Thursday, November 8, 2012

"Sloppy, LA Times, Sloppy!" he sneered as he stroked his cat.

I hate it when "reputable" and "authoritative" sources get things wrong...
The Los Angeles Times is running a number of features about James Bond this week.
This particular one, about previous actors who played Bond has this caption to go with the pic above...
"Roger Moore as the second iteration of James Bond, with Barbara Bach as the beautiful Russian spy Anya in "The Spy Who Loved Me" (1977)"
Ironically, a couple of slides later, they have this pic and caption...
George Lazenby protects Big Ben in a publicity shot for "On Her Majesty's Secret Service" (1969).
So a 1969 movie comes after a 1977 film?
For several years, I edited, wrote, and (if there was time in the schedule) designed the licensed movie souvenir books that were sold in theaters.
This sort of inept fact-checking would've had me out of a job the second the licensors saw it.

No comments:

Post a Comment