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seun
03-23-2007, 01:31 PM
On a scale of 1 to 10, how much did you want to cry when Bond was having his knackers smacked with a rope by Mr Evil Frenchman?

dpaterso
03-23-2007, 01:42 PM
That's a leading question. Perhaps some audience members were already sobbing in sympathy? Perhaps others wished they were doing the smacking? While a select few found it oddly stimulating and wished their knackers could be so lucky? Just offering a different perspective, that's all. Carry on.

-Derek

seun
03-23-2007, 01:44 PM
:Jaw:

dpaterso
03-23-2007, 01:49 PM
:rolleyes: Yeah right, you're soooo shocked! Anyone who would ask such a question, would not be shocked by such a reply. :D

-Derek

seun
03-23-2007, 01:55 PM
I resent that ;)

robeiae
03-23-2007, 02:02 PM
I cried tears of joy, since the filmmakers finally decided to incorporate some actual elements from an original Bond book for the first time since From Russia With Love.

aadams73
03-23-2007, 02:06 PM
I'm not a boy, but I do want to say that Daniel Craig is hot. HOT.

Carry on.

(Oh, and what's with Eva Green's wonky mouth? That thing was frightening. Couldn't they find a beautiful woman for the role? There are plenty out there.)

robeiae
03-23-2007, 02:10 PM
Yeah, the cannon-fodder bed mate was far more attractive.

seun
03-23-2007, 02:13 PM
My girlfriend wanted to know how Bond could be up for it with Vesper after he had his nuts whacked. I had to remind her that he is Bond. Therefore he can do anything.

aadams73
03-23-2007, 02:15 PM
Yeah, the cannon-fodder bed mate was far more attractive.

Yup, she was gorgeous--exactly what you expect from Bond.

nighttimer
03-23-2007, 02:41 PM
I was too busy clenching up to give it a rating. That looked painful.

Apparently Double-0's have balls of steel. :eek:

And the other babe was much foxier than Eva Green.

dpaterso
03-23-2007, 03:34 PM
Kinda bewildered by the anti-Eva Green (http://images.google.com/images?q=Eva+Green+Sybilla+Vesper) comments, but, okay, I'll go with the flow and downgrade her in my personal ratings system... now she only scores 12 out of 10.

-Derek

Stacia Kane
03-23-2007, 03:35 PM
Actually, he recovered for some time before he was up for it with Vesper. In the book it was several months, if memory serves, and I believe in the movie we still were lead to see that at least a month or so had passed.

seun
03-23-2007, 03:48 PM
Any man other than Bond would need several months to recover.:D

maestrowork
03-23-2007, 07:53 PM
I'm surprised he could actually "function" at all after that torture. Or maybe M gave him new set of plastic balls.

>.<

Daniel Craig is kind of odd looking, but I'd love to have a body like his. Then someone will call me hot.

seun
03-23-2007, 08:42 PM
I take off my shirt and I look like him. Honest. Really. No lies.

maestrowork
03-23-2007, 08:45 PM
You meant: "I take off my shirt and I look like his testicles." Right?

dpaterso
03-23-2007, 08:49 PM
Any man other than Bond would need several months to recover.:D
You get to my age, you have to whip it with a rope to keep it down.

-Derek

Jamesaritchie
03-23-2007, 09:34 PM
On a scale of 1 to 10, how much did you want to cry when Bond was having his knackers smacked with a rope by Mr Evil Frenchman?

I wanted to cry from the moment that movie started. I was strongly wishing the director, the script writer, and the casting department were tied down and getting their knackers smacked.

maestrowork
03-23-2007, 09:44 PM
Why James? I thought it was one of the best Bond films ever.

dclary
03-23-2007, 11:02 PM
I thought it was an awesome torture. I was a little saddened by the method of his escape from it. A little too Deuxy for me.

whistlelock
03-23-2007, 11:13 PM
The torture scene made me cringe with every whack.

and how he got out was lame.

