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(Vulture)   Ask an Economist: which Bond villain plan would have worked (and which would have not)   ( vulture.com) divider line
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2012-11-24 11:38:14 PM  
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McManus_brothers: karasoth: RoyFokker'sGhost: karasoth:
I will also add in Never Say Never Again in large part because of the effort they made in showing mortality in Connery as Bond

Never Say Never Again is in no way essential. It is the very definition of non-essential to the Bond franchise. Why not list 'Thunderball' instead since it's the exact same movie with the exact same actor playing Bond. And superior in every way.

Connery's acting is better IMO and if I was going to swap it out I would go with Diamonds are Forever over thunderball

There are only two good things about Diamonds are Forever, and her name is they belong to Plenty.

2012-11-24 06:44:58 PM  
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I still want Michael Wilson (producer and idea man behind Quantum of Solace) to suffer hard for that incredibly lame pay off. Our master scheme is .... charging poor people in a small country more for water! Bwwwahahahahaha! Why not have a James Bond film where Quantum installs a CEO of Hewlett Packard who runs the company into the ground! Or perhaps he could get involved in the tense negotiations for tenuring a professor of history at the sorbonne. Maybe there is a scheme to make a fake ATM that steals card info he could bust up.

I mean, jesus.
2012-11-24 03:25:45 PM  
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Plot: Alec Trevelyan (Sean Bean) wants to use an electromagnetic pulse from a nuclear weapon to bring London to its knees and destroy the Bank of England, but not before electronically stealing millions of pounds from the Bank's systems.

Plausibility: First of all, wouldn't destroying London and the Bank of England render the pounds you've stolen largely worthless? "Not exactly worthless, but close," says Dethier. Would you be able to convert it? "It's actually very hard to convert huge amounts of something, which is a problem the Chinese now know well with all their American dollar holdings," he says. So Trevelyan would have to spend all those pounds in the one country that'd take them: Britain. Whose economy he's just destroyed.

Well, nobody accused Boromir of being the sharpest sword in the armory.
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