The novel that inspired Skyfall lodge?
Posted 29 April 2017 - 12:41 PM
A bit ago, I remember reading a piece that discussed that the defense of Skyfall lodge was actually an homage by Purvis & Wade to an older adventure novel. I'm having trouble locating that information via search. Could someone point me in the right direction?
Posted 29 April 2017 - 12:46 PM
Posted 29 April 2017 - 03:18 PM
Posted 29 April 2017 - 03:27 PM
I remember Purvis & Wade's decision to give the lodge a name game from the Richard Hannay adventure Greenmantle.
Here's a link to an omnibus of the Richard Hannay novels. They were a big influence on Fleming and are enjoyed today by British adventure fans.
Posted 29 April 2017 - 03:47 PM
Posted 08 May 2017 - 03:48 AM
The inspiration was the movie "Home Alone" (1990)
Posted 08 May 2017 - 10:11 PM
Yes, DaveBond21, you are perceptive, indeed. The parallels are unmistakable !
The hero of Home Alone was blond-haired, blue-eyed and male.
His mother was an important figure in his life, though she had committed an act of neglecting him, focused as she was on the needs of the many.
The hero in Home Alone was strongly affected in his hour of need by a wise and experienced elderly gentleman.
The primary villain in Home Alone was portrayed by an actor well-known for roles in other films wherein he played cold-blooded, brutal and deadly killers...need I even go on ???