Wednesday, December 12, 2012

007 Dr No book

The fascination exerted by the most famous secret agent the world has been explained by the master of literature cop, Raymond Chandler: He is what every man would like to be and every woman would like to have. In 007 AGAINST SATANIC DR. NO, once again almost indestructible spy moso and manly, with the help of modern inventions of the British Secret Service, must save the world. While that leaves a trail of women in passionate pursuit.

First Ian Flemming book to be adapted for the big screen, 007 AGAINST SATANIC DR. NO one is more of the adventures of Bond being reissued by Record commemorating the fifty years of the character. With new graphic design and translation, collection, begun with Moscow against 007, is a chance to reread the best stories of espionage literature. And unique opportunity for a whole generation better understand an icon of pop culture.

In 007 AGAINST SATANIC DR. NO, we see a Bond frail after suffering a kind of "psychic rape" in his previous adventure. Who might benefit from this is the villain in a Chinese immigrant who spends her days thinking of different ways to dominate the world. The scenario is Jamaica, pre-reggae, just sun, sea and seduction - and exotic drinks, of course. Bond's gun new, bigger and more powerful. But have not shot with her. This is where the danger lies.

Ian Fleming was born in 1908, son of a wealthy English family. He studied at Eton, where he excelled only in sports, being forced to leave the institution after a scandal involving a girl. He entered the military academy, which also left before completing the course. Was living and studying in Austria, but not decided by any profession. Tried to follow a diplomatic career, but was not approved exams. He was then hired as a journalist for Reuters.

At the time, the family fortune had dissipated. And Ian realized that a reporter gains were not enough to maintain their standard of living. Attempted career in a bank in London, and went on to attend the best London society. In 1939, when World War II broke out, he went to work in British intelligence, which highlighted. In the last year of the conflict took a trip to Jamaica and fell in love with the Caribbean. Decided to move there after the war. It was only two months, but every year spent the winter in the Caribbean island.

At 44, Fleming married his mistress. The year was 1952, and now married and about to become a father, he published his first book, Casino Royale, starring romance English spy James Bond. The success was enormous and he wrote 13 other adventures of agent 007 until his death in 1964 of a heart attack.

007 Goldeneye and open wounds of the Cold War

"Governments change, but the lies remain the same" (James Bond in Goldeneye 007)

The contradictory spirit of the 90s ended so sepulchral short but intense twentieth century, going from an industrial revolution for two world wars already makes the first half of the last century the stage of study of various social and political contradictions. In a period like the '60s when the youth counterculture movement wanted changes, rapid lived by that dreaded not reach their 30s, the cultural market saw a fertile space for large enterprises. When Ian Lancaster Fleming started typing at his home in Jamaica (called "Goldeneye") the first adventure of the British spy James Bond even he imagined that his creation would soon become under the production of Albert 'Cubby' Broccoli and Harry Saltzman one of more profitable and enduring franchises in film history.

In 1962 "007 Against The Satanic Dr. No" with Sean Connery spy embodying the British crown would be a huge box office success that launched a legend and a phenomenon. Another fact stimulated the prosperity of the goose that lays the golden eggs MGM's James Bond represented the romanticization of the most important weapons against the enemies of the West in Eastern Europe: espionage. The James Bond films are still being produced today with Daniel Craig in the latest build, but in the late 80 a court fight (fought between the heirs of Fleming and Broccoli) and withdrawal of Timothy Dalton as to continue playing the spy took franchise to an uncertain future in addition to its makers ask themselves "Could James Bond continue breathing after cold war??", but in 1995 with the legal issues resolved, an original story (albeit loosely based on the book by Fleming " Moonraker ") and the hiring of Pierce Brosnan to embody the secret agent become" Goldeneye 007 Against "one of the best productions of the franchise, yes, the character survived the end of the cold war, but not without questioning the values ​​of the west and east of the last 45 years.

The film starts with Bond and his partner Alec Trevelyan, 006 on a mission to destroy a chemical weapons factory in the Soviet Union still alive, but is killed in action Trevelyan and Bond is forced to a quick escape by sending the factory air (in an embarrassing scene even for fans border on the absurd). Nine years later James Bond has a mission to investigate the theft of the Goldeneye satellite (a weapon for the defense of the USSR times generating powerful electromagnetic pulses that could destabilize bank accounts, government information systems and any electrical equipment). The investigation leads him to the Russian General Ourumov (the murderer of his fellow 006) that leads to Janus Russian mobster, but soon the disturbing truth is revealed to Bond: Janus is actually his friend Trevelyan who had forged his own death and joined Ourumov intending to take revenge on the British government over London shooting the gun and destabilizing its economy. Times were changing and own secret agent in this production started to have an approach even more ironic and critical. James Bond would have modified values ​​for the 90 as the disbelief in their own position and the alarming data related to the harmful effects of smoking that would transform the secret agent in an anti - smoking. Your superior "M" now was no longer a man but a woman (played masterfully by British actress Judi Dench), his boss claims directly with all his authority to Bond how the world has changed and what was the place that you fit him when he says "Great, why do you think a sexist, misogynist dinosaur. A relic of the Cold War. "

