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  •  You raise an interesting point (2+ / 0-)
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    ConfusedSkyes, manyamile

    that did escape me, I certainly didn't see the actions of Severine as submitting to sexual assault, I got the feeling she was knowingly betraying her keeper/boss, in every way she could, with a pretty fatalistic view that death was likely to be her only way out of bondage.  

    And as a Bond fan through all the years and some pretty bad movies, sometimes I guess I accept the formula too superficially without thinking through the implications.  It is like a red shirt in Star Trek, you just need to have one.  On the other hand,  it has a kind of harsh truth to it, in too many ways, women remain ciphers, traded about, used, abused and thrown away.  And that truth is deeper than 'James Bond is a hero', because someone willing to die (and kill) for their country, patriotic, dutiful, but otherwise amoral about the methods, isn't always a hero, and frequently isn't even good.  I think Bond is more sociopath than hero in a lot of ways, I think of him more as necessary evil in his role of spy.

    •  I must confess, it didn't initially catch my eye (0+ / 0-)

      that well. I was uncomfortable with the scene as I watched it, but I couldn't express why, because I had already filed away Severine as a requisite, but unimportant Bond Girl - in much the way they used Ms. Fields in QoS to smokescreen for Bond not sleeping with Camille Rivero. It wasn't until I got home and slept on it that I was really able to articulate why it had bothered me so much.

      Is this just math that you do as a Republican to make yourself feel better?

      by ConfusedSkyes on Tue Dec 11, 2012 at 03:19:53 PM PST

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