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Cool Breeze -> RE: The Best Bond Film? (12/4/2012 3:23:57 PM)


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ORIGINAL: Rhubarb

There's a whole bunch of elements I like about Thunderball, it has great quips, a half-decent story, good girls, its a shame then thats its too long and the underwater bits are boring.


Eh? The underwater battle at the end is spectacular! Even today.




superdan -> RE: The Best Bond Film? (12/4/2012 3:25:13 PM)

Live And Let Die for me, Casino Royale a close second.




goldleader -> RE: The Best Bond Film? (13/4/2012 1:15:15 PM)


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ORIGINAL: Cool Breeze


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ORIGINAL: goldleader

Im a huge Bond fan and have watched all of then countless times. Its hard to pick one out right best film from the
series because it has been going so long and each generation has a stand out. Love to watch them in order of
release, you get a great sense of the changing of the times, the change in film making style, acting, fashion,
music and science. So im going to pick my fav from each decade:

60s:

Goldfinger/Thunderball - hard to pick between these two as i love to watch them both. Both have Connery at his
peak, after Thunderball he just turned up on set but wasn't giving it his all. Goldfinger is the classic Bond that
created the template that the next 30 years of films tried to follow. The big bad guy plot, the sexy girl with a
funny name, the fashion, the gadgets, the car (the best in the whole series), the one liners, the music and great
theme tune. Thunderball is very much the same film which is why i enjoy it also but i have to say that from a film
making point of view the under water shoots are amazing when you think they were filmed in the 60s (can't wait to
see them in Blu-Ray clear goodness).

Also love From Russia With Love and OHMSS, but would go with the other two if i was on a desert island.

Worst film the 60s has to be You Only Live Twice, its just rubbish and Connery just wasn't interested by this point,
it gets through because of the Volcano part at the end which is so over the top its funny.


70s:

The Spy Who Loved Me - this film completely runs away with this decade, it has everything that Goldfinger had but
it is blown up to another scale, this was excessive film making at its best. As others have said its just fun from
beginning to end. Roger Moore was just right in this one, the style and fun that he shows in this film go hand in
hand with what the film was all about. And he was about the right age not to young like in Live and let die and
not to old like For Your Eyes Only onwards.

Also love The Man With the Golden Gun, I know others hate this and its a total cash in on Bruce Lee Kung-Fu films,
but for some reason i can sit and watch this any time and love every minute of it apart from how dumb Miss
Goodnight is and how crap the theme tune is maybe thats why this one is hated so much.

Worst film of the 70s has to be Diamonds are Forever, again Connery wasn't really interested by this point and was
only doing it for the rather large pay check he was getting. The storys rubbish and the camp and cheese factor are
on overload. Although do love the one liner:

"Hi im Plenty"
"But of course you are"


80s:

A View to a Kill/The Living Daylights - A hard one this as the 80s was the most dissappointing for the series. I
had to go with A View to a Kill for four reasons, 1 the theme tune is one of the best in the series, 2 Christopher
Walken is one of the best bad guys, 3 its a complete remake of Goldfinger and 4 it was the first Bond film i
watched. It does have its bad points though with a crap bond girl and Roger is way way way to old. The
Living Daylights is a highlight for me, never liked it at the time as most joe public don't either. Think this was
down to the fact that it was a complete change of pace after the Roger Moore films and i think joe public didn't
get it in the 80s and really wanted Bond to still be a little bit fun at that time. However i rediscovered it when
i got the series on VHS in the mid 90s and i have to say its a great film. Dalton is a great Bond, hes hard as
nails and you wouldn't mess with him. He couldn't do the one liners line Moore and wasn't as sophicated with the
ladies but lets be right, in a fight you would have bet Dalton would kick any of the other Bonds ass (it would be
close with Craig). Back to the film its got all the right things, cool car, sexy women(for the 80s anyway), twists
and turns in the plot, and some great action. Also i love the pre-credit sequence some great stunts on show and that
first full shoot of Dalton as he looks round at the other 00 been killed is cool.

