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univex

Member Since 05 Dec 2001
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In Topic: Sir Roger Moore (1927-2017)

23 May 2017 - 10:31 PM

What a beggared and poorer word we live in now. Truly a fantastic gentleman. I´m at a loss for words. I´ll be in silence for the rest of the day.


In Topic: MGM: 007 films to come out on a 3-4 year cycle

29 April 2017 - 06:53 PM

 

Why didn´t they do it with Napoleon? That little, weird man? Myth and psyche go a long way.


But actually...they did it with Napoleon, didn't they? Not a single step he wasn't contested, he just proved himself the better strategist. Until one day he didn't...

 

True. Very true. And yes, his demise against the Russian winter had the same root as his verve: ambition. 

 

And I do agree wee need a surprise actor to play a villain. Can´t believe their lack of imagination. Mads and Almaric were superb choices as far as casting goes. Well, maybe Mads was. The order should be: first a Bond villain, then always glued to the villainous role. Not the other way around.


In Topic: MGM: 007 films to come out on a 3-4 year cycle

29 April 2017 - 09:48 AM

Why didn´t they do it with Napoleon? That little, weird man? Myth and psyche go a long way.

That being said, yes, now that you mention it, I did find Quantum to be more scarier than Spectre. Mr. White was had a ghostly presence that conveyed that "big brother" paranoia sensation that is essencial to an evil org on film.


In Topic: Dry Spell

15 April 2017 - 12:17 PM

 


Yes, absolutely SAF, but then again, Amis is...well...Amis, in a league of his own. Have we had another really good writer doing a continuation novel? One of that caliber? He is a better writer than Fleming. Not of Bond, per se, but in general.

 

I´d have loved to read, say, a Umberto Eco Bond novel. He was a big Bond fan, and has some dissertations on it. He was lucky to have Connery play a major role in his The Name of the Rose. Can you imagine that, for a Bond fan? 

 

I did not know or even consider it possible that Eco was a Bond fan!

 

Major, major Bond fan. 

http://www.umbertoec...james-bond.html

 

My editor, who is actually a crime novelist himself, interviewed him a couple of years ago on the matter. He was very knowledgeable on Fleming, he says. A true fan. 


In Topic: Who do you want for Bond 7? * POLL ADDED*

15 April 2017 - 10:53 AM

Never in a million years would I want Bell near Bond. Good actor, though. Lacks the finesse, I´d say. Craig can do hooligan and suave. Bell, not so sure. He should have had more ballet classes ;)