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PostSubject: Re: Obituaries   Mon Nov 13, 2017 6:50 pm

Thinking about the overall tone of the films at the time, I'm surprised that no 'You know, you look very familiar ... ' in-joke was attempted when Bond and Octopussy first meet.
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PostSubject: Re: Obituaries   Mon Nov 13, 2017 8:35 pm

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Thinking about the overall tone of the films at the time, I'm surprised that no 'You know, you look very familiar ... ' in-joke was attempted when Bond and Octopussy first meet.    

Could have worked rather well actually. The in-joke is made and then quickly sidelined by the fact that Bond knew Octopussy's father, hence the reason for familiarity.
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PostSubject: Re: Obituaries   Mon Nov 13, 2017 10:48 pm

And now I'm thinking about Joe Don Baker being both Whitaker and Wade ... but seeing as Goldeneye was intended to show the world that there was still a place for the 'dinosaur' post-Cold War, maybe jokey nods back to the late 80s wouldn't have been ideal. And I guess they got a fair bit of comic 'business' out of him in GE/TND regardless.
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PostSubject: Re: Obituaries   Tue Nov 14, 2017 9:23 am

Guess not, we could've had Brosnan driving the tank to another Beach Boys song. colgate
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PostSubject: Re: Obituaries   Tue Nov 14, 2017 6:44 pm

Scattering double-taking St Petersburg pigeons in his wake blink .
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PostSubject: Re: Obituaries   Wed Feb 28, 2018 6:13 am

Regret to share that as via the Beeb and elsewhere, Lewis Gilbert has passed aged 97.

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Lewis Gilbert, the British director of Alfie, Educating Rita and three James Bond films, has died at the age of 97.
Born in London in 1920, he started out as a child actor before directing war films including Reach for the Sky and Carve Her Name with Pride.
He made his Bond debut with 1967's You Only Live Twice, going on to direct The Spy Who Loved Me and Moonraker.
The director's son, John Gilbert, spoke to the BBC and confirmed his father "died peacefully in his sleep".
Gilbert, who worked together in film with his father added: "He was a wonderful man with a great sense of humour. He was hard-working and we worked on many films together."
Gilbert said his father passed away on Friday in Monaco, where he had lived since 1975, after "suffering from dementia for close to a decade".

Bond producers Michael G Wilson and Barbara Broccoli paid tribute to the director saying he would be "sorely missed".
In a statement they said: "It is with great sadness that we learn of the passing of our dear friend Lewis Gilbert.
"Lewis was a true gentleman. He made an enormous contribution to the British film industry as well as the Bond films.
"His films are not only loved by us but are considered classics within the series. He will be sorely missed."
Comedian David Walliams was among those to pay tribute on Twitter to the film-maker "for all the joy you brought me & millions of others".

Gilbert was Oscar nominated in 1967 for directing Alfie, the film that made Sir Michael Caine a global star.
He was made a CBE in 1997 and received a fellowship from the British Film Institute in 2001.
Gilbert's other films include Shirley Valentine, which was based, like Educating Rita before it, on a play by Willy Russell.
One of his first directing credits was on The Ten Year Plan, a 1945 documentary about the post-war need for prefabricated housing.
His last film, 2002's Before You Go, saw him reunite with Dame Julie Walters, who was nominated for an Oscar for Educating Rita.
Gilbert's autobiography, All My Flashbacks, was published in 2010.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-43217513

aside from his Bond's, it is that link to the golden age of British cinema -Alfie, Educating Rita, even films like Sink the Bismarck, Reach for the Sky, Greengage Summer and Admirable Crichton (Kenny More films yes). A life well lived, a life well missed already.
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PostSubject: Re: Obituaries   Wed Feb 28, 2018 6:26 am

YOLT has many memorable moments, and Spy remains one of my favourite Moore Bonds.

R.I.P. indeed.
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PostSubject: Re: Obituaries   Wed Feb 28, 2018 7:59 am

Gilbert has been quite overlooked given his CV. Hollywood Reporter's obit:

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/lewis-gilbert-dead-alfie-james-bond-director-dies-at-97-1088811
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PostSubject: Re: Obituaries   Wed Feb 28, 2018 8:04 am

This is very sad. Lewis Gilbert is one of the great classic Bond directors and they are all gone now :(
RIP Lewis Gilbert. You've given us three epic eternal classics.
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PostSubject: Re: Obituaries   Wed Feb 28, 2018 8:09 am

Gilbert lived a long life, though that isn't necessarily a blessing. The great actor Kenneth Haigh died a couple of weeks ago; I was thinking he hadn't been in anything for quite a while so must have had a long and happy retirement, but not so:

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[Haigh] suffered the misfortune of spending the last 15 years in a care home as a result of brain damage incurred after swallowing a chicken bone in a Soho restaurant and suffering oxygen loss.

https://www.theguardian.com/stage/2018/feb/13/kenneth-haigh-obituary
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PostSubject: Re: Obituaries   Wed Feb 28, 2018 9:48 am

Very sad to hear, though a fruitful life it was. 

RIP.
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PostSubject: Re: Obituaries   Wed Feb 28, 2018 12:45 pm

Interesting that he assisted Hitchcock on JAMAICA INN as a teen, where he learned directing. The ultimate film school.

According to the BBC, he suffered from dementia for nearly a decade. Quite sad.
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PostSubject: Re: Obituaries   Wed Feb 28, 2018 9:11 pm

A good innings and a great legacy. R.I.P.
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PostSubject: Re: Obituaries   Sun Apr 08, 2018 11:19 am

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PostSubject: Re: Obituaries   Sun Apr 08, 2018 12:25 pm

R.I.P.

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PostSubject: Re: Obituaries   Sun Apr 08, 2018 9:53 pm

Sad loss, chiefly remember him for Final Countdown and a host of guest spots in cop shows. RIP
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PostSubject: Re: Obituaries   Thu Apr 12, 2018 1:08 pm

I still use his wonderful rendition of the line "Forgot to tell you-their father runs a karate school!" on a daily basis. RIP.
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PostSubject: Re: Obituaries   Sun Jun 10, 2018 2:36 am

Farewell to Eunice Gayson, the first Bond Girl.

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PostSubject: Re: Obituaries   Sun Jun 10, 2018 3:16 am

R.I.P. Miss Trench.
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PostSubject: Re: Obituaries   Sun Jun 10, 2018 3:54 am

She started the Bond girl tradition with a bang...

Requiescat in pace.
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PostSubject: Re: Obituaries   Sun Jun 10, 2018 10:18 am

The first of many but one of the best. RIP Gayson, Eunice Gayson.
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PostSubject: Re: Obituaries   Sun Jun 10, 2018 7:33 pm

Though I really only know her for being Miss Trench and from Revenge of Frankenstein and a few other films it is always a treat to see her knowing glace at Sean every year in my series rewatch.
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PostSubject: Re: Obituaries   Sun Jun 10, 2018 11:50 pm

Why was she dubbed? I understand why Andress and Hama were dubbed for their characters, but why Gayson? She sounds even more sultry in the trailer than the film. 

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PostSubject: Re: Obituaries   Mon Jun 11, 2018 11:43 am

Dubbed? She wasn't dubbed that I'm aware of. The trailer seems to have the on set dialogue which was re-recorded for some reason-probably technical faults.
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PostSubject: Re: Obituaries   Mon Jun 11, 2018 1:14 pm

Yeah, Nikki van der Syl dubbed Sylvia (along with every other female character in DN, aside from Moneypenny and Miss Taro). The trailer showcases Gayson's actual voice (pretty close, actually).
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