Also love License to Kill.

Worst film of the 80s has to be Octopusy, its just boring, some daft story about eggs with no stand out action or
characters.


90s

Goldeneye - after a 7 year time out what a way to bring Bond back. Goldeneye was everything you wanted at the
time, great cars, girls, theme tune, story and bad guys. And Brosnan was very good in the part (although only in
this film, his other 3 films are a bit dull and by the numbers) he had the hard edge to him when needed like
Connery but also the sophicated and tongue in check of Moore when that was also needed. The openning stunt still
looks amazing today, and not a cgi pixel in sight.

Worst film has to be both Tomorrow Never Dies and The World is Not Enough, after the great promise that was
Goldeneye neither of these came close and Brosnan was dull in both.


00s

Casio Royale - After the crap that was Die Another Day came this back to basics film with a new star in the role of
Bond. Its a great film that shifts along at one hell of a pace. Its pre-credits sequence is a great one and one
hell of a way to introduce a new actor to the series. The film plays with the Bond formula a little but the basics
are still there, the cool car, sexy bond girl, evil villian, great locations. Its hard to find any real weakness
with the film although it could be said it is a very serious film. And it has one of cinemas best (worst if you are
a man) tourer scences. Craig was also very well cast in this type of Bond film, hard as nails like Dalton and as the ladies say very sexy. Altough i have to say he doesn't look like the smatest of spys and he is a little gun ho, or maybe he is ment to be as he is a meant to be a newbie spy in this one.

Worst film has to be Die Another Day, what were they thinking when they made this. The whole thing is just one
big joke and Brosnan is poor in it also, he just made the character a one man amry that looked like he could never
actually be killed
(i guess thats true of many of the Moore films but thats how things were in the 70s and 80s, by
the 00s everyone wanted a more rounded character with more depth).


Interesting that you criticise Die Another Day for portraying Bond as a one man army that could never be killed and praise his '' back to basics '' appearance in Casino Royale.In the latter film, Craigs Bond is seen as a one man wrecking machine and survives stuff that would normally kill a human being ( such as fallng from a considerable height and landing on his BACK during the free running chase, and pulling a big nail out of his back with no visible injury.Hes also seen as quite bloodthirsty and seems to kill everything in sight (particularly in QOS).

At least Brosnans Bond had charm and panache.I also disagree that Tomorrow Never dies and The world is not enough were poor.I thought they were easily the best of Brosnans outings.I think Goldeneye is every overated with some of the worst dialogue of the series.The score by Eric Serra is easily the worst of the whole franchise.



I take your points. However the point i think i was tring to make about Die Another Day and Brosnan were that he used the gagdets to much and you just had a feeling when ever an action set peice started that he was going to come out on top without a mark on him(again this is very true of the Moore films, but i found his wit always got him through and found Brosnan not to be as fun). On the other hand Craig kind of has the feel that yes he takes on lots of people but you can see him getting injured and hurt.

It might seem i was a little unfair on Tomorrow Never Dies and The World is Not Enough. I was looking at it from the point of view of comparing it against the other films released in that decade. So for me compared to Goldeneye they are weaker. However in the overall view of Bond films they would sit in the middle somehwere.




samdavies0113 -> RE: The Best Bond Film? (24/4/2012 6:14:22 PM)

Has to be 'The Spy Who Loved Me' - easily my favourite film, not just favourite Bond Film. It has everything needed for a Bond film, the car, the cheesy lines, the theme tune....and who can forget the union flag parachute. Nobody does it better?

Although I've noticed alot of support for OHMSS - with all the positive comments for this why is it still classed as the worst film/worst actor to play Bond. It was never going to be a success really considering that Lazemby wasnt on speaking terms with the director throughout production, and the 'this never happened to the other guy' quote always makes me cringe.
However I do still class this in my top Bond films, it is still a brilliant action film after all.




