for it.


9 posted on 01/21/2014 4:08:12 PM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Perdogg

Where is Ernst Stavro Blofeld!?


10 posted on 01/21/2014 4:10:03 PM PST by colorado tanker
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To: trisham
I liked all three. Craig was also good in “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo”.

Me too. “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo” was a very "dark" movie but it was very good. I’m looking forward to the sequel.

As far as James Bond, Craig’s portrayal is probably closer to the character portrayed in the books. Connery was great in the role but Moore and the others after him were IMO way too cartoonish and clichéd for my taste. I really liked Skyfall.

11 posted on 01/21/2014 4:16:08 PM PST by MD Expat in PA
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To: MD Expat in PA

ditto every word


12 posted on 01/21/2014 4:17:38 PM PST by advertising guy (givin Iran, ian oil producing country, billions, is like givin Texas cattle cause they can grow hay)
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To: Ray76
Quantum of Solace was good because it dared to have a villian who is modeled after Al Gore. How many Hollywood pictures would do that?

And it had Olga Kurylenko in it. Is everyone who watched that movie blind?

13 posted on 01/21/2014 4:22:51 PM PST by Vince Ferrer
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To: MD Expat in PA
"As far as James Bond, Craig’s portrayal is probably closer to the character portrayed in the books."

IMHO, Timothy Dalton was the truest to Fleming's character.

14 posted on 01/21/2014 4:27:00 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: Perdogg

I want Pierce Brosnan as the new M, especially when Craig retires. In the last scene, Craig will be dead, and Brosnan will be behind his desk with a file folder, and will look up when a young man enters. To the young man, who the audience will only see from behind like Bond’s entrance at the casino in Dr. No, Pierce will say, “Your name is Bond, James Bond.”


15 posted on 01/21/2014 4:28:19 PM PST by Vince Ferrer
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To: rickmichaels
I've come to the conclusion that James Bond is a timelord. everyone grows old around him, but nobody bats an eye when all of a sudden, BAM! new super-young James Bond. My theory, anyway.

CC

16 posted on 01/21/2014 4:28:20 PM PST by Celtic Conservative (tease not the dragon for thou art crunchy when roasted and taste good with ketchup)
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To: Joe 6-pack

Dalton was OK, much better than Moore or Brosnan IMO but I liked Dalton best in Hot Fuzz.


17 posted on 01/21/2014 4:32:36 PM PST by MD Expat in PA
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To: Vince Ferrer
definitely the hottest Bond Girl in YEARS...

18 posted on 01/21/2014 4:36:03 PM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: MD Expat in PA
One of my favorite films, "Lion in Winter," features a very young Timothy Dalton as well as a very young Anthony Hopkins...


19 posted on 01/21/2014 4:37:51 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: Perdogg

I like Craig as Bond. Sort of how John LeCarre would envisioned Bond. A bit on the edge rather than just ultra suave.


20 posted on 01/21/2014 4:45:06 PM PST by llevrok (Obama 2008 : "If you vote for me, you can keep your country")
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To: Vince Ferrer

***Bond’s entrance at the casino in Dr. No, Pierce will say, “Your name is Bond, James Bond.”****

I’ve always felt the name “James Bond 007” was more a title than an actual name.


21 posted on 01/21/2014 5:04:49 PM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need 7+ more ammo. LOTS MORE.)
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To: llevrok

Sort of how John LeCarre would envisioned Bond.
Ian Fleming might have envisioned him that way, too.


22 posted on 01/21/2014 5:05:49 PM PST by ArtDodger
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To: Perdogg

Connery is still my all time favorite Bond.
There was a great event when one of the movie channels on
my dish played a full week of the older classic Bond movies.


23 posted on 01/21/2014 5:07:16 PM PST by AlexW
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To: MD Expat in PA

Wish George Lazenby had done a couple more movies.

KYPD


24 posted on 01/21/2014 5:10:42 PM PST by petro45acp (It's a fabian thing.....how do you boil a frog? How's that water feelin right about now?)
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To: Fai Mao

“Welcome to Scotland!”


25 posted on 01/21/2014 5:14:00 PM PST by rabidralph
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To: MD Expat in PA

If you liked “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo”, I suggest watching the Millennium trilogy made for Swedish TV. The first segment is followed by “The Girl Who Played With Fire” and “The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest”. They’re on Netflix. Outstanding.


26 posted on 01/21/2014 5:14:20 PM PST by stormer
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To: dfwgator

Excellent film! A story not told often enough.


27 posted on 01/21/2014 5:15:00 PM PST by rabidralph
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To: Vince Ferrer

I watched the movie thinking, ‘I can’t believe they’re going “there.”’ Great ending.


28 posted on 01/21/2014 5:16:23 PM PST by rabidralph
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To: Chode

A movie with nothing but Olga Kurylenko scratching her nails down a chalkboard for two hours would get at least two starts from me. Maybe three.


29 posted on 01/21/2014 5:18:55 PM PST by Vince Ferrer
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To: Perdogg

The producers can claim any number film they want, but since they don’t include the original Casino Royale or Never Say never gain, their count will always be wrong.


30 posted on 01/21/2014 5:20:59 PM PST by morphing libertarian
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To: MD Expat in PA
I agree!


