And now we can all relax.
the blog uses this week’s entry to settle the matter once and for all, aka my own interpretation of the pre-title sequences and whether they relate directly or otherwise to the entire film’s plot.
Everybody on Facebook, Twitter, and elsewhere has already shared their two cents. I myself have engaged in some cordial back and forth episodes with 00 fans on Twitter since Monday. As far as using the blog as a platform to reveal innermost thoughts, I preferred digesting the announcement and let it simmer a few days while my imagination let loose a bit, and here we are.
Brownjohn does not hold the same iconic status as Binder or Kleinman. The latter redefined the title sequences at a time when computer generated enhanced imagery took flight whereas the former produced a steady, quality, and occasionally memorable body of work. Brownjohn, in contrast, only partook in two films, FRWL and GF, yet it can be argued that his input also helped pave the way for how the title sequences are designed to this very day.
I believe it was Cubby Broccoli who was quoted as saying that the role is bigger than the actor playing it. How could he be wrong? The franchise has lasted 6 decades and counting with 6 different actors and counting. If only one actor could truly handle the role, the franchise would have died long ago because audiences would not have responded in kind.
As with most things in life, the truth of the matter lies in that dastardly, ever inconclusive grey zone. The franchise is not, by any stretch of the imagination, as bad as its critics like to claim, nor is it as good as many of us would like to think it is.
On Tuesday May 23rd 2017, Sir Roger Moore passed away after a brief spell of cancer. The news shook the pillars of the Bond fan community, as well as more casual fans and various pop culture media outlets. Rightfully so, if I may be so bold. He was a legend for all sorts of reasons. … Continue reading The inspirational Sir Roger Moore (1927-2017)