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

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  • ThunderfingerThunderfinger Das Boot Hill
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    ToTheRight wrote: »
    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.

    Probably a continuity error, shot at different times.
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    Feels like ages since I've visited this thread. Well it's my day off and dammit, I'm Bonding today.



    LICENCE TO KILL


    I saw this opening day in '89. The trailer preceding was for ALL DOGS GO TO HEAVEN, I believe a UA film.

    The UA logo kicks in with the gunbarrel. Great score, IMO.

    I love Kamen's Bond theme music here.

    I really have a soft spot for this one.

    Mickey G!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I really love this Bond.

    Tim is chilin' out with Felix and Sharkey. I like their tailcoats.
    I think Tim's hair looks the best in the PTS than in the rest for the film.

    What did he promise you? His Heart? Give her his heart.

    Great line followed by a spanking.


    AAAAAAAAAAAAAAGGGGH!!!!!
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    Felix in slow mo.


    I remember the gun shot that hits Dalton's hat being extremely loud in the cinema. This sequence was quite thrilling in a DIE HARD/ LETHAL WEAPON action film type way.

    I'm sure thanks in part to Michael Kamen's underrated score, IMO.

    He did an outstanding job and I wish he'd have returned for GOLDENEYE. Would have made Pierce's bad a$$ gunbarrel even more bad as$.

    Bond theme kicks in as Dalton is lowered onto the helicopter. Thrilling stuff here. YES!!!!!!

    Hedison is great here.
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    Come and knock on our door...................

    that never gets old,


    I actually really love Binder's titles this time 'round. He had a camera theme going here along with the traditional and classic nudes.

    I gotta hold on to your love!!!!!






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    Bond pronounces "Della" as "Deller".

    "Love always............DELLER and Feeeee-lix"


    I love the underwater sequences here. I'd love to see Craig in classic scuba gear in B25.

    Felix gets knocked out and onto the torture scene.

    Anthony Zerbe actually resembles the way I pictured Krest in THR. Yet I don't recall how Fleming described him.

    Still, great actor. Wonderful in FAREWELL MY LOVELY.

    I want to see the U.S. cut of this again. I actually think those trims helped the film.
    I've been meaning to track down an old VHS copy of this one. I remember thinking the cinematic prints looked grainy and dark.....like VHS. The Blu-ray is beautiful.

    Felix is getting mangled and I'm laughing. Shame on me.

    It's also funny when Michael Caine gets his hand torn off in THE HAND, and when the humanized Clark Kent gets thrashed by the local trucker bully.


    Actually, the Felix scene is nowhere near that amusing. I'm just in one of those moods where everything is funny.

    Here we go......................

    DELLA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Yes!
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    I wonder if this hospital is a set or a location in Key West? Looks like a set.

    I should watch Tim in HAWKS again sometime. Great film, and a genuinely funny as well as moving.
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    Bond practically craps himself when the shark pushes through that cage, Sharkey's reaction got a big laugh in the theater. I love this section. The fish-tank glass busts and gets water all over Bond. I love that bit.
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    ............and the shark bites Killifer in the face.

    M scene. Bond looks like he hasn't showered or shampooed his hair in a week.

    I love Tim's facial expressions here. I doubt too many people got the Hemingway Farewell To Arms joke back in the day. No one exactly laughed in the cinema. I've always appreciated it, though.

    I think Talisa is great in the scene with Krest. He's pretty obnoxious and I love her disdain for him here.
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    This alongside, OP, DN and TLD, is probably my most watched Bond film.
    I can watch this one multiple times per year.
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    Although it's been a popular opinion that this film resembles an episode of MIAMI VICE, it actually makes me think more of the '80's cop action show, HUNTER.

    There was a revenge two parter that was very LICENCE in style and tone.
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    ROAD HOUSE!

    I love the Barrelhead Bar sequence. Dirty Love!!!
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    She does the Roger Nod to Tim before he gets pounded.
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    WELL THEY MUST HAVE HIT THE FUEL LINE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    YOU GET THE PLANE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    The legendary Truman-Lodge. I think we need another secondary minor villain like him who is obnoxious in a slimy, weaselly way. But not exactly a physical threat to Bond. I may take that back. He did pound Kramer in that Seinfeld episode.
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    I always liked Sanchez's clothes. That striped silver dress shirt, although a bit dated now completely evokes Bond villain arrogance.

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    Compared to some of the other blow dried/ hair sprayed patrons and employees in the casino, Dalton's slick back is looking subtle to me.
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    I love Don Stroud's expression as Dalton enters the office and starts looking around.

    "Bond. James Bond".

