Just when you thought Bond continuity was too convoluted to figure out, Cinema Fix is here to make it all clear! Or... not. Witney Seibold from CraveOnline joins Andrew and Monica to discuss Skyfall and analyze its place in the Bond series as a whole. What is the thematic function of the third act? Is there any sort of continuity in the series before 2006? What's up with Javier Bardem's gay villain? Is the series coming full circle or just setting itself up to repeat old mistakes? Tune in to find out.
0:22 - Intro and clip
3:03 - Bond as a cyclical franchise constantly rebooting itself
13:57 - Whether James Bond should be a complex character; is he evolving?
18:52 - Bond as sadistic murderer vs. conflicted person
25:05 - Is there Bond "canon" or formula? What can't be changed?
29:37 - Bond's relationship with M, Skyfall as origin story
36:22 - Awkward elements of the third act
43:18 - Similarities with Nolan's Batman films
45:35 - Bond's parents, the theory that "James Bond" is a code name
49:12 - Referencing other films, Moneypenny and a new M
56:23 - Silva and the presentation of homosexuality in Bond films
1:02:07 - Show close
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