A closer look at the trailer for Skyfall

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vgr2syY_OU4">NEW SKYFALL INTERNATIONAL TRAILER by https://www.youtube.com/user/jamesbond007">James Bond 007

You can see it, right? Javier Bardem's inspiration? It's amazing, the finest homage I've seen one actor pay another in a long time. Here, Bardem is, well, he's being John Malkovich. That pursed-lip sneer, that supercilious delivery in the talk about the British Empire? Pure Dangerous Liaisons:

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by Matthew Lickona

But wait, it gets better. The white dress jacket? The bored expression? The ridiculous fake hair? It's Malkovich as Sauvage, the bad guy in the James Bond spoof Johnny English:

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by Matthew Lickona

Now that's guts. You've got a franchise that's barely holding on, and you base your villain on a guy who made a mockery of Bond villains. Finally, with a little sleuthing, I found this image in an international trailer:

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by Matthew Lickona

That jumpsuit is totally https://www.google.com/search?q=cyrus+con+air&hl=en&safe=off&client=firefox-a&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&prmd=imvns&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=Lj5aUPWEIqWI2gWc3ICoCQ&ved=0CDwQsAQ&biw=1179&bih=792">Cyrus. Perfect.

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I think they need to blow more shit up and need much quicker cutting at the end...

In 1985, with Roger Moore nearing the end of his tenure as 007, producer Albert Broccoli wanted to create a new villain on the same level of Blofeld. He decided on Max Zorin for "A View To A Kill" and cast his first Oscar winner to play him:

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