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Professor Pi

Member Since 27 Dec 2006
Offline Last Active Jul 15 2017 05:48 PM

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In Topic: What MUSIC are you listening to? (2015)

15 July 2017 - 05:26 PM

Wonder Woman -- Rupert Gregson-Williams



In Topic: Jaguar re-enact stunt from The Man With The Golden Gun

15 July 2017 - 04:16 PM

It seems the landing was a bit on the rough side there. Otherwise an awesome stunt, congratulations!


Doesn't seem as though he car had the driver symmetrically in the middle like the specially designed AMC Hornet was.  But it's always nice to see real stunts over CGI.

In Topic: Moonraker - why such a bad rap?

22 June 2017 - 02:27 AM

I'll admit, reading the Benson/Brosnan/Rubin critiques of this film lowered my opinion of it (much like reading cbn lowered my opinion of Pierce's entries.)  And despite its humor dragging it down in the eyes of these critics, to this day it has some of the most horrifying scenes for childhood Bond fans--the scientists gassed to death, Corrine being put down by dogs, the prospect of global gassing from orbital space.  Oh, and water moccasins.  Plus the cold corporate ruthlessness of Drax himself, feeling entitled to his megalomania by virtue of birth and wealth alone.


As if to balance all this out, MR also has phenomenal charm to it--something TND and QoS lack in droves.  It may not achieve the heights of TSWLM, or Roger's first two eighties Bonds, but it's more welcoming and warm than each of the other actor's worst Bonds.  OHMSS and LTK may be better films, but they are nowhere near as fun.

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

18 June 2017 - 03:22 PM

I wonder if the movies would have come out faster had Skyfall only grossed $500M instead of the billion dollars that gave EON a financial cushion.

In Topic: What Will Be the Next Phase of Bond?

18 June 2017 - 03:18 PM

And that, ladies and gentlemen, is why I miss the John Glen era. 


Me too.