Imagine your real name was James Bond. Would it be the coolest thing ever or more of a daily hassle?
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In The Other Fellow – a fascinating new documentary – ten ordinary men named James Bond weigh in on the subject. According to Matthew Bowyer, the director,
We have ten Bond’s from around the world who have had to deal with numerous Seinfeld-style problems (being banned from Facebook, dealing with the police, airport security and waiters) as a result of the name as well as more serious topics such as a James Bond in the Caribbean who was targeted and shot by the local police force – “the Guyana police still joke about it, they did what the KGB, the Russians, the Germans and everyone else was trying to do for years – shoot James Bond”.
Roger Moore shows off his star on the Hollywood walk of fame
Whew, there sure has been a ton of Roger Moore related stories floating around these days; mostly because of the release of his new memoirs, My Word is My Bond. The latest from “jocular” Bond is that he does not like the new, more violent Bond.
According to an interview with Reuters, “I am happy to have done it, but I’m sad that it has turned so violent. That’s keeping up with the times, it’s what cinema-goers seem to want and it’s proved by the box-office figures,” Moore told Reuters.
Moore, recalled being appalled at the violence in A View to a Kill, “That wasn’t Bond,” he said. In his book, Moore writes of his distaste for guns, ever since he was shot in the leg by a friend with a BB gun as a teenager.
While making The Man With the Golden Gun, director Guy Hamilton wanted Bond to be tougher and had him threaten to break Maud Adams’ character’s arm to get information, he writes. “That sort of characterization didn’t sit well with me, but Guy was keen to make my Bond a little more ruthless.
“I suggested my Bond would have charmed the information out of her by bedding her first. My Bond was a lover and a giggler, but I went along with Guy,” the British actor wrote.
Daniel Craig, Judi Dench and Marc Forster at a Quantum of Solace press event
Paltalk, a Socialcasting Web site, invites you to take part in an online voice and video interview with Quantum of Solace director, Marc Forster, on October 23, 2008 at 5pm EST.
According to the Web site, “Get the insider scoop on the latest Bond gadgets and hear how Bond defeats the baddies one more time. We’ve even created a cool contest where you can submit to us your fantasy Bond Girl profile – just for fun. Two winners will get a special Bond gadget pack signed by Marc Forster. Just go to http://www.paltalk.com/bond-contest/ and enter the contest.”