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Everybody Wants to be Us

Graduate Student at Loyola University Chicago. Check out the blog for what I'm currently obsessed with in film and culture. Michael Fassbender, Leonardo DiCaprio, Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Winslet, Christian Bale, Jesse Eisenberg, David Lynch, David Fincher, Christopher Nolan, Martin Scorsese, and Daniel Radcliffe are regulars here.

#james bond

Vesper Lynd:  What else can you surmise, Mr. Bond? 
James Bond: About you, Miss Lynd? Well, your beauty’s a problem. You worry you won’t be taken seriously. 
Vesper Lynd: Which one can say of any attractive woman with half a brain. 
James Bond: True. But this one overcompensates by wearing slightly masculine clothing. Being more aggressive than her female colleagues. Which gives her a somewhat *prickly* demeanor, and ironically enough, makes it less likely for her to be accepted and promoted by her male superiors, who mistake her insecurities for arrogance. Now, I’d have normally gone with “only child,” but by the way you ignored the quip about your parents… I’m going to have to go with “orphan.” 
Vesper Lynd: All right… by the cut of your suit, you went to Oxford or wherever. Naturally you think human beings dress like that. But you wear it with such disdain, my guess is you didn’t come from money, and your school friends never let you forget it. Which means that you were at that school by the grace of someone else’s charity: hence that chip on your shoulder. And since your first thought about me ran to “orphan,” that’s what I’d say you are. 
[he smiles but says nothing
Vesper Lynd: Oh, you are? I like this poker thing. And that makes perfect sense! Since MI6 looks for maladjusted young men, who give little thought to sacrificing others in order to protect queen and country. You know… former SAS types with easy smiles and expensive watches. 
[Glances at his wrist
Vesper Lynd: Rolex? 
James Bond: Omega. 
Vesper Lynd: Beautiful. Now, having just met you, I wouldn’t go as far as calling you a cold-hearted bastard… 
James Bond: No, of course not. 
Vesper Lynd: But it wouldn’t be a stretch to imagine. You think of women as disposable pleasures, rather than meaningful pursuits. So as charming as you are, Mr. Bond, I will be keeping my eye on our government’s money - and off your perfectly-formed arse. 
James Bond: You noticed? 
Vesper Lynd: Even accountants have imagination. How was your lamb? 
James Bond: Skewered! One sympathizes. 
Vesper Lynd: Good evening, Mr. Bond. 
James Bond: Good evening, Ms. Lynd. 

You’re not going to let me in there, are you? You’ve got your armor back on. That’s that.

I have no armor left. You’ve stripped it from me.

Whatever is left of me…whatever is left of me, whatever I am 

I’m yours.

“So, this one is a completely new story. He’s not just dark—he’s got all sorts of other things as well. That’s kind of the idea. And we weren’t making decisions about the story over the way things have been or the way things should be. It’s like we just wrote the best script we could—well, [screenwriter] John Logan certainly did—and we put it together the best way we could. So, we didn’t get overly literary about it, I promise you. We took the piss out of it and just kept it as light as possible.”

Daniel Craig talks Bond in Vanity Fair

Skyfall is here. 

(via heykmart)

“So, this one is a completely new story. He’s not just dark—he’s got all sorts of other things as well. That’s kind of the idea. And we weren’t making decisions about the story over the way things have been or the way things should be. It’s like we just wrote the best script we could—well, [screenwriter] John Logan certainly did—and we put it together the best way we could. So, we didn’t get overly literary about it, I promise you. We took the piss out of it and just kept it as light as possible.”

Daniel Craig talks Bond in Vanity Fair

“The glorious thing about him is he has a great sense of humor. That’s essential—the whole essence of Bond is that he doesn’t take himself so seriously.”
-Judi Dench on Daniel Craig in Vanity Fair

“The glorious thing about him is he has a great sense of humor. That’s essential—the whole essence of Bond is that he doesn’t take himself so seriously.”

-Judi Dench on Daniel Craig in Vanity Fair


James Bond: Everyone needs a hobby
Raoul Silva: What’s yours?
James Bond: Resurrection

Did you see the latest trailer for Skyfall?!?!  Because I did and I completely lost my mind.  
It’s going to be so awesome, I may not be able to take it. 

James Bond: Everyone needs a hobby

Raoul Silva: What’s yours?

James Bond: Resurrection

Did you see the latest trailer for Skyfall?!?!  Because I did and I completely lost my mind.  

It’s going to be so awesome, I may not be able to take it. 

Country… England

Gun… Shot

Agent… Provocateur

Murder… Employment

SKYFALL looks AWESOME!

James Bond (Daniel Craig) is back in “Skyfall”.  Ready to fight for Queen and Country.


