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RE: The Black Bond Question - 28/11/2012 2:51:59 PM   
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I'm only saying all this because I want the gig, because I am Idris...

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RE: The Black Bond Question - 28/11/2012 3:58:58 PM   
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Jonson's point was,  I think, that if you have to have a spin-off as the only way to allow a black actor to play a British spy then that's a fairly dodgy premise first off.


Yeah, pretty much.
It just looks like you're saying "well, we can't have a black guy play Bond because he's white, but let's start a new franchise with a black guy who is a double-0, thus keeping it in Bond's world and therefore keeping black people happy despite the fact they'll find it even more insulting"
Or something like that.



Are you black? Can you speak or all black people or this what you think might happen?!


You don't have to be black to realise what a massively patronising premise the idea of a black Bond - but only as a spin off! - is.


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RE: The Black Bond Question - 12/1/2013 12:27:24 PM   
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well, at least we got a black, kick ass moneypenny.

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RE: The Black Bond Question - 12/1/2013 2:07:09 PM   
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I cant see why Bond can't be any race, typecasting by ethnic background should face serious sanctions. There are many class actors around, they should all be considered.

How about Dev Patel from Slumdog Millionaire in the future ?

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RE: The Black Bond Question - 12/1/2013 5:08:38 PM   
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I cant see why Bond can't be any race, typecasting by ethnic background should face serious sanctions. There are many class actors around, they should all be considered.

How about Dev Patel from Slumdog Millionaire in the future ?


Only if he learns how to act in the meantime.

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RE: The Black Bond Question - 12/1/2013 5:11:49 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: blue_lion

I cant see why Bond can't be any race, typecasting by ethnic background should face serious sanctions. There are many class actors around, they should all be considered.

How about Dev Patel from Slumdog Millionaire in the future ?


Only if he learns how to act in the meantime.


This.

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RE: The Black Bond Question - 12/1/2013 6:26:26 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: blue_lion

I cant see why Bond can't be any race, typecasting by ethnic background should face serious sanctions. There are many class actors around, they should all be considered.

How about Dev Patel from Slumdog Millionaire in the future ?


Ah now, what about biopics? I know that Bob Dylan film cast a black kid as young Bob (haven't seen it so not going to comment) but surely for accuracy's sake. It's in an interesting topic of discussion. Like would it be OK to cast a black man as Winston Churchill or someone of Asian origins as President Kennedy?

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RE: The Black Bond Question - 12/1/2013 6:41:08 PM   
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I cant see why Bond can't be any race, typecasting by ethnic background should face serious sanctions. There are many class actors around, they should all be considered.



I'm pretty sure it's perfectly legal to cast by ethnic background for authenticity purposes.

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RE: The Black Bond Question - 13/1/2013 2:41:26 AM   
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ORIGINAL: musht


quote:

ORIGINAL: blue_lion

I cant see why Bond can't be any race, typecasting by ethnic background should face serious sanctions. There are many class actors around, they should all be considered.

How about Dev Patel from Slumdog Millionaire in the future ?


Ah now, what about biopics? I know that Bob Dylan film cast a black kid as young Bob (haven't seen it so not going to comment) but surely for accuracy's sake. It's in an interesting topic of discussion. Like would it be OK to cast a black man as Winston Churchill or someone of Asian origins as President Kennedy?



That's ridiculous


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RE: The Black Bond Question - 13/1/2013 3:08:16 PM   
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ORIGINAL: FritzlFan


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ORIGINAL: musht


quote:

ORIGINAL: blue_lion

I cant see why Bond can't be any race, typecasting by ethnic background should face serious sanctions. There are many class actors around, they should all be considered.

How about Dev Patel from Slumdog Millionaire in the future ?


Ah now, what about biopics? I know that Bob Dylan film cast a black kid as young Bob (haven't seen it so not going to comment) but surely for accuracy's sake. It's in an interesting topic of discussion. Like would it be OK to cast a black man as Winston Churchill or someone of Asian origins as President Kennedy?



That's ridiculous



That's my point

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RE: The Black Bond Question - 13/1/2013 5:19:04 PM   
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ORIGINAL: UTB


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ORIGINAL: BudBaxter


quote:

ORIGINAL: blue_lion

I cant see why Bond can't be any race, typecasting by ethnic background should face serious sanctions. There are many class actors around, they should all be considered.

How about Dev Patel from Slumdog Millionaire in the future ?


Only if he learns how to act in the meantime.


This.


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RE: The Black Bond Question - 14/1/2013 10:59:19 AM   
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Can they not just fit a black actor with white prosthetics/make-up/CGI like they done in White Chicks? Best of both worlds then.

Or, if they do go for HorseBond (they better...), will there be uproar if it's a brown horse?

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RE: The Black Bond Question - 14/1/2013 11:17:26 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: blue_lion

I cant see why Bond can't be any race, typecasting by ethnic background should face serious sanctions. There are many class actors around, they should all be considered.

How about Dev Patel from Slumdog Millionaire in the future ?


Ah now, what about biopics? I know that Bob Dylan film cast a black kid as young Bob (haven't seen it so not going to comment) but surely for accuracy's sake. It's in an interesting topic of discussion. Like would it be OK to cast a black man as Winston Churchill or someone of Asian origins as President Kennedy?


Tony Leung Chiu-Wai would be a great JFK.