And Whats-her-face should have been unrepently evil. Even laughed at him when he came in to "rescue" her. That woulda been great.

Stacia Kane
03-23-2007, 11:26 PM
I take off my shirt and I look like him. Honest. Really. No lies.

Pictures please!

dclary
03-24-2007, 03:09 AM
The torture scene made me cringe with every whack.

and how he got out was lame.

And Whats-her-face should have been unrepently evil. Even laughed at him when he came in to "rescue" her. That woulda been great.

Hey, thanks for repeating me, tool.

;)

maestrowork
03-24-2007, 05:38 AM
I thought it was an awesome torture. I was a little saddened by the method of his escape from it. A little too Deuxy for me.

Me too... that's just too easy. But I think it happened like that in the book, too?

robeiae
03-24-2007, 06:14 AM
Me too... that's just too easy. But I think it happened like that in the book, too?
Yes. And Vesper was pretty close to the book Vesper.

Really, it was exceedingly well done from that perspective.

maestrowork
03-24-2007, 06:40 AM
So that means Ian Fleming was kind of weak to put in a DEM.

robeiae
03-24-2007, 06:44 AM
So that means Ian Fleming was kind of weak to put in a DEM.
Honestly, I've never heard anyone claim he was all that strong. But he was still fun to read. That's the whole point for pulp, no?

Bravo
03-24-2007, 06:45 AM
it was a great bond flick, but couldve been a great flick period if it:

a) had a hotter bond girl

b) was shorter in length

c) came up w a better way to get out of the torture scene

d) made the bond girl evil

e) made the villian more menacing (he play cards well. :rolleyes: )

and yes this list is very similar to dclary's.

i have no problem admitting that we are often times on the same wavelength when it comes to action flicks.

robeiae
03-24-2007, 06:58 AM
You guys are like Chip and Dale.

mkcbunny
03-25-2007, 01:04 AM
I was wincing, and I don't even have balls. Well, biologically speaking, anyway.

[P.S. Daniel Craig is hot. Had to say that.]

My-Immortal
03-25-2007, 09:18 AM
Definitely some wincing and cringing...it's just not right to treat that that way - but aside from the torture scene, I did like that this 'Bond' actually finished up his fights looking like he took a beating. Quite a few earlier Bond flicks would show Bond getting into a fight, and walk away without any noticeable bruises or scratches etc.

Not that it matters, but this is one of my favorite Bond movies and I'm looking forward to the next one with Craig.

Take care all -

aruna
03-25-2007, 09:46 AM
Happened to see this the other day - my son is visiting and he brought it home.

I don't know what's with you guys. I think Eva Green is fanatastic looking. She has a certain kind of innocence to her, which I love.
Daniel Craig, on the other hand, is - for me, probably the most bland and utterly charisma-less male they could have found. UGH!

No Bond actor ever came close to Sen Connery.
I didn't like this movie, and I can't answer the OP question. Sorry. My son laughed at the scene in question.

dpaterso
03-25-2007, 11:05 AM
I don't know what's with you guys. I think Eva Green is fanatastic looking. She has a certain kind of innocence to her, which I love.
Yup, that innocent-naughty look always gets me right here... <wistfully>


Daniel Craig, on the other hand, is - for me, probably the most bland and utterly charisma-less male they could have found. UGH!
That's OK, each to their own tastes, but to appreciate statements like this fully I need to know which contemporary actors you find not-bland and not charisma-less. Who would you rather have seen in the role? Sean is 40 years older now than when he made his first Bond films. (Tho' if you like the idea of being seduced by a wrinkled walnut, that's fair enough.)

-Derek

aruna
03-25-2007, 12:25 PM
tastes, but to appreciate statements like this fully I need to know which contemporary actors you find not-bland and not charisma-less. Who would you rather have seen in the role? Sean is 40 years older now than when he made his first Bond films. (Tho' if you like the idea of being seduced by a wrinkled walnut, that's fair enough.)

