James Bond version Sean Connery, a rapist? No doubt the director of Dying can wait

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Passionate about Hollywood cinema from the 10s to the 70s, he follows with interest the current evolution of the 7th Art industry, and watches everything that passes in front of him: French comedy, thriller from the 90s, Palme d’Or forgotten or films of the moment. And with the time he has left, series.

Director Cary Fukunaga explained in an interview that according to him, the James Bond played by Sean Connery was a sexual assailant, with supporting evidence.

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Is 007 a rapist? In any case, this is what director Cary Fukunaga, 44, thinks, who has just directed the 25th James Bond adventure, Dying Can Wait. Except that he’s not talking about the character in general, but his treatment in the movies with Sean Connery.

And more particularly, in an interview with Hollywood Reporter, Fukunaga quotes two films, Goldfinger (1964) and Operation Tonnerre (1965), in which Bond allegedly attacks female characters:

Is it in Goldfinger or Operation Thunder that Connery’s character simply rapes a woman? She repeats “no, no, no” and replies “yes, if if”.

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James Bond et Pussy Galore dans “Goldfinger” (1965)

The scene would rather be at the end of Goldfinger, between the characters played by Connery and Pussy Galore. The latter pushes him away several times (from 1h26 film), but the famous spy insists several times and does without the consent of the young woman in front of him.

Dying Can Wait began writing in early 2016, before #MeToo. It was Fukunaga himself who asked the studio to hire Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Fleabag) to review the script written by duo Neal Purvis and Robert Wade (who have signed every Bond since Le Monde Is Not Enough). And he did it for a good reason:

“You can’t change Bond’s personality on a whim, but you can definitely change the world around him and the way he moves within that world. This is the story of a male spy. white, but you can make sure the female characters are not just vases.

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Cary Joji Fukunaga

He also specifies that the producer Barbara Broccoli also wanted this evolution. Did the portrayal of female characters in Daniel Craig’s latest adventure as 007 seem different to you than in previous films? Do you consider that the spy should evolve in the future of the franchise?

And do you know which film of the saga cost the most?

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