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 Post subject: Re: A bunch of softies.
PostPosted: Tue May 26, 2015 6:39 pm 
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There is this strange line in one of the Bond stories which shows how at odds they are with modern perception of the ultra fit character of Craig's Casino Royale. By Skyfall he was a bit physically closer to this I grant you

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As Bond lit his eightieth cigarette of the day


You have to wonder how Bond achieved anything between that and the prodigious amount of whiskey he consumes


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Rufus wrote:
There is this strange line in one of the Bond stories which shows how at odds they are with modern perception of the ultra fit character of Craig's Casino Royale. By Skyfall he was a bit physically closer to this I grant you

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As Bond lit his eightieth cigarette of the day


You have to wonder how Bond achieved anything between that and the prodigious amount of whiskey he consumes


Maybe Mr. Bond operates a bit like this. :lol:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vcoWdrerLdU


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That is my favourite episode of "The Young Ones" so thanks for posting it


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Rufus wrote:
There is this strange line in one of the Bond stories which shows how at odds they are with modern perception of the ultra fit character of Craig's Casino Royale. By Skyfall he was a bit physically closer to this I grant you

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As Bond lit his eightieth cigarette of the day


You have to wonder how Bond achieved anything between that and the prodigious amount of whiskey he consumes


Maybe Mr. Bond operates a bit like this. :lol:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vcoWdrerLdU


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Speaking as a senior citizen, I don't think younger people can even imagine the level of alcohol and tobacco consumption common back in the day. You see it pretty accurately in Mad Men. Yes, people drank at the office, stopped off for a drink on the way home, had a drink or two with dinner and huffed down three packs of cigarettes in between. Health consciousness as we know it today was considered a fringe philosophy (by everyone but my old man, who had a degree in biology, never smoke, drank very moderately and exercised daily).

I think the generation produced by The Great Depression and WW2 had a fatalistic view of such things and a certain bitter confidence born of hardship. They were, as Ross Perot of all people put it, like tempered steel and somehow continued to do whatever they had to no matter what kind of shape they were in. They managed it until middle age, but the mortality rate from the kind of living got to be so high eventually there was no avoiding the truth. When the U.S. Surgeon General released the smoking report, the tide finally began to turn.


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Speaking as a senior citizen, I don't think younger people can even imagine the level of alcohol and tobacco consumption common back in the day. You see it pretty accurately in Mad Men. Yes, people drank at the office, stopped off for a drink on the way home, had a drink or two with dinner and huffed down three packs of cigarettes in between. Health consciousness as we know it today was considered a fringe philosophy (by everyone but my old man, who had a degree in biology, never smoke, drank very moderately and exercised daily).

I think the generation produced by The Great Depression and WW2 had a fatalistic view of such things and a certain bitter confidence born of hardship. They were, as Ross Perot of all people put it, like tempered steel and somehow continued to do whatever they had to no matter what kind of shape they were in. They managed it until middle age, but the mortality rate from the kind of living got to be so high eventually there was no avoiding the truth. When the U.S. Surgeon General released the smoking report, the tide finally began to turn.


I didn’t realize you were a senior member of the club here.
So this conversation would be more like Kimberly to Mr Kitts, rather than Maggie to Peter?

But I can see your point in the different views on health. When I first saw Mad Men it was more than a little off putting the way they smoked and drank and a few of their other attitudes. It seemed to be an era where appetites were indulged.

But then again I am easy shocked by such things. We are talking the girl who exercises 4 days a week for 3 hours each here.


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ernestgreene wrote:
Speaking as a senior citizen, I don't think younger people can even imagine the level of alcohol and tobacco consumption common back in the day. You see it pretty accurately in Mad Men. Yes, people drank at the office, stopped off for a drink on the way home, had a drink or two with dinner and huffed down three packs of cigarettes in between. Health consciousness as we know it today was considered a fringe philosophy (by everyone but my old man, who had a degree in biology, never smoke, drank very moderately and exercised daily).

I think the generation produced by The Great Depression and WW2 had a fatalistic view of such things and a certain bitter confidence born of hardship.


That mindset lasted longer than you may think. In the U.K the concept of the "Liquid lunch" (or spending most of the working afternoon getting drunk) was accepted in many professions and trades well into the 1980s, perhaps even later. And these were people who were at most born into, or even in the decades after, WWII. Fleet Street Journalists were infamous for it. I think this may be as much a symptom of endemic Trade Union militancy. A refusal to modernise working practices (that probably pre-dated WW II) as the sense of fatalism. Mrs Thatcher's highly divisive war on the unions may have a role to play in the change to healthier living , in that sense at least.


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Well, I'm a Brosnan fan myself. He was my favorite Bond -even before he was given the role.

Craig's Bond is a result of the Bourne era for sure. Filmmakers quickly realized that Treadstone-trained Matt Damon would easily kick Remington Steele's cute ass in hand to hand combat, so they replaced him with a mean looking dude with more muscle mass. I'm not complaining by the way, it's all good.


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When it comes to the best Bond, I'm really enjoying Penny Dreadful at the moment so I'm going for ol' T-Dog himself Timothy Dalton!


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I always thought Dalton (and Connery) were closest to the attitude of the novel Bond. People talk about Bond being a spy but with the License to Kill he's really just an assassin. A realy cool assassin.


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I agree that Dalton's underrated. I think the franchise was somewhat in the doldrums when he inherited the role. After Cubby Broccoli had never been happy with Roger Moore (a widely held view) and had approached Dalton a couple of times. Amazingly, Dalton turned him down, given the kind of campy outings the Bond films had become, maybe not a bad decision. When he accepted the third offer I think he did a credible job, but that's not surprising. Dalton is a real actor, not a movie star, which is a very different breed.

He was spotted early too. I worked as a staff writer on the awful Flash Gordon (yes, I know a lot of people love it now because it's become camp but at the time we were making it that wasn't what we had in mind) in which Dalton played the prince of the forest people - a ridiculous part somewhere between Robin Hood and Chingachgook - and really sold it. Not an easy thing to do. Even then there was talk that Dalton might make a good Bond. I wasn't surprised when he got his shot. I think he brought a kind of dark glamour to the part but there was something missing - maybe the element of menace the character needed - and the public just didn't buy him as Bond. His numbers were the second worst after George Lazenby's and that sealed his fate for future episodes.

I have a feeling Craig may be with us for a long time. In some way, he's better suited to the era, which is almost as grim in many respects as The Cold War. The fact that Craig actually looks scared and confused a lot reflects the new age of anxiety very well.


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I enjoyed both Living Daylights and the "too dark for it's time" Licence to Kill" and I have a memory of the abiding criticism of Dalton being that while his face is perfect for Bond and he could carry off both the tuxedo and the action scene his voice was too soft. Strange but true.

The sheer brutality of Licence to Kill didn't help either. The World was not ready for such a driven, vengeful Bond then. He was still the last British superhero in people's eyes. If Craig was to remake that movie line for line and scene for scene it would do amazing business. The success of Man of Fire, Taken and, yes, the Bourne Movies have seen a sea change in what people expect in their Secret Service heroes


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..... his voice was too soft.

Colin Firth pulls it off with an even softer voice.

(Btw, I hope you have seen the unrated version of Kingsman. I heard that some very important parts about the Swedish princess got the axe later.


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I will definitely be investing in Kingsman the Bigger, harder (on Swedish Princesses) cut. Since they wish to do the Taken approach to DVD releases


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