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RE: James Bond Series - 19/10/2008 8:47:14 PM   
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Really looking forward to Quantum Of Solace after the brillant Casnio Royale put the fire back into Bond movies.OHMSS is still my favorite of the bond movies but Casnio is now number 2,the likes of Moonraker and Die Another day i just don't rate at all.

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RE: James Bond Series - 20/10/2008 8:13:20 PM   
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High point in the Bond series for me was From Russia with Love and the low point was Octopussy. However Casino Royal was impressive enough for me actually looking forward to the next Bond movie and that has not happened as far back as I can remember. Daniel Craig is an excellent Bond make no mistake. Fingers crossed on Quantum of Solace.

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RE: James Bond Series - 21/10/2008 11:48:15 AM   
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Looking forward to Quantum next week, although twice the action of Casino Royal in the shortest of the series isnt a good sign, and a lot of reviews have said it isnt much "fun"... oh well it's a personal must see anyway. My listing from best to worst:

From Russia With Love
You Only Live Twice
Goldfinger
Dr No
The Living Daylights
The Spy Who Loved Me
Casino Royale
Thunderball
Goldeneye
Tomorrow Never Dies
Live and Let Die
OHMSS
Octopussy
The World is Not Enough
For Your Eyes Only
License to Kill
Moonraker
Diamonds Are Forever
View To a Kill
The Man With The Golden Gun
Die Another Day



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RE: James Bond Series - 21/10/2008 7:23:48 PM   
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When a strapping Daniel Craig rose from the sea in Casino Royale in a fetching pair of blue swimming trunks, he left an awful lot of critics wiping the crumbs of humble pie from their lips. It was a sensational image and one that silenced everyone who'd ever doubted he'd make a terrific James Bond. In a cheerful interview with Melvyn Bragg, Craig guffaws at the fuss caused by his dripping torso: "I had no idea I'd be haunted by it for the rest of my life." Craig is candid as he discusses his doubts about taking on the role - "I thought it was a very nice joke . . . it just wasn't on the cards" - and his ideas for a new, energetic and very physical Bond. This South Bank Show special is packed with clips from the latest Bond film, Quantum of Solace, and Bragg also speaks to the first screen 007, Sean Connery, who reveals that Ian Fleming didn't much care for him. "He said I was an 'over-developed stuntman'," says Connery. Watch out for Craig again on BBC1 in Friday Night with Jonathan Ross.

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RE: James Bond Series - 23/10/2008 3:45:31 PM   
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I must be one of the only people in the world not to see Casino Royale.
But I'll sorth either this week or next with QOS on it's way it's only right I see it before that arrives.  I am looking forward to it as Daniel Craig does strike me more like the Dalton style Bond, and Living Daylights is one of my top three vest ever Bond Films.

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RE: James Bond Series - 23/10/2008 3:50:51 PM   
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I reckon Daniel Craig must have been working on his personality- he seemed much friendlier and interesting than i've seen of him before

Was it just me or did Sean Connery look and sound like he was at death's door?

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RE: James Bond Series - 23/10/2008 4:09:19 PM   
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When a strapping Daniel Craig rose from the sea in Casino Royale in a fetching pair of blue swimming trunks, he left an awful lot of critics wiping the crumbs of humble pie from their lips. It was a sensational image and one that silenced everyone who'd ever doubted he'd make a terrific James Bond.

NO it didnít. It was stupid, a clunky reversal of Honey Rider in Dr No. Bond doesnít need to be some heartbroken muscle-bound oaf!!



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RE: James Bond Series - 23/10/2008 7:15:06 PM   
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Who do you think has the best gun barrel sequence? You can watch them here

I think I like Timothy Dalton's best, he has a really cool strut. Even though Sean Connery is the best Bond I think his was the worst. He seems to wobble too much.

Note: Bob Simmons portrays Bond in the gun barrel sequences of Dr No, From Russia With Love and Goldfinger.

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RE: James Bond Series - 29/10/2008 6:26:22 PM   
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Mr E you have ruined Sean for me with that blatant wobble that I never noticed! How could you? ;)

Anyway, I think Lazenby had a good walk and Pierce in Tomorrow Never Dies and The World Is Not Enough which to me appeared to be slightly slower than GoldenEye. Casino Royale was good because it was appropriate.

As for my favourite Bond, I've always loved GoldenEye and OHMSS as well as From Russia With Love and Goldfinger. Casino Royale would also make my top 5.



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RE: James Bond Series - 3/11/2008 4:58:06 PM   
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I'm keeping away from the QOS review thread simply as I don't want to get involved in the petty bickering that you normally find there. Just want to say I really enjoyed Quantum of Solace - it was a quick moving, tight film that was nowhere near as complicated and dark as the some of the critics are saying.
 
Also, it was nice to see the francise has brought back the character of Bill Tanner - M's Chief of Staff and Bond's best friend in the service. He was seen in two of the Moore films but was properly used in Goldeneye and TWINE.
 
Either way, I thought Roy Kinnear did a good job with the character and he'll hopefully be in the next one.
 
