The Award Winning : 'Bond...comments while you watch...'

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  • Major_BoothroydMajor_Boothroyd Republic of Isthmus
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    That bloke from Allo Allo upset as the Russian ship disappears.

    That Ken Adam set...outstanding
  • Major_BoothroydMajor_Boothroyd Republic of Isthmus
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    What are the logistic costs of hollowing out a volcano and making it fit for purpose as a launch pad? Spectre must have had some bucks to throw around...even after Bond thwarted the Vulcan heist in Thunderball.

    One hour in is the first hint of Blofeld with only Bond mentioning Spectre up to that point (and Osato referring to Brandt as Number 11)
  • Major_BoothroydMajor_Boothroyd Republic of Isthmus
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    In the scene where Blofeld first introduces his pet piranha to the two guys...the bloke with the glasses...That guy's voice is the best. Sounds like Tim Curry.
  • Major_BoothroydMajor_Boothroyd Republic of Isthmus
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    Blofeld with the sewing machine pedal to trigger the dropping walking bridge.

    "Kill Bond! Now!"

    Unfortunately words I will never speak..."This is my Ninja Training School"
  • Major_BoothroydMajor_Boothroyd Republic of Isthmus
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    "But first...you become Japanese..."
  • Major_BoothroydMajor_Boothroyd Republic of Isthmus
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    Love the look of that gloopy poison slipping its way down the thread...

    Poor Aki...

    Barry doing fine work here
  • Major_BoothroydMajor_Boothroyd Republic of Isthmus
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    Even though I always enjoy a good 'ineffectual thug tries to kill 007' scene (hence why I like Moonraker so much...so many attempts!) - I could never figure out how they kept trying to kill Bond. So they know where tiger is, how to infiltrate his ninja school and that bond is dressed as a Japanese man...seems like all the effort to disguise Bond is pointless within minutes!
  • Major_BoothroydMajor_Boothroyd Republic of Isthmus
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    Bond doesn't need the oysters
  • Major_BoothroydMajor_Boothroyd Republic of Isthmus
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    Stunning music and cinematography of 'mountains and sunsets' as Kissy and Bond make their way to the cave and then climb the mountain
  • Major_BoothroydMajor_Boothroyd Republic of Isthmus
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    Bond sneaking into the volcano. Well done 007...not sure where the suction cups came from though.
  • Major_BoothroydMajor_Boothroyd Republic of Isthmus
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    Kissy does two legs of a crazy triathlon getting down from the mountain, swimming for ages and avoiding helicopter gunfire.
  • Major_BoothroydMajor_Boothroyd Republic of Isthmus
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    Bond finally meets Blofeld.
  • Major_BoothroydMajor_Boothroyd Republic of Isthmus
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    Wonder what the reaction was like in '67 when Pleasance was revealed as the face of Spectre?
  • Major_BoothroydMajor_Boothroyd Republic of Isthmus
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    When Ninjas Attack
  • Major_BoothroydMajor_Boothroyd Republic of Isthmus
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    Great army in army battle. Love them a sailing down and the shot of Bond, Tanaka and Kissy running through the carnage and firing. Feels wonderfully chaotic.
  • Major_BoothroydMajor_Boothroyd Republic of Isthmus
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    What a shame they didn't create a kick ass henchman for Bond to fight - could have been an Oddjob like battle and ramped up the tension.

    Wait...Bond says 'Bon Apetit' but how does he know they're piranha down there?
  • Major_BoothroydMajor_Boothroyd Republic of Isthmus
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    The code word is imminent
  • Major_BoothroydMajor_Boothroyd Republic of Isthmus
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    The code word is NOT imminent
  • Major_BoothroydMajor_Boothroyd Republic of Isthmus
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    Blofeld blows up the base...cue ropey volcano special effects.
  • Major_BoothroydMajor_Boothroyd Republic of Isthmus
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    And they're on the dinghy. Like the little dainty cut ins just before the submarine rises up.

    "It'll be a pleasure sir"...Moneypenny gets the last line of the film. Only time in the series?
  • Major_BoothroydMajor_Boothroyd Republic of Isthmus
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    What a fun watch. I have real affection for this film. The music, the travelogue nature of the movie, Tiger, Aki, Freddie Young's stunning cinematography, the beautiful title song, Ken Adam's marvellous set design, some of the one-liners, the excellent army vs army battle

    It's exotic, it's 60s, it's Bondmania, Even Connery's casual performance has grown on me. Love rewatching it and I find I put it on a lot. Fun, easy watch,
  • Major_BoothroydMajor_Boothroyd Republic of Isthmus
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    Birdleson wrote: »
    Wonder what the reaction was like in '67 when Pleasance was revealed as the face of Spectre?

