Monday, 13 July 2009

A Quantum of Solihull

Isn't it galling when classic films are re-made?

I'm thinking of films such as The Italian Job which was reconstituted in Los Angeles and everybody wondered WHY? Why can't people just create their own masterpieces instead of trying to muscle in on somebody else's?

Having said all that, I've just remade Ian Fleming's GOLDFINGER as I felt there were depths and nuances that still needed exploring.

What, for example, would be the situation if the location was moved from the West Coast of America to Wolverhampton?

23 comments:

zIggI said...

just my type of movie, I stayed awake right to the end and even read all the credits!

Scarlet-Blue said...

When is the sequel coming out?
Sx

Liz said...

I tried to think of another Bond title that I could make a suitable pun out of to incorporate in this comment, but it's too early in the morning.

Dave said...

I'd keep this For Your Eyes Only, if I were you.

Never Say Never Again, but I doubt you'll win many Ozcars for this production.

Rog said...

Ziggi: Mine too, but I did have pause half way through for a packet of Butterkist.

Scarlett: I'm in talks with the late Cubby Broccoli now. He's just a cabbage I'm afraid.

Liz: As a morning person, I should have made this earlier in the day. It would have been much better.

Dave: I've been expecting you Reverend East (*stokes cat*). If a man says his word is as good as his bond, take his bond.

Dave said...

You have a steam-powered cat?

zIggI said...

Ooo I have just the cat for the sequel, long blonde hair, blue eyes, hates dogs, purrfect!

As it happens I'm her agent, call me for our terms :)

Rog said...

I do when Oz gets on the case.

I hear on Radio 4 Today that cats manipulate their owners by purring and interjecting the sound of baby cries in their purr.

Oz just drums his paws on the bicuit tin and looks knowingly towards the fridge.

Rog said...

Ziggi: Get your people to talk to my people. On second thoughts, I'll send Lily.

zIggI said...

Elle ne parle pas Franglais! She's from Burma

(are you Roger Moore, why hasn't anyone else said this???)

Rog said...

Ziggi: She'd get on with the Lilster then . Roger Moore?! Surely you mean Sean Connery?

KAZ said...

Next in the series - Jean-Luc Godard's 'Une Femme est une femme' from Benidorm.
Starring Lily.

Rog said...

Kaz: Ju suis sur la valise aujourd'hui !!!!

Sarah said...

Can't understand why Dave hasn't done a Pussy Galore joke yet

Dave said...

Damn!

Rog said...

Sarah: I'm sure he'll be back with a witty remark any second!

Dave: Er, right!

Richard said...

Can you do a remake of Thunderball or is too late for Oz?

john.g. said...

Richard, Thunderball might be out of Rog's reach too!

Rog said...

Richard: I think Moonraker from the back window of a National Express Coach might be a possibility.

John: That's a bit cheeky young man!

zIggI said...

Thunderbirds?? Was James Bond in Thunderbirds? I never noticed! Perhaps you mean Fireball XL5. I can just see Lily as Marina . . . or was that Stingray?

Rog said...

Ziggi: I was more a fan of 4 Feather Falls myself!

Malc said...

The scene: Wetherspoons pub, Wolverhampton bus station.

M: Worro Bondy, 'ow am yer chick?

Bond: Bostin' ta gaffer. I loike yer noo tracky bottoms.

M: Ta very much kid. I gottem off a bloke on Wednesfield markit for a fiver. Anyhow, wotter yo gooin' doo about this Goldfinger chap?

Bond: Gi'im a kick up the chuff, 'ommer 'im a bit, chuck 'im in 'is shark poowul and back in the pub by three fer a point ana bagga scratchins.

M: Bostin' ma maert. Tara a bit.

M:

Rog said...

Malc: I feel truly humble now. I feel like I've been sitting in Noddy Holder's front room.