-Derek

I haven't given much thought yet to which actors I'd rather have seen in the role, and maybe I'm not as savy about contemporary actors as I might be.

But, but, but, I have discovered a German actor whom I find realy has it all, looks, charisma and charm; unfortunately he only plays in German TV movies for the time being but I hope that at one point he makes the jump into international movies! (edit: looking at the website, seems he HAS been in int'l movies: Dream Team? Big Bad World? editrd again: nope, Dream Team is also TV))
His name is Joachim Raaf, and this is "my type": http://joachim-raaf.com/

dpaterso
03-25-2007, 02:12 PM
His name is Joachim Raaf, and this is "my type": http://joachim-raaf.com/
Ja, mein other half wholeheartedly approves of your choice:

http://www.joachim-raaf.com/images/gallery/thumbs/Unbenannt-43.jpg

...I heard her sigh something loving the "naughty look in his eyes" -- whatever that means. :rolleyes:

-Derek

aruna
03-25-2007, 04:21 PM
I like this one! I'm not sure if it;s him I like, or his character in a Daily Soap I've suddenly started to watch - and I never watch soaps.

http://www.joachim-raaf.com/images/gallery/thumbs/lachen4.jpg

seun
03-25-2007, 05:38 PM
Pictures please!

OK, I admit I may fall short of Daniel Craig's body. But I will say if he let himself go and went bald, he would look like me.

And then I would laugh in an evil villan sort of way.

aruna
03-25-2007, 06:41 PM
The funny thing is, I kept falling asleep during the Casino Royale DVD (I get up early, so in the eavening I am very tired and ften fall asleep while watching a movie in the evening.
So though I can remember the ball-torturing scene, I must have been so bored that I fel asleep, bcause I cannot for the life of me remember how he escaped it! Please do tell...

wyntermoon
03-25-2007, 07:16 PM
There was a friggin plot? When did that sneak in? I was too busy lusting over Craig's ass to notice any minor plot holes like how the Evil Frenchman walked away from the "brother from Langley" instead of being in custody and why they would try to kill both of them in the car crash scene when they needed them for the account number/password.

Ahhhh - movie magic...

maestrowork
03-25-2007, 09:57 PM
I don't watch Bond films for plot. I can hardly summarize any one of them with synopses and I've watched almost all. I watch them for action, cool gadgets, bad-ass villains, and hot babes.

robeiae
03-25-2007, 10:00 PM
I don't watch Bond films for plot. I can hardly summarize any one of them with synopses and I've watched almost all. I watch them for action, cool gadgets, bad-ass villains, and hot babes.
So I take it you're not a big fan of Moonraker?

wyntermoon
03-26-2007, 12:03 AM
I will add, however, that this was my favorite Bond film since Connery. They must've hired a new stunt director, the action was fun to watch (loved the car flip)!

Chumplet
03-26-2007, 12:25 AM
I hadn't seen the movie yet, and now you've ruined it for me.

I can see him yelling now, "OOOh, my double Oh and Seven!"

Chumplet
03-26-2007, 03:50 AM
... I guess I killed another one.

KTC
03-26-2007, 03:54 AM
I think I would have to have the boys in a vice to actually watch a James Bond movie...but it would definitely make me cry to see someone's boys suffering an attack. Yes...I would cry, even if only inwardly.

mkcbunny
03-26-2007, 04:34 AM
So I take it you're not a big fan of Moonraker?

Right around Christmas, I got a really nasty virus that kept me in bed/on the sofa for a couple of days. As anyone who watched Spike TV will know, they run a James Bond marathon over pretty much any holiday weekend, except maybe Easter and Veteran's Day. During that time, I reaized that being sick was better than watching "A View to a Kill." My god was it boring; I hadn't remembered how so. And why, oh why, did they have to run "Never Say Never Again" *again* [twice in one day].

