Famous Heels of Christmas Series….The Grinch!
After Chuck Jones…#thegrinch
Buffalo, New York 1969, excerpts from Richard Stark’s Parker: Slayground, adapted by Darwyn Cooke
#DECEMBOND 005 - “You Only Live Twice”
First off, not as racist as I thought it would be. You don’t see this one on tv very often and the only two parts that really stuck out in my memory was James’s burial at sea and that they tried to disguise him as a Japanese fisherman.
Roald Dahl, yeah the same guy that wrote Willy Wonka, adapted this one. From what I can tell very little from the book was used. I can’t say it’s one of this better works but has some fun stuff in it.
Check out the titles here:
The them song is by Nancy Sinatra, and it’s one of my all time favorites.
Here are a couple fun covers of the song:
- Bjork: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bi5f3TVhnoE
- Coldplay (sorry but it’s pretty good): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nIKyNyI6V68
Couple other notes:
- Aki’s car in the film, Toyota 2000GT is pretty great: http://blog.toyota.eu/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/fe_10151210_815.jpg
- “Tiger” Tanaka is one a great name and two should have been spun-off.
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