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The James Bond Thread
« on: March 07, 2010, 09:30:29 AM »
This is a mandatory thread for all forums.

Last night I watched The Spy Who Loved Me. Such a good movie; intentionally and unintentionally.

Been watching the G4 marathon too.
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« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2010, 09:53:09 AM »
One of my favorites.  Been a couple of years since I've watched any of them.  Probably closing on time to start a marathon of my own.
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« Reply #2 on: March 07, 2010, 10:13:05 AM »
You know, I've never really liked The Spy Who Loved Me.  Everyone holds it up as the best Moore film, but I prefer For Your Eyes Only, Live and Let Die to it.  I even enjoy (and I should stress enjoy, because it's a pretty awful movie) Moonraker more.
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« Reply #3 on: March 07, 2010, 10:42:38 AM »
You know, I've never really liked The Spy Who Loved Me.  Everyone holds it up as the best Moore film, but I prefer For Your Eyes Only, Live and Let Die to it.  I even enjoy (and I should stress enjoy, because it's a pretty awful movie) Moonraker more.
I guess I'm part of everyone.  Certainly one of my favorites.  I'm very fond of FYEO, as well.  Those are easily Moore's two best.  Furthermore, Barbara Bach is probably my favorite of the Bond girls. 
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Re: The James Bond Thread
« Reply #4 on: March 07, 2010, 11:28:17 AM »
Loved Chris Cornell's version of the title song

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Re: The James Bond Thread
« Reply #5 on: March 07, 2010, 11:29:44 AM »
Do not want the theme by Alicia Keys and Jack White.

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« Reply #6 on: March 07, 2010, 11:31:03 AM »
Do not want the theme by Alicia Keys and Jack White.

Ughh, do not want anything from that aborted cinematic fetus of a film.

Back on topic, I love the series.  I'm dying to get the older ones on Blu (just have Casino Royale at the moment) but I can't really justify getting any of them, with my current financial state and already owning them on DVD.

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« Reply #7 on: March 07, 2010, 11:32:10 AM »
Do not want the theme by Alicia Keys and Jack White.

Ughh, do not want anything from that aborted cinematic fetus of a film.

that film beyond shittay

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« Reply #8 on: March 07, 2010, 12:44:32 PM »
Fav Bond: Roger Moore
Fav Movie: Live and Let Die.....the escape from the Gator farm followed by by an unmatched motor boat chase scene...coupled with Whisper's chosen method for death...LOL....best Bond flick ever.
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« Reply #9 on: March 07, 2010, 10:06:54 PM »
Love Bond. From Russia With Love is my favorite. Connery is the only 007 as far as I'm concerned.

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« Reply #10 on: March 08, 2010, 08:48:47 AM »
Hottest Bond girl: Solitaire.

Best Bond girl: Pussy Galore.
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« Reply #12 on: March 08, 2010, 04:30:02 PM »
I love all of them

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« Reply #13 on: July 03, 2010, 11:07:27 PM »
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« Reply #14 on: July 04, 2010, 12:33:53 AM »
I adore Bond. Favorite is From Russia Wih Love, followed by Goldfinger. Connery has always been my favorite, but I love'em all...well, except Die Another Day. That one is a total turd. Hell, I even like Moonraker, for God's sake.

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« Reply #15 on: July 04, 2010, 12:39:52 AM »
I adore Bond. Favorite is From Russia Wih Love, followed by Goldfinger. Connery has always been my favorite, but I love'em all...well, except Die Another Day. That one is a total turd. Hell, I even like Moonraker, for God's sake.

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« Reply #16 on: July 04, 2010, 01:46:16 AM »
I didn't realize I had already responded to this thread months ago :lol

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Re: The James Bond Thread
« Reply #17 on: July 04, 2010, 04:08:44 AM »
I've only seen 3 bond films, and I'm half British D:

Where should I start? Seen the two most recent ones (awesome and zzzzzzzzzzzzz respectively) and From Russia With Love (great)

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« Reply #18 on: July 04, 2010, 08:41:01 AM »
Dr. No.
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Re: The James Bond Thread
« Reply #19 on: July 04, 2010, 09:51:40 AM »
Love James Bond movies.  I still haven't seen the newest one yet.  I don't even remember what its called, but I don't like the new movies because they turned Bond into a run-of-the-mill action hero.  To me, James Bond has to have some of that cheesiness.  Die Another Day took it too far, but its not Bond without those cool gadgets, dismembered villains, and one-liners.

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« Reply #20 on: July 04, 2010, 09:56:10 AM »
Bond is awesome, and Thunderball is the best movie easily.
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Re: The James Bond Thread
« Reply #21 on: July 04, 2010, 09:57:11 AM »
I'm honestly not sure what my favorite bond movie is.  The first three Moore movies are great, as are most of the Connery movies. 

