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Topic: *shrugs shoulders*

If I had a nickel for everytime Fleming described a character shrugging their shoulders...I'd have enough money to buy the stoopid Rome y Julietta screen used cigar.  ajb007/mad  ajb007/mad

a reasonable rate of return

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*Rolls eyes*  ajb007/rolleyes

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"The man who was only a silhouette." - Ian Fleming, Moonraker (1955).

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Can't say I've ever noticed.

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

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Me neither (shrugs shoulders).

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what if you took a drink every time Bond takes a drink?
the books are pretty quick reads, if you start right now you could probably be unconscious by dinner time

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Oh don't be so fun spoilers...

I for one am fascinated with such stuff...

I did some seemingly ridiculous statistics about cinematic Bond like noting each lipstick colour Moneypenny is wearing in every film.

I may count all the shrugs shoulders in the books  ajb007/smile

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BondJasonBond006 wrote:

Oh don't be so fun spoilers...

I for one am fascinated with such stuff...

I did some seemingly ridiculous statistics about cinematic Bond like noting each lipstick colour Moneypenny is wearing in every film.

I may count all the shrugs shoulders in the books  ajb007/smile

Lipstick colours I could imagine being a hard one to judge, as what you're seeing would depend on how the DVD/BluRay you're watching has been colour balanced. Did you post the results on here?

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Go easy. BondJasonBond needs cheering up. *hugs soldiers*

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

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In all seriousness, I can't say I've ever noticed this before at all. I do need to re-read all of the Fleming Bonds again admittedly. I suppose though that all authors have their favourite phrases that they use again and again without maybe even realising it. I'm sure then that Ian Fleming was no different in this regard to other writers of fiction.

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"The man who was only a silhouette." - Ian Fleming, Moonraker (1955).

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That's true - for instance Raymomd Benson does mention Bond's favourite phrase is "So that's the score".

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

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Charmed & Dangerous wrote:

That's true - for instance Raymomd Benson does mention Bond's favourite phrase is "So that's the score".

From the Fleming novels and stories? Is that in the Bedside Companion?

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"The man who was only a silhouette." - Ian Fleming, Moonraker (1955).

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Silhouette Man wrote:

*Rolls eyes*  ajb007/rolleyes

*Palms face* ajb007/biggrin

a reasonable rate of return

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Dirty Punker wrote:

If I had a nickel for everytime Fleming described a character shrugging their shoulders...I'd have enough money to buy the stoopid Rome y Julietta screen used cigar.  ajb007/mad  ajb007/mad

That's nothing compared to how many times David Weber has characters shrug in his Honor Harrington novels. Almost every freaking conversation.  The later novels run 500-600 pages. That's a lot of shrugging.

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With the Miss Marple stories, she nearly always says
Something like the killer had the eyes of ..... and  then
Mention some old butcher who killer his wife or 
Girlfriend. Or a local Politician who had an affair.  ajb007/smile

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

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I was rereading TMWTGG there again and I noticed that Scaramanga shrugged when he met Bond in the bar of the brothel. I'll update you all if I happen to notice anything else!

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"The man who was only a silhouette." - Ian Fleming, Moonraker (1955).

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Silhouette Man wrote:
Charmed & Dangerous wrote:

That's true - for instance Raymomd Benson does mention Bond's favourite phrase is "So that's the score".

From the Fleming novels and stories? Is that in the Bedside Companion?

I'm pretty sure it is, but. I haven't read it for a while.

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

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Perhaps Bond was just looking through a selection of Movie Soundtracks ?  ajb007/wink

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

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Charmed & Dangerous wrote:
Silhouette Man wrote:
Charmed & Dangerous wrote:

That's true - for instance Raymomd Benson does mention Bond's favourite phrase is "So that's the score".

From the Fleming novels and stories? Is that in the Bedside Companion?

I'm pretty sure it is, but. I haven't read it for a while.

Yes, Benson mentions it while discussing TB (though of course Bond had said/thought it earlier).

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Thanks for the clarification, Barbel  ajb007/martini  ajb007/bond

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

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Shrugs Shoulders, would this be a French influence on the books ?  ajb007/tongue
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“I didn’t lose a friend, I just realised I never had one.”

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Thank you for that, Barbel.

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"The man who was only a silhouette." - Ian Fleming, Moonraker (1955).

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Was just reading DAD and noticed this very thing...  "He shrugged his shoulders" and etc is one of those phrases that always bugs me and momentarily pulls me out of the fictive dream...I mean, what ELSE on the human body can you shrug BUT your shoulders?  It should just be, "He shrugged," and that's it...

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DP

It’s a bit like DC Bond and his love of touching ears and perspectives I would be a rich man by now!!

Cheers  ajb007/bond

My name is Bond, Basildon Bond - I have letters after my name!