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superado wrote:

I really liked this closing scene of an episode of Mad Men that showed the main character, Don Draper, channeling the Bond ethos in its proper 60s setting to the soundtrack of YOLT.  Warning, montage includes genuine coitus and male nudity   ajb007/amazed :

https://youtu.be/YocBfe1N598

And not for the eyes of the sensitive people of Britain  ajb007/amazed

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Yes when we were European,  we could watch that sort of thing, but now we're all just
repressed brits again !  ajb007/biggrin

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Oh how could I forget this gem?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kj1gXAvm5VY

The man himself has a lawyer friendly cameo in THE MAN FROM UNCLE

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Russ Abbott had a character Basildon  Bond ( easily found on YouTube )  ajb007/biggrin

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Thunderpussy wrote:

Russ Abbott had a character Basildon  Bond ( easily found on YouTube )  ajb007/biggrin

I remember that, tho I was young,  the Secretary was miss funnyfanny  ajb007/biggrin

It was either that.....or the priesthood

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Yep ! I had Basildon as my avatar at one stage.   Brilliantly  silly stuff.  ajb007/lol

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Thunderpussy wrote:

Yes when we were European,  we could watch that sort of thing, but now we're all just
repressed brits again !  ajb007/biggrin

Demand for knee-length knickers rise while sales for undersized Speedos plummet!  ajb007/lol

"...the purposeful slant of his striding figure looked dangerous, as if he was making quickly for something bad that was happening further down the street." -SMERSH on 007 dossier photo, Ch. 6 FRWL.....

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ajb007/lol  indeed, no more speedos  for us thank you very much. Good sensible full length
bathing  costumes !  A return to decency.   ajb007/biggrin

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Thunderpussy wrote:

ajb007/lol  indeed, no more speedos  for us thank you very much. Good sensible full length
bathing  costumes !  A return to decency.   ajb007/biggrin

I agree  ajb007/bond

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I'm loving the straw hat  ajb007/biggrin

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The whole outfit is very Bondian  ajb007/bond

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But the most important thing is, It's decent. No more European naughtiness for us.  ajb007/wink

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Quite right too. I've once more been able to cover the legs of the grand piano in my east wing with heavy sackcloth, out of common decency to avert the blushes of my female domestic staff.  ajb007/wink

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Here, Here time to get our standards back.  I've told my wife to stop enjoying our
( Forgive my strong language) sexual congress ! Luckily she told me she stopped
Enjoying it years ago, so we're ahead of the game in that one !  ajb007/smile

“I didn’t lose a friend, I just realised I never had one.”

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The Simpsons episode You Only Move Twice  has loads of Bond references in it. YOLT, GF and GE, to name a few.

https://youtu.be/tXg5dMVCRtI

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I'd forgotten about the Burt Reynolds film "Hooper"  about a top Hollywood  stuntman  working on
a spy movie " The spy who laughed  at danger"  starring  Adam West.  Which was obviously  a
Bond film  ajb007/lol

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Trainspotting2 carries on with the joke, though Sick Boy is now quite a brittle character. The Bond references are there but less frequent - notably the use of John Barry's '007' theme from FRWL. I wonder if this is the first use of a '007' arrangement on a movie soundtrack since 1979 and MR?


hehadlotsofguts wrote:
caractacus potts wrote:

more specifically, in Trainspotting, one of the junkies was always imitating Connery's shibilansh and had his works hidden in the heel of his shoe!

Sick Boy is one of my favourite characters in trainspotting, because of his love of Bond.

That scene with Renton in the park was hilarious!

"Do you shee the beasht? Have you got it in your shights?"  ajb007/lol

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Shady Tree wrote:

Trainspotting2 carries on with the joke, though Sick Boy is now quite a brittle character. The Bond references are there but less frequent - notably the use of John Barry's '007' theme from FRWL. I wonder if this is the first use of a '007' arrangement on a movie soundtrack since 1979 and MR?


hehadlotsofguts wrote:
caractacus potts wrote:

more specifically, in Trainspotting, one of the junkies was always imitating Connery's shibilansh and had his works hidden in the heel of his shoe!



