Looking Back: Cold
Posted 08 September 2005 - 09:47 AM
As Aristoc had a special run of tights for the last film ('Legs to die another day for'), perhaps they should have called the collection Stocking Syndrome.
Posted 08 September 2005 - 09:52 AM
Or perhaps, because Elektra was forced, while in captivity, to forgoe her luxurious King residence and live in Renard's filth and squalor, she suffered from:
Shock Home Syndrome
Edited by ACE, 08 September 2005 - 09:53 AM.
Posted 08 September 2005 - 10:10 AM
Posted 08 September 2005 - 10:25 AM
SHOCKED TONE SEEN DOME
Posted 08 September 2005 - 10:44 AM
SCOT GNOME WINS ROLE
Are you Frank Muir or Dennis Norden?
Posted 08 September 2005 - 10:59 AM
OK, Mr Muir, did you read that story in the excellent Brussels Bulletin about the fact that the remote surveillance planes used in Iraq were to be made smaller thus reducing the numbers required as they would not be shot down so easily?:
STOCK HONED, SLIMMED DRONE
These journos are clever, clever people!
Posted 08 September 2005 - 11:05 AM
STOP OWEN'S 'SIN' DRONE
Posted 08 September 2005 - 11:15 AM
Yes, I do recall a rather tragic picture recently of Pierce's desparate attempt to lose weight and de-age himself for the next Bond. While he looked very good, he'd lost so much weight, you could see his rib cage. The caption read:
SHOCK BONED SKIN TONED
Posted 08 September 2005 - 11:21 AM
SPOCK: COOMBS BINNED ROME
Posted 08 September 2005 - 11:35 AM
How sad. Incidentally, I read in Variety that they are planning to shoot CASINO ROYALE back to back with COLONEL SUN. And guess what - your pick for Sun, Leonard Nimoy, has been cast! That's the good news. The bad news is that the shoot isn't going well, and that it's been produced by 'bad boy rapper' Puff 'Diddle me' Coombs, who seems to want eveything to be 'glammed up to the max'. According to Nimoy, the rap guru even nixed a perfect opportunity to film in Rome, after the mayor of the city promised to give the crew full access - he even promised to make the place 'look more like Athens' so it would be more faithful to the novel. But the 'black Sinatra' wasn't interested, apparently. The full story is in the latest issue of Variety. Look for
SPOCK: COOMBS BINNED ROME
As I said, those journos are pretty damned clever.
Isn't it a pity we don't have the requisite skill to conjure such doozies?
The above story was excellent and the headline the best so far. Very creative but that Variety speak lends itself to good ones.
Yeah, I do have that story on file in my collection. Yes, Sean was very unhappy about the rushes and ordered them to be destroyed after a very critical first viewing. Variety followed the story above with a piece monickered thusly:
SCHLOCK THROWN, SCENES STONED
Posted 08 September 2005 - 11:42 AM
SPOCK BLOWN, SEAN THROWN
Posted 08 September 2005 - 11:43 AM
SCOT'S DOME: SEND HER HOME!
Posted 08 September 2005 - 11:50 AM
Remember the challenges Bond faced shooting around Japan. Well the crew fell in love with the place and did not want to leave. Especially the last location. Here's a piece about it:
S Japan, separated from Honshu and Kyushu by the Inland Sea. The smallest of the major islands of Japan, its high mountains and steep slopes limit agriculture and impede communication; there are no volcanoes. The climate is humid subtropical. Rice, grains, mulberry, palms, and camphor are the chief products. Fishing and salt production are important, along with the petroleum, metal, paper, and textile industries. A large copper mine is located at Besshi. Population is concentrated along the coast; Takamatsu and Matsuyama are the largest cities.
They suffered from
Posted 08 September 2005 - 11:57 AM
So, you liked COLD, then?
Posted 08 September 2005 - 12:01 PM
Yes, Cold is one of the better later Gardners if only because of the experiments in structure, the continuity.
The idea of Bond involving himself in aircraft forensic work in the beginning is interesting.
Cold - Children of the Last Days.
Didn't they make a movie of that with William Hurt and that deaf brunette bird?
Posted 08 September 2005 - 12:16 PM
And try this. Paste this line into your Google field:
james gunn bond armour glock
Now click on the 'cache' of the first result and scroll down to see what Mr Gunn (a Fleming character!) wants to tell you about.
I must do some work.
Posted 25 December 2010 - 05:39 PM
Too bad, I did enjoy Gardners long run and most of his books, bit this wasn't his usual self. It was a little sad to finish the last chapters when I realized this was the last Bond novel to read... there's no more left now... (until Project X of course).