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 Posted:   Jun 26, 2007 - 3:23 PM   
 By:   neotrinity   (Member)

Our second tier of Favorites are the following fabulous femmes (and not always fatale)

8. DANIELA BIANCHI’s touching Tatiana (From Russia with Love)







9. MARTINE BESWICK’s feisty Paula (Thunderball and From Russia with Love)







10. HONOR BLACKMAN (no, Stu, she’s quite unforgettable in Goldfinger)





11. IZABELLA SCORPUCO’s Natalya (Goldeneye)

An anchored maturity



And quiet elegance.

12. FAMKE JANSSEN’s exceptional Xenia Onnatop (Goldeneye)

One of the most deliciously deadly villanesses since fatal Fiona.



Sultry, smoldering and outrageously perverse (her devilish delight – “He’s gonna ram us!” – at the prospect of a head-on train collision is one of our favorite moments ever).



13. ROSAMUND PIKE’s cool Miranda Frost (Die Another Day)







Carry on, James ...

 
 Posted:   Jun 26, 2007 - 6:47 PM   
 By:   Eric Paddon   (Member)


That' not gonna happen, Bruce. 35 years later and people are still all over Jane Fonda. For some people, letting go is not a skill set that they possess. frown


In Jane's case, I've always been able to separate the magnificence of her beauty over the years (peak being the early to mid-80s) from the empty shell of her mind. smile

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 26, 2007 - 6:51 PM   
 By:   neotrinity   (Member)

THAT'S taking the unexpected high road! (Wachit, kiddo - you're gonna exhaust most folks' finicky expectations if you keep that up).

Not to belabor or continue the OT course, but Fonda hasn't been bashful about apologizing profusely for - and profoundly regretting - her ill-advised photo (co)ops during that contentious era.

Unlike a supremely stubborn female German film-maker we could name ...

 
 Posted:   Jun 26, 2007 - 6:51 PM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)



In Jane's case, I've always been able to separate the magnificence of her beauty over the years (peak being the early to mid-80s) from the empty shell of her mind. smile


Yeah, invading Vietnam was a great and noble undertaking.

USA! USA! USA!

You enlisted, right Eric? smile

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 26, 2007 - 6:56 PM   
 By:   neotrinity   (Member)

In RR's patented paraphrase:

(Sigh) "Here we go again".

WOMEN. BOND.

BOND. WOMEN.

Subtle as an a-bomb enuff, ya think? ...

 
 Posted:   Jun 26, 2007 - 7:01 PM   
 By:   Eric Paddon   (Member)

Without getting into any history argument details, I'll just note that there was nothing mainstream about the position or statements Jane took. Even from an anti-war perspective.

But like I said, you take one look at her bikini scene in "On Golden Pond" and you can easily leave aside the matter of the eternal desert in her cranial region and appreciate her ability to look her absolute best when she was well past the big 4-0. wink

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 26, 2007 - 7:12 PM   
 By:   neotrinity   (Member)

Indeed.

And definitely In-deed.

Too bad her current let's-have-some-fun-with-this approach wasn't there in the past as SHE'D have been a Bond woman to truly take note of ...

 
 Posted:   Jun 26, 2007 - 7:16 PM   
 By:   Eric Paddon   (Member)

I actually once read some story of her name being floated for "Diamonds Are Forever", which obviously would only have been before she got her "Klute" makeover. While the Tiffany Case role does call to mind some of the light comedy roles she was good at in the early 60s, I still think Raquel would have been better alternate casting (even as I think Jill did fine in the part).

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 26, 2007 - 7:32 PM   
 By:   neotrinity   (Member)

Agreed. And, although it's been fashionable since the time of the film's release to lambast St. John, we don't feel she has anything to be ashamed of in the Case of Miss Tiffany.



(And her beautiful Barbary Red provided one of our favorite guest-starring stints during THE BIG VALLEY's first season) ...

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 27, 2007 - 4:28 AM   
 By:   BigKenLittle   (Member)

Favourite songstress...