Watched Thunderball [one of my top 3], You Only Live Twice, and On Her Majesty's Secret Service [overrated to my mind], but had to suffer through the two above, and I shut it off for "Octopusssy" because bed and darkness was looking better than a bad Bond at that point.

mkcbunny
03-26-2007, 04:43 AM
P.S. I realize that the OP asked for boys' opinions. I apologize for answering outside my gender and diverting to non-ball Bond discussion. It's just that I've seen a lot of Bond movies--more and more often than most balled persons I know. I couldn't help commenting. Blame the norovirus. Nasty thing.

... and now back to our regularly scheduled poll.

seun
03-26-2007, 11:41 AM
Don't worry. Any opinions on ball-whacking gratefully recieved.

dpaterso
03-26-2007, 11:48 AM
Lodging an objection!

I don't think there's such a thing as a bad Bond film.

Some are less good than others.

But hey, they're still Bond films. I'd rather watch the least good Bond than watch nothing.

Thank you.

-Derek

mkcbunny
03-27-2007, 12:13 PM
Lodging an objection!

I don't think there's such a thing as a bad Bond film.

Mmmmm. Gotta disagree there. A View to a Kill, Moonraker, Octopussy, Living Daylights. ...

dpaterso
03-27-2007, 12:35 PM
Nyet, I'm digging my heels in here (even if it ruins my SMERSH-issue shoes!) -- they're still Bond movies, and that in itself makes them watchable to any Bond fan, they just weren't as good as most of the others.

-Derek

Spiny Norman
03-28-2007, 12:04 AM
I was watching it next to a girl at the moment. Most of my time was spent observing how she suddenly sat up when they stripped Daniel Craig naked and then how her eyes got all wide and starry when they sat him down. I think that this is possibly the best response - instead of being absorbed in the testicular torture, I was keenly aware of the attractive and keenly interested young lady to my right. Eventually she noticed that I was watching her in a very morbid and cockeyed fashion and she turned a red so bright tomatoes would envy her. It was hilarious.

I enjoyed the movie a whole damn lot, and - here comes the best compliment I can give it - at time I even forgot it was a Bond movie. I really don't like very many Bond movies. The plots are all boring, as are the characters, because you know exactly what's going to happen every time. This one was incredibly fascinating to watch - it had actual character conflict along with intense, brutal violence that made you sit forward. Bond, for once, was believable as Bond - because a man who's authorized by the government to murder is probably not going to have a heart made of gumdrops and cotton candy. From the beginning I was convinced that he would kill without second thought. It was very engrossing.

robeiae
03-28-2007, 12:13 AM
Nyet, I'm digging my heels in here (even if it ruins my SMERSH-issue shoes!) -- they're still Bond movies, and that in itself makes them watchable to any Bond fan, they just weren't as good as most of the others.

-DerekMoonraker???

Come on! What a weenie bad guy. Drax. Pffft.

And aside from the Brazilian agent (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emily_Bolton), what a weak supporting cast. Pa-thetic.

Writer2011
03-28-2007, 12:16 AM
The torture scene made me cringe....Can you say OUCH!??? Yeah, it was pretty rough...

dpaterso
03-28-2007, 12:21 AM
Moonraker???
Come on! What a weenie bad guy. Drax. Pffft.
Moonraker: evil villain Drax plans to WIPE OUT ALL HUMAN LIFE ON EARTH from his ORBITAL SPACE STATION! He's been STEALING SPACE SHUTTLES and using them to ferry his genetically perfect minions and supplies into outer space. After surviving numerous attempts on his life and wrestling with a GIANT ANACONDA, Bond sabotages the space station and holds out until freakin SPACE MARINES arrive to take on Drax's minions in a one-against-one laser gun battle! JAWS, Bond's nemesis, changes sides to help Bond defeat the arch-villain!

