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Topic: Was anything said about OHMSS plot hole @ the time?

Obviously it was a very different time but was anything said in the press or on radio/TV movie review shows about the way Yolt was ignored in ohmss and Bond met Blofeld for the first time again?  One can't  imagine nowadays Bond meeting Blofeld for the first time again in no time to die and Spectre being ignored.

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Re: Was anything said about OHMSS plot hole @ the time?

There's a slight difference there as both SP and NTTD have the same actor.

It's certainly curious, particularly as they went to such efforts to remind the audience that it's the same character (the office mementos).

It's also worth mentioning that the books were more popular then than now, and still very recent, so it would've been particularly noticeable to those who had read these stories in the correct order.

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Re: Was anything said about OHMSS plot hole @ the time?

Bondmania was still very much in existence, and the change of actors was very public, so the audience were prepared fir change.

OHMSS's terrific PTS ends in Lazenby's "this never happened to the other feller" spoken directly to the camera, a knowing nod and a wink so the audience were in on the joke. This allowed the filmmakers to dispense with what would otherwise be a plot flaw, and allowed the audience to sit back and enjoy the spectacle.

"How was your lamb?" "Skewered. One sympathises."

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Back “in the day” it really took a long nod and squinting with both eyes to accept that OHMSS was a Bond film.

Sean Connery was James Bond, Diana Rigg was Emma Peel. When Lazenby quit so soon, it really sank his effort. Had George done another film, he could have sailed through any number of successive Bonds. But in 1969 his presence was not welcomed. Even more sad was that the OHMSS script followed the thriller so well.

I won’t even mention the total unsuitability of Savalas as Blofeld. Coming after unbelievably bizarre Pleasance. All quite a let down after the truly mysterious combination of Anthony Dawson / Eric Pohlmann ...

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I totally disagree with you re. Savalas as Blofeld.
IMO nobody did it better!

President of the 'Misty Eyes Club'.

-------Dalton - the weak and weepy Bond!------

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I'm another Fan of Savalas as
Blofeld.  ajb007/martini I had such high hopes
For C Waltz .......  ajb007/frown

“God has given you one face, and you make yourself another"

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Re: Was anything said about OHMSS plot hole @ the time?

Savalas is the best Blofeld so far.

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Donald Pleasence is the definitive Blofeld as far as popular culture is concerned. Perhaps because the cat/scar/suit thing is so easily imitative.

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Pleasance is the most iconic version of Blofeld for sure, my personal favourite is Savalas though.

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Savalas is Blofeld.  He is menacing, and Bond seems out of his depth when meeting him.

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For me, Savalas captures the Blofeld of the novels perfectly – urbane, supercilious and rather pretentious, but underneath the glossy veneer still a rather uncouth thug.

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Manxman wrote:

For me, Savalas captures the Blofeld of the novels perfectly – urbane, supercilious and rather pretentious, but underneath the glossy veneer still a rather uncouth thug.

I agree. Savalas is the brute Fleming describes. It was Pleasence's portrayal that made Dr. Evil possible.

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Cheverian wrote:
Manxman wrote:

For me, Savalas captures the Blofeld of the novels perfectly – urbane, supercilious and rather pretentious, but underneath the glossy veneer still a rather uncouth thug.

I agree. Savalas is the brute Fleming describes. It was Pleasence's portrayal that made Dr. Evil possible.

In fairness, Pleasence's version made Blofeld iconic, which bolstered the Bond legend. Savalas didn't have the same cultural impact, and his later fame as Kojack may have made it difficult for a general audience to see passed it.

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Thunderpussy wrote:

I'm another Fan of Savalas as
Blofeld.  ajb007/martini I had such high hopes
For C Waltz .......  ajb007/frown

I think he's perfect for OHMSS as is Georgey boy.

Of that of which we cannot speak we must pass over in silence- Ludwig Wittgenstein.