Mark Simpson: Swishy Villainy And Psychodrama In 'Skyfall'
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When, at their first meeting in the latest Bond "outing," Skyfall, a rather forward Raoul Silva, played by a bleached-blond Javier Bardem, takes caddish advantage of James Bond's indisposition (tied as he is to a chair), running his hands over 007's craggy face, ripped chest and powerful thighs and flirtatiously suggesting, "Well, first time for everything, Bond," you could feel the audience in my local cinema freeze. And when Bond delivers his now-famous, laconic retort, "What makes you think it's my first time?" you could hear the audience's sharp intake of breath over the THX sound system. "Wot?! James Bond, a bender?!"
"Oh, bloody hell!" I wanted to shout out, at Silva, at the audience and at the world in general. "Has anyone been paying attention? Of course it's not Bond's first time! In Casino Royale Bond tried a spot of CBT with Mr. Big and his knotted rope, while tied to a rim chair!"
In 2006 Casino Royale rebooted and updated the tired, terminally naff Bond
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