What film did YOU watch?

-Derek

robeiae
03-28-2007, 12:31 AM
What film did YOU watch?
The one with a doofy bad guy who has an "astronaut" training program that seems to largely consist of doing calisthenics in really cheap clothes, that seeks perfection form his elite corps but is a fat slob, himself. The one that using Jaws as little more than comic relief, that has "death bolas," that opened with one of the lamest scenes in the history of movies, and that actually gave Jaws a love interest which is critical to the plot!

And I haven't even gotten to the title song...

Spiny Norman
03-28-2007, 12:48 AM
We are talking about the movie that's about as long as several presidential administrations, right?

robeiae
03-28-2007, 12:56 AM
We are talking about the movie that's about as long as several presidential administrations, right?
Derek and I are talking about Moonraker, not Casino Royale. Is that what you mean?

dpaterso
03-28-2007, 01:13 AM
The one with a doofy bad guy who has an "astronaut" training program that seems to largely consist of doing calisthenics in really cheap clothes
Technically speaking they only had to go up there, wait for human life on Earth to die out (a couple of days) then go back down again. So they could have practiced disco dancing instead and it would have made little difference.


that seeks perfection form his elite corps but is a fat slob, himself.
Yeah but they had plans for him that involved a big fat airlock, shh. Know what tho', I would have been more impressed with Drax if he'd shown Bond his space boudoir with a dozen horny sluts mentally conditioned to find Drax attractive. Now that would have made him a real man's villain in my eyes.


The one that using Jaws as little more than comic relief
Finally, Jaws was a match for Roger Moore, the comic relief Bond!


that has "death bolas," that opened with one of the lamest scenes in the history of movies
Coolness! Admit it, you were impressed with the imaginative quality of the writing.


and that actually gave Jaws a love interest which is critical to the plot!
Ah, ugly little bespectacled braces girl, be still my beating penis heart. A memorable character indeed. I thought you said the supporting cast were weak?


And I haven't even gotten to the title song...
Quite frankly, if it wasn't sung by Shirley Bassey or Lulu, I don't want to know.

You forgot to denigrate Lois Chiles. Just thought I'd remind you.

Hell, I thought Moonraker sucked! But given a choice of staring at a broken TV on a wet Sunday afternoon or watching Moonraker? I'd... probably... prefer to... watch Moonraker.

-Derek

maestrowork
03-28-2007, 01:16 AM
I hated Roger Moore as Bond. But as long as there were cars, gadgets, and girls, girls, girls, they were fine.

robeiae
03-28-2007, 01:19 AM
But given a choice of staring at a broken TV on a wet Sunday afternoon or watching Moonraker? I'd... probably... prefer to... watch Moonraker.
*sigh*

So would I. Every time...

dpaterso
03-28-2007, 02:07 AM
Exotic locations! Muscular thugs! Evil naughty minx women! Cool cars! Ticking detonators! Big explosions! That's what Bond films are made of.

-Derek

maestrowork
03-28-2007, 03:39 AM
In other words, Bond films are a straight man's fantasy. Just the way I like it! Except, of course, the ball-wacking scene. Nope -- not so good for our fantasies.

robeiae
03-28-2007, 03:43 AM
Big explosions!
Hopefully not when the movie is being shown in a public place.

Oh, wait...you meant...nevermind.

maestrowork
03-28-2007, 03:55 AM
Borat: I wanna make romantic explosion...

The Grift
03-28-2007, 04:08 AM
The knotted rope scene was painful to watch. I do not imagine I would have been so defiantly witty in that situation.

I have misplaced my copy of the book and haven't read it in almost 15 years...during the torture didn't they also break his pinkie and Bond immediately passed out?