Sick Boy is one of my favourite characters in trainspotting, because of his love of Bond.

That scene with Renton in the park was hilarious!

"Do you shee the beasht? Have you got it in your shights?"  ajb007/lol

Thinking about it some more, after watching Trainspotting again recently.

Would the film makers have Sick Boy making all these Bond references, if another actor played him? They were obviously taking advantage of the fact that Johnny Lee Miller is Bernard Lee's grandson.

I enjoy the references, but it's something i've always wondered.

Have you ever heard of the Emancipation Proclamation?"

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official TrainSpotting Bond references transcription post:
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Presuming the announcement Danny Boyle will direct Bond25 is not a feint ... I predict many redundant arguments over the next 18 months, saying "Boyle? isnt he yet another artfilm auteur? what is there in his filmography  to suggest he knows how to make a Bond film?"
To which the inquirer shall be slapped upside the head and given the correct response: "Idiot!! Didn't you notice all the Bond references in Trainspotting?!!?"

In the interest of minimising inevitable recurrance of that debate, and to hopefully move on to more advanced discussion, I have decided to formally transcribe all Bond references within TrainSpotting.
Thus, next time someone needs to ask, they can be pointed back to this post.

Since the accents are a bit thick (though these are my kinfolk, five generations removed, there's many passages where I can't follow a word of what theyre saying), I welcome corrections, as well as the addition of any other references I might have missed. Let me know and I shall amend this post.
I have underlined passages I cannot make out.



The first Bond reference is also the very first dialog spoken after Renton's opening monolog, (beginning at 2:00 minutes into the dvd) while SickBoy is preparing to inject Alison (a young mother) with heroin.
Here's a clip of part of that scene, but there's more Bond discussion after this clip cuts off. (if anybody can find a more complete clip, let us know)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wbNwSqw-cfE
SickBoy: "Goldfinger is better than Doctor No.
Both of them are a lot better than Diamonds Are Forever, a judgement reflected in it's relatively poor showing at the box office.
In which field of course, Thunderball was a notable success."
(there is more to this scene)
SickBoy injects Alison, and she appears to orgasm, after which SickBoy continues (4:00 minutes):
"I'd say in those days he was a muscular actor ... with all the presence of someone like, Cooper or Lancaster, but combined with a sly wit. To make a formidable ??? , and closer in that respect to Cary Grant." at which point Mother Superior injects SickBoy.
The scene ends (5:35) with Renton saying of SickBoy "Well he's always been lacking in moral fibre", to which Mother Superior responds "He knows a lot about Sean Connery". Renton declares "that's hardly a substitute" (with which I would disagree).
Can anybody make out the sentence with the word "formidable"?


The second reference is the discussion Renton and SickBoy have about SickBoy's "unifying theory of life". (beginning at 11:25 minutes)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a94jraWNG-g
SickBoy: "well, at one point you've got it, then you lose it, then its gone forever ... all walks of life"
He then names as two examples David Bowie and Lou Reed.
Renton: "Lou Reed? some of his solo stuff's not bad" (NOTE: Renton later O.D.'s to the toon of "Perfect Day", from Reed's second solo album Transformer, as produced by Bowie and Mick Ronson)
SickBoy: "no, its not bad, but its not great either, is it? and in your heart, you kinda know, that although it sounds alright, it's actually, just ...? shyte!"
more examples follow, leading to "his point":
SickBoy: "all I'm trying to do, Mark, is to help you understand that, The Name of the Rose is merely a blip on an otherwise uninterupted downward trajectory"
Renton: "and what about The Untouchables?"
SickBoy: "??? I don't rate that at all!"
Renton: "despite the academy award?"
SickBoy: "that means fook-all! it's a sympathy vote!"
They then re-state and summarize the theory, before Renton spots a dog that'd make a great target for SickBoy's dartgun. As Renton aims the gun, they both imitate Connery's shibilansh:
SickBoy: "do you shee the beasht? have you got it in your shightsh?"
Renton: "clear enough Mish Moneypenny. Thish should preshent no shignificant problemsh" ... then Renton takes his shot, succesfully and the scene ends.


