"Then it is dark; a night where kings in golden suits ride elephants over the mountains." - John Cheever

Saturday, November 11, 2006

British Films

Well, sort of British. Saw the History Boys on Thursday - very good and am minded to try and read some Hardy. The trailer for the new James Bond is awesome.


Colin said...

Yes, I'm looking forward to the new Bond. The last one was atrocious, really bad. He had an invisible car, for pete's sake! And Madonna was in it. I thought Brosnan was quite a good Bond, but Daniel Craig does look like someone who might win a fight. Hope they tone down the product placement a bit though, it's been over the top in the last few. In the last one there's a scene where he gets out of a prison camp, with full-on shaggy beard, gets out the phillishave (with packaging clearly in foreground), and is instantly smooth-chinned.

john said...

Yeah, the last Bond movie was pretty stupid. Brosnan's first - Goldeneye - is one of the best, of course.

Tom said...

As you say, the last one was appalling - saturated with utterly implausible gadgets and brands. Funny logic the Bond franchise has - for instance, I don't suppose he will have an invisible car in this one, however useful it might be.

There was a good article in New Statesman on Bond series, making the point that the books themselves make constant references to brands (Bond would only favour a particular brand of champagne, cigarette, even marmalade!) and that the Bond franchise has pioneered product placement and consumers' more general fixation with brands.