Kiki88 -> RE: The Best Bond Film? (30/4/2012 4:42:14 PM)

Live and Let Die is totally the best! And Jane Seymour as solitaire was hot!




Ref -> RE: The Best Bond Film? (30/4/2012 5:46:28 PM)

Favourite Films:~

1. Goldfinger
2. Casino Royale
3. Live and Let Die
4. License to Kill
5. You Only Live Twice

Best Bonds:~

1. Craig
2. Connery
3. Dalton
4. Brosnan
5. Moore
5. Lazenby




moviebuff73 -> RE: The Best Bond Film? (19/6/2012 12:49:58 AM)

best sean connery bond movie - thunderball
best roger moore bond movie - for your eyes only
best timothy dalton bond movie - license to kill
best pierce brosnan bond movie - the world is not enough
best daniel craig bond movie - casino royale




Magneto -> RE: The Best Bond Film? (6/7/2012 5:14:23 PM)

License to is my fave Bond. Best Bond, best bad guy, best finale on the tankers AND a quality head explosion.

Octopussy is save by that acrostar jet scene, very Bond that using their own rocket against them.




Spectator of Suicide -> RE: The Best Bond Film? (7/7/2012 12:15:14 AM)

I think for me it would be Thunderball.




Nexus Wookie -> RE: The Best Bond Film? (8/7/2012 10:00:15 AM)

My favourite Bond film of all time has to be Goldfinger - I remember watching that iconic 'gold body' scene as a kid and it had a big impact on me! Also, Octopussy; I know it's not the best Bond but I loved the whole Eastern flavour to it, and I cannot shake the image of Roger Moore in clown make up out of my head![:D]

Also, which Bond film had cool car which could go underwater? That one is pretty good too!

Later years Bond, my favourite's would be Goldeneye, Casino Royale (Quantum of Solace I felt was poor in comparison).




moviebuff73 -> RE: The Best Bond Film? (10/7/2012 8:35:11 PM)

best connery movie - thunderball
best moore movie - for your eyes only
best dalton movie - the living daylights
best brosnan movie - the world is not enough
best craig movie - casino royale




st3veebee -> RE: The Best Bond Film? (11/7/2012 11:28:17 AM)

I change my mind on this all the time, and can easily sit through ANY of the films.As of right now my favourites are:

-Goldeneye: First to mind, alongside Goldfinger. Brosnan at his peak, Xenia [sm=433.gif], possibly my favourite bad guy in Travelyn, fantastic set pieces and the perfect mixture of humour/seriousness/action. Bond perfection. (Ok, so the score is a wee bit dated..)

-Goldfinger: Just like Goldeneye, Goldfinger just got it all right. Great bad guy, Connery at his absolute best, all the classic set pieces and lines. Best henchman and the best score. If I wasn't born/raised in the Brosnan era this would be my number 1.

- The Spy who Loved me: Moore gets the balance right. Before it got a bit too ludicrous in the later era and while he was still visibly suited (I'm sorry but he did look a little OAP in the later ones)we got this classic fiml. Gadgets, Girls and quips galore as well as the other perfect henchman and a huge underwater lair: brilliant film.


Now the Great, but just not quite there:

Casino Royale: a fantastic film, just not a fantastic Bond film. I think it comes down to whether or not you consider Bourne while watching this: if you do, it seems to lose every Bond aspect and to be honest, pales in comparison to Greengrass's modern masterpieces. On the plus side Craig is great at the action and a great actor, so is Green and Mikkaelson. Good action and easily make sup for DaD's over the top escapades....but sadly it just doesn't have enough boxes ticked on the Bond checklist. No gadgets, Craig is just too gruff for my liking to be the super suave spy, action is all Bourne-lite, some awful dialogue and most importantly: not enough humour. Just like the new Sherlock Holmes films: if I forget the franchise I have a blast.

OHMSS: Fantastic film, actual espionage, actual drama, great bad guy and locations.....but a very wooden Bond.

