New Bond Movie

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  1. JimHerriot

    JimHerriot Ready for Anything

    Evening all.

    Having just read this story on the BBC News website re the new James Bond film I have a question.

    Billie Eilish to sing the new James Bond theme

    Will Daniel Craig be taking the Victor Mature role?

    Kind regards, always,

    Jim.
     

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  2. Robert-w

    Robert-w Well-Known Member

    AKA Victor Manure
    If he hangs around for many more films it will be the Victor Meldrew role
     
  3. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    never watched a Bond film
     
  4. JimHerriot

    JimHerriot Ready for Anything

    Clive! Not even this classic? Two decent actors. (forgive any ads please).

    And plot note, fisticuffs not as result of fare increases.

    Kind regards, always,

    Jim.

     
  5. Robert-w

    Robert-w Well-Known Member

    Not even Russ Abbot ("The name's Bond, Basildon Bond) ?
     
  6. canuck

    canuck Token Colonial Patron

    At last count, Shaw had 12 memorable screen deaths to his credit.
     
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  7. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member

    My favourite Bond:

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  8. Dave55

    Dave55 Atlanta, USA Patron

    All these years I ass-u-med he was talking about the 7.65 Luger round. PPK is 7.65 Browning/.32 ACP. Hardly like a brick through a plate glass window.

     
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  9. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    Closest I came to watching one was the Alan Patridge " Never Say Alan Again" program.


     
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  10. Chris C

    Chris C Canadian researcher

    Always somewhat ironic considering 9mm and .45 already existed at that time.
     
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  11. Dave55

    Dave55 Atlanta, USA Patron

    Also .357 and .44 magnums but revolvers were never as cool, unless you were Dirty Harry, of course.

    Or Patton:

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  12. JimHerriot

    JimHerriot Ready for Anything

    Dave and Chris,

    I think the calibre choice was driven by the fact that given Bond's sartorial elegance and supposed low profile his superiors did not want a bulging weapon beneath his jacket,

    Steady the Buffs!

    Kind regards, always,

    Jim.
     
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  13. Chris C

    Chris C Canadian researcher

    Yes, I did think of Webleys but they would have been far too big!

    I've seen most of the Bond movies and will probably see the next one too, although I think "Casino Royale" was Daniel Craig's best so far. (I didn't go to see "Spectre" in the theatre.)
     
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  14. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

  15. Jonathan Ball

    Jonathan Ball It's a way of life.

    I think Fleming always had Bond packing something with a bit more of a bang than a PPK?

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  16. canuck

    canuck Token Colonial Patron

    Ian wanted him to have a gun too!
     
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    canuck Token Colonial Patron

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  18. TTH

    TTH Senior Member

    As far as guns go, this is extensively covered on the many Bond sites out there. Initially Bond was carrying a little .25 Beretta, he got the PPK later.

    As to a new movie...well, Bond was a creature of the 60s and I think he should stay there. Let the man retire.
     
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  19. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    I used to pack a piece in the late sixties going to Saturday morning pictures or just general carry out and about.

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  20. Ramiles

    Ramiles Researching 9th Lancers, 24th L and SRY

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