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Apr 10

The Bondage of Modern Life

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What can we expect from the new-look NME? Inside gossip about Hollywood, duh! With the news that Sam Mendes might be directing the next James Bond movie, it’s worth considering how different the Bond series might have looked if Mendes had applied his careful deconstruction of American ennui to the entire project. Instead of just a thuggish ladykiller with clever gadgets, Bond might have spoken to an entire generation’s pissy dissatisfaction with this Winesburg Ohio we’re all trapped inside of. Just think of what might have been:

– “My Job Is Not Enough”
– “Dr. No, I’ve Got a Headache”
– “From Russia With Vague Longing”
– “The Bitch Who Loved Me”
– “Octopissy”

More at the bad place

Comments

  1. 1
    Pete Baran on 12 Apr 2010 #

    Whilst I think getting Sam Mendes to direct Bond is a mistake on a par with getting the director of Monsters Ball to do this, I think this is a little unfair. After all Jarhead and The Road To Perdition both show an affinity to flashy violence. And I don’t think there is anything studied about the extremely irritating Away We Go.

  2. 2
    logged out Tracer Hand on 12 Apr 2010 #

    Away We Gofinger!

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