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Tony (Tony)
Username: Tony

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 5.81.149.93
Posted on Sunday, September 18, 2016 - 12:24 pm:   

I researched and very much enjoyed Spectre last night, and there again was the Bond trope of him and a girl being very comfortably imprisoned at the baddy's base. That moment always appealed to me and I never knew why. Then it hit me: that comfortable place is our life. Bad guys run everything. We hang on their whim. It would be so easy to stay there. But...no, it needs defiance, destroying. But freedom means rubble -doesn't it?
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Craig (Craig)
Username: Craig

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 99.153.254.41
Posted on Monday, September 19, 2016 - 05:02 pm:   

I never thought about it, but you're right, there is often that scene where Bond and the girl are feted at the villain's lush retreat. The last temptation.

One of the things I didn't like about SPECTRE - minor, anal, still - was that they showed us Bond's apartment. We have NEVER before seen where Bond lives in a film, and I've always thought this smart and part of the deeper mythography of it: Bond is the equivalent of a Greek hero who comes down from heaven only when Earth needs him to put things back in the balance (Bond films are always about maintaining status quo - never about making things *better* on Earth). So, smartly, Bond's home is superfluous, totally unnecessary. This is what I fear from what I saw in SPECTRE, that maybe these powerful structural threads that have been there so long, are unravelling....
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Tony (Tony)
Username: Tony

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 5.81.149.93
Posted on Monday, September 19, 2016 - 05:12 pm:   

But that room, none of the pictures hung up. I found that very meaningful. You wondered if he had a bed or kettle. It felt like the room of someone who didn't need one.
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Stevie Walsh (Stephenw)
Username: Stephenw

Registered: 03-2009
Posted From: 81.133.201.120
Posted on Tuesday, September 20, 2016 - 05:26 pm:   

I distinctly remember a scene in one of the earlier Bonds where M calls round to Bond's swish pad and interrupts him with a lady. I think it was one of the Connerys. I'm temporarily offline at the minute which explains my absence recently. On Wi-Fi down the pub here.
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Tony (Tony)
Username: Tony

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 86.139.125.18
Posted on Thursday, May 23, 2019 - 01:51 am:   

Hi, Echo Stevie....

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