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PostSubject: Little things that annoy you in the films.   Wed May 16, 2012 9:50 am

Just those little things that always stick out to you.

I have a few from CASINO ROYALE.

-I don't like that Bond doesn't know how to dress for a casino. I'm talking about the dinner jackets thing. Yeah, I get that it's supposed to put Bond and Vesper on the same level, and I even like the "sized you up" line, but I don't like that Bond apparently doesn't know how to dress. What is he, just some schmo now?

-Bond is the worst tail man in the history of the universe. Where did this guy go to spy school? I know a guy who has a job detecting shoplifters in stores, and he's great at blending in, but Bond, who knows not to touch his earpiece, stands five feet away from the person he's tailing and stares intensely at them.
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PostSubject: Re: Little things that annoy you in the films.   Wed May 16, 2012 10:32 am

First off the head, product placement but I guess I'm thinking more of CR/QOS and that "Omega" line.

And it's not a little thing.
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PostSubject: Re: Little things that annoy you in the films.   Wed May 16, 2012 10:43 am

Shitty, shitty, lines in films that are supposed to be classics for years to come.

I wanted to die when Padme put on her worst cry face in the history of Star Wars and said,"



And that fucking awful NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO...
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PostSubject: Re: Little things that annoy you in the films.   Wed May 16, 2012 10:44 am

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Shitty, shitty, lines in films that are supposed to be classics for years to come.

I wanted to die when Padme put on her worst cry face in the history of Star Wars and said,"



And that fucking awful NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO...

Add to that: "You brought him here to destroy me!"

More the delivery
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PostSubject: Re: Little things that annoy you in the films.   Wed May 16, 2012 10:59 am

The White Tuxedo wrote:

-I don't like that Bond doesn't know how to dress for a casino. I'm talking about the dinner jackets thing. Yeah, I get that it's supposed to put Bond and Vesper on the same level, and I even like the "sized you up" line, but I don't like that Bond apparently doesn't know how to dress. What is he, just some schmo now?

Considering he had a fairly monied and fancy shmancy upbringing and education, you'd think he'd be less of a philistine.

But oh well, welcome to nuBond. :|
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PostSubject: Re: Little things that annoy you in the films.   Wed May 16, 2012 11:06 am

Mrs Aural Sects wrote:
I wanted to die when Padme put on her worst cry face in the history of Star Wars
I think that might be the second-worst cry face in the history of cinema.

The worst being PAINFACE!, but you already knew that.
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PostSubject: Re: Little things that annoy you in the films.   Wed May 16, 2012 12:20 pm

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What is he, just some schmo now?
Any schmo can be Bond, provided with the right accessories. Pay close attention to the products Bond uses in Casino Royale and you'll be well on your way.

CJB wrote:
Considering he had a fairly monied and fancy shmancy upbringing and education, you'd think he'd be less of a philistine.

But oh well, welcome to nuBond. :|
Come on. Do you really expect a 40-year-old bon vivant to know how to dress?

You guys don't understand how Flemingesque this scene is. Bond is a blunt instrument, who thinks of nothing but his next target. When he falls in love with Vesper, she shows him the finer side of life. She gives James his first tuxedo, and that's why he always wears tuxedos after that. She completely changed his life. But when Vesper dies, Bond becomes a hitman again. It makes me cry every time.
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PostSubject: Re: Little things that annoy you in the films.   Wed May 16, 2012 1:35 pm

Nothing like first love at 40.
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PostSubject: Re: Little things that annoy you in the films.   Wed May 16, 2012 8:31 pm

Sometimes wounding in the Bond films draws blood, and sometimes it doesn't ... even within the same film sometimes.

Make your damn minds up!


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PostSubject: Re: Little things that annoy you in the films.   Wed May 16, 2012 8:50 pm

Poo-ssy. It's Pussy! PUSSY!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Little things that annoy you in the films.   Wed May 16, 2012 9:02 pm

Speaking of tailing someone.

In movies and TV cops drama like Law and Order or NCIS or CSI, etc, the cops are doing surveillance on someone.

They either always park a few feet down the street and across from the suspect's residence/place of business or sometime even closer.

I am sorry but if I was to come out of my house and store and see a car, your standard LEO car, big boxy looking thing with antennas sticking out from the roof and the trunk, parked a few feet down the street;

Even I can figure out they are watching me.
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PostSubject: Re: Little things that annoy you in the films.   Thu May 17, 2012 7:11 am

The silenced gun effects when there are massive gun battles!
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PostSubject: Re: Little things that annoy you in the films.   Thu May 17, 2012 7:43 am

Or, the normal sound effect when the gun is silenced, a la TMWTGG PTS.
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PostSubject: Re: Little things that annoy you in the films.   Thu May 17, 2012 7:49 am

I'm most annoyed by unnecessary silliness that lowers the films--albeit briefly--to childish fare. I'm thinking particularly about California Girls (AVTAK), Tarzan Yell (OP), and Slide Whistle (Gun). Why, why, why? Inexplicably bad judgment by somebody.
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PostSubject: Re: Little things that annoy you in the films.   Thu May 17, 2012 7:51 am

