Thursday, November 27, 2008

Quantum of Solace

The most disappointing Bond movie since License to Kill. When I leave the theater after a Bond film I usually can't wait to see it again. Not this one. A car chase at the start, another chase, a boat chase, a plane chase ....please some intrigue for 007. The one image that stands out is the woman covered in oil. Like Shirley Eaton in gold. This scene has not got much coverage. Where is Q and Moneypenny?? The ending doesn't have much of a bang either. The music is ok, some slowed down verses of the James Bond theme. I remember the bang for Dalton and Brosnan's first outing as 007 and then it tailed off. Is Craig headed down the same path? Why not bring back Blofeld in the next film as the head of Quantum since he was never "actually killed off".

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Surviving Bond Villains

I never liked the way the Bond series wrapped up the end of Blofeld. It should have been a more spectacular duel with Bond. Some of the ones who did survive, Ms Taro, Nik Nak, Koskov and Irma Bunt ( who actually killed Bond's wife in OHMSS) never resurfaced. Now Mr White from Casino Royale will apparently make history and be back in the new film.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Networking or good ol' boys network

This has been a hot topic lately. If you are in a group naturally you think of it as networking and working your contacts. Other people may see you as part of a gobn however. I have seen both and it depends which side of the glass you are looking through.