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RE: The Black Bond Question - 14/1/2013 11:48:03 AM   
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ORIGINAL: Chief

Can they not just fit a black actor with white prosthetics/make-up/CGI like they done in White Chicks? Best of both worlds then.

Or, if they do go for HorseBond (they better...), will there be uproar if it's a brown horse?



I don't think the colour for HorseBond matters but I think breed could be an issue; obviously HorseBond can't be of racing pedigree but we don't want Budweiser Clydesdale either

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RE: The Black Bond Question - 14/1/2013 12:39:20 PM   
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Like would it be OK to cast a black man as Winston Churchill


Well, Winston IS a black man's name. So you could say Churchill himself SHOULD have been black. Poor show that he wasn't if you ask me...



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Can they not just fit a black actor with white prosthetics/make-up/CGI like they done in White Chicks? Best of both worlds then.


Tsk, page 18 people - I've already done this. And it's none of your Wayanseses'ses' shit neither.


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RE: The Black Bond Question - 14/1/2013 12:57:14 PM   
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Sorry GB! I seen the Lenny Henry bit but my mind shut down after that and I never took in the rest of the post.

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RE: The Black Bond Question - 14/1/2013 1:30:41 PM   
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Sorry GB! I seen the Lenny Henry bit but my mind shut down after that and I never took in the rest of the post.


'mazin' - a whited up Lenny Henry broke the interwebs.

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RE: The Black Bond Question - 14/1/2013 1:48:21 PM   
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I think Ainsley Harriott should play Bond.

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RE: The Black Bond Question - 14/1/2013 2:15:13 PM   
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Well...

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RE: The Black Bond Question - 14/1/2013 9:14:21 PM   
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No matter what it should really be down to which actor can portray the character better. Personally I think Idris would be more suited to a bond villain and could do an excellent job.

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RE: The Black Bond Question - 14/1/2013 9:55:03 PM   
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No matter what it should really be down to which actor can portray the character better. Personally I think Idris would be more suited to a bond villain and could do an excellent job.


Would you say that black people make better bad guys than good?

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RE: The Black Bond Question - 14/1/2013 10:44:05 PM   
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Okay, let's ignore the whole potential race issue and focus on the fact that Bond as a character is and has been white for over 40 years...don't you think that all of sudden re-inventing him as a black guy would be a total 'what the fuck?!' moment to the already established audience? I honestly think even the black community would disagree with the whole black Bond issue and instead prefer their own character that isn't a racial stereotype homeboy-from-da-hood type like xXx.

This whole argument seems like a 'we'll do it because we can' thing. If that's the case, fuck it why not have Bond portrayed by an Inuit or a Mayan?! They're none white too!

If Hilary Clinton had won would we be talking about making a female Bond?
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RE: The Black Bond Question - 15/1/2013 10:43:05 AM   
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No matter what it should really be down to which actor can portray the character better. Personally I think Idris would be more suited to a bond villain and could do an excellent job.


Would you say that black people make better bad guys than good?


Nice try but I really don't think that's what they were saying.


I can't help thinking of Robery Downey Jnr in Tropic Thunder now when I see this thread.

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RE: The Black Bond Question - 15/1/2013 12:13:19 PM   
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Would you say that black people make better bad guys than good?


Racist.

...everyone knows that Japanese or Latinos are the best bad guys.

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RE: The Black Bond Question - 16/1/2013 7:22:06 PM   
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well, at least we got a black, kick ass moneypenny.


Really? The one that shot Bond by mistake and ended up quitting the field to be a secretary? Yeah, she's great.

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RE: The Black Bond Question - 16/1/2013 7:40:25 PM   
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ORIGINAL: jonson


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ORIGINAL: adambatman82


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ORIGINAL: Locog18

No matter what it should really be down to which actor can portray the character better. Personally I think Idris would be more suited to a bond villain and could do an excellent job.


Would you say that black people make better bad guys than good?


Nice try but I really don't think that's what they were saying.


I can't help thinking of Robery Downey Jnr in Tropic Thunder now when I see this thread.

Exactly.



We all know white English stage actors with German accents and 80's haircuts make the best villains.

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RE: The Black Bond Question - 17/1/2013 10:18:25 AM   
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well, at least we got a black, kick ass moneypenny.


Really? The one that shot Bond by mistake and ended up quitting the field to be a secretary? Yeah, she's great.



she handled herself well alongside mallory and bond when silva crashed the public inquiry.

forget about a black bond.
we have django and everyone is queuing up to be cast as the black panther and blade in a reboot.

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RE: The Black Bond Question - 17/1/2013 11:07:39 AM   
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ORIGINAL: spark1d the public inquiry.

forget about a black bond.
we have django and everyone is queuing up to be cast as the black panther and blade in a reboot.


Django's a great example of a character that has successfully managed the transition from white actor to black without the world ending actually. And speaking of Jamie Foxx, he's recently been cast as Electro, a traditionally white character in the Marvel universe.

I guess you're right tho. Black actors are truly spoiled these days, with both Black Panther and Blade to fight over...

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RE: The Black Bond Question - 17/1/2013 12:35:47 PM   
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Django's a great example of a character that has successfully managed the transition from white actor to black without the world ending actually.


But then Django has rarely been played by the same actor. In fact he's even more rarely been the same character.


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RE: The Black Bond Question - 17/1/2013 1:03:14 PM   
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Wait a minute, they're rebooting Blade? Why? Bastards.

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