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Thunderpussy wrote:

So if someone is running away from me and I give chase, I'm
Not running too. ? If we both fall in to water and he can swim
but I can't and we both drown , then I haven't really drowned  as
I wasn't a swimmer ?  ajb007/lol

Yes, but Bond and Malukka use different techniques to get from A to B. Simply put Bond often uses brute force and muscle strength, while Malukka uses agility and fancy moves. The obvious example may be that Malukka jumped over a high wall and Bond smashed through it. I think my sailboat/motorboat example was pretty neat: both travel on the water, but the way to acomplish it is very different. I guess boxing and judo is another example. The way I understand parkour it's about using the environment to get somewhere in an agile and elegant way. I think what Bond did was more seeing the environment a series of obstacles that are problems that must be handled using superiour muscle power.

It's the same task, but the philosophy and how it's done are different.

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Thunderpussy wrote:

So if someone is running away from me and I give chase, I'm
Not running too. ? If we both fall in to water and he can swim
but I can't and we both drown , then I haven't really drowned  as
I wasn't a swimmer ?  ajb007/lol

Zeno's paradox ? All getting very meta on AJB is it not?

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

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Number24 wrote:
Thunderpussy wrote:

So if someone is running away from me and I give chase, I'm
Not running too. ? If we both fall in to water and he can swim
but I can't and we both drown , then I haven't really drowned  as
I wasn't a swimmer ?  ajb007/lol

Yes, but Bond and Malukka use different techniques to get from A to B. Simply put Bond often uses brute force and muscle strength, while Malukka uses agility and fancy moves. The obvious example may be that Malukka jumped over a high wall and Bond smashed through it. I think my sailboat/motorboat example was pretty neat: both travel on the water, but the way to acomplish it is very different. I guess boxing and judo is another example. The way I understand parkour it's about using the environment to get somewhere in an agile and elegant way. I think what Bond did was more seeing the environment a series of obstacles that are problems that must be handled using superiour muscle power.

It's the same task, but the philosophy and how it's done are different.

I have to agree with Number24 on this one. Bond is not doing parkour in CR.

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Number24 wrote:
Thunderpussy wrote:

So if someone is running away from me and I give chase, I'm
Not running too. ? If we both fall in to water and he can swim
but I can't and we both drown , then I haven't really drowned  as
I wasn't a swimmer ?  ajb007/lol

Yes, but Bond and Malukka use different techniques to get from A to B. Simply put Bond often uses brute force and muscle strength, while Malukka uses agility and fancy moves. The obvious example may be that Malukka jumped over a high wall and Bond smashed through it. I think my sailboat/motorboat example was pretty neat: both travel on the water, but the way to acomplish it is very different. I guess boxing and judo is another example. The way I understand parkour it's about using the environment to get somewhere in an agile and elegant way. I think what Bond did was more seeing the environment a series of obstacles that are problems that must be handled using superiour muscle power.

It's the same task, but the philosophy and how it's done are different.

The best example is, where Mollaka swings through a tiny slot at the top of a wall and Bond just runs the thing.  ajb007/lol

The name is Walker by the way.

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Matt S wrote:
Number24 wrote:
Thunderpussy wrote:

So if someone is running away from me and I give chase, I'm
Not running too. ? If we both fall in to water and he can swim
but I can't and we both drown , then I haven't really drowned  as
I wasn't a swimmer ?  ajb007/lol

Yes, but Bond and Malukka use different techniques to get from A to B. Simply put Bond often uses brute force and muscle strength, while Malukka uses agility and fancy moves. The obvious example may be that Malukka jumped over a high wall and Bond smashed through it. I think my sailboat/motorboat example was pretty neat: both travel on the water, but the way to acomplish it is very different. I guess boxing and judo is another example. The way I understand parkour it's about using the environment to get somewhere in an agile and elegant way. I think what Bond did was more seeing the environment a series of obstacles that are problems that must be handled using superiour muscle power.

It's the same task, but the philosophy and how it's done are different.

I have to agree with Number24 on this one. Bond is not doing parkour in CR.

Of course he isn't. The great thing about that set piece is that it's his tenacity and determination to succeed when outclassed that really works for me. These are not necessarily skills but attributes. Probably the most important aspects of his character. It's what makes him Bond and not a Superman. Of course he has skills, but it's only as a Marksman that he is anywhere near exceptional. He's proficient in unarmed combat, but not world class. Fleming describes him as 'tough and tenacious. That scene captures that perfectly as does the Train fight in SP. Two clear highlights that embody a lot of what Connery did so well. Daniel can capture this really well.