Favourite Bond Girls


or



and never let us forget...

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 27, 2007 - 1:50 PM   
 By:   Timmer   (Member)

No question there, Timmer.

Should we arrange for that frozen-in-time version of her to show up under your Christmas tree come (hah?) next December? big grin ...


If you can fix that up 'twill be the best Dec 25th ever!big grin

....how'm I gonna sleep till then?eek

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 27, 2007 - 6:49 PM   
 By:   neotrinity   (Member)

Carefully, Brother:



CAREFULLY...

 
 Posted:   Jun 27, 2007 - 7:03 PM   
 By:   Eric Paddon   (Member)

Okay neo, since you fancy yourself the expert, let's have a top five list of women who should have been Bond women but never were! (I admit, I can't make a good enough list past #1-Raquel Welch)

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 27, 2007 - 7:14 PM   
 By:   neotrinity   (Member)

"Fancy" that! Last tyme we ever entertained the nitwit notion of us being experts on ANYTHING was when we assumed Niagara Falls had originated on the spot it now resides (instead of seven miles downstream and has eaten its way backward since then).

Still, it's a stimulating challenge. We will if you - and others thus inclined - will ('cause we know your creative imagination just HASTA extend past Raquel ...

 
 Posted:   Jun 27, 2007 - 7:30 PM   
 By:   Eric Paddon   (Member)

It's a lot tougher IMO because (1) you have to think in terms of who *could* have done it during the right era and (2) if they were really right for the whole concept of what a Bond woman should be about, and that's not as easy as it seems IMO (beyond Raquel wink)

I might get some more ideas if I get a sense of what other minds have to say on their picks.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 27, 2007 - 7:45 PM   
 By:   neotrinity   (Member)

Hah! That's gotta be the the CLOSEST approximation to a first-class mea culpa we've ever witnessed for coming up with such a brilliant brainstorm!

Just doesn't pay sometimes when that inspirational light bulb goes off, does it? big grin ...

 
 Posted:   Jun 27, 2007 - 8:04 PM   
 By:   Eric Paddon   (Member)

Just more a case of "inquiring minds want to know" on my part, I suppose. smile

Okay, based *strictly* on the criteria of names of actresses for certain roles at certain points, who would have been interesting to see in them (which is different than just floating a name out of the blue and not attaching her to a certain role at a certain point in her career), I can come up with:

1-Raquel Welch ("Diamonds Are Forever")
2-Sandahl Bergman (For "A View To A Kill" instead of Grace Jones, who combined with Tanya Roberts made it a double whammy of lousy Bond women in one of the worst films in the series).
3-Faye Dunaway ("Octopussy"; Was rumored for the part. Maud Adams was fine but Faye would have been interesting)

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 27, 2007 - 8:37 PM   
 By:   Timmer   (Member)

It's a lot tougher IMO because (1) you have to think in terms of who *could* have done it during the right era and (2) if they were really right for the whole concept of what a Bond woman should be about, and that's not as easy as it seems IMO (beyond Raquel wink)

I might get some more ideas if I get a sense of what other minds have to say on their picks.


Ahhhh good one Eric, I was going to say Sophia Loren but I feel she may be too strong a character for the time?

I'm going to have to think about this?.....

 
 Posted:   Jun 27, 2007 - 8:45 PM   
 By:   Eric Paddon   (Member)

Well, you could always plausibly make the case for Sophia as Tracy, since after all the character's name was Teresa di Vicenzo, and she certainly would have provided the name recognition factor to compensate for Lazenby. smile

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 27, 2007 - 9:02 PM   
 By:   neotrinity   (Member)



Actually, Eric Old Son, based on the quiet thoughtfulness and qualitative input of your sincere sharings, we figure you more than qualify for permanent membership in any Society of Bondian Experts.

Nah, don't thank us. Your royal recommendation came from someone you hold (not close enough, alack and alas) but definitely dear, anyway ...

 
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