    I vividly remember Dalton being asked to say the line on GOOD MORNING AMERICA while promoting this film. He politely declined saying that the line only existed in the movie.
    " I think you'll catch it in the movie. Go and see the movie". LOL The interviewer, Charles Gibsin's face was a bright red.
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    Bond gets destroyed by Kwnag and his buddies. Strictly a meat and potatoes man. He was great in RISING SUN.
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    This is pretty intense. Don Stroud looks tough. Great actor.

    I saw this a staggering 11 times in the cinema that summer. I think I saw GOLDENEYE around that many as well.

    I remember the cinemas pretty empty for this one by the end of the summer.
  • QBranchQBranch Always have an escape plan. Mine is watching James Bond films.
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    ToTheRight wrote: »
    LICENCE TO KILL

    I saw this opening day in '89.
    Lucky man. Do you remember seeing any Licenced Revoked promotional material anywhere?
    ToTheRight wrote: »
    He had a camera theme going here along with the traditional and classic nudes.
    I find it interesting, all the different camera brands in this film - there were at least four. If CR is the phone Bond film, LTK is the camera Bond film.

    The villains in LTK are pretty regular looking - no steel teeth or pincers here. However, notice later on, when Sanchez has his henchmen search for the money on Krest's boat, one of Sanchez' men has a very Donald Pleasance-Blofeld scar down the right side of his face. It looks like a monocle.
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    QBranch wrote: »
    ToTheRight wrote: »
    LICENCE TO KILL

    I saw this opening day in '89.
    Lucky man. Do you remember seeing any Licenced Revoked promotional material anywhere?
    ToTheRight wrote: »
    He had a camera theme going here along with the traditional and classic nudes.
    I find it interesting, all the different camera brands in this film - there were at least four. If CR is the phone Bond film, LTK is the camera Bond film.

    The villains in LTK are pretty regular looking - no steel teeth or pincers here. However, notice later on, when Sanchez has his henchmen search for the money on Krest's boat, one of Sanchez' men has a very Donald Pleasance-Blofeld scar down the right side of his face. It looks like a monocle.

    I remember all the early interviews and TV segments using the LICENCE REVOKED title. Around January of '89 a classmate told me he saw a trailer for the film and it was called LICENCE TO KILL. I didn't believe him at first for some reason. The early teaser posters had the title as LICENSE TO KILL. I guess it was later decided to go with the British spelling.

    I'm at the Krest scene. Yes looks like Braun has a scar.
    I think I prefer the earlier U.S. version of this scene. It cuts away just before Krest's head starts to look like a special effect.
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    Lupe seduction scene.
    The following Pam/Lupe scene got a big laugh in the cinema. Carey's short haircut was pretty popular in the late '80's early '90's. I remember many girls at my school rocking the "Carey Lowell".
  • QBranchQBranch Always have an escape plan. Mine is watching James Bond films.
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    Krest doesn't plead too much for his life before getting thrown in the chamber. That always annoyed me.
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    I saved up the nearly $100 for the VHS version of this when it came out. $89.95 plus tax.

    I had to order it from a local video store. Had I waited, say six months, most videos stores would have started selling used copies for $20 or thereabouts.

    It was Bond and I wasn't going to wait. Besides, I thought it was ridiculous that BATMAN was released on VHS at the then affordable price of $24.95, and not Bond.
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    QBranch wrote: »
    Krest doesn't plead too much for his life before getting thrown in the chamber. That always annoyed me.

    Probably happened so fast it hadn't quite hit him what was about to happen. In shock and confused as to why Sanchez wasn't believing him.
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    I like Truman-Lodge's little leap over the cement ramp.

    This set piece with the taker trucks never fails to entertain me. Some wonderful stunt work here. I wish we'd get back to an action packed stunt filled climax in the series. Not just tightly edited shots of fisticuffs fighting and gunplay, but solid breathtaking stunt work.
  • QBranchQBranch Always have an escape plan. Mine is watching James Bond films.
    edited March 2019 Posts: 14,046
    Yeah, but Krest keeps saying "That isn't my money" (which is already obvious to everyone), when he should be saying "I didn't put it there - I've been framed!"
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    QBranch wrote: »
    Yeah, but Krest keeps saying "That isn't my money" (which is already obvious to everyone), when he should be saying "I didn't put it there - I've been framed!"

    Yeah. Unlikely Franz would have believed him at that point. Reminds me of the scene in A BRONX TALE when Chazz starts slapping the kid around questioning whether he planted the bomb in his car. Especially after mentoring him all those years.
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    I love scenes when cars and or people fall from cliffs. Pam nearly crashes into them.

    Hate to say it, but that shot doesn't look so impressive today.
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