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

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  • Posts: 15,851
    Classic viewing. Easily remains a favorite of mine.
  • Major_BoothroydMajor_Boothroyd Republic of Isthmus
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    ToTheRight wrote: »
    Bond enters his flat. Seems he likes the color green. When I was 14 my folks bought a house with my grandmother. One of the bedrooms was painted the same green as Bond's. I initially chose that for my room, but my grandmother took it giving me a larger room instead. She bought me some furniture, an old school desk and chair to make it look like Bond's flat. She was wonderful with those little details. Tomorrow would have been her birthday.
    I also wanted my room to look like Bogart's apartment in THE MALTESE FALCON as I as just getting into film noir at the time.
    Those were the days.

    Bond thrashes Mr Jones.

    Great scene. He swings with one arm and hits with the other like Willis Jackson.

    That's some lovely memories to have @ToTheRight - I'm a huge fan of film noir too and have been since my teenage years.

    The 1962 represented in Dr No is so alluring and intoxicating. It drips off the screen in Dr No. The fashion, the music, the design. Dr No is one of my favourite Bond films and one of my 'go-to' 007 adventures.
  • Posts: 15,851
    ToTheRight wrote: »
    Bond enters his flat. Seems he likes the color green. When I was 14 my folks bought a house with my grandmother. One of the bedrooms was painted the same green as Bond's. I initially chose that for my room, but my grandmother took it giving me a larger room instead. She bought me some furniture, an old school desk and chair to make it look like Bond's flat. She was wonderful with those little details. Tomorrow would have been her birthday.
    I also wanted my room to look like Bogart's apartment in THE MALTESE FALCON as I as just getting into film noir at the time.
    Those were the days.

    Bond thrashes Mr Jones.

    Great scene. He swings with one arm and hits with the other like Willis Jackson.

    That's some lovely memories to have @ToTheRight - I'm a huge fan of film noir too and have been since my teenage years.

    The 1962 represented in Dr No is so alluring and intoxicating. It drips off the screen in Dr No. The fashion, the music, the design. Dr No is one of my favourite Bond films and one of my 'go-to' 007 adventures.

    Thanks, @Major_Boothroyd! I also love the design, clothes and overall look of DR NO. I always liked Norman's score for the film as well. A bit underrated, IMO. Has a 50's sci fi vibe to it.
    Today was a great viewing.
  • Major_BoothroydMajor_Boothroyd Republic of Isthmus
    Posts: 2,721
    ToTheRight wrote: »
    ToTheRight wrote: »
    Bond enters his flat. Seems he likes the color green. When I was 14 my folks bought a house with my grandmother. One of the bedrooms was painted the same green as Bond's. I initially chose that for my room, but my grandmother took it giving me a larger room instead. She bought me some furniture, an old school desk and chair to make it look like Bond's flat. She was wonderful with those little details. Tomorrow would have been her birthday.
    I also wanted my room to look like Bogart's apartment in THE MALTESE FALCON as I as just getting into film noir at the time.
    Those were the days.

    Bond thrashes Mr Jones.

    Great scene. He swings with one arm and hits with the other like Willis Jackson.

    That's some lovely memories to have @ToTheRight - I'm a huge fan of film noir too and have been since my teenage years.

    The 1962 represented in Dr No is so alluring and intoxicating. It drips off the screen in Dr No. The fashion, the music, the design. Dr No is one of my favourite Bond films and one of my 'go-to' 007 adventures.

    Thanks, @Major_Boothroyd! I also love the design, clothes and overall look of DR NO. I always liked Norman's score for the film as well. A bit underrated, IMO. Has a 50's sci fi vibe to it.
    Today was a great viewing.

    Agree about the soundtrack. I love so many of the tracks - Twisting with James, Dr No's Fantasy, Kingston Calypso, Jump Up and of course Underneath the mango tree (which I find myself singing on a regular basis!) I really like the James Bond mix into the dancing then into three blind mice. I even like the swirling music of Dr No's death (which they reuse in the helicopter sequence of FRWL) and the hammering of the tarantula. It's one of the soundtracks I put on the record player often (the other two being TB and YOLT). In fact - this could be in the 'controversial opinions' thread but it's probably my second favourite non-Barry score (after Sir George Martin's wonderful LALD score)
  • Posts: 15,851
    ToTheRight wrote: »
    ToTheRight wrote: »
    Bond enters his flat. Seems he likes the color green. When I was 14 my folks bought a house with my grandmother. One of the bedrooms was painted the same green as Bond's. I initially chose that for my room, but my grandmother took it giving me a larger room instead. She bought me some furniture, an old school desk and chair to make it look like Bond's flat. She was wonderful with those little details. Tomorrow would have been her birthday.
    I also wanted my room to look like Bogart's apartment in THE MALTESE FALCON as I as just getting into film noir at the time.
    Those were the days.

