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RE: The Best Bond Film? - 28/2/2012 2:16:27 PM   
st3veebee


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Best:

Goldfinger
From Russia with Love
Goldeneye
The Spy who Loved me
Casino Royale

Better than you expect/remember:

-The World is not Enough
-A view to a kill
-On her Majestys secret service
-Both Daltons


Not so great.....-

-Die Another Day
-For your eyes only
-Quantum of Solace


The rest are all in the average range.

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RE: The Best Bond Film? - 28/2/2012 4:11:52 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: st3veebee

Best:

Goldfinger
From Russia with Love
Goldeneye
The Spy who Loved me
Casino Royale

Better than you expect/remember:

-The World is not Enough
-A view to a kill
-On her Majestys secret service
-Both Daltons


Not so great.....-

-Die Another Day
-For your eyes only
-Quantum of Solace


The rest are all in the average range.


Quantum Of Solace should definitely be in the, better than you expect/remember catagory


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RE: The Best Bond Film? - 28/2/2012 4:14:23 PM   
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Big fan of Quantum of Solace and The World is not Enough.

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RE: The Best Bond Film? - 28/2/2012 4:48:42 PM   
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MY TOP 10 BOND SONGS:


1) GOLDFINGER*

2) TOMORROW NEVER DIES

3) GOLDENEYE

4) THE WORLD IS NOT ENOUGH

5) YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE

6) DIE ANOTHER DAY

7) NOBODY DOES IT BETTER

8) THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN GUN

9) Honorable mention for John Barry's OHMSS INSTRUMENTAL THEME

10) No ten!

*I actually prefer TOMORROW NEVER DIES, but GOLDFINGER set a standard and it's a historic BOND SONG while also being darn catchy, so I gave it the honor of the top spot

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RE: The Best Bond Film? - 29/2/2012 10:32:16 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: darthbane


quote:

ORIGINAL: st3veebee

Best:

Goldfinger
From Russia with Love
Goldeneye
The Spy who Loved me
Casino Royale

Better than you expect/remember:

-The World is not Enough
-A view to a kill
-On her Majestys secret service
-Both Daltons


Not so great.....-

-Die Another Day
-For your eyes only
-Quantum of Solace


The rest are all in the average range.


Quantum Of Solace should definitely be in the, better than you expect/remember catagory



I really REALLY want to like QoS. It's not awful, and better than DaD, but:

-too serious
-Awful choppy editing
-Bourne-lite
-Worst bad guy, and a pretty poor finale
-I wasn't a fan of the opera scene
-Poor theme song
-Airplane sequence is just poor.



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RE: The Best Bond Film? - 29/2/2012 1:03:50 PM   
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Like I said in an earlier post, I've been rewatching them all again on DVD recently, and my favourites from the series are:
(in order of release)

Goldfinger
Thunderball
Live and Let Die
The Spy Who Loved Me
Licence To Kill
GoldenEye
Casino Royale

Casino Royale being my absolute favourite of them all.

OHMSS is, of course, pretty decent, but I can't quite buy Telly Savalas as Blowfeld. Donald Pleasance FTW.

Favourite Bond Themes:
You Know My Name (Casino Royale)
Nobody Does It Better (The Spy Who Loved Me)
A View To a Kill (A View to a Kill)

Bond Girls:
Vesper Lind (Casino Royale)
Xenia Onatopp (GoldenEye)
Pussy Galore (Goldfinger)

I watched Tomorrow Never Dies and The World Is Not Enough yesterday. They're better than I remember, but not great like GoldenEye in the Brosnan series of films.

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RE: The Best Bond Film? - 29/2/2012 2:43:57 PM   
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Favourite Bond Girls

Domino(Thunderball).
Fiona Volpe(Thunderball).
Natalya Simonava(Goldeneye)
Wai Linn(Tomorrow Never Dies)
Anya Amasova(The Spy Who Loved Me).