 
Also it was good to see another Service member get a name check - Mitchell - even if he was only M's bodyguard... and a corrupt agent at that. Maybe this'll be the start of introducing other 00 agents that no doubt get killed before the credits sequence so Bond can get assigned to the mission. I started a thread a while ago on the other 00 agents HERE and it would be good to see other agents get namechecked in Bond 23 especially if the rumours are true about Q and Moneypenny returning.
 


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RE: James Bond Series - 4/11/2008 9:51:38 AM   
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Roy Kinnear?  You mean Rory Kinnear!  Mind you, especially in the shot you chose, he does look remarkably like his father!

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RE: James Bond Series - 24/11/2008 5:49:26 AM   
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Recently saw Quantam Of Solace. A great addition to the series and in my mind, it solidifys Daniel's credibility as Bond.

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RE: James Bond Series - 19/3/2009 2:19:57 PM   
Timon


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I can see why some people might not like QoS but I really liked the hard, edged revenge aspect of it. However, now Bond's destroyed that personal demon, it's time to get on and defeat Quantum.

I just love the scene at the Bregnez Opera House. Well acted, well played by Bond, great track by Arnold (the rest of the score is pretty unmemorable though) and the finale where Bond and Greene are just looking at each other before Greene's goons give chase.
 


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RE: James Bond Series - 19/3/2009 8:13:11 PM   
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I love James Bond, they are absolute childhood favourites and the best of them tower above overrated films like Star Wars IV and Raiders...
My Bond actor ranking would be like that:
1.Connery-by far, got everything right
2.Dalton-acting great, charisma not so much
3.Moore-amazing but should have quit after Moonraker or at least after Octopussy
4.Craig-not very suitable for Bond, but a great actor
5.Lazenby-not an actor, but looked and moved the part, being a martial arts master and all...
6.Brosnan-awful
Top 10 Bond films:
1. Goldfinger-the classic
2. Thunderball-underrated, as it has 2 best girls in the series, look-, and character-wise. Connery at his coolest, and underwater scenes are gorgeous if slightly over-long
3. From Russia With Love-the most down-to-earth Bond has the best quartet of villains in ANY movie, let alone Bond
4. Doctor No-one of the best villains, allies, girls, Bond performances, and a great script
5. The Living Daylights-best score of the series and Dalton is a great Bond. Better than the sum of its parts IMO.
6. On Her Majesty's Secret Service-amazing score, girl, ally. Lazenby tried hard and I give him credit for that
7. Moonraker-epic fun, with one of the best villains in Drax and the 2nd best Moore performance
8. Quantum Of Solace-not very Bondian, but a tense action thriller which has all the right ingredients
9. The Spy Who Loved Me-same as Moonraker, the villain and the score are inferior but at least the film doesn't have the stupid Bondola scene
10. Diamonds Are Forever-the funniest non-comedy film ever
Honourable mentions go to Casino Royale 1967 (so bad it's good), Live And Let Die (too many chases but otherwise great) and Tomorrow Never Dies (a fun actioner)
The worst 5 are, from 'best' to 'worst'
1.Casino Royale- unlike say You Only Live Twice, this takes itself seriously and yet Fleming would be spinning in his grave
2.For Your Eyes Only-wake me up when this ends
3.Never Say Never Again-Thunderball is perfect, why remake it?
4.A View To A Kill-no geriatric Bond for me, thank you very much
5.Die Unother Day-pure shit


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RE: James Bond Series - 20/3/2009 11:25:25 AM   
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Classic Bond. Cold. Hard. Bastard.


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RE: James Bond Series - 20/3/2009 7:40:57 PM   
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My favourites are (in no particular order):

* From Russia with Love (Pure Bond)

* Goldfinger (The gold standard for the films)

* OHMSS (Bad leading actor, but everything else is very good)

* License to Kill (Bond became a tough action film again after many years as bloated comedies)

* Casino Royale (Great story, interesting girl and Craig returned the scent of sex and death to Bond)

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RE: James Bond Series - 21/3/2009 6:34:54 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Timon

 
"That's a Smith & Wesson, and you've had your six...."
 
Classic Bond. Cold. Hard. Bastard.

''Actually Mr Bond,its NOT a Smith and Wesson and i should have a few more bullets to finish you off!''

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RE: James Bond Series - 22/3/2009 7:42:24 PM   
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Who cares, the scene is still incredibly badass, as is the rest of the film hehe.

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RE: James Bond Series - 24/3/2009 9:55:11 AM   
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I absolutely loathed QOS at the cinema,so I'm not rushing to buy it,although I'm gonna have to see it again at some point,I am a huge Bond film.   My top ten Bond films are.at the moment
1/ On Her Majesty's Secret Service
2/ You Only Live Twice
3/ Thunderball
4/ Casino Royale
5/ Moonraker
6/ From Russia With Love
7/ The Living Daylights
8/ Octopussy
9/ Live And Let Die
10/For Your Eyes Only

Some of the ones many people rate very highly,such as Goldfinger and The Soy who Loved Me,I'm not quite as keen on.

