These forums may contain mild adult content and are not associated with EON, Sony or any other companies and do not reflect their views.
 
HomeHome  RegisterRegister  Log in  

Share | 
 

 Battle of the Bonds!

View previous topic View next topic Go down 

Which do you prefer?
"This is the part I like best" - Teehee feeding the Crocs.
100%
 100% [ 4 ]
"This is the part I really like" - Scaramanga ignites Bond's plane.
0%
 0% [ 0 ]
Total Votes : 4
 

AuthorMessage
FieldsMan
Chief Executive
Chief Executive
avatar

Posts : 4178
Member Since : 2010-05-13
Location : The Alpine Room

PostSubject: Battle of the Bonds!    Mon May 15, 2017 9:36 pm

Two examples of a Bond villain proudly demonstrating a hazard/weapon that may see some harm come to 007 himself: Teehee feeding the crocs, the reptiles themselves being the threat to Bond once isolated on the island; and Scaramanga demonstrating the power of the focused, reflected heat, by shooting Bond's seaplane, indicating that Bond won't be leaving.

While the scenes aren't strictly parallel, there's a similar structure to both scenes accompanied by a near-identical line.

Personally, I think LALD's scene is better. The threat is more palpable, and is actually used against Bond after the demonstration. Scaramanga's weapon seems superfluous and doesn't exist beyond the momentary explosion. The former gives Julius Harris time to really indulge in his character, and it's usually at this point in the film that I begin to truly appreciate his sense of danger, bizarre and charm. Not to mention it's probably the best scene in the film. And while the latter scene boasts Christopher Lee (which is always a plus), it seems to break up the flow of the final act.
Back to top Go down
Blunt Instrument
Chief Executive
Chief Executive
avatar

Posts : 3257
Member Since : 2011-03-20
Location : Belfast, Northern Ireland

PostSubject: Re: Battle of the Bonds!    Tue May 16, 2017 5:20 am

Agreed ... we don't doubt Bond will escape from either situation, but in LALD it looks a good deal less likely.
Back to top Go down
lachesis
Chief Executive
Chief Executive
avatar

Posts : 1586
Member Since : 2011-09-20
Location : Nottingahm, UK

PostSubject: Re: Battle of the Bonds!    Tue May 16, 2017 9:37 pm

I agree - much as I love Christopher Lee and his swagger here is pitch perfect pretty much all of TMWTGG ends up either underwhelming or ineffectual by contrast that moment when TeeHee retracts the bridge is one of LALD's best.
Back to top Go down
CJB
Chief Executive
Chief Executive
avatar

Posts : 3824
Member Since : 2011-03-14
Location : 'Straya

PostSubject: Re: Battle of the Bonds!    Tue May 16, 2017 11:09 pm

Tee Hee for me me. That whole solar alligator thing in TMWTGG was nothing more than a McMuffin.
Back to top Go down
Sponsored content




PostSubject: Re: Battle of the Bonds!    

Back to top Go down
 
Battle of the Bonds!
View previous topic View next topic Back to top 
Page 1 of 1

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
Bond And Beyond :: Bond :: James Bond Fan Area-
Jump to: