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The Bond Bug, Pt. 2 - From Russia with LoveIn From Russia with Love, MI6 learns that a Russian corporal who has supposedly fallen in love with Bond wishes to defect to the West with a coveted decoding machine. Fully aware that the defection is a trap, Bond travels to Istanbul to meet with the girl, Tatiana (Daniela Bianchi), and attempt to return to Britain with the machine. He doesn't know that SPECTRE is behind the whole operation, out for revenge for the death of Dr. No. On his trail are consummate garrotte-fetishist Grant (Robert Shaw), the flint-hearted Colonel Klebb (Lotte Lenya), and the tiny-duffle-coated Morzeny (Walter Gotell).
Once the nuclear water (or whatever the hell Dr. No drowns in) had finally settled, Eon came back from a full-on dry hump with ridiculousness to make From Russia with Love: something of a masterpiece, a brilliant marriage of exoticism, grit, Hitchcock references and OMG scenework. It's tough to think of much to say about Russia without just regurgitating
The Bond Bug, Pt. 1 - Dr. NoDr. No, the first Bond adventure proper, sees 007 investigating the disappearance of an MI6 asset in Jamaica. He quickly falls foul of the megalomaniacal Dr. Julius No, who is using atomic power to disrupt US missile launches and killing anyone who dares to stray near his island headquarters. With the help of Quarrel, a local fisherman, and the no-help-whatsoever of iconic seashell collector and cleavage display-cabinet Honey Ryder, Bond sets out to take Dr. No to the launderette.
I reckon Dr. No must have blown cinemagoers' tiny minds when it was released in 1962. The now ubiquitous gun-barrel opening, for starters, is pretty daring even by today's standards, and the positively hallucinatory opening titles that follow are psychedelically strange and tonally uneven, lurching from pop-art dot party to jitterbug nightmare to the Saturday-morning TV weirdness of the "Three Blind Mice" bit. Now, though, a fair amount of it is pretty hard to justify. It's definitely an enj
You're Not A PoetYou’re not a poet because of strung words
Together on row upon row again
Of blank verse or perhaps liberal rhyme.
‘Slam’ all you want, other poets wonder;
Your ignorance of couplets a blunder?
Yes! I speak harshly, but it’s no gross crime,
To point with honesty failed verse of thine.
No real poet discards upper case words;
Lets prose crawl on paper like listless worms.
You seek to free verse of those stern letters,
Sever away bleak capital fetters,
But it doesn’t sing of great speech sublime,
Rather, it sneaks of writing in spare time.
Wait! before you throw me in the icy Rhine;
It’s hard to put verse together in rhyme,
To make our dull words sound great all the time,
Hear them ring out loud, like a clear clock’s chime,
Heralding a poet’s summer prime.
Yet the sacred muses weep at your crime;
Your pentameter mangled thick like slime,
The subject not gilded in raiment fine;
Your bold ink font, crystal waters divine
Tastes bitter to the ton
Un roti de Cupidon"Patron.. je suis pas sûr que ça soit une si bonne idée..."
Un bruissement d'ailes presque froufroutant sur sa gauche le fit se retourner d'un bond, mais il ne put percevoir qu'un bref mouvement du coin de l'oeil. Ils étaient rapides, bien trop rapides. Jamais le vieux ne réussirait. De nouveau ce bruit soyeux, semblable à des ailes de tourterelles, mais bien plus proche. Dans son esprit il pouvait les voir, tournant au dessus de sa tête comme autant de vautours prêts à la curée.
Le bruit assourdi des détonations résonna et tout autour d'Emmanuel une pluie de plumes commença à virevolter tandis que cinq bruits sourds accompagnaient la chute d'autant de corps autour de lui.
"Ramasse les, petit. On a encore du boulot."
Avec une grimace mi admirative, mi dégoûtée, le jeune homme se mit au travail, enfilant des lourds gants de cuir pour se protéger. Son sup
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