James Bond : General Discussion Thread.

dbn

Well-known Member
Not being sinical but maybe being offered £110 million for the next 2 bond films eased his consonance
 

Lusankya

Well-known Member
Craig is done, lets move on.
 

krish

Distinguished Member
Need one or two more with Craig ...

- Next film involves the escape of Blofeld, the resurrection of Spectre, Bond's return to MI6 and ends with the death of his now wife Madeleine Swann by Spectre hitmen aiming for James, probably in a car, just as they thought they'd have all the time in the world.

- Subsequent final part of this hexology sees James reunited with Judi Dench's M, kept alive by Spectre doctors who've been probing her for years on various intelligence secrets using hallucinogenic truth drugs, ends with a final showdown between Bond and Blofeld.
 

Garrett

Moderator
Warning spoilers although it said in the intro and the first time that pronunciation of Blofeld :eek:
 

ertoil

Active Member
Universal and producers want the Craig at all costs cause it
is very simple...Bond is still the Craig in everyway!

They have said to wait years....leaving Craig do another movies..
....and find another first line director...he is also necessary to
prepare for a reebot with another younger actor....
 

Garrett

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I sort of agree with the top 3 albeit in a different order and often said a lot of the films where influenced with what was popular at the time.
My top 3 would be(his in brakets)
1(3) The Spy Who Loved Me
2(1) For Your Eyes Only I loved the way Bond came across in this and very vulnerable at times which I never thought when Sean was in similar situation. Only two bad things in it was the delicatessen in stainless steel comment which was utterly stupid and was not a fan of the music.
3(2) Live And Let Die great action and Roger looking super suave and cool though could have done without the gas pellete usage at the end and the last shot of the train. BTW They were alligators not crocodiles as he says in the video.

Yes his comment about Moonraker being like loony Tunes I thought this was the daftest film(not to mention what he does not Jaws flapping his arms like a bird) although as he mention the Gorilla suit in Octopussy that was silly as it was like he teleport's in and out of the costume as there was no way the villains would not have seen him changing in and out, very catoony.

 

mjn

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Octopussy has to be the worst, most boring, awful Bond film ever.
 

silouette

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Just jumping in with least favourite Bond "Man with the Golden gun"
favourite " Casino Royale"
Actor for new bond .................. Clive Owen
 

richardb70

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Octopussy has to be the worst, most boring, awful Bond film ever.
I last saw Octopussy in a restaurant in Udaipur in India where some of it was filmed. Can remember having a right old chuckle at the Indian geography near the start of the film where the helicopter takes in all of the tourist sights.

As for the film itself, bit of an insipid theme song ("All time high") and some stuff about a Faberge Egg, not high on the list it has to be said. Less of a Bond film, more of an adventure film. Still, I'd probably watch it again if I had to, which is more than I could say for Die Another Day or Spectre.
 

Garrett

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Just jumping in with least favourite Bond "Man with the Golden gun"
favourite " Casino Royale"
Actor for new bond .................. Clive Owen
Clive only 5 years of when Roger made his last Bond film.
 

mikemag

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A View to a Kill is the only disc in my Bond 50 box set to have never been removed from it's holder.

Apart from a not terrible theme song compared to some of the competition and a nice turn from the late great Patrick Macnee there's just nothing to make it worth a look for me.

Roger Moore looks like his own waxwork escaped from Madame Tussauds and showed up on set, Tanya Roberts acts like someone had inserted the batteries the wrong way and a Renault 11 as a Bond car ??

Luke Evans for Bond :)
 
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Rawschach

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You missed off one of the best baddies - Christopher Walken is great! :)

I like View to A Kill. It has a few flaws but it is entertaining enough to enjoy.

My overall favourite is The Spy Who Loved Me which just does everything right. Great film.
 

brian s

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I've not seen this anywhere other than the Express site about the absence of the original Casino Royale and Never Say ever Again from the "complete" Bond box sets.


Two motion picture majors are finally paying the price for the deliberate absence of the Scot’s final bow, Never Say Never Again, in a Bond 50th anniversary box set dubbed “all the Bond films gathered together for the first time”.

Both MGM and 20th Century Fox Entertainment will be forking out at least £7million to give disappointed fans the film they thought they’d already paid for – alongside a David Niven appearance as Bond in Casino Royale – after they won a class action lawsuit.


Sean Connery wins Bond film tussle with MGM and 20th Century Fox
 

Goooner

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I’d pay extra from them not to include the original Casino Royale :rotfl:

I think this is a US thing isn’t it? I’m sure I’ve read about it a couple of times in the past.

I imagine most people would understand that a complete collection would only contain he official EON films, wouldn’t they?
 

brian s

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I’d pay extra from them not to include the original Casino Royale :rotfl:

I think this is a US thing isn’t it? I’m sure I’ve read about it a couple of times in the past.

I imagine most people would understand that a complete collection would only contain he official EON films, wouldn’t they?
I'd imagine most people who post here in the Forums would understand but not everyone. If the packaging indicated that every Bond film was included then it is misleading. I don't like the term official for the Eon films. The companies who made the first CR and NSNA had the film rights to do so. Love them or hate them they have every right to be considered as official as well.

Bri
 

Garrett

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I watched Spectre over a couple of nights for the second time, I actually gave up as I was not gripped although preferring the story to Skyfall I felt the female lead was being dragged through the film rather than being part of it, also Christoph Waltz great actor as he is, portrayal of Blofeld was the worst, I though even Charles Grey wise cracking more menacing.
Also where in the past the other Bonds have an air of charm about them I'm not getting it it with Craigs. In Casino Royale it was OK it was a rough and ready but still seems that way.
 

Garrett

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SPOILERS of course.:)
 

mjn

Distinguished Member
SPOILERS of course.:)
Very good, but the guy has obviously never driven in the mountains!

If the mountain is on Bond’s left and he then drives a hairpin, the mountain will then be on his right. Thus, no continuity error.
 

Garrett

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Very good, but the guy has obviously never driven in the mountains!

If the mountain is on Bond’s left and he then drives a hairpin, the mountain will then be on his right. Thus, no continuity error.
I think hes wrong as well about the positioning of the cars on the mountain if Tilly is above Bond and Bond above Goldfinger and Bond following Goldfinger she has to be in third position, so if Bond hides in a cut in shes bound to pass Bond.
I remeber in one american series, I forget which could be round the time of The Fall Guy where someone takes a shortcut to say to the left across some fields but ends up coming back on to the road from the right.
 
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Garrett

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Thunderball (1965) Directed by Terence Fisher
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WTF Bond
Back in tow with Britains favourite sex pest and its Bond number 4 Thunderball, now this one gets off to a ridiculously fun start with its tranny takedown and jet-pack escape, and once the film settles and moves along it throws in quite a decent setup with another welcome and not overdone Spectre henchman Emilio Largo, its biggest problem and major letdown though is the underwater scenes they do look good but there's far too many of them and in the end they really slow down the film making it really quite tedious to watch, Connery himself also at times seems pretty uninterested throughout the film and just seems to lack any of the charm or wit of his previous outings, the girls once again are pretty meh but the way Bond treats them is wicked and totally 60s especially in the way he practically forces and bribes them to do the dirty, the weakest and dullest regarding action pieces and gadgets so far.
5/10
 

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