The third reference (beginning at 34:30 minutes):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gG-r9jKcu7E
SickBoy: "Ursula Andress, the quintessential Bond girl, that's what everyone says. The embodiment, right? of his superiority to us. Beautiful, exotic, highly sexual, yet totally unavailable to anybody apart from him. ... shyte! ... I mean, let's face it mate, if she'll shag one fookin' man she'll shag the whole fookin' lot of us!
(does he say shag or jag? and how precisely is the first object she'll shag phrased? this sentence is unclear, though I think he is suggesting she is promiscuous)
SickBoy: "Honour Blackman, a.k.a. Pussy Galore, right? What a total, fooking misnomer! I mean, I wouldn't touch her with yours!"
(again, the last word is unclear, does he mean he would not even wish her upon Renton?)
SickBoy: "Personality, I mean that's what counts, right? Personality! And that's what keeps a relationship going through the years. ... Like heroin! I mean heroin's got great fookin' personality"
At this point, SickBoy lifts his right foot to reveal he keeps his works in the heel of his right shoe, like the homing device in Goldfinger.


Napoleon Plural points out
"Then there's Trainspotting's Playout Song, lots of Bond stuff in there" (beginning at 1:30:30 minutes)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iz7ZGeGqCQw
at 38 seconds within the above linked clip, I think I hear the five notes of "You Only Live Twice", but I'm tonedeaf and dont get anything specific from the rest, musically, mostly just circus music. (It sounds like Fellini music, or Jacques Tati, more than Barry). Maybe one of our more musical types can overanalyse this bit and find more Barry elements? Barbel?
At the end, a spoken voice recites the titles: Doctor No ... From Russia With Love ... You Only Live Twice ... Goldfinger ... Diamonds Are Forever ... Thunderball ...  Never Say Never Again
Note, of course, it's just the Connery films, including NSNA.


The actor who plays SickBoy, Jonny Lee Miller, is Bernard Lee's grandson. He's the only actor in the cast without an authentic Scots accent, and supposedly did his excellent Connery imitation as his audition.
Has anybody read Irvine Welsh's book? Are the Connery references in the book, or are they something Boyle added? and was it his idea to add them, or was it because Jonny Lee Miller was so good at that voice? cuz, if it was Boyle's idea, that bodes well for Bond25.

Not a reference but a connection: the actor who plays Begbie, Robert Carlyle, went on to play Renard in the World is Not Enough.

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Johnny English Strikes Again had it first trailer released.
Psyched for it. I loved the previous two.
Many Brosnan era spoofs, especially the VR one.

"...I have the oddest feeling we will be meeting again sometime..."
-Roger Moore's James Bond. RIP.
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working my way through the other Boyles, as part of my very important research duties.
Just got to T2, the Trainspotting sequel.

There's not so many Bond references in this one, one big and one little, I think that's it.

At one point Renton and SickBoy are taking money out of ATMs with stolen bank cards because they can guess the PIN. Sickboy of course recites the PIN in trademark Connery shibilansh as he entersh the numbersh. (precisely 44:30, he even gets the pitch of Connery's voice correct).

A few scenes later, as our two heroes snort cocaine with their mutual ladyfriend, they go off on simultaneous incoherent cokefueled rants while the teevee blasts in the background. SickBoy's train of logic is less well orgainised than in the old days, but he suddenly is shouting out:
"it's basically John Barry with football boots!!!"(46:30)
and though his thought process quickly shifts to something else, the classic 007 Theme from FRWL at this point rises to the foreground, beginning with the sweeping swashbuckly part then continuing to the strident staccato part.
And that's all I noticed in the sequel.