I thought the movie was highly entertaining, and agree that it didn't even have to be a Bond movie. No gadgets or any of that, Bond was just a very-tough g-man and not a superhero, and the plot wasn't TOO outlandish. I liked how he had to earn the character...first by gaining double-0 status, and then picking up the trademarks of James Bond along the way...he goes from driving a Ford Focus to the Aston Martin, from drinking champage to the "Vesper" martini, a big blocky automatic to the Walther, etc etc. By the time he walked into that Casino with that tux and ordered his martini...the Bond theme music was playing...fantastic.

Parkinsonsd
03-28-2007, 09:45 PM
The notted rope scene was a brilliant idea. It lets us poor guys finally go watch a cool movie and your wife/girlfriend won't complain because there's some hot naked guy on screen.

The pinkie thing was in Live and Let Die.

Cassiopeia
04-06-2007, 08:37 AM
I resent the for boys only. :D But anyway, I just saw the movie for the first time. Wow...I tell you what WOW. Now I know why everyone was raving about this movie. Excellent. A good deal more realistic and talk about a HUNK!

Oh wait you guys don't want to hear about that though.

And you are right Parkinsonsd...I was SO glad to see a naked man on the scene rather than a woman. :D

Inkdaub
04-06-2007, 11:39 AM
Okay Casino Royale was awesome. Eva Green was smokin hot and no mistake! Craig was a great Bond as he brought a physicality and a sense of self awareness to the role that wasn't there before. There was also a greater sense of violence and ruthlessness on Bond's part. Good stuff I say.

Now, the ball whacker scene was painful to watch but I knew Bond would get through it.

tomvolz
04-07-2007, 05:11 AM
The scene was painful to watch. I thought this was the best Bond movie by far. Daniel Craig, in my opinion, is the best Bond - at least the way the character was portrayed. He wasn't skiing like a professional (like Moore). He simply great at improvising, as shown in the Madagascar chase scene. And my wife doesn't get starry-eyed over too many actors (so she can't watch it again).

KCathy
04-07-2007, 08:24 AM
I'm surprised he could actually "function" at all after that torture.

In the book, that was actually kind of the point. He had been recovering for several weeks and was scared that he wouldn't be...um...up to it. It was actually a pretty deep character exposition, considering Bond isn't usually known for deep thoughts.

I totally agree with those who said the escape from the torture was Deux at its finest. Just awful.


Bond films are a straight man's fantasy.

Normally, I'd agree with you, but Casino Royale--I would almost swear a woman had a serious hand in deciding who got naked. The women in this movie, while admittedly gorgeous, showed FAR less skin than Craig did. And ohhhh, was that skin fun to look at. I enjoyed the action and all, but even if this movie had just had the normal non-plots of most Bond movies, I would have watched it two or three or ten times just to fill my popcorn bucket with drool while staring at Craig's chest.

dpaterso
04-13-2007, 11:16 AM
Moonraker???
Come on! What a weenie bad guy. Drax. Pffft.
I had occasion to go up the attic last weekend to check the plumbing, and saw, right there in a cardboard box split open with age, MOONRAKER by Ian Fleming (PAN books paperback, 1956). Dammit, this would have been a Twilight Zone moment if it had happened a couple of weeks ago when we were actually talkin' about Moonraker!

(one quick Google search later...
Here it is, with the obligatory wide-eyed girl on the cover with 007, whose face we don't get to see:
http://www.tias.com/cgi-bin/google.fcgi/itemKey=1922482029 )

What a dull novel! Talk about dated! The pacing is awful! The big ending is terrible, and followed by a lousy denouement -- Bond doesn't even get the girl! I didn't realize, until now, what a complete re-write the screenwriters had done. Absolutely nothing of the novel made it into the film, except the title and the lead character names.

Er, carry on....

