The summer of the movie nerd sadly is long gone my friends and so Cloud Atlas, Skyfall, Lincoln and The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey will have to suffice for the holiday season. Skyfall specifically is lookin pretty bossy though especially in this new trailer:
After 50 years of the franchise, Skyfall is already being called the ‘best Bond yet’. Daniel Craig is said to have truly stepped into his role as a more nitty-gritty James Bond, and Academy Award Winner Javier Bardem is said to shine in his role as unhinged arch-criminal Silva.
Something tells me he loses though. And Bond wins. Just a hunch. Why does Bond win all the time? Well I guess some people are just born that way. Bond seems to find out though, as we all do: that life’s greatest gift, can sometimes be a curse. Let’s take a look.
“Artisans spend a good deal of their time seeking stimulation because they need it. As much as possible, they live in their five senses, and they seem to like their music a little louder than the other types, their clothes a little more colorful, and their food and drink a little stronger.” — Please Understand Me II, p. 58
“Artisans so covet skill in technique that they often aspire to become some sort of virtuoso of performance. The ultimate technician, capable at times of perfect artistic execution. Showing skill so great as to be unimaginable.” — Please Understand Me II, p. 59
An orphan with a “chip on his shoulder”, Bond fought his way to the top of the British Secret Service. A compound of all the ‘secret agents’ and ‘commando types’ Ian Fleming encountered during the war, Bond is the man that Fleming always wanted to be. ‘Socially sophisticated, suave and polished’; Bond lives with a ‘theatrical flourish’, and has ‘a knack for knowing where the action is’. But there is something ‘cold’ and ‘ruthless’ about him, says Fleming, like he would do whatever it takes to get the job done. Bold, daring, charismatic and action-oriented with a thick skin, James Bond is the quintessential Promoter Artisan. Indeed Bond, like all Promoters, at some point in his life made a sacrifice:
“these smooth Operators are usually something of a mystery to others. While they live in the moment and lend excitement–and unpredictability–to all their relationships, they rarely let anyone get really close to them. They have a low tolerance for anxiety and are apt to leave relationships that are filled with interpersonal tensions. Promoters understand well the maxim “he who travels fast, travels alone,” although they are not likely to be alone for long, since their boldness and sense of adventure tends to make ESTPs highly attractive to many other people.” — Please Understand Me II, p. 66
Skyfall opens this friday November 9, 2012.