    Bond thrashes Mr Jones.

    Great scene. He swings with one arm and hits with the other like Willis Jackson.

    That's some lovely memories to have @ToTheRight - I'm a huge fan of film noir too and have been since my teenage years.

    The 1962 represented in Dr No is so alluring and intoxicating. It drips off the screen in Dr No. The fashion, the music, the design. Dr No is one of my favourite Bond films and one of my 'go-to' 007 adventures.

    Thanks, @Major_Boothroyd! I also love the design, clothes and overall look of DR NO. I always liked Norman's score for the film as well. A bit underrated, IMO. Has a 50's sci fi vibe to it.
    Today was a great viewing.

    Agree about the soundtrack. I love so many of the tracks - Twisting with James, Dr No's Fantasy, Kingston Calypso, Jump Up and of course Underneath the mango tree (which I find myself singing on a regular basis!) I really like the James Bond mix into the dancing then into three blind mice. I even like the swirling music of Dr No's death (which they reuse in the helicopter sequence of FRWL) and the hammering of the tarantula. It's one of the soundtracks I put on the record player often (the other two being TB and YOLT). In fact - this could be in the 'controversial opinions' thread but it's probably my second favourite non-Barry score (after Sir George Martin's wonderful LALD score)

    Twisting with James is one of my favorites. I also love the various renditions of Underneath the Mango Tree and Jump Up.
    I always liked the album cover with that great photo of Sean and Ursula.
  • w2bondw2bond is indeed a very rare breed
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    Birdleson wrote: »
    GE has aged better (in this instance meaning now comparatively to when I first saw it) than probably any other Bond film for me, with the exceptions of OHMSS and QOS, and maybe (at least close) LTK.

    I love GE. But I think it's aged the worst out of the films around it. I put it down to the relatively lower budget. But they put every cent on screen and it doesn't affect the experience at all. In fact it's like a little time capsule of the 90s
  • Posts: 4,026
    w2bond wrote: »
    Birdleson wrote: »
    GE has aged better (in this instance meaning now comparatively to when I first saw it) than probably any other Bond film for me, with the exceptions of OHMSS and QOS, and maybe (at least close) LTK.

    I love GE. But I think it's aged the worst out of the films around it. I put it down to the relatively lower budget. But they put every cent on screen and it doesn't affect the experience at all. In fact it's like a little time capsule of the 90s

    I thought the budget was high for GE relative to the 80s Bonds.
  • Posts: 19,339
    Bond is told we have lost a ship from the fleet due to China and he grunts n wants another hour to keep shagging x not the CraigBond response we get in SF x I don’t like that moment - watching TND
  • QBranchQBranch Always have an escape plan. Mine is watching James Bond films.
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    I'd linger for Inga.
  • ThunderfingerThunderfinger Das Boot Hill
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    QBranch wrote: »
    I'd linger for Inga.

    Can Inga be as good a doctor as Kananga?
  • Posts: 19,339
    Bloody pervs (I see your point but it’s Britain!!!)
  • edited April 2019 Posts: 19,339
    The score in this film is so Bondian but ‘station break’ pisses me off ...... American
  • Posts: 19,339
    Teri Hatcher is a waste of space in this film but crucial to the plot tbh.
  • edited April 2019 Posts: 19,339
    Pierce looks perfect breaking into Carver’s office x total Bond
  • QBranchQBranch Always have an escape plan. Mine is watching James Bond films.
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    Bond cleverly puts his fingerprints on the bag of coke.
  • Posts: 19,339
    QBranch wrote: »
    Bond cleverly puts his fingerprints on the bag of coke.

    Q (you in other words God help us !!) did the old DAF skin job on the fingers
  • Posts: 19,339
    Aah the aircraft carrier n Pierce does not look good in a British navy uniform
  • QBranchQBranch Always have an escape plan. Mine is watching James Bond films.
    Posts: 14,031
    barryt007 wrote: »
    Q (you in other words God help us !!) did the old DAF skin job on the fingers
    Ah! Of course! The ol' super glue on the fingers trick.
    barryt007 wrote: »
    Aah the aircraft carrier n Pierce does not look good in a British navy uniform
    I think he looks good, except for the cap, which looks to 'high' on his head. Love how the jets fly over.
  • Posts: 6,869
    vzok wrote: »
    w2bond wrote: »
    Birdleson wrote: »
    GE has aged better (in this instance meaning now comparatively to when I first saw it) than probably any other Bond film for me, with the exceptions of OHMSS and QOS, and maybe (at least close) LTK.