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« Reply #22 on: July 04, 2010, 12:45:32 PM »
One of my favorites has to be The Living Daylights, largely because Timothy Dalton is awesome.
Goldeneye is also quite awesome, as are From Russia With Love and Goldfinger.

For Moonraker, they should have just adapted the book, which would have made for a fantastic movie. As for the film they ended up making, the similarities basically end with the title, and both having a character named James Bond.

For Quantum of Solace, I have no idea what the hell they were thinking. Casino Royale was awesome, and they set themselves up quite well for the followup. It should have written itself. I actually don't know how they managed to fuck up a sure thing so badly.

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Re: The James Bond Thread
« Reply #23 on: July 04, 2010, 12:48:49 PM »
This thread makes me miss Stave and his Roger Moore avatar

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« Reply #24 on: July 04, 2010, 10:54:27 PM »
Just go chronologically. Watch the first 5 Connery bonds (Dr. No, From Russian With Love, Goldfinger, Thunderball, You Only Live Twice). You dig all of those, just dive in and watch the rest in order. Some suck, some are fun, and some downright kick ass. Just stick with'em though, as they're all entertaining.

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« Reply #25 on: July 05, 2010, 12:12:03 AM »
I have to say, I don't really like Thunderball. I know some consider it to be one of the best, but I just find that it drags.

The only film that's not worth watching is Die Another Day. It's just pure, concentrated terrible. It makes Moonraker look like The Godfather.

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« Reply #26 on: July 05, 2010, 12:42:48 AM »
Die Another Day makes me want to gather all the kittens of the world into a sack and just start unloaded rounds of shotguns shells into it out of anger...


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Re: The James Bond Thread
« Reply #27 on: July 05, 2010, 09:28:34 PM »
James Bond with Pierce Brosnan was a huge part of my childhood. I love James Bond movies.

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« Reply #28 on: July 06, 2010, 12:30:21 AM »
Concurrently me and my bro are watching the entire collection of Bond movies via marathon. And let me tell you...you can't bite the bullet hard enough with On Her Majesty's Secret Service. Ok moviel worst bond ever. I shall only refer to him here as "He Who Must Not Be Named".

But once we got past that, life was good.

Also did you guys know that Bond might be definitely cancelled due to no one buying the rights from MGM Studios?

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« Reply #29 on: July 06, 2010, 12:46:06 AM »
Fave bond : Roger
Fave Movie : A View to a Kill (Christopher Walken!!!!!)

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« Reply #30 on: July 06, 2010, 01:23:14 AM »
I remember seeing Die Another Day in theaters with my Dad. Watching the sex scene (if you want to call it that in a PG-13 movie) was really awkward because I was only 10 or 11. Halle Berry was hot though.
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« Reply #31 on: July 06, 2010, 05:01:37 AM »
Fave bond : Roger
Fave Movie : A View to a Kill (Christopher Walken!!!!!)
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« Reply #32 on: July 06, 2010, 12:06:44 PM »
But OHMSS rules. I mean, the bobsled chase is one of my favorite action sequences in the whole series!

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« Reply #33 on: July 06, 2010, 12:25:14 PM »
Where should I start?

Not to give the obvious answer, but they are probably best watched sequentially. Not that they follow any chronology, and I don’t think any film references any other film in an overt way (there are subtle references, but nothing with regards to overall plot). But the Bond movies provide a good illustration of the progression of American film over the past 40 years, and in a larger way, a snapshot of how global conflicts have changed and evolved coming out of the Cold War and in to the 21st century.

I am a huge Bond fan, but don’t think each Bond film is a masterpiece. Some of them I don’t even care much for. But I think for a franchise that has existed for almost half a century, it has created a very solid and enjoyable body of work. And enjoyable is probably how I’d choose to describe the films if I had to in one word. They are lots of things, some good, some bad, but they are all largely enjoyable films.

My first Bond was Moore, and it was a while before I found out there was a Bond before him. And by the time I saw the Connery films, I was used to him as the older man he was in ‘The Last Cruise’ and ‘The Untouchables’ so it was a little weird at first to see him as the action hero. I think Dalton was a fine Bond who got mired in very weak scripts, and Brosnan was great in ‘Goldeneye’ and ‘Tomorrow Never Dies.’ Craig is a great casting choice as well though I haven’t cared as much for the movies he’s been in, but I’ve only seen them once.

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Christopher Lee (Scaramanga) – the duel scene might be my all-time favorite Bond moment
Sean Bean (Alec Trevelyan(?) 006) – Aside from being a total Sean Bean fanboy,  he brought that character to life and it was great to see Bond up against one of his own.
Auric Goldfinger – Don’t know the actor’s name, but Goldfinger was such a sneaky, witty bastard. The kind of villain you don’t want to necessarily see lose.
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Re: The James Bond Thread
« Reply #34 on: July 06, 2010, 12:25:54 PM »
I've never seen a 007 film.