    I thought he looked scary (I was five or six years old). Since I had not seen FRWL, and TB was the second feature after YOLT (it was a drive-in in '68, they always showed the newer film first), I did not get the significance of the reveal. It was strange that in the following film (TB), it was obviously not the same guy with the cat.

    What great memories! Drive-in at '68 with the two Bondmania films - fantastic. As a kid did you enjoy TB or YOLT more?
  • Major_BoothroydMajor_Boothroyd Republic of Isthmus
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    So there is fifteen minutes between Bond meeting Blofeld and the final credits rolling in YOLT. That's a short amount of time!
  • edited February 2019 Posts: 19,339
    What are the logistic costs of hollowing out a volcano and making it fit for purpose as a launch pad? Spectre must have had some bucks to throw around...even after Bond thwarted the Vulcan heist in Thunderball.

    One hour in is the first hint of Blofeld with only Bond mentioning Spectre up to that point (and Osato referring to Brandt as Number 11)

    Chinese backing,Major.
    Birdleson wrote: »
    Birdleson wrote: »
    Wonder what the reaction was like in '67 when Pleasance was revealed as the face of Spectre?

    I thought he looked scary (I was five or six years old). Since I had not seen FRWL, and TB was the second feature after YOLT (it was a drive-in in '68, they always showed the newer film first), I did not get the significance of the reveal. It was strange that in the following film (TB), it was obviously not the same guy with the cat.

    What great memories! Drive-in at '68 with the two Bondmania films - fantastic. As a kid did you enjoy TB or YOLT more?

    Really liked YOLT, was bored during TB. In ‘65 I saw GF and DN. I didn’t follow the storylines, but the big moments (Golden Girl, death of Odd Job, the Dragon, Honey being showered, Dr. No’s death) stayed with me.

    Kinky......

  • Major_BoothroydMajor_Boothroyd Republic of Isthmus
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    Oh yeah - those chaps are pretty happy with Blofeld's plan (although they're only agreeing to pay more once war has actually broken out between US and Russia)

    But I was thinking - that's a hell of an expensive way to start a war (Eliot carver's was significantly cheaper). Believe me - I admire the vision of Spectre...but how the hell did they carve out a volcano, put all that infrastructure in there - launching pads, mono rails, spaceships capable of swallowing other space ships, fake gas, a retractable roof. Without it raising the collective eyebrows of curious locals higher than Sir Roger?

    It would be a funny sketch to see Blofeld applying for resource consent at the local village regional council meeting.

    Maybe he'd pitch it to the community like Daniel Plaineview at the start of There Will Be Blood.
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    So there is fifteen minutes between Bond meeting Blofeld and the final credits rolling in YOLT. That's a short amount of time!

    Very interesting to know that. Off the top of my head, it must be the shortest time between Bond meeting the bad guy and the end credits, with the exception of FRWL (Klebb) and TLD (only for Whitaker).
  • Major_BoothroydMajor_Boothroyd Republic of Isthmus
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    So what's the inverse of this? Bond meeting the central villain earliest?

    A few odd circumstances...
    DAF - within the first few moments (although he's not technically Blofeld?)
    LTK - a strange one as Bond captures Sanchez...yet they don't technically meet face to face.

    Dismissing DAF and LTK as not actually meeting the villain instead would it be two Brosnan's?
    GE - Bond and Alec on the mission.
    DAD - Moon and Bond over an exchange of diamonds.
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    Watching NEVER SAY NEVER AGAIN at the moment.

    The lovely Valerie Leon appearance here...followed by Nigel.
    Actually viewing the 1999/2000 DVD edition and feeling the colors here are better than the later release.

    Bond and Fatima getting it on. Sex on the boat floor looks comfortable. On a little mat right next to a huge rope. Maybe Fatima was creative?

    I remember the shark sequence in the cinema was pretty intense.

    Valerie Leon is one of my favorite bond girls as well as Hammer glamour beauties.
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    I like Connery's delivery of the line here. He's almost apologizing for perving on her earlier.
    I really love the casino section in this film. The video game is dated, but ahead of it's time as video games are bigger than ever today. Far more advanced.
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    I like Connery's outfit during the Palmyra escape. However, why let Bond have a change of clothes before chaining him up? He had a pullover sweater and polo on before.
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