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BIG TAM wrote:

I love THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN GUN. Sure it's not perfect but there's enough good in it to give me a warm glow. In fact I feel this way about all the '70s Bonds. Others are better in many ways but these are MY Bonds. They speak to me in a way the others don't. It's an age thing.

I do get that. We must be of a similar age. I've edited and expanded some of my own five posts on the preceding page as a sort of a tribute to TMWTGG and my own mixed feelings about it.

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"The way in which Herve Villechaize's midget identity is 'othered' as comic / weird in the film is insensitive"

You dont have to go far back to '74 re : mocking of little people , the Austin Powers films also mocked little people , more or less

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Grindelwald wrote:

"The way in which Herve Villechaize's midget identity is 'othered' as comic / weird in the film is insensitive"

You dont have to go far back to '74 re : mocking of little people , the Austin Powers films also mocked little people , more or less

That's true, sadly. And the word "midget" used in the screenplay of TMWTGG is now widely considered offensive. I should have phrased my own point differently. The way in which Herve Villechaize's identity as a Little Person is 'othered' as comic/weird in the film is insensitive.

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Shady Tree wrote:
Grindelwald wrote:

"The way in which Herve Villechaize's midget identity is 'othered' as comic / weird in the film is insensitive"

You dont have to go far back to '74 re : mocking of little people , the Austin Powers films also mocked little people , more or less

That's true, sadly. And the word "midget" used in the screenplay of TMWTGG is now widely considered offensive. I should have phrased my own point differently. The way in which Herve Villechaize's identity as a Little Person is 'othered' as comic/weird in the film is insensitive.

Hervé Villechaize preferred the term "midget". Despite it being a pejorative term (particularly today, but I believe it was always widely offensive), I wouldn't hold using the term against the film if it's what the actor preferred.