Live and Let Die: My favourite Bond girl, Moore was at his physical peak and actually handles the darker elements with aplomb, immense theme all round great stuff.

From Russia With Love: Again we are reminded that Bond is a Spy and acts accordingly so, incredible fight scene on train, scary shoe-knife lady..great Connery classic.





Sorry about rambling on! (I'm not really)







The Hooded Man -> RE: The Best Bond Film? (22/8/2012 12:48:42 PM)

Goldeneye was on Sunday night on ITV1, it hasn't dated well to be honest in terms of visuals, but I imagine that's down to the budget, but at the same time it's a reminder that you can still make a decent Bond film without jettisoning what we love about the character. Easily Brosnan's best in the role, and it adds to my suspicion that the best Bond films are naearly always when there's a new actor in the role as they get stale pretty quickly after it.




ElephantBoy -> RE: The Best Bond Film? (28/8/2012 12:45:39 AM)


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ORIGINAL: Magneto

License to is my fave Bond. Best Bond, best bad guy, best finale on the tankers AND a quality head explosion.

Octopussy is save by that acrostar jet scene, very Bond that using their own rocket against them.

Except that the Villian is quite good in Octopussy, and there are a number of good stunts the stuff in the jungle is also entertaining and the rice through the streets of india I like too. Overall I think it is Moore's best Bond.

Best Connery - From Russia With Love
Best Moore - Octopussy (Moonraker is the other one of his I like)
Best Dalton - The Living Daylights (underrated!)
Best Brosnan - Goldeneye
Best Craig - Casino Royle




DancingClown -> RE: The Best Bond Film? (5/10/2012 1:20:38 PM)

Let's try that again.....

FAVOURITE BOND SONG

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s1qfx2X6qaU

FAVOURITE BOND OPENING SEQUENCE

Moonraker - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G45QJo2_S-I

[image]http://i3.ytimg.com/vi/NiDvpeWk0P8/mqdefault.jpg[/image]

FAVOURITE BOND CREDIT SEQUENCE

A View To A Kill - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ResNDwq_5k

[image]http://www.annyas.com/screenshots/images/1985/james-bond-view-to-a-kill-1985-title-still.jpg[/image]

FAVOURITE BOND GIRL

Melina Havelock (Carole Bouquet)

[image]http://bondgirls4ever.files.wordpress.com/2011/09/carolebouquet02.jpg[/image]

FAVOURITE BOND VILLAIN

Hugo Drax - (Michael Lonsdale)

[image]http://images3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20120819170123/jamesbond/images/c/c9/Hugo_Drax_Profile.png[/image]

Basically he's Hitler in space.

FAVOURITE BOND VILLAIN'S DEATH

Kananga in Live And Let Die - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CBncb56Z_xI

[image]http://www.dvdverdict.com/images/reviewpics/liveandletdie05.jpg[/image]

FAVOURITE BOND HENCHMAN

Baron Samedi - (Geoffrey Holder)

[image]http://gifsoup.com/view3/1536869/baron-samedi-laugh-o.gif[/image]

I know, I know, he's not really a henchman as such, but he creeped the shit out of me as a kid.

FAVOURITE BOND HENCHMAN'S DEATH

Oddjob - (Harold Sakata) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JDDjxa7RsKg

[image]http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-xyxmJxxwOnc/UGynsJvdmyI/AAAAAAAAe5k/J74jrswvtaw/s1600/oddjob-dies.jpg[/image]

FAVOURITE BOND GADGET/CAR

Wristwatch/Handy miniature saw - Live And Let Die

[image]http://gearmedia.ign.com/gear/image/article/929/929570/the-gadgets-of-007-20081112034922024-000.jpg[/image]

FAVOURITE BOND STUNT

[image]http://cdn.chud.com/0/09/333x188px-LL-09ed5ac8_tmwtgg-car-stunt1.gif[/image]

