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glidrose

Member Since 25 Oct 2011
Offline Last Active Aug 16 2017 09:56 PM
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In Topic: The Night Manager

09 August 2017 - 11:33 PM

Finally got around to watching this and all I can say is WOW!

 

Not perfect, but mostly excellent. I agree tho' that Pine's motivation is a bit too neat and convenient. And yes, the whole series did remind me of LTK. The River House intrigue goes on a bit in episodes 4 and 5. Almost entirely outstanding performances, in particular Laurie, Hollander and Debicki. I wasn't as taken with Olivia Colman as some of you. Too matronly and at times maudlin, though some of her dialogue doesn't help.

 

And yep, this felt like a movie, not at all like tv. I'm really let down that Bier won't be directing B25. She's exactly what the film series needs.


In Topic: The Ultimate James Bond Quote Game

08 August 2017 - 07:10 PM

"How the hell did you get that?"

 

The missing encoder in TND? If so, I don't remember who says it. Whoever remembers wins this round and gets to go next..


In Topic: BOND 25 confirmed for 2019 release

05 August 2017 - 06:54 PM

Ah yes.  Finlay Light.  Takes me back as well.
 
Perhaps the last time I actually believed anything in the press about Bond.  Actually, I do myself a disservice.  I didn't believe that either.
 
Google Images had an array of images - for any number of famous people, but none that I could discern as being the chap in question.


Really? I found several.

Here are several from the 1980's

http://www.gettyimag...ight"&sort=best

And one that appears to be much more recent

http://1.bp.blogspot.../_DSC1373bw.jpg

John Glen's book "For My Eyes Only" apparently states that he did indeed direct a screen test with Finley Light for "The Living Daylights". So it would seem that FL was considered for the part.

I've also heard - don't know if it's true - that this was also part of a ruse to force Timothy Dalton to do a proper screen test.

 
 

With respect, that link showed up a bunch of images of an otherwise non-Caucasian chap and many of some kid or other.
 
Which, was pretty much what turned up on a google image search...
 
As for the tests, of course they were performed to encourage someone procrastinating to maybe, do the right thing and sign.  The Moore years were filled with such 'tests'.


Ah, I see what the problem is. The link keeps removing the all-important mandatory quotation marks.

Once you're on the getty image page you'll have to manually add the quotation marks: "finley light"

That should do it.

Here's the link again

http://www.gettyimag...ight"&sort=best

In Topic: BOND 25 confirmed for 2019 release

03 August 2017 - 06:42 PM

Ah yes.  Finlay Light.  Takes me back as well.
 
Perhaps the last time I actually believed anything in the press about Bond.  Actually, I do myself a disservice.  I didn't believe that either.
 
Google Images had an array of images - for any number of famous people, but none that I could discern as being the chap in question.


Really? I found several.

Here are several from the 1980's

http://www.gettyimag...ight"&sort=best

And one that appears to be much more recent

http://1.bp.blogspot.../_DSC1373bw.jpg

John Glen's book "For My Eyes Only" apparently states that he did indeed direct a screen test with Finley Light for "The Living Daylights". So it would seem that FL was considered for the part.

I've also heard - don't know if it's true - that this was also part of a ruse to force Timothy Dalton to do a proper screen test.

In Topic: The Ultimate James Bond Quote Game

03 August 2017 - 06:23 PM

You a winner! Your turn, MajorB.