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Re: Daniel Craig's Stuntwork Hangups.

Miles Messervy wrote:

Good point about Brosnan. I always thought his physique (at least in GE and TWINE) most-closely matched Fleming’s Bond’s. Lean and quick. Athletic, but not particularly muscled.

The combination of Bourne and comic book films has created this notion that a hero must be over-muscled and capable of fighting like a video game. This is a shame because it takes me out out of the story and makes me remember I’m watching a highly-choreographed scene featuring an actor that has trained his body for six + months to make a film. It was cool at first to see Bond adopt that style, but the novelty has worn off for me. It’s a far cry from Fleming’s lean, hardened killer who used his natural athletic ability and wits to survive his scrapes. Much more interesting and relatable.

Wasn't Brosnan in GE the literary Bond's exact weight of 165 pounds?

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Re: Daniel Craig's Stuntwork Hangups.

walther p99 wrote:
Miles Messervy wrote:

Good point about Brosnan. I always thought his physique (at least in GE and TWINE) most-closely matched Fleming’s Bond’s. Lean and quick. Athletic, but not particularly muscled.

The combination of Bourne and comic book films has created this notion that a hero must be over-muscled and capable of fighting like a video game. This is a shame because it takes me out out of the story and makes me remember I’m watching a highly-choreographed scene featuring an actor that has trained his body for six + months to make a film. It was cool at first to see Bond adopt that style, but the novelty has worn off for me. It’s a far cry from Fleming’s lean, hardened killer who used his natural athletic ability and wits to survive his scrapes. Much more interesting and relatable.

Wasn't Brosnan in GE the literary Bond's exact weight of 165 pounds?

I think that’s right. And the fight with 006 at the end is right up there with the best in the series.