-Derek

Cassiopeia
04-13-2007, 11:22 AM
Normally, I'd agree with you, but Casino Royale--I would almost swear a woman had a serious hand in deciding who got naked. The women in this movie, while admittedly gorgeous, showed FAR less skin than Craig did. And ohhhh, was that skin fun to look at. I enjoyed the action and all, but even if this movie had just had the normal non-plots of most Bond movies, I would have watched it two or three or ten times just to fill my popcorn bucket with drool while staring at Craig's chest.and boy those abs and thigh muscles. WOW..I tell you what WOW :D

Bmwhtly
04-13-2007, 12:02 PM
What a dull novel! Talk about dated! The pacing is awful! The big ending is terrible, and followed by a lousy denouement -- Bond doesn't even get the girl! I didn't realize, until now, what a complete re-write the screenwriters had done. Absolutely nothing of the novel made it into the film, except the title and the lead character names.

Er, carry on....

-DerekI kinda like the book, sure it's dated. Rather than building a space station, Drax is developing a Missile that could reach anwhere in... The world Western Europe. Hi-tech ay?
But as bond books go, it was OK. Better than You only live twice (Suicide Garden? Pfffft)

dpaterso
04-13-2007, 12:45 PM
I kinda like the book, sure it's dated. Rather than building a space station, Drax is developing a Missile that could reach anwhere in... The world Western Europe. Hi-tech ay?
Spoilers! :)

I guess I might have a slight advantage over you, Bm, in that I just read the book.

The first third of the story involves Bond preparing for and then beating Drax at bridge. Be still my beating heart!

Bond drives around a lot, and at no time engages henchmen, guards, or villains in combat, armed or unarmed.

Then Drax is revealed (via his own exposition) as... a Nazi! Who plans to fire his wonderful new missile on London! Because he hates Englanders! We will haf our revenge!

Drax leaves Bond and girl to die in the fiery flames of the rocket launch, but they get free and change the gyro codes so the missile comes down in the English Channel instead of on London.

And Drax is making his getaway aboard a Russian sub that's scooting up the Channel in plain sight of everyone... flying the Russian flag, no less... and the missile comes down on top of him! Oh dear.

All's well that ends well. Bond plans to recuperate in the south of France with the girl, but she turns up and says sorry she's engaged, goodbye.

And that's the story. Bewilderingly simple and undramatic, by today's standards anyway.


But as bond books go, it was OK. Better than You only live twice (Suicide Garden? Pfffft)
I shall rumage around in my attic and see if anything else turns up.

-Derek

KCathy
04-13-2007, 08:23 PM
The first third of the story involves Bond preparing for and then beating Drax at bridge. Be still my beating heart!

It was Baccarat, lol, and I'm sure Bridge (which my husband lovingly refers to as a game for smart people with too much time on their hands "except you, Sweetie") would have made the book a tiny bit less mind-blowingly boring.

robeiae
04-13-2007, 08:33 PM
It was Baccarat, lol, and I'm sure Bridge (which my husband lovingly refers to as a game for smart people with too much time on their hands "except you, Sweetie") would have made the book a tiny bit less mind-blowingly boring.No, in Moonraker it was bridge. In Casino Royale, he played baccarat.

KCathy
04-13-2007, 10:50 PM
lol, I'm sorry for being a twit and thinking we were still on Casino Royale. You'd think the mention of Drax and a rocket launch would have gotten me thinking another book was being discussed, but apparently I didn't get enough coffee this morning.

There's ANOTHER Bond book the first third of which is a card game? I was kidding about Bridge being less boring, by the way. Even I wouldn't really get into that. I think I'm going to stick to the movies from now on.

Cav Guy
04-13-2007, 11:16 PM
lol, I'm sorry for being a twit and thinking we were still on Casino Royale. You'd think the mention of Drax and a rocket launch would have gotten me thinking another book was being discussed, but apparently I didn't get enough coffee this morning.

There's ANOTHER Bond book the first third of which is a card game? I was kidding about Bridge being less boring, by the way. Even I wouldn't really get into that. I think I'm going to stick to the movies from now on.
I'll stick with the books, thanks. I've only really enjoyed a few of the Bond movies.