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An Observation About CASINO ROYALE And James Bond [Feb. 8th, 2011|01:42 pm]
Warren Ellis

In CASINO ROYALE, James Bond is the Bond girl. Look at the way they even show him emerging from the ocean like Ursula Andress. Sexual torture, too, if less creepy-glam than being stripped and painted gold. Vesper Lynd is Bond: never not in control, never without a plan, seducing to further her goals. She has to die so Bond can become her.

(originally dropped at my notebook)

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From: fenmere
2011-02-08 09:10 pm (UTC)
Interesting observation.

A friend of mine once noted that in all the movies (and likely the books, though I haven't read them), Bond himself is a terrible agent. True, he gets the job done, but he's always making mistakes and bumbling into trouble resulting in big explosions and lots of casualties. And he's anything but discrete.

And if he were any good at his job, they'd be terribly boring movies.
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[User Picture]From: grenacia
2011-02-09 12:35 am (UTC)
That idea is a large part of the plot of Charles Stross's novel "The Jennifer Morgue"
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[User Picture]From: enterlinemedia
2011-02-09 06:20 am (UTC)
I want a like button for your journal entry, Mr. Ellis
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