Category Archives: Movies

James Bond’s best quote ever!

Μετά από το “Quantum of Folace” όπως είπε κι ένας φίλος είπα να δω ξανά το Casino Royale σήμερα ώστε να δω λίγο καλό Bond. Να δω λίγο από εκείνους τους υπέροχους διαλόγους. Και πάει κάπως έτσι…

Vesper walks up to Bond and seats herself across from him

Vesper: I’m the money.

Bond puts down his menu and regards her with an amused smile.

Bond: Every penny of it.

Vesper puts her business card on the table.

Vesper: The Treasury has agreed to stake you in the game.

Bond: ‘Vesper’? I hope you gave your parents hell for that.

Vesper takes menu from porter.

Vesper Thank you.(to the porter)
(To Bond)
Your boss must have some influence. I’ve never seen so go much go out the door so quickly.

Bond: Or so stylishly. May I ask where it is?

Vesper: Ten million was wired to your account in Montenegro, with a contingency for five million more, if I deem it a prudent investment. (As if curious) I suppose you’ve given some thought to the notion that if you lose, our government will have directly financed terrorism. (re:menu) What looks good?

Cut to exterior of train

Back to Vesper and Bond in dining car. Clear that they have just finished their meal. Bond fills Vespers wine glass

Vesper: Oh, so you’re telling me it’s a matter of probability and odds; I was worried there was some chance involved.

Bond: Only if one assumes that the person with the best hand always wins.

Vesper: So that would be what you call ‘bluffing’?

Bond: You know the term. Then you may have also heard that in poker you don’t play your hand, you play the man across from you.

Vesper: And you’re good at reading people.

Bond : Which is why I’ve been able to detect the undercurrent of sarcasm in your voice.

Vesper : I am now assured our money is in good hands.

Bond: from which one might surmise you aren’t overwhelmingly supportive of this plan of action.

Vesper: So there is a plan? Excellent. Somehow I got the impression we were risking ten million dollars and hundreds of people’s lives on a game of luck. What else can you surmise?

Bond: About you?….Well your beauty is a problem. You worry that you won’t be taken seriously….

Vesper: Which one can say of any attractive woman with half a brain.

Bond: Tue, but this one overcompensates by wearing slightly masculine clothing and being more aggressive than her female colleagues, which gives her a somewhat prickly demeanor and, ironically, makes her less likely to be accepted and promoted by her male superiors, who mistake her insecurity for arrogance. I would normally have said only child, but by the way you ignored the quip about your name and your parents I would go with orphan?

Vesper: All right….by the cut of your suit you went to Oxford or wherever and actually think human beings dress like that. But you wear it with such disdain, that my guess is you didn’t come from money and all your school chums rubbed that in your face every day, which means you were at that school by the grace of someone else’s charity, hence the chip on your shoulder. And since your first thought about me ran to orphan, that what I’d say you are. sees a slight reaction. Oh you are. And it makes sense since MI6 looks for maladjusted young men who’d give little thought to sacrificing others in others to protect queen and country. You know former SAS types with easy smiles and expensive watches. Rolex?

Bond: Omega.

Vesper: Beautiful. Now having just met you I wouldn’t g as far as calling you a cold hearted b-a-s-t-a-r-d.

Bond : Of course not.

Vesper: But it wouldn’t be a stretch to imagine that you think of women as disposable pleasures rather than meaningful pursuits, so as charming as you are, I will be keeping my eye on our government’s money and off your perfectly formed arse.

Bond: You noticed.
Vesper: Even accountants have imaginations. How was your lamb?

Bond: Skewered. One sympathizes.

Vesper rises to her feet and gathers her bag.

Vesper: Good evening Mr. Bond.

Bond: Good evening Miss Lynd.

Bond, Watches her leave, smiling.

Featured Song: The Beatles | Money (that’s what I want)

Quantum of Solace Teaser Trailer

Ειδού το trailer της δεύτερης απόπειρας του Daniel Craig ως James Bond με τίτλο Quantum of Solace, ή αλλιώς Casino Royal II. Η ταινία συνεχίζει εκεί που σταμάτησε το Casino Royal. Ο 007 προσπαθεί να βρει την αλήθεια πίσω από τη προδοσία της γυναίκας που αγαπούσε ακολουθώντας τα ίχνη που τον οδηγούν στη Χαΐτη. Η ταινία θα μας ταξιδέψει στην Αυστρία, την Ιταλία και τη Ν. Αμερική σε μία διαρκής μάχη του Bond να μη πάρει την υπόθεση “προσωπικά”. Προδοσία, δράση και όλα τα παρελκόμενα που συνοδεύουν τον 007. Auston Martin, gadgets, black tie, girl…

