Posted 13 May 2011 - 05:00 PM
Interesting point. And, it's very strange for Dalton's Bond is usually described as the more violent, but as you mentioned, he only shot and killed the man on the wharf while he was escaping by boat. But... well, I'd say Dalton's Bond doesn't need to kill everybody to be the most violent. By a look, by a sentence, or even by a gesture, we shudder... The look he has after Saunder's death, or when he bursts the balloon, or when he says "I got the message", what a thrill and what a man !
Tim' reminds me Sean in Thunderball.
To me, the violence with Dalton is elsewhere. Craig continues a bit in this way, but it's different because the violence is more shown than suggested. With Dalton, it was more suggested than shown. For instance when Dario goes to get Pam's boyfriend's heart, it's not shown but the screm proves that they are looking for it... That's why to me Licence to kill is more violent than Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace.