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Demdike@Cult Labs 21st February 2020 11:02 PM

If Eon were any use to man nor beast they'd have told Billy Caterwaul to go back to her bedroom to learn how to sing and gone with the song we are demanding in our millions.

Sisters of Mercy performing No Time to Cry.

Hell, they'd have only needed to change a single word in the lyrics.

:laugh:

Demoncrat 21st February 2020 11:49 PM

:lol:

Win!

trebor8273 21st February 2020 11:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Rob4 (Post 621016)
Blofeld, a great character? Which one? He was a hand stroking a cat, then played by three different actors in completely different ways and finally dumped unceremoniously down a chimney in a comedy throwaway... nothing great or respectful about that and a demonstration that, although fun, the old franchise was often poorly written with no respect for the audience's intelligence.

also having a rant about feminism is not valid film criticism in itself. all films reflect the times they are made in and in regard to Bond you are overstating the case. after all, after seeing his latest lay shot in the head his reaction was 'shocking waste of scotch' - hardly progressive.

every genre forum on the net is being infiltrated by the 'culture wars' mafia who have there own agenda whichever side of the fence you sit on. lets keep this one grounded and respectful. happy to hear a well reasoned argument with examples but anyone shouting an opinion should audition as a Doctor Who writer ;)


Totally agree terribly written character. As you say most of the time it's just some guy stroking a pussy! Too notch writing thier.

Also the new films not out yet so unless hivemind has a time machine how does he know what it's like, I watch it with an open mind .

I think hivemind must just watch the same dozen or so things over again , while stroking a white cat and muttering the good old days over and over.

iank 22nd February 2020 08:20 AM

He's right, though.

hivemind 22nd February 2020 11:02 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by The Reaper Man@Cult Labs (Post 621011)
Watched THE SPY WHO LOVED ME and THE LIVING DAYLIGHTS this week.
Class,both of them.

Pity Dalton didn't do more than two films.
License To Kill tonight methinks.......;)

Good man.

It's always nice to see a member know quality Bond when he sees it.

I remember in 1989 going to see Licence To Kill at the cinema in London. There was hardly anyone there. United International Pictures had a hell of a time trying to sell the film to audiences. The poster artwork was rather uninspiring, and Dalton was so under appreciated by even hardcore Bond fans at the time. There's never been a better Bond like Dalton, since Sean Connery took on the role. Dalton fills the criteria perfectly. Even back then I enjoyed his interpretation of James Bond. I'm certain Ian Fleming would of been highly enviousness of Dalton's brilliant portrayal of 007. Every year I watch Licence to Kill. And I never get bored watching the film. Nicely paced, great theme by Gladys Knight, another great song "Dirty Love", and some really catchy women. Dalton was Bond.

hivemind 22nd February 2020 11:08 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by iank (Post 621036)
He's right, though.

Nothing like being a lone voice in the wilderness.

It's quite refreshing. :thankingyou:

The Reaper Man@Cult Labs 22nd February 2020 11:11 AM

As Iíve said numerous times....

Best song.
Hands down.
No contest.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=uWWwKDttHnM

hivemind 22nd February 2020 11:18 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by trebor8273 (Post 621027)
Totally agree terribly written character. As you say most of the time it's just some guy stroking a pussy! Too notch writing thier.

Also the new films not out yet so unless hivemind has a time machine how does he know what it's like, I watch it with an open mind .

I think hivemind must just watch the same dozen or so things over again , while stroking a white cat and muttering the good old days over and over.

Well, I do model myself on Francisco Scaramanga, without the extra nipple, rather than Blofeld. I'm not keen on cats unfortunately, bring me out in a rash. If I'm Scaramanga, I'll have to call you Nick Nack trebor. My trusty servant. BETTER GET THE CHILLED DON PERION FROM THE GOLD DRINKS CABINET NIK NACK. :lol::lol::lol::lol::lol:

hivemind 22nd February 2020 11:24 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by The Reaper Man@Cult Labs (Post 621040)
As Iíve said numerous times....

Best song.
Hands down.
No contest.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=uWWwKDttHnM

Geat score by Marvin Hamlisch as well

hivemind 22nd February 2020 11:40 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Rob4 (Post 621016)
Blofeld, a great character? Which one? He was a hand stroking a cat, then played by three different actors in completely different ways and finally dumped unceremoniously down a chimney in a comedy throwaway... nothing great or respectful about that and a demonstration that, although fun, the old franchise was often poorly written with no respect for the audience's intelligence.

also having a rant about feminism is not valid film criticism in itself. all films reflect the times they are made in and in regard to Bond you are overstating the case. after all, after seeing his latest lay shot in the head his reaction was 'shocking waste of scotch' - hardly progressive.

every genre forum on the net is being infiltrated by the 'culture wars' mafia who have there own agenda whichever side of the fence you sit on. lets keep this one grounded and respectful. happy to hear a well reasoned argument with examples but anyone shouting an opinion should audition as a Doctor Who writer ;)

Oh God!

Donald Pleasence of course. Blofeld as a character certainly got treated more as a cartoonish after thought as Bond progressed in the later years. I would have Pleasence's Blofeld over the bland Christoph Waltz Blofeld in Spectre. Blofeld was a classic Machiavellian portrayal. Pleasence certainly responded to the underlying nature of how Fleming wrote him. You Only Live Twice brings Blofeld's shadowy nature out, whereas Spectre just shows Blofeld as a rather bland, under developed Blofeld, that has no real current of evil in him. I wasn't convinced by Waltz as Blofeld one bit. Waltz doesn't seem that interested. Just get a nice hefty pay cheque, and that's that. Probably a lot to do with the writing of the character in Spectre. MAFIA!!! Rather strong words from you Rob. No. Don't think so. I just have strong views that often don't fit into the hivemind mentality of some forum members. Good try though. I'll give you that.


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