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RE: The Black Bond Question - 26/11/2008 9:23:01 AM   
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If this thread were to be re-titled .....

The White Mr Tibbs Question
The White Blade Question
The White Lando Question
The White <your choice of coloured character here> Question

Wonder how many responses the threads would have ... hmmmm


Ummmm what?

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RE: The Black Bond Question - 26/11/2008 2:41:22 PM   
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As James Bond is an established character with a back story, changing his race, gender, etc. just strikes me as unnecessary. Doesn't mean that writers couldn't write a script for a black secret agent, or a female secret agent, or a Asian secret agent or whatever, though.

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RE: The Black Bond Question - 26/11/2008 4:55:56 PM   
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I don't understand a lot of reaction on this thread.

I am not saying "Bond should be Black" but I wouldn't have a mjor problem if he was. As I posted earlier if the most appropriate actor is black then so what?

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RE: The Black Bond Question - 26/11/2008 4:58:29 PM   
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RE: The Black Bond Question - 26/11/2008 5:03:40 PM   
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As I posted earlier if the most appropriate actor is black then so what?


Well quite, but could he be the most appropriate given that he is black?

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RE: The Black Bond Question - 26/11/2008 5:22:26 PM   
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RE: The Black Bond Question - 26/11/2008 5:37:35 PM   
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I think that what the world needs is a Dog Bond.

"The name's Bond. Fido Bond."


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RE: The Black Bond Question - 26/11/2008 7:32:24 PM   
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Well quite, but could he be the most appropriate given that he is black?


Eh!

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RE: The Black Bond Question - 26/11/2008 8:29:58 PM   
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I think that what the world needs is a Dog Bond.

"The name's Bond. Fido Bond."



Nah, he'd still be called James.
EDIT: Unless you mean some kind of Krypto The Super-Dog style sidekick, in which case it would be excellent.


< Message edited by Olaf -- 26/11/2008 8:32:08 PM >


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RE: The Black Bond Question - 29/11/2008 11:10:11 AM   
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Why is this funny?


I'm assuming it's the whole "Don't be silly Bond is BRITISH!" thought process but you are right, Bond's father is a Scot and his mumsy was Swiss-French, both killed in a climbing accident.

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oh, and modesty blaze is the female bond.




It's clearly Ros Myers.
 


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RE: The Black Bond Question - 29/11/2008 5:11:05 PM   
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Heard on the radio yesterday that Sean "Puff, P,  Puffy Diddy" Combs spent like $700,000 on a 15 minute ad or something to impress the producers of bond 

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RE: The Black Bond Question - 29/11/2008 10:57:57 PM   
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Heard on the radio yesterday that Sean "Puff, P,  Puffy Diddy" Combs spent like $700,000 on a 15 minute ad or something to impress the producers of bond 


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RE: The Black Bond Question - 30/11/2008 12:14:49 PM   
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everyone should be black!!!!!!!

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RE: The Black Bond Question - 30/11/2008 12:16:18 PM   
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in fact, i want an indian bond, comlete with turban and beard! shazawww!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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RE: The Black Bond Question - 30/11/2008 2:20:28 PM   
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in fact, i want an indian bond, comlete with turban and beard! shazawww!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


What are you on about, you silly racist?


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RE: The Black Bond Question - 30/11/2008 5:15:58 PM   
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quote:

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in fact, i want an indian bond, comlete with turban and beard! shazawww!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


What are you on about, you silly racist?


it's called taking the piss, not racism.we're all fucking human, i just dont'd see the point in changing the ethnicity of well known characters for the sake of making some bold statement.jesus.

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RE: The Black Bond Question - 30/11/2008 5:18:37 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Olaf

quote:

ORIGINAL: Geldart

in fact, i want an indian bond, comlete with turban and beard! shazawww!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


What are you on about, you silly racist?


it's called taking the piss, not racism.we're all fucking human, i just dont'd see the point in changing the ethnicity of well known characters for the sake of making some bold statement.jesus.


Hold on, I know you were messing (I was as well). Sorry if I offended you.


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RE: The Black Bond Question - 30/11/2008 11:44:46 PM   
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RE: The Black Bond Question - 1/12/2008 12:30:46 AM   
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The White <your choice of coloured character here> Question

Coloured? What is this, 1960's American Deep South?

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Bond has Swiss/Scottish parents, just for the record.