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RE: James Bond Series - 24/3/2009 10:28:16 AM   
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I thought Quantum of Solace was a great Bond film. A little unortodox and brutal but you need that ever now and then to shake up the franchise. Timothy Dalton really was ahead of the game when he made Bond more callous and with a harder edge.

I imagine we'll see Bond much calmer and refined by Bond 23 now that he's essentially exorcised the personal demons of Vesper's death, so I can't wait to see where the franchise goes. Some of the action in QoS was sublime as were the locales. Let's just calm down on the editing shall we?

 


And Lenara, I can't believe you're not keen on the likes of The Spy Who Loved Me and Goldfinger yet hold some of the more questionable Bonds in high regard: Octopussy? Moonraker?  I do love For Your Eyes Only though.... the film, though i'm sure yours are lovely as well.

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RE: James Bond Series - 24/3/2009 7:40:21 PM   
darth silas


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quote:

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I thought Quantum of Solace was a great Bond film. A little unortodox and brutal but you need that ever now and then to shake up the franchise. Timothy Dalton really was ahead of the game when he made Bond more callous and with a harder edge.

I imagine we'll see Bond much calmer and refined by Bond 23 now that he's essentially exorcised the personal demons of Vesper's death, so I can't wait to see where the franchise goes. Some of the action in QoS was sublime as were the locales. Let's just calm down on the editing shall we?

 


And Lenara, I can't believe you're not keen on the likes of The Spy Who Loved Me and Goldfinger yet hold some of the more questionable Bonds in high regard: Octopussy? Moonraker?  I do love For Your Eyes Only though.... the film, though i'm sure yours are lovely as well.
The editing in that film was an example of how good stuntwork and action choreography can be ruined by bad editing.QOS is without a doubt the worst Bond film ever.I didnt like Casino royale(At least that film had well executed and edited action)but its rollicking entertainment compared to this trash.Everything in the film was just LAME.Lame Bond girls,lame villain,lame plot,lame action scenes,and lets not forget the sorry excuse for an actor who was attempting to play 007.

I recently had a Bond double bill of Goldfinger and Tomorrow never dies and it got me thinking ''Why are these so good and the Craig films so bad?',maybe because they were fun and not dull depressing experiences like QOS?

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RE: James Bond Series - 24/3/2009 7:54:42 PM   
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Bad villain? Greene is the best villain since Drax.
Anyway, Moonraker>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>For Your Eyes Only, and so is Octopussy. Goldfinger should still be in anyone's top 10 though

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RE: James Bond Series - 25/3/2009 12:10:57 AM   
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My current top ten...

1)Goldfinger
2)Thunderball
3)The Spy who loved me
4)From russia with love
5)OHMSS
6)The world is not enough
7)Tomorrow never dies
8)For your eyes only
9)License to kill.
10)The living daylights.

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RE: James Bond Series - 25/3/2009 10:05:32 AM   
Timon


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ORIGINAL: darth silas
Everything in the film was just LAME.Lame Bond girls,lame villain,lame plot,lame action scenes,and lets not forget the sorry excuse for an actor who was attempting to play 007....





So you didn't like it?


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RE: James Bond Series - 25/3/2009 11:31:12 AM   
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I'm looking forward to the next one already. I'd really love to see Bond just let loose and enjoy himself more in the next one now that he's got closure (and the gunbarrell sequence), as well as the introduction of new (old) characters such as Moneypenny. I loved Casino Royale and although I really enjoyed QoS, It wasn't as good so they really need to focus on the story telling a bit more and go into the shady ins and outs of Quantum for Bond 23.

Furthermore, Another Way To Die seemed like a device to shut up anyone who didn't like You Know My Name (which I loved), but I think Ronson and Wino need to get their shit together for the next one and bang out a real belter (provided she's still alive).

Right, get the mutherfucking Broccolis on the fone!

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RE: James Bond Series - 25/4/2009 8:30:25 PM   
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remember watching this with my pa as a kid and being in awe of how sinister and convincing the bad guys were!



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RE: James Bond Series - 25/4/2009 8:38:14 PM   
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ORIGINAL: Sarah1992

Fave: Licence To Kill
remember watching this with my pa as a kid and being in awe of how sinister and convincing the bad guys were!



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Granted George was clearly hired because he looks good in a tux, but by the climax you can't deny he delivers the emotional punch.
 
I think many disregard it because Lazenbry was a tough sell following the ice cool Connery AND because he spends half the film posing as a camp Scottish professor, but he handles the action scenes with aplomb and the ski scenes are amazing.
 


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RE: James Bond Series - 25/4/2009 8:55:27 PM   
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Not you too!
My dad's already started (trying to, anyway!)
I guess I can't argue with your point about the climax though: Very well handled by Lazenby
Never could really warm to Connery though (never knew why)
Always been a Tim Dalton-Daniel Craig gal at heart
Even though Roger Moore had his moments too

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RE: James Bond Series - 25/4/2009 10:22:53 PM   
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If you're a girl and don't like Connery, then I don't know what's wrong with you. 1960s Connery is the only man I'd turn gay for

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RE: James Bond Series - 26/4/2009 8:38:59 AM   
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haha how many times i have heard that
He just didnt do it for me...
because I am weird.

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