FAVOURITE BOND CHASE/FIGHT

Casino Royale - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jJubOZLpp4A

[image]http://amysrobot.com/files/casino_royale.JPG[/image]

FAVOURITE BOND POSTER

[image]http://lava360.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/jamesbond_007_poster11.jpg[/image]

FAVOURITE BOND QUIP/DOUBLE ENTENDRE

[image]http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m7jkmztW6d1r1ult6o2_500.gif[/image]




Platter -> RE: The Best Bond Film? (5/10/2012 3:34:33 PM)

I wrote this for another website about three or four years ago. I've not seen a Bond film in something like three years.


Dr. No (1962)
Solid and entertaining if slightly creaky in places.

From Russia with Love (1963)
I used to find this to be very boring. I watched it again a few days ago and I liked the first half but found the second half went on too long.

Goldfinger (1964)
The gold plated Bond classic. Probably my favourite of the films.

Thunderball (1965)
It's a bit stop start, messy and all over the place. I think some interesting stuff is buried in the mess. One of my favourites of the series although it's very flawed.

You Only Live Twice (1967)
Great volcano set. The rest of it's a bit rubbish.

Casino Royale (1967) Peter Sellers etc comedy
I've only ever seen bits and pieces of it. Seems to be pretty bad but I laughed really loudly at the arrangements for the auction (the Russian's will stand to bid, the American's will sit and the British will sort of hang around and do a bit of both).

On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969)
I have no idea how people can rate this so highly. A tiresome overlong film with a good ski chase scene. The film just doesn't work for me. And it feels badly made technically.

Diamonds Are Forever (1971)
One of my favourites and very enjoyable.

Live and Let Die (1973)
The best Roger Moore film. Has some of the best and most memorable set pieces of the entire series. One of my favourites.

The Man with the Golden Gun (1974)
A bit drab.

The Spy Who Loved Me (1977)
One of the most highly rated films in the series. I dislike it. I'm not sure why but I find it to be a bit boring.

Moonraker (1979)
Awful. A clunking conceptual mess and not well made either. Also poorly paced with a choppy feel to it. The worst film they made.

For Your Eyes Only (1981)
Really good. A minor film but enjoyable. The mountain top village set looked terribly fake when I watched it a few days ago.

Octopussy (1983)
I like it a lot but it has a curious ponderous quality to it, feels a bit like hard work for some reason. Maybe it's just too busy with too much going on.

Never Say Never Again (1983) Unofficial Thunderball remake
It's alright with some good stuff in it. If I remember right it cuts a lot of fat off the Thunderball story. Thunderball is probably the better film overall but I assume the remake improves upon a lot of things here and there.

A View to a Kill (1985)
It's a bit rubbish, but if you lower your standards and enjoy it for what it is then it's not too bad. One of the weakest movies though.

The Living Daylights (1987)
I've always rated Dalton much higher than most people. This is one of the best films in my opinion.

Licence to Kill (1989)
I like this a lot. Strangely brutal in a non-Bond way. I watched it recently and it felt like a six hour movie as it just seemed to go on and on. I enjoyed it though and I rate it as one of the best films.

GoldenEye (1995)
After Goldfinger this is my favourite Bond film. They just got everything right and it has some of the best action scenes. Also the N64 computer game means the sets are very memorable to me. Also by far the best directed film in the series.

Tomorrow Never Dies (1997)
A generic action movie with Bond in the lead role. Everything in GoldenEye felt right, nothing in this feels right. Tonally and visually it doesn't feel like Bond. I dislike it a lot.

The World Is Not Enough (1999)
The opening pre-credit sequence is the best they've made. This is one of my favourites but I can see why some people dislike it. The villains are a bit under-whelming though.

Die Another Day (2002)
Too sci-fi for me. The invisible car, the lasers etc. This rates down there with Moonraker as a dud. I was expecting Halle Berry to be annoying but she turned out to be the best thing in it as she has real charisma.