Worst Bond Girls

Vesper Lynd(Casino Royale).
Miss Goodnight(The Man With The Golden Gun).
Camille(Quantum Of Solace).
Stacey Sutton(A View To A Kill).
Holly Goodhead(Moonnraker).

Best Villains

Scaramanga(The Man With The Golden Gun).
Blofeld(On Her Majestys Secret Service).
Elektra King(The World Is Not Enough).
Sanchez(License To Kill).
Stromberg(The Spy Who Loved Me).

Worst Bond Movies

Quantum Of Solace
Casino Royale
Diamonds Are Forever
Moonraker
Die Another Day.

Favourite Bond actors in order of preference.

1) Sean Connery
2)Pierce Brosnan
3)Timothy Dalton
4)Roger Moore
5)George Lazenby





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RE: The Best Bond Film? - 29/2/2012 2:58:22 PM   
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Two favourite Bond girls sections in a row and no mention of Solitaire?? Love Jane Seymour

Also Vesper Lynd is a slammin hottie.

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RE: The Best Bond Film? - 29/2/2012 3:02:45 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Cool Breeze


Favourite Bond actors in order of preference.

1) Sean Connery
2)Pierce Brosnan
3)Timothy Dalton
4)Roger Moore
5)George Lazenby




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RE: The Best Bond Film? - 29/2/2012 3:11:22 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: matty_b


quote:

ORIGINAL: Cool Breeze


Favourite Bond actors in order of preference.

1) Sean Connery
2)Pierce Brosnan
3)Timothy Dalton
4)Roger Moore
5)George Lazenby







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RE: The Best Bond Film? - 1/3/2012 2:52:20 PM   
Cool Breeze


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quote:

ORIGINAL: st3veebee

Two favourite Bond girls sections in a row and no mention of Solitaire?? Love Jane Seymour

Also Vesper Lynd is a slammin hottie.


How could i have forgotten about Solitaire? She definetly deserves to be in the top 5!

As for Vesper, she may be a hottie, but shes also a stuck up, nagging, two timing, double crossing bitch.Was glad when she died.

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RE: The Best Bond Film? - 4/3/2012 12:49:05 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Cool Breeze

quote:

ORIGINAL: st3veebee

Two favourite Bond girls sections in a row and no mention of Solitaire?? Love Jane Seymour

Also Vesper Lynd is a slammin hottie.


How could i have forgotten about Solitaire? She definetly deserves to be in the top 5!

As for Vesper, she may be a hottie, but shes also a stuck up, nagging, two timing, double crossing bitch.Was glad when she died.


True, but I bet she went like a porn star!

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RE: The Best Bond Film? - 5/3/2012 12:09:54 PM   
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Top Five Bond Films
1. From Russia With Love
2. Goldfinger
3. The Living Daylights
4. Casino Royale
5. GoldenEye

Worse Five Bond Films
1. A View to a Kill
2. The Man with the Golden Gun
3. On Her Majestys Secret Service
4. For Your Eyes Only
5. The World is Not Enough

(I have not seen either Die Another Day or QOS other wise I suspect they might be on the list. I actually don't think TWINE is that bad, just couldn't think of another stinker to stick in).

Top Five Bond Themes
1. Goldfinger
2. Live and Let Die
3. Nobody Does it Better
4. Diamonds Are Forever
5. A View to a Kill

Worse Five Bond Themes
1. You Know My Name
2. Licence to Kill
3. For Your Eyes Only
4. Die Another Day
5. Thunderball

Best Bond Actors in Order
1. Sean Connery
2. Timothy Dalton
3. Daniel Craig
4. Pierce Brosnan
5. George Lazenby
6. Roger Moore

Top Five Bond Girls
1. Titiana Romanova - From Russia With Love
2. Natalya Simonova - GoldenEye
3. Vesper Lynd - CasinoRoyale
4. Major Anya Amasova/Agent XXX - The Spy Who Loved Me
5. Tiffany Case - Diamonds Are Forever

Top Six Bond Villians
1. Auric Goldfinger (Goldfinger)
2. Donald Grant (From Russia With Love)
3. Blofeld (Donald Pleasence) (You Only Live Twice)
4. Dr Julius No (Dr. No)
5. Alec Trevelyan (GoldenEye)
6. Kamal (Octopussy)

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RE: The Best Bond Film? - 7/3/2012 3:00:53 AM   
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On Her Majesty's Secret Service, which I'd put in a different league from the rest. Everything clicks - Diana Rigg, the terrific action, the very Flemingesque script, the imperfect but under appreciated Lazenby and that ending.