31 posted on 01/21/2014 5:24:35 PM PST by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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To: stormer

Ditto


32 posted on 01/21/2014 5:25:49 PM PST by morphing libertarian
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To: Perdogg

Oh joy!
More Bond without an actual novel!

I refused to see “skyfall”, for that reason, and these shall be ignored for the same reason, as Hollywood re-writes the fictional history of Mssr. James Bond.

It is ashamed that Hollywood has become a regurgitation capital, including, “The Mr. Peabody and Sherman” movie!!
(CGI of course).


33 posted on 01/21/2014 5:27:04 PM PST by Terry L Smith
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To: MD Expat in PA

Roger Moore’s Bond was Simon Templar on the big screen.


34 posted on 01/21/2014 5:28:05 PM PST by Squawk 8888 (I'd give up chocolate but I'm no quitter)
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To: trisham

Check Craig out in Layercake. Great mob flick.


35 posted on 01/21/2014 5:35:03 PM PST by MattinNJ (It's over Johnny. The America you knew is gone. Denial serves no purpose.)
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To: dfwgator

Check him out in Layercake. Great mob flick


36 posted on 01/21/2014 5:35:57 PM PST by MattinNJ (It's over Johnny. The America you knew is gone. Denial serves no purpose.)
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To: Perdogg

Well I guess the end of James bond has come. Skyfall was pathetic!


37 posted on 01/21/2014 5:43:56 PM PST by rawhide
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To: MattinNJ
Check him out in Layercake. Great mob flick

Check him out in Layercake. Great mob flick

It's fitting that you posted that twice, as you'll have to watch Layer Cake at least twice to be able to figure out the movie.

BTW, Jason Statham will be taking over Daniel Craig's role in the sequel. I'm not sure what to think of this yet - if he can capture all that Craig was in the role.

38 posted on 01/21/2014 5:44:32 PM PST by Yossarian
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To: Vince Ferrer
100%!!!
39 posted on 01/21/2014 5:53:43 PM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: Chode

I’ll say! :) +1


40 posted on 01/21/2014 6:03:18 PM PST by Redcitizen (Never bring a tank to a Chuck Norris fight.)
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To: Fai Mao

““It’s Eve, Eve Moneypenny”

Best line in Skyfall”

Really? That ruined it for me. It’s almost like they tried to make it a bit of a ‘prequel’ to the early Connery days of Bond. The Aston Martin, M as a man, due to the demise of Dame Judy, except Bond is a nearly worn out geezer of an agent unable to pass his physical and then, to top it off, a politically correct token black who will be Moneypenny? Please...and he did elude to the villain that it would not have been his first time with a man. “Oh, the things I do for England...”

Bond is no more.


41 posted on 01/21/2014 6:15:58 PM PST by bk1000 (A clear conscience is a sure sign of a poor memory)
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To: ArtDodger
early Bond sketch... looks a lot like Connery, no?

42 posted on 01/21/2014 6:24:49 PM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: Redcitizen
pretty darn hard to improve on...


43 posted on 01/21/2014 6:36:32 PM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: Perdogg

Bring back Blofeld.


44 posted on 01/21/2014 6:50:39 PM PST by JSDude1 (Defeat Hagan, elect a Constutional Conservative: Dr. Greg Brannon!)
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To: Vince Ferrer

What are you talking about, James Bond never dies, and that would be horrible.

He’s not more than one fictional “person”!


45 posted on 01/21/2014 6:54:01 PM PST by JSDude1 (Defeat Hagan, elect a Constutional Conservative: Dr. Greg Brannon!)
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To: Yossarian

Ha! Yeah. I made the recommendation to one FReeper and then slapped my head “D’oh” when I saw the very next FReeper missed that movie as well. I was going to post something like “see my post ...” But then I crossed my fingers and hoped a sharp eyed FReeper wouldn’t scroll through that thread. I should know that we don’t miss much and stand properly admonished. I like Statham too and hope the give him a good script and not just a Transporter type flick. There was a Scandanavian mob movie “Pusher” which was also very good (Kim Bodnia (sp?) is the Danish Ray Winstone). The follow ups were not so good.


46 posted on 01/21/2014 7:18:02 PM PST by MattinNJ (It's over Johnny. The America you knew is gone. Denial serves no purpose.)
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To: Joe 6-pack

“One of my favorite films, “Lion in Winter,” features a very young Timothy Dalton as well as a very young Anthony Hopkins...”

Yes, as pansies. I’m just saying. . .


47 posted on 01/21/2014 8:36:44 PM PST by vladimir998
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To: Chode

Absolutely. Thanks for posting. :)


48 posted on 01/21/2014 8:39:50 PM PST by Redcitizen (Never bring a tank to a Chuck Norris fight.)
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To: Redcitizen
most welcome...
49 posted on 01/21/2014 8:45:40 PM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: JSDude1

I’ve heard rumors that the next villan will indeed be Ernst Stavro Blofeld.

But...how evil is SPECTRE compared with Al Qaeda?


50 posted on 01/21/2014 8:46:48 PM PST by hoagy62 ("Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered..."-Thomas Paine. 1776)
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