The Bourne Identity (2002)
A brilliant film and very refreshingly different from other actions films of the time. More French Connection than The Rock. I liked how simple and straightforward it was. It was nice to just see an action film that wasn't lit like a shampoo advert and edited with restraint.

The Bourne Supremacy (2004)
Bigger in scale than the first one and just as good.

Casino Royale (2006)
Daniel Craig channels Victor Meldrew in his performance as Bond. He's just a grumpy old man. The film is boring and the plot uncinematic. I really dislike this film. And in comparison to the Bourne films it looks dated and pointless. Also the product placement is way over the top (man opens a drawer to reveal a gun, except the gun is in the background of the close up and your eye is instead directed at the (now very dated) MP3 player in the foreground).

The Bourne Ultimatum (2007)
The plot kind of stepped back to be replaced with action for its own sake. It's still very good but a step down in quality from the first two.

Quantum of Solace (2008)
Badly edited fight scenes and banal plot. More Victor Meldrew as Bond. Non-ending anti-climax. Pretty poor but not terrible.



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This book is very interesting.

The Man with the Golden Touch: How the Bond Films Conquered the World by Sinclair McKay

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Man-Golden-Touch-Films-Conquered/dp/1590202988/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1349446947&sr=1-1

"Near scene by scene reviews of all the Bond films
I was a bit iffy on it to begin with as it seemed he was just going to just tell us the plots in excessive detail, with regular critical comments and tales about how the films were made. Very pointless as anyone reading a book like this will already have seen the films and will know the plots already. And if we want our minds refreshed we'll either watch the films again or read the books instead of reading this. I quickly realised that it was an entertaining read, and not a tiresome recounting of the plot for each and every movie. Yes he does tell us the storyline in detail, but he always has something to say, either as a film critic or with information about how or why it was made the way it was.

I personally find it to be enjoyable reading criticism for itself, even when the subject isn't very interesting. I was once, not totally unfairly, compared with a character from a film called Metropolitan who confessed to prefer reading the critics than to reading the books themselves. So I enjoy reading someone well informed complaining about stuff. It's usually even better if I completely disagree with their opinion. And it's always fun to see sacred cows slaughtered.

He has no new information on the Bond films that you probably don't already know if you're interested in a book like this. On the other hand it's interesting to hear his opinion on the films, action scenes, Bond girls etc.

His particular annoyances seem to be any fights on or underwater. The problem is that there is only two or three things that can be done, and after the first minute of the fight there's nothing else to do apart from repeating itself. Also underwater scenes are always too slow. I agree with him for the most part although I remember the speedboat chase in Live and Let Die and the opening chase in The World Is Not Enough being fairly exciting.

He also points out that almost every Bond film has an exciting big ending. And then they plod on for another fifteen or so minutes with another unnecessary, unwanted and less spectacular action scene. So the majority of Bond films end with an anti-climax.

One thing he touches upon but doesn't ponder at length is how haphazard the scenes are bolted together in the scripts. The films flit from one scene to the next with some very shaky connections. Almost a sense of making it up as they go along. "Whoops, this scene is going down a dead end. I know, let's have the person give Bond the name of someone who might know something. That can then lead to a big fight scene." I particularly noticed how random and unconnected the different segments of the films are the last time I watched Live and Let Die (the airport fight is crowbarred in with a particular lack of subtlety).

There are a few references to other films that impacted on the James Bond franchise. The 1967 comedy version of Casino Royale gets a few pages of attention. The Thunderball remake Never Say Never Again from 1983 starring Sean Connery gets about a third of the Octopussy chapter. Austin Powers, if I remember right, gets a short chapter to itself. For some reason the Jason Bourne films only get about two mentions totalling about half a page. This strikes me as the writer being either sniffy or paranoid about them as they threaten the credibility of the Bond films much more than anything else does.

