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Vatican lauds 'human' James Bond, 'licence to cry'
Telegraph UK ^ | 10.31.12

Posted on 10/31/2012 11:43:18 AM PDT by Perdogg

His womanising and predilection for gunning down Britain's enemies may not make him the most Godly of characters, but L'Osservatore Romano devoted an entire page and five articles in praise of the British spy in its Wednesday edition.

As the new Bond film Skyfall opened in Italian cinemas, the Vatican paper of record said it was one of the best of the 23 Bond films that have been made since the franchise began 50 years ago.

The paper stopped short of proclaiming 007 a Catholic hero, as it did with Homer Simpson two years ago, but it did laud the latest incarnation of Bond as being "more human, capable of being moved and of crying: in a word, more real".

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TOPICS: Chit/Chat; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: bondjamesbond; hollywood; jamesbond; moviereview; skyfall

1 posted on 10/31/2012 11:43:19 AM PDT by Perdogg
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To: Perdogg

There’s no crying in Spying!!!!!

Does Bond really cry in this one?????


2 posted on 10/31/2012 11:47:47 AM PDT by freedumb2003 (We can’t just leave it (food choice) up to the parents. -- moochele obozo 2/12/2012 (cnsnews))
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To: Perdogg

The Vatican jumps the shark?


3 posted on 10/31/2012 11:54:15 AM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Perdogg
L'Osservatore Romano devoted an entire page and five articles in praise of the British spy in its Wednesday edition.

As the new Bond film Skyfall opened in Italian cinemas, the Vatican paper of record said it was one of the best of the 23 Bond films that have been made since the franchise began 50 years ago.

The paper stopped short of proclaiming 007 a Catholic hero, as it did with Homer Simpson two years ago, but it did laud the latest incarnation of Bond as being "more human, capable of being moved and of crying: in a word, more real".

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4 posted on 10/31/2012 11:54:43 AM PDT by Alex Murphy
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To: Perdogg

Lets face it, James Bond movies have been nothing but live action cartoons for some time now. But, hey, if someone is willing to suspend disbelief to enjoy some mindless entertainment for a couple of hours then more power to them. Nobody owes anyone an explanation for how they spend their entertainment dollar.


5 posted on 10/31/2012 11:55:56 AM PDT by circlecity
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To: freedumb2003; GSP.FAN; Guenevere; SJSAMPLE; Larry Lucido; fieldmarshaldj; Clemenza; Impy; ...

I was about to comment on it, but then I remember near the end of the Novel “Live and Let Die” Bond does cry.


6 posted on 10/31/2012 11:59:05 AM PDT by Perdogg (Vote like the US Constitution depends on it - it does!!)
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Though never stated as such, the purpose of the “00’s” was clear: to kill people who proliferated or attacked the West’s nuclear weapons systems, missiles, or otherwise threatened to cause a nuclear war. When nobody was doing so, they could also do other murderous missions.

But it does raise the interesting question of would the Vatican approve of the killing of those who tried to cause a nuclear war?


7 posted on 10/31/2012 12:01:41 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (DIY Bumper Sticker: "THREE TIMES,/ DEMOCRATS/ REJECTED GOD")
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You can take a life to prevent the imminent taking of another life.
8 posted on 10/31/2012 12:05:33 PM PDT by wideawake
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy
But it does raise the interesting question of would the Vatican approve of the killing of those who tried to cause a nuclear war?

You'll have your answer if Ahmadinejad wakes up with a halberd in his chest.


9 posted on 10/31/2012 12:13:11 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (Big Bird is a brood parasite: laid in our nest 43 years ago and we are still feeding him.)
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To: Perdogg

James Bond is not a metrosexual!


10 posted on 10/31/2012 12:24:16 PM PDT by AU72
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To: Perdogg

“L’Osservatore Romano” is no more the Vatican than “The Washington Post” is the United States of America or “Stars and Stripes” is the U.S. Army.


11 posted on 10/31/2012 12:29:44 PM PDT by Dr. Sivana (There is no salvation in politics.)
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To: Dr. Sivana
Hey, does anyone know if it's "Reformation Day" or not?

If it is, can we get at least one thread to remind people how much everyone cares so deeply about it?

12 posted on 10/31/2012 1:58:40 PM PDT by wideawake
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To: circlecity

I would agree, IF you were talking about Roger Moore’s Bond.

Despite initial misgivings, the lastest incarnation of Bond really does deliver. Better plots, better action, better villains.

Yes, certainly not “Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy”, but much more gritty and thoughtful than the Bond many have come to know.


13 posted on 11/01/2012 6:22:14 AM PDT by SJSAMPLE
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To: Perdogg; GSP.FAN; GOPsterinMA; BillyBoy; fieldmarshaldj; AuH2ORepublican; GeronL

Wait a minute, the Vatican said Homer Simpson is a “Catholic Hero”? WTH?


14 posted on 11/02/2012 4:20:39 AM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: Perdogg
Watched it today (part of the commonwealth releases following the 23rd Oct premier in London - I believe the US release is this coming Thursday evening). Verdict? Quite easily the best Bond movie to date. Yes, I am surprised to say it myself, but SkyFall is easily the best Bond movie yet made. In a much similar manner to how The Dark Knight made prior Batman movies seem ...well, childish.

Craig finally owns the Bond character, the villain (the baddie from 'No Country for Old Men') brings menace back to the villain's role, and the movie has a very good plot. Saying more would reveal spoilers so let me just say that the plot definitely matches the action (unlike so many movies nowadays that are all action and no plot - example, the most recent Bourne movie featuring the 'new' agent popping pills to make himself quasi-superhuman). SkyFall had action, but it also had a seriously good plot.

Great movie ...actually, great cinema.

15 posted on 11/04/2012 12:30:57 PM PST by spetznaz (Nuclear-tipped Ballistic Missiles: The Ultimate Phallic Symbol)
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