The only other Bond-related reference I've noticed so far in the other Boyles is from Slumdog Millionaire.
About halfway through our hero is working at a call-centre (you know the only phone calls you get on your landline any more? that's his job.) The recipient of the call apparently asks where he is from and he answers something like "from Scotland, right round the corner from you, next to Loch Big Ben, next door to Sean Connery's house. Hello? Hello? must have hung up!"


one Boyle film my library does not have is the Beach. But I did read the book years ago, before the film came out, it's full of expert Tintin references, as well as other escapist travel/adventure fiction the narrator has filled his brain with, Apocalypse Now and such. There could well be some Bond references in that one. One of you fellow agents should review the Beach and report back with your findings.

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MAD magazine ran several parodies of James Bond movies over the years, most of them drawn by the great Mort Drucker

http://www.auctionsappraisers.com//Full//604/42604.jpg
here is a caricature Drucker did of Fleming, from an auction site, hope yall can see it

I found a blog named The James Bond 007 Dossier that has scanned many of these MAD magazine parodies at high resolution, posted them so we can read them online, and also made them available as downloadable PDFs
this blog probably belongs to one of you guys, doesn't it, and if so, good work! hope you don't mind me sending people to your blog to look at these swell parodies


007: a James Bomb Musical
from the April 1965 issue, art by Drucker
the only one from the height of BondMania
I wonder why they didn't do more at the time?

8 James Bomb Movies
March 1974, art by Drucker
they parody all the films up to Live and Let Die in the space they usually devote to one single film.
Around this time CRAZY Magazine, Marvel's MAD imitation, ran a full-length Live and Let Die parody, we'll have to look for that one.

The Spy Who Glubbed Me
June 1978, art by Drucker
so this would be the first full length parody from MAD
took them long enough, for some reason.

Moneyraker
March 1980, art by newcomer Harry North

For Her Thighs Only
March 1982, Drucker is back.
Probably the best parody title.

CaseBook: SpyFail
June 2013. art by Tom Richmond, I'm not familiar with these young fellows.
Years later we get a capsule parody of the fist three Craig films, as critiqued by all previous Bond-actors (note Lazenby can only ever contribute "..umm") (also note "Hacking Up Fleming dept.")

also related but non-specific:
If Bond Were Updated for the Politically Correct 1990's
October-November 1995, art by Angelo Torres (he was a veteran MAD artist)
(again note the funny dept. name: "P.C. Galore dept.")

and
James Bond Villains' Pet Peeves
January 1998, art by Drew Friedman, who I know more as an underground cartoonist, but one who specialised in Hollywood caricatures.


did they not bother with any of the 80s or 90s films?

aside from the CRAZY Magazine Live and Let Die parody mentioned above, I remember National Lampoon running various James Bond related parodies, and they would be much much ruder. There were probably a few of them in CRACKED Magazine too, for us scholars to look for next time we're in the local comic shop.

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found (Marvel Comics') CRAZY Magazine's Live and Let Die parody.

It's on a comics related blog called Diversions of the Groovy Kind
Live and Let Spy
February 1974, second issue
art by John Buscema, who was one of Marvel's top superhero artists, he took over from Kirby on Fantastic Four, Thor, the Avengers, and Silver Surfer in the late 60s and did Conan the Barbarian in the 70s
but I don't think he was so good at caricatures and movie parodies

the blog didn't include the cover, which looks a little bit like this

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Read some of Moneyraker out of curiosity, christ do they rip on Lois Chiles.

"...I have the oddest feeling we will be meeting again sometime..."
-Roger Moore's James Bond. RIP.
I have a YouTube channel on all things Bond (amongst other things, coming soon™).
The name's Bond and Beyond. It's currently on hold, though.

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glad someone had a look at the MAD stuff, Punker.

I searched online for more info on Harry North, who drew the 00$Moneyraker parody.
Turns out he's British, been drawing comics since the early 70s, and... (the reason I'm telling yall)

...he actually drew one of the storylines in the official James Bond newspaper strip: Doomcrack (February 2, 1981 - August 19, 1981).
did the Titan books series ever get that far?