Do you like reading reviews? Do you like or are interested in Bond films? Do you like the idea of reading long indepth near scene by scene reviews of each Bond film? If so then you should like this book. You won't agree with everything he says, but then wouldn't it be boring if you did (he dislikes Thunderball but has almost nothing bad to say about Moonraker and On Her Majesty's Secret Service?!)? I enjoyed it and I would recommend it. Especially if you want something with more teeth than another merchandise tie-in about the girls, gadgets, cars etc. This book is for grown ups who consider those to be much less interesting than the films themselves.

It's also worth pointing out that this book deals only with the films, and the novels are only referred to briefly when relevant to one of the films."




Timbzy -> RE: The Best Bond Film? (5/10/2012 5:29:11 PM)

Goldeneye based purely on so much time spent playing the game. I'm not really a fan of any of the movies.




Rgirvan44 -> RE: The Best Bond Film? (5/10/2012 7:10:26 PM)

Favourite Bond film: Licence to Kill

Favourite Bond: Dalton

Most underrated film: Tomorrow Never Dies

Worst Bond Film: Die Another Day

Best pre-credit sequence: The Spy Who Loved Me

Best Song: Nobody Does It Better

Worst Song: The Man With the Golden Gun

Best Villain: Red Grant

Best Henchman: Oddjob

Best Bond Girl: Diana Rigg as Tracey, OHMSS (gave me my degree at Uni)

Best Baddie Lair: The Volcano You Only Live Twice




Rgirvan44 -> RE: The Best Bond Film? (5/10/2012 7:14:11 PM)

Top five Bonds

1. Licence to Kill
2. From Russia With Love
3. Casino Royale
4. Live and Let Die
5. Goldeneye.




Deviation -> RE: The Best Bond Film? (5/10/2012 7:58:22 PM)

quote:

ORIGINAL: Rgirvan44


Best Bond Girl: Diana Rigg as Tracey, OHMSS (gave me my degree at Uni)



I've told you that I hate you for that right?

Oh and YAY, it's that time again.


Favourite Bond film: On Her Majesty's Secret Service

Favourite Bond: Brosnan

Most underrated film: On Her Majesty's Secret Service

Worst Bond Film: Diamonds are Forever

Best pre-credit sequence: The Spy Who Loved Me or The World is Not Enough

Best Credit Sequence: Possibly the one in On Her Majesty's Secret Service or Goldfinger

Best Song: We Have all the Time in the World

Worst Song: Die Another Day

Best Villain: Goldfinger

Best Henchman: Jaws

Best Bond Girl: Diana Rigg as Tracey

Best Baddie Lair: It's really hard to beat a Volcano lair, UNLESS IT'S NOT A SPACE STATION





Bloke from Oz -> RE: The Best Bond Film? (6/10/2012 2:19:10 AM)

Is anyone planning to do a Bond marathon in the lead-up to Skyfall?




Whistler -> RE: The Best Bond Film? (6/10/2012 2:23:29 AM)

I thought about it a few weeks back but I don't have access to all of them at the moment. I'm planning to get the blu boxset soon though [:)]




Private Hudson -> RE: The Best Bond Film? (7/10/2012 6:52:54 PM)


quote:

ORIGINAL: Kiki88

Live and Let Die is totally the best! And Jane Seymour as solitaire was hot!


My favourite Bond girl!

She got better with age, she was only 21 when she made Live and Let Die. Roger Moore was about 46!




Private Hudson -> RE: The Best Bond Film? (7/10/2012 6:58:57 PM)

Again poor Roger Moore gets it in the neck!

How anyone can find The Man With the Golden Gun dull or The Spy Who Loved Me boring, I do not know.

As I have said before, I believe Roger Moore deserves a bit of credit for transforming Bond into a more sympathetic and heroic character while upping the suave and debonair elements.

I love Sean Connery, but he isn't as smooth as Roger. You can imagine Roger the dodger living that life of eating caviar and drinking bollinger while hanging around his beloved Med.

