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« Reply #2900 on: September 04, 2021, 03:09:10 AM »
^ That's pretty much it.

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« Reply #2901 on: October 03, 2021, 08:34:32 AM »
In spite of its flaws, I enjoy Quantum of Solace, and I always watch it as a follow-up to Casino Royale.
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« Reply #2902 on: October 03, 2021, 08:54:04 AM »
In spite of its flaws, I enjoy Quantum of Solace, and I always watch it as a follow-up to Casino Royale.

Truly an unpopular opinion. I remember going to see Quantum in the theatre and being baffled that I had to remember characters and plot from a previous James Bond film, most of which I did not at the time and something I hadn't needed to do before. But serialized stories have been hot for a while now, so it seems par for the course anymore. I was just completely unprepared. I probably need to give it a revisit.

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« Reply #2903 on: October 03, 2021, 08:56:48 AM »
I seem to remember from a biography that he enjoyed spending his mornings drinking coffee and playing on his little clavichord.

Also Bach was known for huge amounts of walking and not just in his youth.  Bach was not actually corpulent, that is a myth.  It is also much harder for lower or middle class people to become overweight back then anyway.  They didn't have access to abundant junk food like we do now.

Certainly not a subject I studied, and it may be an exaggerated point, but a few google searches reveal that an inn receipt from 1716 has been preserved, showing that he at least occasionally liked good, plentiful food and alcohol, like a lot of his contemporaries. His contract from 1708 included receiving 30 'Eimer' of beer from the local castle, a unit that is very flexible, but apparently mostly between 15-18 gallons each, or around 60-75 litres. The amount has probably been specified in biographies. Plus that it was not unusual for a man in the 17th century to drink 6-8 litres of beer on a daily basis, for women and children it was a lot too. Beer was a nutrition source and much cleaner than town water back then. There are no references to any beer in his works however.
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« Reply #2904 on: October 03, 2021, 09:19:54 AM »
Certainly not a subject I studied, and it may be an exaggerated point, but a few google searches reveal that an inn receipt from 1716 has been preserved, showing that he at least occasionally liked good, plentiful food and alcohol, like a lot of his contemporaries. His contract from 1708 included receiving 30 'Eimer' of beer from the local castle, a unit that is very flexible, but apparently mostly between 15-18 gallons each, or around 60-75 litres. The amount has probably been specified in biographies. Plus that it was not unusual for a man in the 17th century to drink 6-8 litres of beer on a daily basis, for women and children it was a lot too. Beer was a nutrition source and much cleaner than water back then. There are no references to any beer in his works however.

Damn, we could have used a beer cantata.

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« Reply #2905 on: October 03, 2021, 09:22:49 AM »
Truly an unpopular opinion. I remember going to see Quantum in the theatre and being baffled that I had to remember characters and plot from a previous James Bond film, most of which I did not at the time and something I hadn't needed to do before. But serialized stories have been hot for a while now, so it seem par for the course anymore. I was just complete unprepared. I probably need to give it a revisit.

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The Daniel Craig movies did a much, much needed ~update to the genre, and I prefer those, together with Lazenby's somewhat darkly coloured, only one.
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« Reply #2906 on: October 03, 2021, 09:24:18 AM »
Damn, we could have used a beer cantata.

That would have been fun!

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« Reply #2907 on: October 03, 2021, 10:24:10 AM »
Truly an unpopular opinion. I remember going to see Quantum in the theatre and being baffled that I had to remember characters and plot from a previous James Bond film, most of which I did not at the time and something I hadn't needed to do before. But serialized stories have been hot for a while now, so it seems par for the course anymore. I was just completely unprepared. I probably need to give it a revisit.

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You need to "prepare" to watch a Bond movie?  ???

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« Reply #2908 on: October 03, 2021, 11:03:03 AM »
You need to "prepare" to watch a Bond movie?  ???

Ha! ;D Yes, well, it has been 13 years, so pardon any mis-rememberings.

Quantum carried over a lot of plot points and character names (some dead) from the previous Casino Royale. Suffice to say, I didn't remember any of them from two years before, and I was mostly lost when watching in the theater. Of course, I didn't expect to have to remember previous plots or characters, because each Bond movie I had seen up to then had essentially been bottle episodes unto their own with no overlap. Cinematic universes were not quite a thing yet, either.

On the other hand, the movie was pretty and action-filled, so I expect I was still entertained.

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