What's so funny? The man speaks the truth.

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RE: The Black Bond Question - 2/12/2008 8:19:10 PM   
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Colin Salmon (played Robinson in the Bond films)

The thing is, when people say it'll be "progressive and breaking the mold", it just strikes me as change for change's sake. There's nothing REALLY that groundbreaking about it. It's nothing like Obama winning the presidency. If anything, it's just taking a well known and established character and changing it for no reason except to ride the current wave of change that's shaking the political world.




I would like to see Colin Salmon replace Michael Wilson as producer as it would make Bond 23 a Salmon and Broccoli production.
  

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RE: The Black Bond Question - 5/12/2008 1:42:39 PM   
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I don't have a problem with a black guy playing Bond (Colin Salmon would make an awesome Bond), as long as the character's trademarks remain intact.

No changing what he drinks or chaning his attitude or whatever.  It still has to be Bond.


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RE: The Black Bond Question - 5/12/2008 1:50:34 PM   
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in fact, i want an indian bond, comlete with turban and beard! shazawww!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Yeah, why not?  Sikhs fought and died for the British and remain one of the most distinguished warrior groups in the world.  Of course, a Sikh Bond would probably be so badass that the conflict of the movie would basically be reduced to zero.

Better stick with Craig for now, eh?


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RE: The Black Bond Question - 5/12/2008 2:10:31 PM   
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Why would there ever be a need to change the characters origins?

It doesnt need updating, nor can i ever see the need to changing. His back story and the character is well established.

Changing it would just be a gimmick and serve no other credible purpose IMO.


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RE: The Black Bond Question - 5/12/2008 2:27:37 PM   
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I don't have a problem with a black guy playing Bond (Colin Salmon would make an awesome Bond), as long as the character's trademarks remain intact.

No changing what he drinks or chaning his attitude or whatever.  It still has to be Bond.



You can change his race but not his preferred tipple?

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RE: The Black Bond Question - 5/12/2008 10:10:10 PM   
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I don't have a problem with a black guy playing Bond (Colin Salmon would make an awesome Bond), as long as the character's trademarks remain intact.

No changing what he drinks or chaning his attitude or whatever.  It still has to be Bond.



You can change his race but not his preferred tipple?


Precisely.

Changing Bond's eye colour, skin colour, hair colour (e.g. Craig) is no biggie.

Unless one has something against black skin, which - by definition - would make you racist, right...?


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RE: The Black Bond Question - 5/12/2008 10:26:14 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: max314

I don't have a problem with a black guy playing Bond (Colin Salmon would make an awesome Bond), as long as the character's trademarks remain intact.

No changing what he drinks or chaning his attitude or whatever. It still has to be Bond.



You can change his race but not his preferred tipple?


Precisely.

Changing Bond's eye colour, skin colour, hair colour (e.g. Craig) is no biggie.

Unless one has something against black skin, which - by definition - would make you racist, right...?



Do you not think it would be quite pointless to make him black though? A bit of a stunt? Why would you make him black? That's still the pertinent question I feel.

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RE: The Black Bond Question - 6/12/2008 2:33:56 AM   
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What people don't seem to understand is that Craig was just ass kissing in front of the media, not making a serious proposal. Because there's not a single argument that could ever make it a serious proposal, it's silliness


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RE: The Black Bond Question - 6/12/2008 9:00:23 AM   
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When it comes to these sorts of things (Bond, Superman, Jesus etc.) why is it always black and white.

How about an eskimo Bond?

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RE: The Black Bond Question - 6/12/2008 9:52:40 AM   
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Wouldn't it be better to create a black character who could potentially become an iconic figure themself rather than simply changing the race of a pre-existing character who was already carrying a lot of baggage behind it. Of course this would mean creating a character who was not tied in to popular culture and could seem, to a degree, timeless which does not seem to be something which is often done for black characters which sadly means they do date quite rapidly.

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RE: The Black Bond Question - 6/12/2008 11:27:34 AM   
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Wouldn't it be better to create a black character who could potentially become an iconic figure themself rather than simply changing the race of a pre-existing character who was already carrying a lot of baggage behind it. Of course this would mean creating a character who was not tied in to popular culture and could seem, to a degree, timeless which does not seem to be something which is often done for black characters which sadly means they do date quite rapidly.


a better written 'xxx' movie would do the trick.

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