Daniel Craig in classic Tux at end of this 'Casino Royale' Movie Trailer

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Soph, May 3, 2006.

  1. Jovan

    Jovan Banned for Good

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    I say make him as Fleming wanted, a PC James Bond is like a light beer in a plastic bottle, it just doesn't work...
    But you forget this is also the 2000s, where sexism is pretty much not acceptable.
     
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    Purists will probably say he's the closest Bond to the one in the novels, though I'm hoping not quite as sexist. "They sent in a bloody WOMAN? Are they even taking this seriously?" If I misquoted ever so slightly, my bad. The only thing I hope they don't do is have him actually look raggedy like that in the classic gun barrel sequence. I like his style from what I'm seeing, though he looks a bit too cliche-hitman in that open collar getup.

    I still think the first Bond movie was the best one -- Connery played him as he was intended to be played. Anti-hero all the way. I do have a soft spot for Timothy Dalton's Bond though...he was close...but not close enough.

    Poor guy...that's why everyone wanted him to be Bond :)
     
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    I say make him as Fleming wanted, a PC James Bond is like a light beer in a plastic bottle, it just doesn't work...

    -- I agree, I watched Dr. No again for the first time, the 1st 2/3 or that movie establish Bond and are really tremedous up to the silly Dr. No metal hands, plastic suit madness.

    The key defining moment for me for the character, and mind you this was like 1963 and they did do it better is:

    Bond is ruthless, the best scene is when he says, "You've had your six" after trying to acquire information from the geologist who had fired 6 shots into who he thought was Bond sleeping. Then Bond proceeds to shoot him not just once, but twice in the back while the guy is pretty much defenseless. So rather than take him in, this Bond just kills as a sweet, cold revenge. He is always calm about everything, well mannered, classy, suave, yet he can be a ruthless, cunning killer.
     
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    The firewall at work is fixed and I have to say, I like that trailer! Eva Green is going to be the best Bond girl in a while. The only one that's even comparable in recent years was Sophie Marceau, although technically she was a Bond villian.

    And after not being very keen on Daniel Craig as Bond, I have to say I'm warming up to him. That tux he's wearing is superb.
     
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    Bond is ruthless, the best scene is when he says, "You've had your six" after trying to acquire information from the geologist who had fired 6 shots into who he thought was Bond sleeping. Then Bond proceeds to shoot him not just once, but twice in the back while the guy is pretty much defenseless. So rather than take him in, this Bond just kills as a sweet, cold revenge. He is always calm about everything, well mannered, classy, suave, yet he can be a ruthless, cunning killer.

    I agree, Soph. That's probably my favorite scene in any of the Bond movies.

    I must say, though, that I like the metal hands/plastic suit business. "Dr. No" is my favorite Bond movie overall.
     
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    Bradford Current Events Moderator

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    thanks for the clip link-- did you get the impression this is another movie headed in the direction 'batman begins' went, sort of starting over again? looks like we'll see Bond's promotion to a double-O, etc.

    That was exactly the same impression I had - definitely a Batman Begins feel to it. Then again, Casino Royale was the first book and did have that feel as well, so if they're going to reintroduce the character at least they have the correct source material.
     
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    Not my size - bummer...

    I did describe my newborn son as looking like Gert Frobe to a few people when he was born recently... big face... lots of blonde hair... I feel kind of bad about it, but that was truly my first impression of him [​IMG]
     
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    Not my size - bummer...

    I did describe my newborn son as looking like Gert Frobe to a few people when he was born recently... big face... lots of blonde hair... I feel kind of bad about it, but that was truly my first impression of him [​IMG]


    --'Do you expect me to talk?'
    ----No, Mr. Bond, I expect you to die!----[​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    Bradford--
    Because you are such a Bond fan, I KNEW you'd want to own this jacket, so you can dress up like Auric Goldfinger. [​IMG]
    [​IMG]

    http://cgi.ebay.com/NWT-BRIONI-TUXED...QQcmdZViewItem

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    Best megalomaniac line in a Bond Film:

    Auric Goldfinger:
    Man has climbed Mount Everest, gone to the bottom of the ocean. He's fired rockets at the Moon, split the atom, achieved miracles in every field of human endeavor... except crime!
     
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    I love womanizing Connery Diamonds are Forever: Slapping Case with his tie FRWL Roughing Tatiana when she won't talk Goldfinger: slapping Dink on the ass. All so wonderfully un-PC
     
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    The best scene in any Bond movie is in Goldfinger;

    *slaps the hot blonde in a bikinis ass*
    "Run along now, man talk."
     
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    The best scene in any Bond movie is in Goldfinger;

    *slaps the hot blonde in a bikinis ass*
    "Run along now, man talk."

    Dink!
     
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    I don't know how you remembered her name, good call. I knew I screwed up the quote, so I had to go pop the movie in. Really, any excuse to watch a Bond flick. Dink, meet Felix Leiter. Hello. Felix, say hello to Dink. Hello Dink. [​IMG] *SMACK*
     
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    The thing is, Auric's dinner jacket was reverse of that Brioni one, black with gold satin lapels.

    Oh, and is anyone worried about the Russians being replaced by terrorists in the plot to suit today's friendly climate towards Russia? I have my doubts but... meh. It'll probably be fine.
     

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