These are hilarious!! 😂😂😂
Thank you, C&D!
Re the "Royal/Royale" thing- Caractacus, I didn't say Fleming said that- I said the Publisher did. I'm using a generic "Publisher" character to represent various people, in this case a man called Al Hart from Fleming's US publishers.
it's surprising Fleming pronounces it Royal. I've definitely been saying it Roy Al all my life, and I think all of us have.
In the "funny" movie there is the song: "James Bond playing at Casino Roy Al, he won a lot of money and a gal at Casino Roy Al". (see here at 18:15) I'd have to rewatch the Climax Mystery Theatre version and the Craig version to see if they say the word at all, but it would have stuck out conspicuously if in either film someone pronounced it like Royal.
But either we've all been saying it wrong all these years, or Fleming himself is the only one getting it wrong!
In the 1954 and 2006 versions they say "Roy Al", of course. As you say, if someone like Judi Dench had said "Royal" we would definitely have noticed and had discussions about it.
1983. The Bahamas. Production Meeting for “Never Say Never Again”- Director Irvin Kershner, Producers Kevin McClory and Jack Schwartzman, Screenwriter Lorenzo Semple, Leading Actor Sean Connery.
Kevin: So, Bond has beaten Largo at some sort of game.
Lorenzo: Yes, a video game I think- much more modern than them simply playing cards, and it definitely won’t look as dated.
Irvin: Yes, I remember George Lucas saying to me-
Kevin: (Quickly.) Yes, Irvin. Now, we have to end up with Bond and Domino together so he can tell her that Largo has killed her brother.
Jack: Well, they could just go for a drink.
Kevin: Not spectacular enough, we have to do something that’ll catch the eye.
Irvin: When I directed “The Empire Strikes-
Lorenzo: How about they go for a swim? Just like they did in “Thunderball”?
Kevin: No, no, we have to play it as differently as we can this time.
Jack: Well, they could go for a drive around.
Kevin: No, we need something more than that I think.
Irvin: I remember saying to Harrison Ford-
Sean: I want to tango.
Sean: I shaid, I want to tango.
Kevin: But Sean, you don’t know how to tango.
Sean: Doeshn’t matter. That’sh what I want to do.
Kevin: I’m not sure that Kim Basinger knows how to tango either.
Sean: Then we can learn together. I don’t mind that at all.
Irvin: Now, I was with Mark Hamill and-
Lorenzo: But why are Bond and Domino doing a tango?
Sean: You’re the writer- you come up with something!
Kevin: I’m not sure I like this idea.
Sean: Oh, if you put it that way, Kevin, tell me, who’sh your shecond choice to play Jamesh Bond in thish movie?
Kevin: So… who do we know who can give tango lessons?
Car defies laws of physics
Reports have been received of a Ford Mustang yesterday breaking all known laws of physics in Las Vegas, Nevada. Photographic evidence seems to prove that the car, involved in a chase with police vehicles, entered a narrow alleyway on its right wheels but emerged on its left side, despite there being clearly not enough room in the alley for it to turn from one side to another.
Statements from City Police Officers confirm that the car was being driven by a suspected foreign saboteur wanted in connection with the theft of experimental scientific equipment from nearby WW TecTronics. “It’s possible that he was in possession of new technology enabling him to fold space and time”, said Police Captain…
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Stampede of children at Circus Circus- Page 4
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One of your best yet 🤣🤣
And the others are fabulous 👏🏻👏🏻
That's the lyin' mainstream media for you! 😁
And those books look like true classics, Gymkata. I understand Hardyboy is into litterature and I think he'll agree those novels look even better than his favourites the Hardy Boys.
PMSL at the Morrissey one. Never could stand The Smiths, but have known many who loved them, and that cover is very realistic!
Be interesting to hear your thoughts on NTTD soundtrack with Johnny Marr on it then 👀😏🤣
Great book covers, Gymkata 🍸
Marr never bothered me, it was the uninteresting (I'm being polite) voice of Mr Morrissey and his depressing lyrics that caused my lack of interest.
Anyway, thanks for your kind comments above!
Marr is an excellent guitarist and composer. Too bad he was saddled with such a pompous simp in Morrissey...can't stand the guy.
We are of one mind, Gymkata, and I think we may have stumbled upon the reason Sir Miles likes the thing known as "Another Way To Die".....
if Johnny Marr was saddled with the uninteresting voice and depressing lyrics of Morrissey, is the vocalist singing the Bond25 theme song really the ideal creative partner to show him off to his best advantage?
She's got the voice of Streisand and the humour of Lady Gaga compared to Morrissey!
@Barbel some of these have language which is technically banned on the site but are really, really funny. Can I have a ruling as to whether or not I can post them?
Possibly for the first time, Gymkata hopes Barbel has weak morals 😏
At least we know he has good taste when it comes to The Smiths/Morrissey. ;)
Perhaps best not, unfortunately, just for consistency. Apologies.
I think, Barbel, you'll find you can be much more flexible without a spine. 😁
Hmmm, Higgins has been known to suggest the same....
Marr is indeed an excellent guitarist and composer…nice guy too, often seen in Manchester city centre…well, when you are allowed out 🤣
Because of its excellent use of guitar 🎸 and powerful style, you mean 😎
The guitar is one of the least offensive pants, er, parts.
Gymkata, those covers are hilarious!