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Also, the films update whilst the books are now period pieces.
As the films go, the original aston martin scene in GF is the point where the Bond films found their true vocation. The scene you talk of @AceHole is a good scene but doesn't really capture the essence of half of the films in the franchise.
I understand your point though, so if you wanted a halfway house that has one foot in both then you may have nailed it first time.
I agree completely that this is an exceptional scene.....almost FRWL in quality. Always takes me back to Kerim/Bond trying to kill Krilencu. Both brilliant.
However, I don't believe it to be iconic enough.
If I was going to hook a non-Bond fan, I'd go to Roger Moore's peak Bond - namely as follows:
1. TSWLM entire pretitles opener - from sub scene to Gogol to XXX to Bond/babe scene to "I need you....so does England" to ski scene followed by jump followed by union jack followed by Bond theme followed by outstanding lyrical piece by Carly Simon. The whole thing smacks of the essence of movie Bond coolness....Nobody does it better
2. TSWLM - anything from where Bond leaves Stromberg's with Anya to the start of the legendary Lotus chase scene to the underwater scene to the beach scene and the chap looking at his bottle
3. TSWLM - anything in Egypt really
4. MR pretitles - stolen shuttle to the fall from the plane followed by Jaws
5. TND entire pretitles including opener bazaar/plane scene (similar to TSWLM)
I see where you're coming from there. But I've opted for narrative and poignancy rather than the iconic nature of it.
Having said that, scenes mentioned here such as the 'Spy' PTS, Aston in GF do sum up the iconic side of 007 movies very well.
Or as an introduction to the movies, TND's pre title sequence is an almost perfect Bond film in miniature. (not a single scene I know, but anyway…)
The PTS in TSWLM is probably better, but it was already picked.
Honorable mention: PTS in CR (glorious B&W that shifts to color at the gun barrel); PTS in TSWLM (I agree with others on this); ski chase in OHMSS; PTS in GE
I soooo can't wait to see these two face off again! Consider me aroused!!!! ;) :D :))
I can't believe it took someone some time to mention the PTS for GF. That's precisely what I would use.
Then we see Bond single handedly neutralize a group of henchmen, and use a gadget from Q Branch (however simple :P) to win round 1 against the supervillain.
To me this scene really nails classic, iconic Bond!
Brilliant as well!
Simply because it's so damn cool! You gotta love the moment when he get's up on two wheels! I have become very fond of Dalton as Bond...
:)) Good one!
Either the tank chase from GE, the car chase from TLD, the fight with Necros on the net in TLD, the Golden Gate showdown from AVTAK (Yes, I'm one of those people who love that scene, crucify me!) or this:
Sorry to piss all over your cornflakes but I absolutely despise this moment.
There are so many fantastic believable stunts in this sequence - the plane to tanker transfer, the tanker smashing into the rock (an accident but left in the finished film because it looked so good), Bond clambering around on various tankers - and they just ruin it with this idiotic moment.
Even though it was probably achieved with effects I don't mind the tanker driving on two wheels on its side because I've seen this done with cars, but to try to pretend that a cab weighing Christ knows how many tons can rear up and do a wheelie as credible proposition if they just show enough shots of Bond stamping on the pedals and turn the Bond theme up to 11 is treating the audience like retards.
Its a Rog moment and if it was in a Rog film I might let it pass but there's no place for that in a Dalton film.