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DerekG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 11:45 AM
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In a way, James Bond is the perfect movie series
--22 movies, offering you your preferred style (e.g., serious, taut spy thriller; splashy spectacle; blow-em up actioner)

--6 lead actors, if you don't care for one iteration, just go to the next

--dozens of beautiful women and scenery-chewing psychopaths

--dozens of gorgeous location shoots

--largely unburdened by the dictates of continuity


Honestly, I hope they crank these things out until the end of time.

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Initech Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 12:54 PM
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1. Loved the last two.
And what man wouldn't want to be Bond? You get to travel to beautiful locales on the Queen's dime, bang the hottest women, sip on top shelf booze, and a license to kill. What more would you want?
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MrMickeysMom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 01:03 PM
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2. Cars... you forget the cool cars...
Souped up by the cooler geeks!
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Initech Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 02:15 PM
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4. Yeah - I forgot that part.
:rofl:
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DerekG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 01:49 PM
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3. I'm conflicted about that
On one hand, he's a highly-functional sociopath; on the other hand, he's James fucking Bond.

So yeah, I wanna be him.
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Aristus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 09:10 PM
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5. The name itself, James Bond, is perfection.
Ian Fleming chose that name because it was simple, bland, Anglo, and forgettable. He wanted his spy to be a shadow.

Now the name stands for action, adventure, toughness, determination, sexual cool, you name it. The name has become the opposite of what Fleming intended.
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Bucky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 10:20 PM
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7. More typical Bond fare
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YJWfObq2cFk 007 slapping women

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oo0d1zTAFKA Sean Connery explains why it's necessary
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Bucky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 09:56 PM
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6. And don't forget.... "man talk"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bcNGYRKBfHA "Say good-bye, dear. Man talk."
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pokerfan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 10:42 PM
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8. It's not unlike Doctor Who
Almost fifty years on, 771 episodes and eleven doctors.
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