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In Topic: Who is Oberhauser?

23 November 2015 - 02:29 AM

The jacket is certainly a quirky clothing choice, but throwback intentions aside, I don't think it undermines Blofeld's character. Must he be taken less seriously because he dresses in a style most people outside of India don't? It's not like he's dressed in jeans and a t-shirt; he's dressed formally, only taking a page from another culture. I think your claim that the attire, coupled with the scar and the cat, reflects a lack of creativity (or perhaps a lack of initiative) is more significant.

I think he would be taken less seriously, just as Craig's Bond would be more risible if he wore bell-bottoms like the ones Moore sported in The Spy Who Loved Me. The Nehru jacket isn't there to show Blofeld has an international dress sense (wearing loafers without socks suggests this Blofeld aspires to dress like a Western jerk)--it's part of a set of props designed to link this Blofeld with that of YOLT, despite their complete difference in personality.

In Topic: Daniel Kleinman will design SPECTRE main titles

22 November 2015 - 08:53 PM

Kleinman is even better than Binder.


No. Kleinman is working in a template created by Binder and with technology Binder could only have dreamed of. Binder's use of silhouettes remains unrivalled and unlike Kleinman he never used tentacle porn!

In Topic: Who is Oberhauser?

21 November 2015 - 08:16 PM

In the films, the Nehru jacket is part of Blofeld's signature look, so I don't think it's fair to compare it to the safari suit. A more fitting comparison would be the Joker's purple suit. Admittedly, they didn't have to bring it back: it's been a long time, so they could've come up with a new look, and it was a risky move after the Austin Powers films. But ultimately, it's not a make or break deal; the character's behavior is. In fact, the opportunity to learn more about Blofeld's past can turn the jacket into an intriguing aspect of the character. Just now, I can picture Oberhauser faking his death, then traveling all over the globe, exploring different places and cultures --India among them, for example-- before settling down and creating Spectre. More on this could be revealed in the next film.


The Safari suit comparison is fair, because it and the Nehru jacket are completely outdated items of clothing--they signify nothing but a throwback to the past. The Joker's purple suit is ouytlandish, but he's a clownish, garish character and people still wear suits today. No one outside India wears a Nehru jacket, unless they're dressing as Dr. Evil for Halloween. True, the jacket isn't itself a make or break deal, but when grouped with the other throwbacks--the cat and YOLT scar--it shows a distressing lack of creativity. To skirt so close to Austin Powers when reimagining a major character is a terrible decision. The Nehru jacket isn't an integral part of Blofeld's character--in his first two film appearances he looked just as good in a suit and tie. What's integral about Blofeld is that he's corporate crime lord, a villain so professional he makes his colleagues look like amateurs. And a true professional would wear a suit just as sharp as Craig's.

In Topic: Who is Oberhauser?

20 November 2015 - 09:00 AM

I don't think Blofeld's nehru jacket is any different to Bond having his tuxedo. I don't see these things restricting an actor's performance, either.

Men still wear tuxedos, but no one wears Nehru jackets, unless they're dressing as Dr. Evil for Halloween. It's an outdated piece of clothing and only there to remind fans of Blofeld's campiest side. It's as if Craig's Bond decided to wear a safari suit because Roger Moore did.

As for the scar and white cat, they're nothing but pointless fanboy shoutouts that add nothing to what's supposed to be a 21st century reimagining of Blofeld. At their best, the Bond films stand on their own, rather than quoting themselves.

In Topic: Who is Oberhauser?

20 November 2015 - 04:11 AM

that's exactly how i feel glidrose. They bring back Blofeld, but give him a completely different backstory. Which mean's he's really Blofeld in name only. 


Oh, it's even worse than that--they gave Blofeld a completely different (and completely stupid) backstory, yet they also gave him YOLT Blofeld's props (the white cat, Nehru jacket, & scarred eye). So he's Blofeld in props only! I was in favor of resurrecting Blofeld, but only if the Dr. Evil camp was left behind. The filmmakers decided that was the one element they'd retain!