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RIP Margaret Noland

Posted: Mon Oct 12, 2020 12:15 pm
by themanintheseersuckersuit

Re: RIP Margaret Noland

Posted: Tue Oct 13, 2020 1:46 pm
by Buffacuse
Interesting that she played Dink in the movie but was the gold paint model for the movie posters.

Her brief scene as Dink in the movie has come to be known as a metaphor for the role of women in the early 60s, and as a way of explaining the different ways Sean Connery and Roger Moore played the role. The reason: Felix Leiter shows up poolside in Miami while Dink is giving Bond a massage...Bond slaps her on the butt and dismisses her saying "Say goodbye, Dink, man talk."

Very wrong by today's standards, and frankly wrong period. But the Bond of the novels and early movies was decidedly misogynistic and Connery could play him that way. Roger Moore came along in 1973 and things had changed...not all the way, but enough so a scene like that was likely unthinkable.

Not that Moore didn't have his Live and Let Die (one of my guilty favorites) he makes love to Rosie (who is a plant) and threatens to kill her if she doesn't confess. She says "you wouldn't, not after what we just done." His response, "Well certainly not before."