All right. By the cut of your suit, you went to Oxford or wherever. Naturally you think human beings dress like that. But you wear it with such disdain, my guess is you didn’t come from money, and your school friends never let you forget it. Which means that you were at that school by the grace of someone else’s charity: hence that chip on your shoulder. And since you’re first thought about me ran to “orphan,” that’s what I’d say you are. Oh, you are? I like this poker thing. And that makes perfect sense! Since MI6 looks for maladjusted young men, who give little thought to sacrificing others in order to protect Queen and country. You know, former SAS types with easy smiles and expensive watches. 

- Vesper Lynd, Casino Royale

James Bond (Daniel Craig) is back in “Skyfall”.  Ready to fight for Queen and Country.


All right. By the cut of your suit, you went to Oxford or wherever. Naturally you think human beings dress like that. But you wear it with such disdain, my guess is you didn’t come from money, and your school friends never let you forget it. Which means that you were at that school by the grace of someone else’s charity: hence that chip on your shoulder. And since you’re first thought about me ran to “orphan,” that’s what I’d say you are. Oh, you are? I like this poker thing. And that makes perfect sense! Since MI6 looks for maladjusted young men, who give little thought to sacrificing others in order to protect Queen and country. You know, former SAS types with easy smiles and expensive watches

- Vesper Lynd, Casino Royale

New Stills from “Skyfall” with Daniel Craig, Ralph Fiennes, and Naomie Harris.  

The film also stars Javier Bardem, Dame Judi Dench as M, Helen McCrory, Albert Finney, and Ben Whishaw as Q.  

Directed by Sam Mendes, I have more confidence in this latest Bond because my hero John Logan is one of the screenwriters. Logan, multiple Oscar nominee, adapted “Coriolanus” and “Hugo” last year.  He also wrote screenplays for “The Aviator” and “Gladiator.” 

Michael Caine, Roger Moore and Sean Connery presented the Best Supporting Actor award to Kevin Kline, doing several funny bits including Caine giving his acceptance speech from two years previous and Connery and Caine pretending not to know who Roger Moore was.  
Great Oscar Moment. 

Michael Caine, Roger Moore and Sean Connery presented the Best Supporting Actor award to Kevin Kline, doing several funny bits including Caine giving his acceptance speech from two years previous and Connery and Caine pretending not to know who Roger Moore was.  

Great Oscar Moment. 

Vesper Lynd:  What else can you surmise, Mr. Bond? 
James Bond: About you, Miss Lynd? Well, your beauty’s a problem. You worry you won’t be taken seriously. 
Vesper Lynd: Which one can say of any attractive woman with half a brain. 
James Bond: True. But this one overcompensates by wearing slightly masculine clothing. Being more aggressive than her female colleagues. Which gives her a somewhat *prickly* demeanor, and ironically enough, makes it less likely for her to be accepted and promoted by her male superiors, who mistake her insecurities for arrogance. Now, I’d have normally gone with “only child,” but by the way you ignored the quip about your parents… I’m going to have to go with “orphan.” 
Vesper Lynd: All right… by the cut of your suit, you went to Oxford or wherever. Naturally you think human beings dress like that. But you wear it with such disdain, my guess is you didn’t come from money, and your school friends never let you forget it. Which means that you were at that school by the grace of someone else’s charity: hence that chip on your shoulder. And since your first thought about me ran to “orphan,” that’s what I’d say you are. 
[he smiles but says nothing
Vesper Lynd: Oh, you are? I like this poker thing. And that makes perfect sense! Since MI6 looks for maladjusted young men, who give little thought to sacrificing others in order to protect queen and country. You know… former SAS types with easy smiles and expensive watches. 
[Glances at his wrist
Vesper Lynd: Rolex? 
James Bond: Omega. 
Vesper Lynd: Beautiful. Now, having just met you, I wouldn’t go as far as calling you a cold-hearted bastard… 
James Bond: No, of course not. 
Vesper Lynd: But it wouldn’t be a stretch to imagine. You think of women as disposable pleasures, rather than meaningful pursuits. So as charming as you are, Mr. Bond, I will be keeping my eye on our government’s money - and off your perfectly-formed arse. 
James Bond: You noticed? 
Vesper Lynd: Even accountants have imagination. How was your lamb? 
James Bond: Skewered! One sympathizes. 
Vesper Lynd: Good evening, Mr. Bond. 
James Bond: Good evening, Ms. Lynd. 

You’re not going to let me in there, are you? You’ve got your armor back on. That’s that.

I have no armor left. You’ve stripped it from me.

Whatever is left of me…whatever is left of me, whatever I am 

I’m yours.

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