James Bond 007 - Casino Royale (2006)
Vesper Lynd: It doesn’t bother you? Killing all those people?
James Bond: Well I wouldn’t be very good at my job if it did.
- Idris Elba as James Bond
- Richard Ayoade as Q
If Idris Elba are to be James Bond, can we have Richard Ayoade as Q please?
i vote lucy liu for bond girl and/or enemy mastermind
J A M E S B O N D → T H E S U I C I D E K I N G (based on)
The King of Hearts is the second most powerful card in the deck, after the warrior King of Spades. And while he might be a lover, he is also a fighter with his sword proudly drawn- and jammed into his own head. Some argue that the ambiguity of this face card’s pattern means the hand stabbing the King of Hearts belongs to someone else, but it is by his hand he removes himself from the game. Unlike the King of Diamonds, wielding his axe, and the King of Spades, the King of Hearts is willing to follow, to let another have the power while he fights in hopes of eventually bringing about peace.
It could be said that James Bond is a cultural icon meant to reinforce a number of ideas about what it means to be a man. He’s surrounded by trappings of traditional masculinity- the perfectly fitted suit, small handgun (because a real man doesn’t need a Rambo-style machine gun to do the job), straight razor shave, uncomplicated and unsweet cocktail. For succeeding at manliness, he’s always rewarded by saving the day and having unrestricted sexual access to women.
In this scene, Silva threatens not only James Bond, but all of the masculine ideal, with rape and attempts to make that masculine ideal into an object instead of a subject. This act instantly identifies Silva as the villain- as he’s not only threatening England, but manliness as a concept. But Bond refuses to let Silva make him into an object- he returns the serve by implying that it might not be his “first time,” and by doing so, that there’s nothing inherently lesser or unmasculine about having homosexual relations. After this scene, Silva stops using emasculation as a technique and starts to go after Bond’s true weakness- his relationship with M.
This is perfectly explained