Runner-up spot to Diamonds Are Forever, if only for the glory of seeing Charles Gray in drag.

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RE: The Best Bond Film? - 7/3/2012 6:22:36 PM   
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OHMSS is ridiculous. First off all the direction is horrible, no two scenes look like they fit together in that movie. Lazenby is just feeble as Bond and doesn't convince me in the fight/stunt scenes and there is never any sense of threat (as much as I love Mark Kermode I just don't get where he is coming from with on this). And worse of all you have the ending which is supposed to be a big dramatic pay off and you are supposed to feel bad for Bond, but how can you? He has floated from woman to woman all film, and even the woman he marries you never get any sense of him loving her. It is like a last minute thing, so when she gets killed, you don't feel sorry for him at all.

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RE: The Best Bond Film? - 7/3/2012 9:19:42 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: ElephantBoy

OHMSS is ridiculous. First off all the direction is horrible, no two scenes look like they fit together in that movie. Lazenby is just feeble as Bond and doesn't convince me in the fight/stunt scenes and there is never any sense of threat (as much as I love Mark Kermode I just don't get where he is coming from with on this). And worse of all you have the ending which is supposed to be a big dramatic pay off and you are supposed to feel bad for Bond, but how can you? He has floated from woman to woman all film, and even the woman he marries you never get any sense of him loving her. It is like a last minute thing, so when she gets killed, you don't feel sorry for him at all.


OHMSS is one of the very best Bond films.Lazenby was a good Bond.Handsome,suave,sophisticated,charming,had a good sense of humour and was very good in the action scenes(the fight between Bond and the henchman in the hotel room early on is one of the best in the series).The action scenes are fantastic even today(The ski chases are the best ever filmed).Diana Rigg is one of the best Bond girls and is so convincing that you really beleive that Bond would give everything up and marry her(unlike Vesper Lynd in Casino Royale).Even to this day i find that final scene heartbreaking to watch.Lazenby i feel, would have gotten better had he made more films but alas,it was not to be(his own fault i know).

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RE: The Best Bond Film? - 7/3/2012 9:32:30 PM   
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The soundtrack alone brings it to the level of "pretty good". I like Telly Savalas. Lazenby was average but should have not quit so easily, particularly as they made Diamonds are Forever after. The biggest problem is they keep referencing the previous movies as if the audience is stupid.

Best:
1. The Living Daylights
2. Casino Royale
3. You Only Live Twice
4. From Russia With Love
5. Octopussy

Worst:
18. Quantum of Solace
19. A View To A Kill
20. Diamonds Are Forever
21. The Man With the Golden Gun
22. Die Another Day

Everything in between falls into either "entertaining" or "watchable", some higher quality than others but still worth my time as an afternoon's viewing. License to Kill, Moonraker and For Your Eyes Only fall into the "better than you remember" catagory.

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RE: The Best Bond Film? - 8/3/2012 11:43:53 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: rich

The soundtrack alone brings it to the level of "pretty good". I like Telly Savalas. Lazenby was average but should have not quit so easily, particularly as they made Diamonds are Forever after. The biggest problem is they keep referencing the previous movies as if the audience is stupid.



This: that score is phenomonal. I have a soft spot for OHMSS. Lazenby is by no means great: but there is so much to like elsewhere that you can overlook his oakness. If Connery had been in OHMSS it would be considered right up there with Goldfinger.

Also he actually does some epsionage type work in it!