Η πρεμιέρα στην Ελλάδα θα γίνει στης 6 Νοεμβρίου που παρεπιπτόντως είναι και η μέρα που απολύομαι. Άρα, παίρνω το χαρτί πάω σε διπλανή αλάνα να κάψω τα στρατιωτικά και το βράδυ πάω να δω James Bond για εισαγωγή στη νύχτα κρεπάλλης που θα ακολουθήσει. Καλύτερα, γίνεται?

Featured Song: Muse | New Born

Driving a Lamborghini Miura and Matt Monro’s tunes playing

hfs_lambo

Το highfidelityshow είναι κυρίως μουσική. Γι’αυτό τα compilations. Γι’αυτό τα albums. Γι’αυτό τα διάφορα τραγούδια που ανακαλύπτω κατα καιρούς και μοιράζομαι με όποιον τύχει να περάσει από αυτό blog. Γι’αυτό και τα featured songs στο τέλος κάθε post. Γι’αυτό η ύπαρξη αυτού του blog.

Μουσικόφιλος τόσο της νέας όσο και της μουσικής προηγούμενων δεκατιών πιάνω πολλές φορές τον εαυτό μου να κάνει νοερά μουσικά ταξίδια μπρος και πίσω στο χρόνο. Η σχέση μου με τη μουσική συνειρμική. Ελπίζω το ίδιο να συμβαίνει και μ’εσάς, ώστε να εξαλείψω την πιθανότητα τρέλας στον τρόπο σκέψης μου…

Έτσι λοιπόν βλέποντας το ολοκαίνουργιο επεισόδιο της νέας σεζόν του Top Gear, στο οποίο αναφέρομαι στο προηγούμενό μου post, με τη Lamborghini να βολτάρει στους φιδίσιους δρόμους των Άλπεων θυμήθηκα το Italian Job. Ναι την ταινία. Ναι αυτήν με τα χαριτωμένα Mini Cooper. Όχι όμως το remake που κυκλοφόρισε πριν λίγα χρόνια αλλά το παλιό, αυτό του ’69. Μία ταινία σταθμός! Μία από τις αγαπημένες μου. Και πως να μην είναι η αγαπημένη μου όταν οι τίτλοι ξεκινούν υπό τους βρυχισμούς του V12 της θρυλικής Lamborghini Miura και τη μελωδική φωνή του Matt Monro να τραγουδάει το “On days like these”. Για του λόγου το αληθές, ιδού:

Αν το όνομα Matt Monro σας λέει κάτι, θά’ναι που έχει τραγουδήσει και το “From Russia with Love” για χάρη του James Bond. Κι αν θέλετε να ακούσετε κι άλλο από αυτήν την καταπληκτική φωνή, θα πρότεινα να ακούσετε το “Alguien Canto” ή στην αγγλική του έκδοση “The Music Played”. Και για να μην κουράζεστε, το highfidelityshow το προσφέρει πριν από σας για σας:

Κι επειδή δυσκολεύτηκα να βρω τους ωραίους στίχους και δε θέλω να μπείτε σε κόπο, είπα να τους παραθέσω κι αυτούς παρακάτω. Καλή ακρόαση λοιπόν!

“THE MUSIC PLAYED
Matt Monro

An angry silence lay where love had been
And in your eyes a look I’ve never seen
If I have found the words, you might have stayed
But as I turn to speak, the music played

As lovers danced their way around the floor
I sat and watched you walk towards the door
I heard a friend of yours suggest you stayed
And as you took his hand, the music played

Across the darkened room the fatal sight I saw
He’d been something more than friends before
While I was hurting you by clinging to my pride
He had been waiting, and I drove him to your side

I couldn’t say the things I should have said
Refused to let my heart control my head
But I was made to see the price I paid
And as he held you close, the music played

And as I lost your love, the music played

Featured Song: Matt Monro | The Music Played

Meravigliosa Creatura

Looking for more info on the song playing in the new Fiat Bravo commercial I found out that it’s not the original version but an acoustic version. The original is more popish. And here it is… Personally I prefer the acoustic version, of course.

Featured Song: Gianna Nannini | Meravigliosa Creatura

Elizabethtown

Nice movie… The song playing is “Back for me” by Gavin Mikhail.