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Kath
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PostSubject: Why is Strawberry Fields "Strawberry Fields"?   Sun Jun 24, 2018 12:14 am

I had a discussion about the memorial garden in Central Park this week (Strawberry Fields - named after the Beatles song "Strawberry Fields Forever" because John Lennon was shot close-by) and I couldn't keep my mouth shut and mentioned the Bond girl. Then I was hoping I wouldn't be asked why you would name a Bond girl "Strawberry Fields". I mean, that is a very unconventional name, even for a Bond girl.

Does anyone know? Is it just a pun on the Beatles song?
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PostSubject: Re: Why is Strawberry Fields "Strawberry Fields"?   Sun Jun 24, 2018 9:41 am

My guess is that it's a combination of wanting to have a "Flemingesque" name for a new Bond girl, as well as harken back to the 60s. There was a conscious effort to make QOS feel like a 60s Bond film through style and editing, while Arterton is quoted on having her hair styled as a combination of Pussy Galore (hair cut) and Tracy Bond (colour) - her two favourite Bond girls from the 60s.
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PostSubject: Re: Why is Strawberry Fields "Strawberry Fields"?   Sun Jun 24, 2018 2:41 pm

I literally thought it was a "collars and cuffs" reference to her red hair. This is James Bond after all.
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PostSubject: Re: Why is Strawberry Fields "Strawberry Fields"?   Mon Jun 25, 2018 12:17 am

CJB wrote:
I literally thought it was a "collars and cuffs" reference to her red hair. This is James Bond after all.

I think that is what FieldsMan meant by "Fleminesque". I mean, in the American Dad Bond parody ("Tearjerker" & "For Black Eyes Only") Francine is named "Sexpun".

FieldsMan wrote:
My guess is that it's a combination of wanting to have a "Flemingesque" name for a new Bond girl, as well as harken back to the 60s. There was a conscious effort to make QOS feel like a 60s Bond film through style and editing, while Arterton is quoted on having her hair styled as a combination of Pussy Galore (hair cut) and Tracy Bond (colour) - her two favourite Bond girls from the 60s.

I hadn't known that, thanks.
I still think they also wanted the reference to the Beatles - only a few things a more British than the Beatles.
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PostSubject: Re: Why is Strawberry Fields "Strawberry Fields"?   Tue Jun 26, 2018 1:59 pm

I think it goes along with the stupid Elvis name. I visibly winced at both of them in the theater. To me it just feels like general laziness and an inability to come up with the Flemingesque names.

What a terrible waste...of a great actress in such a throwaway bit part with a silly name.
Wonder why they didn't go ahead and make her middle name earmuffs?
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