    I love GE. But I think it's aged the worst out of the films around it. I put it down to the relatively lower budget. But they put every cent on screen and it doesn't affect the experience at all. In fact it's like a little time capsule of the 90s

    I thought the budget was high for GE relative to the 80s Bonds.

    No, the studio kept it tight, in case it was a flop. I always thought that was evident. And i think it has aged badly! It's a slog to get through, and the action and a lot of the dialogue are quite poor! I can understand how it's held in high esteem by many here as they were probably introduced to Bond through it, but it pains me to watch so high in many lists!
    It will always be bottom tier for me!
  • Posts: 377
    The action in GoldenEye is poor? That’s ridiculous, @Mathis1. The dialogue is poor? What a bizarre criticism. You’re probably just angry that Timothy Dalton was not in the film.
  • Posts: 6,869
    Mack_Bolan wrote: »
    The action in GoldenEye is poor? That’s ridiculous, @Mathis1. The dialogue is poor? What a bizarre criticism. You’re probably just angry that Timothy Dalton was not in the film.

    Just calling it as i see it. You dont agree. That's fine! Each to his own!
  • Posts: 4,026
    Mathis1 wrote: »
    vzok wrote: »
    w2bond wrote: »
    Birdleson wrote: »
    GE has aged better (in this instance meaning now comparatively to when I first saw it) than probably any other Bond film for me, with the exceptions of OHMSS and QOS, and maybe (at least close) LTK.

    I love GE. But I think it's aged the worst out of the films around it. I put it down to the relatively lower budget. But they put every cent on screen and it doesn't affect the experience at all. In fact it's like a little time capsule of the 90s

    I thought the budget was high for GE relative to the 80s Bonds.

    No, the studio kept it tight, in case it was a flop. I always thought that was evident. And i think it has aged badly! It's a slog to get through, and the action and a lot of the dialogue are quite poor! I can understand how it's held in high esteem by many here as they were probably introduced to Bond through it, but it pains me to watch so high in many lists!
    It will always be bottom tier for me!

    GE budget 60m
    TND 110m

    I knew when GE proved a success that they ramped up the budget. However,

    LTK 32m
    TLD 40m
    AVTAK 30m

    So it was a fair step up for GE.
  • Posts: 15,851
    The budget for GE never bothered me being a slight increase from the '80's Bonds.
    I must say, though...as much as I love Derek Meddings, I felt the Severnaya miniature work was nowhere near the excellence of MR or his other films.
  • Posts: 15,851
    Here we go...................highly ranked in my rankings.................yet often overlooked and long forgotten...........................

    CLIMAX! PRESENTS CASINO ROYALE

    The gunbarrel- no Bond just a gunbarrel shaped lens aperture.

    Bond is shot at anyway. "Still in one piece but I wouldn't know how!!!!!!"

    I love Barry Nelson's Bond. He's pretty funny.

    "It's like any game you win or you lose." He delivers that line just the way Tony Dow as Wally Cleaver would when talking to the Beaver.

    Michael Pate as Leiter is just as funny.

    I love this bit where Bond is teaching baccarat to Leiter
  • Posts: 15,851
    I like Barry Nelson's haircut. Almost like Jack Webb's on Dragnet.
    Now if Craig's SF buzz had been shaped more like this I'd say there were going for Fleming's LALD look.

    Bond and Valerie Mathis in her hotel room. Barry Nelson was great in THE MAN WITH MY FACE. A low budget '50's noir similar to Roger's THE MAN WHO HAUNTED HIMSELF. It's pretty cool, actually.

  • Posts: 15,851
    The baccarat scene is quite riveting . I am completely enthralled.
    Peter Lorre is one of my all time favorite actors. A true legend. Great Bond villain and very Fleming. Of the three actors who have portrayed Le Chiffre, Lorre is my favorite.

  • Posts: 15,851
    Bond tortured. Pretty intense for 1950's television. Damn Lorre is a great villain, though.
  • edited April 2019 Posts: 15,851
    I love Lorre's reaction when he finds the check. "Thank you, Mr Bond!!"

    Pity this copy from the 67 CR DVD doesn't have the full ending.
    Still great viewing of his gem. I enjoyed every frame.
  • MooseWithFleasMooseWithFleas Philadelphia
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    Thinking of throwing Octopussy on shortly!
  • MooseWithFleasMooseWithFleas Philadelphia
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    Of the handful of PTS that have no or little connection to the main plot of the movie, OP is my favorite.

    "Fill 'er up please!" Rog, you absolute legend.
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