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

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Most important skills?  Kind of all related, innovation, problem-solving, ability to see big picture/crux of a problem, clever, ingenious, out-of-the-box thinking, all pretty obvious, but overlooked traits that have clinched success for Bond over impossible situations.

"...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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James Bond is very skilled at recognising vintage wines and expensive perfumes.

MooreBond in particular had all kinds of unexpected skills. He recognises that rare plant in Moonraker and knows which tributary of the Amazon it grows in.
In A View to a Kill, he cuts off Q who is attempting to define a microchip, and dissertates on the subject himself while Q stands aside and listens.

His shagadelic superpowers are still most important of all, he has saved the world many times due to that particular skill. In FRWL he asks his boss "what if I don't meet her expectations" and M orders him "see that you do". He does, and the world is saved. He seduces Goldfinger's pilot and the world is saved. He seduces Largo's mistress and the world is saved. He seduces two of Blofeld's Angels of Death, and the world is saved. He deflowers Solitaire and the world is saved.
Decades later, DenchM is still counting on BrosnanBond to seduce the villain's wife and save the world, even after calling him a sexist misogynist relic of the Cold War in the previous adventure.

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Kama Sutra? Maybe?

Bond: "But who would want to kill me, sir?"
M: "Jealous husbands, outraged chefs, humiliated tailors . . . the list is endless."

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Definitely- he's a holder of a Kama Sutra black belt.  ajb007/lol


https://i.postimg.cc/qtcNky0J/images.jpg


According to CR67, anyway.

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Nor should we forget that an important attribute of any 00 agent is the patience to endure weeks of mind-numbingly routine office work between assignments.

It's quite difficult to imagine any of the screen 007s as a report-reading desk jockey whose 'special skills' are only called upon perhaps a couple of times a year.

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To be able to control his fear?

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- lepidoptery

"I mean, she almost kills bond...with her ass."
-Mr Arlington Beech

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Number24 wrote:
Thunderpussy wrote:

So if someone is running away from me and I give chase, I'm
Not running too. ? If we both fall in to water and he can swim
but I can't and we both drown , then I haven't really drowned  as
I wasn't a swimmer ?  ajb007/lol

Yes, but Bond and Malukka use different techniques to get from A to B. Simply put Bond often uses brute force and muscle strength, while Malukka uses agility and fancy moves. The obvious example may be that Malukka jumped over a high wall and Bond smashed through it. I think my sailboat/motorboat example was pretty neat: both travel on the water, but the way to acomplish it is very different. I guess boxing and judo is another example. The way I understand parkour it's about using the environment to get somewhere in an agile and elegant way. I think what Bond did was more seeing the environment a series of obstacles that are problems that must be handled using superiour muscle power.

It's the same task, but the philosophy and how it's done are different.

A great list so far but I thought I should add a small clarification. As far as I can tell, Bond is performing Parkour and Mollaka is Freerunning. Parkour was developed from military obstacle course training with the goal of getting from A to B in the quickest way possible, something Bond might have training in. Freerunning was invented by a number of people (including Sébastien Foucan, who played Mollaka) as a variant of Parkour to turn it into more of an art form adding flips and flash just for creativity’s sake. To me, we are seeing Bond perform Parkour and it is definitely a skill a double 0 should have.

Also:
-Disarming explosives
-Memory skill
-Lying / detecting lying
-Gaining trust quickly
-Understand what motivates person you’re speaking with
-Situational awareness
-Improv “It’s on the bracelet, on your ankle”

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The book of Bond skills: https://www.amazon.com/Being-James-Bond … B0041HXPDW

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welcome to new agent Camp X, a good name for an agent who understands the required skills of the trade.

The real Camp X is down the road from me, or at least a monument in a park commemorating that on this site once stood a Spy School. Its all suburban sprawl now.
this streetview link should show the monument

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caractacus potts wrote:

welcome to new agent Camp X, a good name for an agent who understands the required skills of the trade.

The real Camp X is down the road from me, or at least a monument in a park commemorating that on this site once stood a Spy School. Its all suburban sprawl now.
this streetview link should show the monument

Thank you caractacus potts, and that street view link is cool stuff!