Trevelyan not only became the villain of the plot, but also represent a most curious backdrop to the plot. The traitor was the son of 006 Cossacks and was adopted by the British government when their parents were killed for betraying the UK joining the Soviets. When reunite Bond asks "Why?" (Referring to his change of side) which replicates Trevelyan "Question funny, I never wondered, why? Why destroy those dictators, why overthrew those regimes, Everything to come home and hear, 'Well done, Well done, lad, but everything for which you fought and risked changed now' "; questioning at least one rare at the time. The reunion scene between Bond and his friend could not have a more appropriate: A graveyard of statues of former communist regime; shadows of an old friend became an enemy, even in the opening credits of the film several monuments to Lenin and Stalin are shredded by the hammers silhouettes of scantily clad women, you could see that the historical past even sugestionada way back to the surface and these wounds had not yet healed, but the curious facts and unusual not stop around, because to get to Janus / Trevelyan Bond is subjected asking for help to a former opponent, former KGB Valentin Zukovsky. Even something unthinkable happened in the past of the character in this film: The Spy West finally put their foot in Russia and without forgetting to steal a tank and wreak havoc on the streets of St. Petersburg during a flight.

The changes that came with the fall of communism in Russian society are addressed quite peculiar in the film, both in the question economic: When the picture is done in a country where the cars fail every corner and in social: being the villains are part of organized crime (even the General Ourumov military top brass and his bodyguard outside Xenia Onatopp that a professional killer KGB) ie a country trying to rebuild itself had a much more organized mafia that their own government. The soundtrack Eric Serra in Goldeneye is a key element; Serra managed to lead a song cold, dark, mysterious and modern enough that helped build the atmosphere of the distant echoes of the Cold War. The film has grossed $ 350 million worldwide and was the flagship bold that might lead 007 through the 90's for the XXI Century. This production (like the other films in the series) has its dose of fantasy and James Bond continue to be the number 1 hero imperialist west, but no movie captured so well the spirit of his age; "Goldeneye 007" James Bond showed that no longer needed to fight an Iron Curtain, but showed the world the consequences of the fall of the same.


I confess that I went to the press screening of the film worried, half on the back foot. For the past few days some news regarding the beginning of the movie left me a little discouraged.

I sat down, came the MGM lion, and then Daniel Craig appears on the screen.

I thought. It really made a huge mess in the beginning of the movie. (Actually no bullshit, I think the item in question do not mention the name of the plot would spoil the movie if you went to earlier this Bond film because when the movie ends bet that many will come to the same conclusion I arrived.)

Soon it was noticeable that the action of other films stood in a sequence in Turkey breathtaking, however, noticed that Daniel Craig was much more comfortable in the role of secret agent 007.

The sense of humor and the way that Daniel Craig acted in "007 - Operation Skyfall" (I think the film should keep the name just Skyfall) was much more mature.

Something was different there.

A motorcycle chase ensued in Turkey. And suddenly in another scene where the breath of any fervent and faithful fan ends up raising the heights hears a shot.

Ready. This made. Bond is dead.

Uh how so? Bond never dies. It is an immortal being.

Let's go then right? No, better to hear Adele before in one of the best credits sequence ever made.

Really the lyrics are perfect for the film.

Ends this beautiful credits sequence and then comes what we call the best movie ever made by Daniel Craig in the skin of the secret agent.

Because Daniel Craig speak and not the best film in the series?

For what is seen is then actually a beautiful story, beautifully bound and super faithful to the series. However it is not all a bed of roses.

The movie revolves upon an attack on MI6 and the city of London is the scene of most of the plot in which there is a complex action "terrorist" coordinated by one of the most psychopathic villains ever seen in 50 years. Certain Moments villain does remember a dark side to her. In another realizes that it is nothing more than a bitter person in the shoes of a ruthless person.

I say that I remembered Franz Sanchez in "007 - Permission to Kill" at times. However Sanchez was a drug dealer which does not occur in this plot. I refer to the villain's intellect, in dealing with BOND. But Raoul Silva (Javier Bardem) shows up cruel and able to duel with Bond in words sometimes embarrassing. For BOND BOND is. A man who revived the deepest, uncomfortable and painful death possible.

M (Judi Dench) is in his best performance as such. Demonstrating moments ranging from the performance of their duty, the pure drama. M is actually closer to BOND. More like a mother. What shows how direct this film was made to develop the relationship between Bond and her.

Bond no longer shows the new agent of other times in certain moments. And that could be a problem. Often a hook for jokes about this "old age" is made to give a broken ice in the plot of the movie.

His new gunsmith and very pleased. Despite being new to the role Ben Whishaw showed that came to be "Q" for many, many movies. The touch given by the actor to the character shows that it is in place for today's times. Without leaving at certain times to use the old sarcasm of his predecessor, legendary Desmond Liewelyn.

The BondGirls are one of the only weak points of the film. Few and unfunny. Just as there are mere extras in my view. With the exception of one who despite not having kissed BOND is to be a milestone in the series.

Remember the beginning of this review?

Sam Mendes proved to be a very competent director to create one of the best if not the best end of a JAMES BOND movie I've ever seen.

Tributes can be seen and a true fan of the series, I'm sure the excitement will not miss to remember these tributes.

Overall BOND returned in good old "formula" and so Flemiana. Yes that's right. BOND is the purest formula Flemiana in "007 - Operation Skyfall."

But it has some flaws, since one can not ignore certain things that do not fit as a legitimate BOND.

I'd say if he would give a note to 10, would give a 9.

At most, this movie is one of the best in the entire series. And finally.

James Bond Will Return. Already more than clear it.