He gets criticised for the jokes but Bond is meant to be entertaining and the humour has become part of 007. Without the zingers and the jokes then Bond does indeed become dull and just another spy.

Bond needs the humour as well as the three Gs of 007: guns, girls and gadgets.

Roger got most of the best Bond girls and indeed most of the best theme songs.




DancingClown -> RE: The Best Bond Film? (7/10/2012 8:03:47 PM)


quote:

ORIGINAL: Private Hudson

Roger got most of the best Bond girls and indeed most of the best theme songs.


For once I think I have to agree with you, Hudson.




Cool Breeze -> RE: The Best Bond Film? (7/10/2012 8:11:20 PM)


quote:

ORIGINAL: Private Hudson

Again poor Roger Moore gets it in the neck!

How anyone can find The Man With the Golden Gun dull or The Spy Who Loved Me boring, I do not know.

As I have said before, I believe Roger Moore deserves a bit of credit for transforming Bond into a more sympathetic and heroic character while upping the suave and debonair elements.

I love Sean Connery, but he isn't as smooth as Roger. You can imagine Roger the dodger living that life of eating caviar and drinking bollinger while hanging around his beloved Med.

He gets criticised for the jokes but Bond is meant to be entertaining and the humour has become part of 007. Without the zingers and the jokes then Bond does indeed become dull and just another spy.

Bond needs the humour as well as the three Gs of 007: guns, girls and gadgets.

Roger got most of the best Bond girls and indeed most of the best theme songs.


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MonsterCat -> RE: The Best Bond Film? (7/10/2012 9:35:22 PM)

I saw the last few minutes of Licence to Kill on ITV a few weeks back and I was reminded that I actually quite like that flick. I think it might even be my favourite out of the whole bunch. A total hipster choice for sure, but hey that's just me.

Personally I think Daniel Craig is doing some really good stuff by giving Bond a harder edge and perhaps not always making him a likable character. But I think its important to remember that Dalton tried this approach first and he never really got his due credit for that.

Dalton's Bond is not always pleasant and quite complicated, but Dalton is really fucking good in the two films he was in. He brought a depth to the character that was never really there with Moore's interpretation. I have nothing against the man as an actor, and I quite like some of his Bond flicks, but Moore's Bond came across as a bit of a smarmy sleaze ball in the "romantic" scenes.




gunstar -> RE: The Best Bond Film? (7/10/2012 10:15:51 PM)

1. Casino Royale
2. The Living Daylights
3. The World is Not Enough




Cool Breeze -> RE: The Best Bond Film? (7/10/2012 10:24:12 PM)


quote:

ORIGINAL: MonsterCat

I saw the last few minutes of Licence to Kill on ITV a few weeks back and I was reminded that I actually quite like that flick. I think it might even be my favourite out of the whole bunch. A total hipster choice for sure, but hey that's just me.

Personally I think Daniel Craig is doing some really good stuff by giving Bond a harder edge and perhaps not always making him a likable character. But I think its important to remember that Dalton tried this approach first and he never really got his due credit for that.

Dalton's Bond is not always pleasant and quite complicated, but Dalton is really fucking good in the two films he was in. He brought a depth to the character that was never really there with Moore's interpretation. I have nothing against the man as an actor, and I quite like some of his Bond flicks, but Moore's Bond came across as a bit of a smarmy sleaze ball in the "romantic" scenes.


I always like Daltons Bond as well.His two films were excellent.He was a tougher more hard edged Bond than what we were used to but was still suave and sophisticated.




spark1 -> RE: The Best Bond Film? (30/10/2012 10:15:46 AM)

check out 'top gear' 007 special-

http://www.guardian.co.uk/tv-and-radio/2012/oct/29/tv-review-top-gear-50-years-bond-cars

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b01nqc6f/Top_Gear_50_Years_of_Bond_Cars_A_Top_Gear_Special/


no love for the bmw in the brosnan years and they make a underwater lotus and invisible car for real!




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