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Old 29-09-2008, 10:51 AM   #12
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You're so full of it!

I give you Carole Bouquet from "For Your Eyes Only"...

Partial filmography from Wikipedia

* That Obscure Object of Desire (1977)
* Il Cappotto di Astrakan (1979)
* Buffet froid (1979)
* Blank Generation (1980)
* For Your Eyes Only (1981)
* Bingo Bongo (1982)
* Der Tag der Idioten (1982)
* Mystère (1983)
* Le Bon roi Dagobert (1984)
* Rive droite, rive gauche (1984)
* Nemo (1984)
* Spécial police (1985)
* Double messieurs (1986)
* La Coda del diavolo (1986)
* Jenatsch (1987)
* New York Stories (1989)
* Trop belle pour toi (1989)
* Bunker Palace Hôtel (1989)
* Donne con le gonne (1991)
* Tango (1993)
* A Business Affair (1994)
* Grosse fatigue (1994)
* Poussières d'amour - Abfallprodukte der Liebe (1996)
* Lucie Aubrac (1997)
* En plein coeur (1998)
* Un pont entre deux rives (1999)
* Wasabi (2001)
* Embrassez qui vous voudrez (2002)
* Blanche (2002)
* Bienvenue chez les Rozes (2003)
* Feux rouges (2004)
* Les Fautes d'orthographe (2004)
* Nordeste (2005)
* Travaux, on sait quand ça commence... (2005)
* L'Enfer (2005)
* Le Rouge et Le Noir (1997)


* Sex & the City episode An American Girl in Paris: Part Deux (2004)

and as for the non Ian Fleming Bonds, check out "The Man From Barbarossa"

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Hodder & Stoughton British hardcover edition.
Author John Gardner
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Series James Bond
Genre(s) Spy novel
Publisher Hodder & Stoughton
Publication date 1991
Media type Print (Hardcover and Paperback)
ISBN ISBN 034053124X
Preceded by Brokenclaw
Followed by Death is Forever

The Man from Barbarossa, first published in 1991, was the eleventh novel by John Gardner featuring Ian Fleming's secret agent, James Bond. Carrying the Glidrose Publications copyright, it was first published in the United Kingdom by Hodder & Stoughton and in the United States by Putnam.

More so than any previous Bond novel before, The Man from Barbarossa acknowledges then-current real-life world events. The story begins in January 1991 just prior to the end of the Persian Gulf War, and later includes a description of the early stage of the war against Iraq. No reference to the end of the conflict is made, however, suggesting the manuscript may have been completed before the war's end. Gardner also predicted that hardliners within the Soviet Union might attempt a coup against the government, which did occur later in 1991 but under different circumstances. The book also strongly suggests that the Cold War was soon to end, which did occur that year in December.

John Gardner has stated on many occasions that of the 007 novels he wrote, this is his favourite because it was different and had a more creative approach than all his previous attempts. Additionally, Gardner believes that of all his novels, this was also Glidrose's favourite as well, although the American publishers took a strong disliking to it. Critics had a mixed reaction with many feeling it was one of Gardner's lesser Bond novels. Additionally, many were quick to point out shared similarities in the novel's plot with Icebreaker, Gardner's third 007 novel

Plot summary

The Man from Barbarossa begins with a prelude that includes some background information on the Nazi invasion of the Soviet Union codenamed Operation Barbarossa, the massacre at Babi Yar that occurred not long after, and information on Josif Voronstov, a fictional character said to be a deputy of real-life Paul Blobel who was primarily responsible for the massacre.

When the story begins, an elderly American living in New Jersey is kidnapped by a Russian terrorist group called the Scales of Justice. The man, Joel Penderek, was captured under the belief that he is Josif Voronstov, the war criminal partially responsible for the massacre at Babi Yar. The group demands the Soviet government put the man on trial for his crimes, and begins murdering government officials when leaders refuse and are slow to react. The situation is slightly more complicated as the CIA and the Mossad believe Voronstov to be a man located in Florida who they had under surveillance.

Captain James Bond is partnered with an Israeli Mossad agent, Pete Natkowitz, and two agents from the French Secret Service, Henri Rampart and Stephanie Adoré. They are assigned to work with Bory Stepakov and his assistant Nina Bibikova from the KGB to infiltrate the Scales of Justice posing as a TV crew so as to discover their real motive. Accomplishing this, they learn that the group plans to sabotage perestroika and supply Iraq with nuclear weapons before the United Nations-led coalition invades.

The man behind the Scales of Justice, General Yevgeny Yuskovich, is a cousin of Josif Voronstov who is identified as Joel Penderek. The trial was staged in order to shift focus away from Yuskovich's other plans.

"Le uova non devono ballare con le pietre."
"Eggs have no business dancing with stones" from the movie "Shoot 'Em Up"
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