Below is my analysis on A View to a Kill. Enjoy.
In a nutshell, like many Bond fans I enjoy many of it elements but overall find the film a bit unsatisfying.
I look forward to discussing.
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Posted 17 January 2017 - 04:34 PM
I think it is pretty clear that Bond did not see May Day during the restaurant scene. Bond is looking at the lady - the person who controls the butterflies is almost behind him, as you can see when Bond spots him at the beginning of the scene. Bond is looking uncomfortable because he hear some noise and gets a bad feeling about the situation. That's how I interpret it.
We really differ when it comes to the whole Paris scene btw. I think this is Bond at its best, from "Bollinger '75" to "Congratulations!". They should use this for film school projects on how to make movies.
Posted 21 January 2017 - 01:43 PM
AVATK is the one Bond film I can enjoy MST3K-style when I watch it with someone else, just because I like to point out the many hilarious plot inconsistencies, for example the Paris sequence. First off I don't think the Eiffel Tower has a restaurant. Mayday couldn't recognize Bond later on in the film even though he was right there sitting next to the detective she killed? Perhaps it's a bit risky for Zorin to have Mayday kill him in a crowded restaurant and then expect her to jump off the tower and then assume she makes the jump perfectly and then meet him at the rendezvous point on a boat? He's not even in a disguise, and why couldn't he send Scarpine to do it? I know Bond movies operate in a different universe and this whole scene is set up for an action sequence, but it's still pretty silly. I love it.