[quote=“Chris_Casey, post:5, topic:2220”]I would much rather see a so-called old-fashioned film than to sit through something that is ultra-modern, CGI infested, and has a barrage of jump cuts that pass for an action sequence.
But, that is just me, apparently.[/quote]
It’s not just you, Chris, relax.
But when I say dated, and old-fashioned, I do not simply mean old.
Leone is as old as the first Bonds, but his movies have aged much better, they don’t feel dated or old-fashioned at all. Some (but not all) can be explained by the fact that a western is a more timeless frame than an espionage movie, but even if you take this into account, the Bonds look and feel old-fashioned. Old films have old cars in them, and old coiffures and clothes etc. but that’s not the point. Like I said on another thread, the Bond are storywise more reminiscent of the fifties or even WWII. They’re about mad scientists, criminal masterminds, and express the idea (even more pre-WWII) of the European nobility governing us, and the world. Like his creator, Ian Fleming, Bond, the shaken-not-stirred Bond, belong to the old world, a world that had already vanished in the sixties. Fleming ante-dated his stories, and especially the fist Bond movies feel ante-dated too. Apart from some violence & flesh they have little in common with the crazy sixties.