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a fan of smart sci-fi movies and other intelligent films, as well as classic TV shows from the 80s and 90s, plus some of today's TV fare


Nov
27
awarded  Nice Question
Nov
27
revised In “A View To A Kill” why does Zorin let Bond sleep with May Day?
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27
asked In “A View To A Kill” why does Zorin let Bond sleep with May Day?
Nov
25
comment in Skyfall opening scene on train, does Bond fake getting shot?
That last picture with the bleeding ribs is the ticket! Along with the other answer's mention of the Bond/Eve conversation regarding the ribs, I'm convinced that Eve shot hit him there.
Nov
25
comment in Skyfall opening scene on train, does Bond fake getting shot?
Great point about the Bond/Eve conversation regarding the ribs (didn't he also mention some "minor organs" or something?)... that along with the bloody-ribs photo in the previous answer seem to confirm that Eve's shot hit him there.
Nov
24
comment What year was “Flight” supposed to have taken place?
Nice catch on the St Regis reference! I think that helps prove that the film takes place in or close to the same year that it was released (2012).
Nov
24
asked What year was “Flight” supposed to have taken place?
Nov
24
comment in Skyfall opening scene on train, does Bond fake getting shot?
Finally, if the bullet hit him, why didn't he die? Why didn't he have a bullet wound? Why didn't he seem to be in any pain at all?
Nov
24
comment in Skyfall opening scene on train, does Bond fake getting shot?
As for "fake his death to quit MI6" I never said that was his plan. IMHO, he was so stunned by M's order, he needed a time-out to think things over -- so he bailed. He wasn't necessarily thinking "I'm going to fake my death and quit MI6."
Nov
24
comment in Skyfall opening scene on train, does Bond fake getting shot?
As for the fall from bridge, I agree a real person would be unlikely to choose to do that -- but this is a Bond movie -- realism isn't part of the equation. In fact, there are probably at least a dozen more-unrealistic things Bond does in the film.
Nov
24
comment in Skyfall opening scene on train, does Bond fake getting shot?
Given he could hear everything Eve said in his earpiece, I think he could easily have heard the shot in his earpiece, too. Or even heard it through the air... Eve wasn't far away.
Nov
22
comment in Skyfall opening scene on train, does Bond fake getting shot?
As for the chest wound, it started bleeding through Bond's shirt as soon as he was hit by shrapnel from Patrice, while Bond was still in the crane. But the shot from Eve never visibly drew blood. To me, this suggests the chest wound was solely from the shrapnel.
Nov
22
revised in Skyfall opening scene on train, does Bond fake getting shot?
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22
comment in Skyfall opening scene on train, does Bond fake getting shot?
I agree it would have been childish for Bond to fake death -- and that's why I think he did it. A key theme of movie is both Bond and Silva are childishly angry at M, who was basically a mother to them. When M ordered the shot, Bond "regressed" to that hurt, angry, mistrustful boy he was when his parents were killed - but unlike Silva, Bond eventually forgave M.
Nov
22
comment In Skyfall, what happened in the boat on the way to the island?
Thanks for mentioning those follow-up questions... I must admit I had forgotten about them after getting into the debate on the headline question. I just changed my -1 to +1.
Nov
22
revised In Skyfall, what happened in the boat on the way to the island?
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revised In Skyfall, what happened in the boat on the way to the island?
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comment In Skyfall, what happened in the boat on the way to the island?
Ok we agree about that. But I don't think it applies to original question here.
Nov
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