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RE: The Best Bond Film? - 8/3/2012 6:30:32 PM   
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BEST

1/ On Her Majesty's Secret Service
2/ Thunderball
3/ You Only Live Twice
4/ Moonraker [I don't care, I love it!]
5/ Casino Royale


WORST [though being a fan I'd say that only QOS was an actual bad movie]

1/ Quantum Of Solace
2/ Licence To Kill
3/ Goldeneye
4/ A View To A Kill
5/ The Man With The Golden Gun


MOST OVERRATED [ just for fun, but only my opinion of course!]

1/ Goldfinger
2/ Goldeneye
3/ The Spy Who Loved Me
4/ Licence To Kill
5/ Dr No

MOST UNDERRATED [ditto]

1/ Thunderball
2/ Moonraker
3/ You Only Live Twice
4/ Diamonds Are Forever
5/ Die Another Day

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RE: The Best Bond Film? - 8/3/2012 7:36:30 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Cool Breeze

quote:

ORIGINAL: ElephantBoy

OHMSS is ridiculous. First off all the direction is horrible, no two scenes look like they fit together in that movie. Lazenby is just feeble as Bond and doesn't convince me in the fight/stunt scenes and there is never any sense of threat (as much as I love Mark Kermode I just don't get where he is coming from with on this). And worse of all you have the ending which is supposed to be a big dramatic pay off and you are supposed to feel bad for Bond, but how can you? He has floated from woman to woman all film, and even the woman he marries you never get any sense of him loving her. It is like a last minute thing, so when she gets killed, you don't feel sorry for him at all.


OHMSS is one of the very best Bond films.Lazenby was a good Bond.Handsome,suave,sophisticated,charming,had a good sense of humour and was very good in the action scenes(the fight between Bond and the henchman in the hotel room early on is one of the best in the series).The action scenes are fantastic even today(The ski chases are the best ever filmed).Diana Rigg is one of the best Bond girls and is so convincing that you really beleive that Bond would give everything up and marry her(unlike Vesper Lynd in Casino Royale).Even to this day i find that final scene heartbreaking to watch.Lazenby i feel, would have gotten better had he made more films but alas,it was not to be(his own fault i know).

But the point about the romance at the end is that it is a storyline flaw, it has nothing to do with the actor. The way it plays out, is that one minute Bond is treating the Rigg character like shit and the next they are getting married. There is nothing invested in the realtionship. My thing with the action sequences is that it is Lazenby's acting which make then unconvincing. But I will say one thing you guys have made me want to give the film another go

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RE: The Best Bond Film? - 2/4/2012 11:18:38 PM   
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RE: The Best Bond Film? - 5/4/2012 8:14:09 PM   
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1) GOLDFINGER
2) OCTOPUSSY
3) CASINO ROYALE

And i've a soft spot for Brosnan's outings too, Goldeneye and TND.

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RE: The Best Bond Film? - 6/4/2012 11:16:04 AM   
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Die Another day And Golden Eye Are The Best One Of Bond


Funny, I think Die Another Day is the worst Bond yet. Spot on with Goldeneye, though
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RE: The Best Bond Film? - 6/4/2012 12:01:42 PM   
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Yeah, I thought Die Another Day was a pile of pigshit, too.

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RE: The Best Bond Film? - 11/4/2012 2:01:29 PM   
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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).

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RE: The Best Bond Film? - 11/4/2012 8:38:28 PM   
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I think this film got it all;the best Bond,the best locations,truly beautiful girls (Fiona Volpe!!!) etc.

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RE: The Best Bond Film? - 12/4/2012 3:07:38 PM   
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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.

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RE: The Best Bond Film? - 12/4/2012 3:09:07 PM   
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I think this film got it all;the best Bond,the best locations,truly beautiful girls (Fiona Volpe!!!) etc.


Yep, definetly the best Bond girls in that one.Domino and Fiona Volpe

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RE: The Best Bond Film? - 12/4/2012 3:16:18 PM   
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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.

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RE: The Best Bond Film? - 12/4/2012 3:21:47 PM   
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Casino Royale is my favourite.

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