anonymous asked:

Can I be completely honest about something? I absolutely DO NOT want to see Tom play Bond. I am without a doubt, 100% against the idea. It's not that I think he's a bad actor, because obviously I don't(since I'm a fan). But I really don't feel that he is best suited for that role. Now, he would make an EXCELLENT Bond villain. But just not Bond. I will be in the corner preparing to have things thrown at me.

You’re safe here.

I have absolutely zero interest in him playing Bond.  Actually, probably more like negative interest.  It has no attraction for me whatsoever.  Never has, probably never will.  There is nothing I find appealing about the films.  Maybe I’m just completely missing the point of them, but I can’t seem to suspend disbelief in order to enjoy them.  I suppose if they were framed in a sort of AU style, like Marvel, it might be different for me.  But I’m under the impression that is not the conceit of the Bond universe.  

I think the only challenge for him would be the physical aspect.  Otherwise, there just isn’t much there to capture his ADD curious mind.  Now, I have no doubt in his ability to make the process enjoyable for himself.  However, I do not think he would find the role to be terribly stimulating or intellectually gratifying.  That doesn’t mean he wouldn’t have fun or that it wouldn’t be any work for him or anything like that, so all the Bond supporters need not respond in argument. I am not bashing the franchise.  I am simply saying that it is not a role with the transformative aspect that generally appeals to him.  

Being Bond would bring him two things: greater worldwide recognition (which has nothing to do with personal satisfaction in his craft at the end of the day) and a lot of money (he’s already a millionaire).  If that’s what he most desires, then go for it.  But I don’t think it is.  Call me crazy.  Would he flat out say NO to a legit offer from The Powers That Be?  Probably not.  

Should he be given the role, he would be great, I’m sure.  But, yes.  No, thank you.  

There are people here who are very hungry for him to be “A List” or whatever the current term is.  They want him to be a household name.  They are very invested in the playing of the game.  They want him to go to this function or that function.  They want him to work with this director or that director.  They want him to be seen with this person or that person.  His career as a commodity is a fascination for them.  

I’m not here for that.  I want him to be happy, I want him to be proud and satisfied with his work, I want him to be respected by knowledgable peers, I want him to put his head on the pillow at night and feel like his efforts are worthwhile.  If that happens, I don’t care if he ever wears another Gucci suit on a red carpet again.  And if all that happens along with playing Bond, that’s completely fine.  

The only thing worse than a Clinton would be a Donald Trump, a raving lunatic whose chauvinist remarks to the media over the previous eight years were only challenged in vulgarity and depravity by the three decades prior when his audience was limited to that cesspool of white animus aimed at people of color that walks around his self-branded tower in Manhattan, itself a gold-plated, ribbed-for-her-pleasure phallus that a Bond villain would call gaudy. Who could have dreamed this up? Our media, that’s who!

Casa Brutale - OPA

For the super-rich Bond villains of the world, OPA (Open Platform for Architecture) have produced this concept for a cliffside home straight out of James Bond. Overlooking the Aegean Sea, this residence of concrete and glass makes little impact on the landscape besides a rooftop pool (which casts incredible ripples through its glass bottom into the interior spaces) and a set of steps. Follow the steps downward and you’re faced with a full-height, full-width wall of glass providing amazing views out to sea. 

As would be expected from a brutalist concrete home, the interior features of Casa Brutale are minimal and spacious, all set below the most fantastic light show from the swimming pool above. 

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“I’m not handsome enough to be James Bond. Maybe a villain though. Start campaigning now. I don’t think I could be James Bond though. I’d edge on the camp dangerous side I think. Javier Bardem was amazing. I thought Skyfall was a sumptuous film.”

(via Matt Smith: I’d make a great Bond villain | The Sun)

“Start campaigning now.”


Let’s Movie Nerd-Out About (00)Q in SPECTRE

Because gay subtext is about more than just the eye-screwing, which is admittedly copious in this film.

There are a couple good reasons to be interested by the development of our new Q, played by Ben Whishaw, over the course of his two installments in the Bond franchise. Not only have Skyfall and SPECTRE given the character a much-needed update, but director Sam Mendes has succeeded in deconstructing several of the established tropes regarding the 007-Q interaction – and with them, a lot of prior assumptions about loyalty, identity, and sexuality in the Bond universe. It’s really fascinating to see the ways in which Whishaw’s Q is continuous with and a subversion of different types of characters from Bond’s extensive history, from the Bond Villain to the Bond Girl, from the original Q to Agent 007 himself. So the time has come put on some Sam Smith and nerd out about character psychology and aestheticized homoeroticism. (Major Spoilers, obviously.)

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