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Terence Stamp on James Bond

from MI6

British actor Terence Stamp has revealed that he blew his chance to take over the role of James Bond after Sean Connery stepped down due to his radical plans to re-introduce the character. 

According to a new interview with the Evening Standard, Stamp was approached by producer Harry Saltzman when Connery first stepped away from the role after "You Only Live Twice" in 1967. “Like most English actors, I’d have loved to be 007 because I really know how to wear a suit. But I think my ideas about it put the frighteners on Harry. I didn’t get a second call from him." 
"He took me out for dinner at the White Elephant in Curzon Street. He said, ‘We’re looking for the new 007. You’re really fit and really English." "I was very shocked but I thought it was great. 
‘The fact is,’ I said, ‘Sean has made the role his own. The public will have trouble accepting anyone else. But in one of the books it starts with him disguised as a Japanese warrior. If we could do that one, I could start the movie in complete Japanese make-up. By the time it came off they are used to me a little bit. I would love to do it like that.’ He wasn’t impressed.” 

Instead Stamp departed from society and spent time at an ashram in India. He has since adopted a nomadic lifestyle. "The films I love to do don’t equip me to live in the kind of house I’d like. So it’s good that I’ve a philosophy on it."


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Erik Thor Sandberg

Kiss me deadly (Robert Aldrich, 1955)

Cinematographer Erwin Hillier and director Michael Anderson during filming of Shake Hands with the Devil (1959)

Károly Telepy : Carthusian Monastery in the Vicinity of Rome c. 1858 Oil on canvas, Magyar Nemzeti Galéria, Budapest

as a bird

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Saul Steinberg Girl in Bathtub 1949

Common Objects of the Country (1894) by Rev. J. G. Wood, illustrations by W. S. Coleman.

1. and 3. Scales of various butterflies
2. Eye of Hemerobius
4. Wing of Peacock Butterfly
5. Poppy Seeds
6. Wing-case of Green Weevil
 7. Egg of Red Underwing Moth
8. Egg of Small White Butterfly
9. Egg of Tortoiseshell Butterfly
10. Egg of Lathonia Butterfly




Vladimir Kush

one hand, one heart

Happy Birthday!

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Friday, May 10, 2013

Skyfall : Tennyson's 'Ulysses'

Skyfall is so so much more than it seems. most people just see it as a bond movie. an action movie. but it is also a statement about life, about some of the things we have forgotten. about the fight for freedom.

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walk the shoes!