Those three instances halt otherwise serious, tense, dramatic moments dead. Trying to figure what's the worst...in some ways Golden Gun for ruining the Barry soundtrack and a good stunt but the California Girls for similar reasons. The Tarzan Yell married with the "Hiss off".
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PostSubject: Re: Little things that annoy you in the films.   Thu May 17, 2012 8:20 am

The hoods convention in GOLDFINGER.
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PostSubject: Re: Little things that annoy you in the films.   Thu May 17, 2012 9:23 am

CJB wrote:
The White Tuxedo wrote:

-I don't like that Bond doesn't know how to dress for a casino. I'm talking about the dinner jackets thing. Yeah, I get that it's supposed to put Bond and Vesper on the same level, and I even like the "sized you up" line, but I don't like that Bond apparently doesn't know how to dress. What is he, just some schmo now?

Considering he had a fairly monied and fancy shmancy upbringing and education, you'd think he'd be less of a philistine.

But oh well, welcome to nuBond. :|

I never got the impression that Bond didn't know how to dress ("you assume human beings actually dress that way, but you wear it with such disdain...", or that he'd never worn a tuxedo before. Before snarling about the new togs being tailored, he did say "I have a dinner jacket."

Clearly he liked the new one better, so Vesper contributed to his style, but it wasn't quite a 'so that's where Indy got his whip/hat/scar/fear of snakes/entire style' moment. I got more a sense of that when he won Dmitrios' Aston Martin.

Have you ever seen Goldeneye: The Secret Life of Ian Fleming? It was full of 'so that's where Fleming got the idea' moments, however the sequences all involve film iconography, not literary (white persian cat, tossing a hat onto a stand, etc.).

I guess the moment that bothers me the most is, after seeing Bond complete his character arc in CR, we have to watch him backtrack and start his healing process all over again in QoS.
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PostSubject: Re: Little things that annoy you in the films.   Thu May 17, 2012 10:46 am

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I guess the moment that bothers me the most is, after seeing Bond complete his character arc in CR, we have to watch him backtrack and start his healing process all over again in QoS.

Yes, indeed. Frankly I like Tiff's idea of erasing QOS from the Bond canon. It's an unnecessary epilogue to CR moreso than a standalone slice of the series. Nothing will be lost as SF will (hopefully) have the more confident "traditional" Bond that the follow up to CR deserved. Bond didn't need to go find his quadrant of solstice or whatever in Fleming's LALD after all.
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PostSubject: Re: Little things that annoy you in the films.   Thu May 17, 2012 11:42 am

Roger Moore's hair in FYEO through AVTAK. That awful attempt to comb-over his bald spot.
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PostSubject: Re: Little things that annoy you in the films.   Thu May 17, 2012 8:27 pm

During the ski/motorbike chase in FYEO, I find myself thinking that the headlights that revolve around to become guns on the bikes don't have anywhere near enough room in them to store the amount of rounds that get fired at Bond, and (as far as I can recall) there's no sign of a 'feeder' magazine.
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PostSubject: s   Fri May 18, 2012 12:28 am

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During the ski/motorbike chase in FYEO, I find myself thinking that the headlights that revolve around to become guns on the bikes don't have anywhere near enough room in them to store the amount of rounds that get fired at Bond, and (as far as I can recall) there's no sign of a 'feeder' magazine.

That is the very definition of a "niggle."

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PostSubject: Re: Little things that annoy you in the films.   Fri May 18, 2012 2:43 am

Revolving headlights - is that what they were? They looked like pen-pots to me.

That sequence always gets me too. I always felt they should have used snowmobiles instead of motorcycles (except that a skidoo wouldn't have made it over the barn). Why should Die Hard 2 be the first film to feature a snowmobile chase?
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PostSubject: Re: Little things that annoy you in the films.   Fri May 18, 2012 3:17 am

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Roger Moore's hair in FYEO through AVTAK. That awful attempt to comb-over his bald spot.
I've always hated that hair. Who thought that was a good idea to put on his head? It instantly ages Moore and looks awful. From MR to FYEO looks like it's been a much longer period than just two years.
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PostSubject: s   Fri May 18, 2012 3:55 am

hegottheboot wrote:
Makeshift Python wrote:
Roger Moore's hair in FYEO through AVTAK. That awful attempt to comb-over his bald spot.
From MR to FYEO looks like it's been a much longer period than just two years.

During the four years between YOLT and DAF, Seanery aged a dozen years, IMO.
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PostSubject: Re: Little things that annoy you in the films.   Fri May 18, 2012 5:49 am

Perilagu Khan wrote:
Blunt Instrument wrote:
During the ski/motorbike chase in FYEO, I find myself thinking that the headlights that revolve around to become guns on the bikes don't have anywhere near enough room in them to store the amount of rounds that get fired at Bond, and (as far as I can recall) there's no sign of a 'feeder' magazine.

That is the very definition of a "niggle."

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