No dissection of 007’s death-defying encounters on trains is complete without an observation of the granddaddy of them all: FRWL. The FRWL sequence is not only the first of the secret agent’s handful of tense train rides, but serves as a prime example of how the vehicle is simultaneously a dynamic yet frightfully confining location.
Finally, even though the review has hampered on and on about how FRWL adheres to the spirit of a spy story, the producers were keenly aware that, following DN’s explosive finale, their second outing had to end on a spectacular note.
Is FRWL is the best Bond film? Who cares. No one will ever agree on that. Sure, people, many of whom are intelligent, well spoken, and film savvy, try their utmost to makes points about what an ‘objectively good’ film consists of, but I’ve always, and probably always will, have trouble buying into that.
If all goes well, the weekend in exactly 2 years from now will see the North American release of Bond 25.
For someone whose name rarely gets mentioned when 007 movies are discussed, B.J. Worth certainly took part in his fair share of them, contributing to the realization of many of the franchise’s most lauded, daredevil moments.
Hello again. I want to start by apologizing for the paltry contributions in October. It was a remarkably busy month with work, a bit of socializing, working on other non-Bond related projects with friends, and a written retrospective for the entire Halloween film franchise for the film website I write for. Believe me, there were … Continue reading Bond and the horror genre: spooky similarities
Part 1 in the blog’s survey of Bond’s treatment of the leading ladies concentrated on the first three actors to portray the role: Sean Connery, George Lazenby, and Roger Moore. Part 2 shall advance things from Timothy Dalton through to Daniel Craig. The first chapter in the Timothy Dalton era was unequivocally influenced by the … Continue reading Hot Topic continued: Bond’s treatment of women (Part 2)