Peter Fenzel, Ryan Sheely, and Matt Wrather overthink Spectre, the newest entry into the James Bond franchise, starring Daniel Craig..[audio:http://www.overthinkingit.com/media/otip384.mp3]
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When I heard Pete try to come up with a new Bond Girl name, my first thought was “Totes Doomee.” There’s my big contribution.
I am looking forward to seeing the Peanuts movie tonight with my family. I grew up reading the strips and seeing the holiday specials since the 1970s. Our kids are eight years apart, but both went through a Peanuts phase. It will be fun to see what they are doing with the characters this time around. I did not like the specials from around the 2000s.
Let’s come up with some more Bond Girl names from literary references in the style of Madeline Swann:
– Caraway Greene
– Bertha Ja’Naire
– Freidara Thustra
– Karen Anennina
– Enjenjeau Sauyeur
– Toni Beloved
– Emma Pryde
– Quimby Bloom
Don’t know but these all sound great.
Oh sure. Take the high road. :-)
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Looking forward to seeing this movie.
The idea of constructivism was really interesting. It was something about changing the axes along which people relate to one another economically and socially. Just found that interesting in the discussion about balance in power.
I withheld from commenting until I saw the film Spectre.
Until Skyfall I assumed that James Bond was a code name or alias and not an actual person. Sort of like M or Q but with more letters. This is one of the reasons we were told little about Bond’s backstory. This would also explain why Bond switches bodies and doesn’t significantly age relative to the rest of the world. Daniel Craig is the current James of Bond, not the first of last of the 007 agents.
I vaguely recollect this theory being proposed on an earlier Overthinking It podcast.
I have not seen Spectre but it sounds good. It seemed like James Bond was a real person from a movie from the 80s. I just saw the Peanuts movie today. It was good and homey but a little longer than I thought. It made me appreciate all of the other “grownup” movies I see like Freeheld or Philomena. I haven’t seen that many kids in a theatre since my little sister’s second grade birthday party. The trailers for the other children’s movies seemed like fun.