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

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  • Posts: 15,954
    Davidov looks like he went to a salon with a picture of Daniel Craig and the hairstylist effed it up.

    Brosnan's reading of "Bond, James Bond" to Elektra is my favorite of his readings. Simple and direct, yet not thrown away.
    Some lovely cinematography as Bond and Elektra fly to the survey lines. I'd love to see Bond ski again some time. Brosnan's ski outfit looks pretty cool.
    Lovely Arnold score here.

    One of my favorite action scenes in the film.

    See you back at the lodge.

    Great line.
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    Bond comforts Elektra when she freaks out. I wonder how Connery would have played that scene? I can't picture any of Connery's Bond women having a tantrum like that in times of peril. Pussy Galore most certainly remained calm as the plane went down.
    Even Stacey with all her screaming kept a relatively cool head by comparison.

    Bond disables the guard at the casino. I love that bit. I really like this casino sequence.
    Mickey G!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    Sneaky Bond. Pierce was always great in these scenes.
    I love the black dinner suit minus the tie. He looks extremely cool here.

    Bond tosses Davidov in the trash dumpster. This would become a habit later.
    Bond had some goofy looking shoes in his bag.

    Now we get to the only scene in the entire film in which Bond does not wear a suit.

    Ah, Denise Richards. The Brosnan era trend of casting A-list American stars as Bond women continues..............................................

    Pierce's accent in this scene is funny.



  • Posts: 15,954
    Bond tortured. This scene is also pretty funny.

    It's rather theatrical

    "THE GLORY OF MY PEOPLE!!!!!!!!!!"
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    "You wouldn't kill me. You'd miss me."
    I love her facial expression.
    I don't get why fans think he shot her in the face. He got her straight in the heart.

    Sophie's performance is quite believable and relatable. I remember leaving the cinema with a friend who had remarked Elektra's personality and character was similar to a few women he had been in volatile relationships with.

    This could almost be a film noir scenario where the protagonist gets emotionally involved against his better judgment with the wrong person and puts everything at stake.
    Bond doesn't really lose anything here, though. Pierce plays the scene beautifully.

  • Posts: 15,954
    So ends TWINE . Quite enjoyed this viewing, but it will probably remain in the lower half of my rankings.
  • mattjoesmattjoes TINY TIM
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    TND's first scene in the South China Sea is so reminiscent of TB's scene with the plane. In a good way.
  • Posts: 15,954
    FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE

    The photos of Daniela Bianchi on the Bond Girl Friday thread made me want to pop this one in.

    I do tend to watch FRWL a lot, so I suppose it could rank as one of my go-to Bonds.
    Kronsteen is great. The Blofeld sequence is classic.
    Grant is lounging about. I always liked he little pond behind him. I assume that's on the Pinewood back lot. I wonder it it's still there?
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    There she is. YAY!!!!! Tatiana!

    I love the atmosphere and locations as she goes to meet Klebb. Grant looks creepy here.
  • ThunderfingerThunderfinger Das Boot Hill
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    It popped into my top three recently, deservedly so.
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    It popped into my top three recently, deservedly so.

    It's going back up to my three. Didn't get to finish commenting on it today, but I'm always amazed how riveting and enthralling it is.

    Really nothing I'd change though the Blu-ray digitally removed the wires from the copter at the end. I personally prefer to watch the film as originally seen in cinemas even though wire removal could be seen as a legitimate improvement that no doubt Terence Young might have approved of.
    For years, most VHS copies were truncated at the end credits removing the GOLDFINGER announcement. I find it fun to compare various versions of the Bond films.
  • ThunderfingerThunderfinger Das Boot Hill
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    Never noticed the wires in FRWL, but they were very obvious in GF.
  • Posts: 12,369
    About to start CR and enjoy a sub sandwich. A great way to spend the day after work!
  • Posts: 12,369
    I think CR has some of the absolute best original content (non-Fleming) in a Bond film, and also does an amazing modern adaptation of the novel in the second half.
  • ThunderfingerThunderfinger Das Boot Hill
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    FoxRox wrote: »
    I think CR has some of the absolute best original content (non-Fleming) in a Bond film, and also does an amazing modern adaptation of the novel in the second half.

    It also has one of the best villains. Mads Mikkelsen is terrific in the role. That look on his face when he says "Oops". He is just a great actor whatever he does.
  • Posts: 12,369
    FoxRox wrote: »
    I think CR has some of the absolute best original content (non-Fleming) in a Bond film, and also does an amazing modern adaptation of the novel in the second half.

    It also has one of the best villains. Mads Mikkelsen is terrific in the role. That look on his face when he says "Oops". He is just a great actor whatever he does.

    Definitely. The whole cast is insanely good.
  • Posts: 12,369
    Got to love how badly Bond owns Dimitrios.

    “Oh, and the valet ticket?”
  • ThunderfingerThunderfinger Das Boot Hill
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    FoxRox wrote: »
    FoxRox wrote: »
    I think CR has some of the absolute best original content (non-Fleming) in a Bond film, and also does an amazing modern adaptation of the novel in the second half.

    It also has one of the best villains. Mads Mikkelsen is terrific in the role. That look on his face when he says "Oops". He is just a great actor whatever he does.

    Definitely. The whole cast is insanely good.

    Very much agree. The whole Craig era has been fantastic in that regard. Probably the best since the 60s.
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    For sure. No coincidence they are my favorite two eras collectively.

    The Miami segment is always a big-time highlight for me. The movie added some really amazing content to an already-great story.
  • ThunderfingerThunderfinger Das Boot Hill
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    FoxRox wrote: »
    For sure. No coincidence they are my favorite two eras collectively.

    The Miami segment is always a big-time highlight for me. The movie added some really amazing content to an already-great story.

    Love the look on Bond s face when the bomber blows up. This is also inspired by the book, I think. The two bombers who blew themselves up.
  • Posts: 12,369
    That part is awesome. My favorite bit is still the epic music swell as Bond swerves the truck at the last second. Arnold did such a great job on this film.
  • Posts: 12,369
    I think the film improved Vesper’s character from the novel. More wit and edge. Played wonderfully by Eva.
  • Posts: 12,369
    The shot of Le Chiffre after puts in his password is a neat small touch. I love all these poker scenes.
  • ThunderfingerThunderfinger Das Boot Hill
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    FoxRox wrote: »
    The shot of Le Chiffre after puts in his password is a neat small touch. I love all these poker scenes.

    A lot of work went into those poker scenes, marvelous job from all involved-script writers, actors, editor, photo, continuity. Impressive when you think about it.
  • Posts: 12,369
    FoxRox wrote: »
    The shot of Le Chiffre after puts in his password is a neat small touch. I love all these poker scenes.

    A lot of work went into those poker scenes, marvelous job from all involved-script writers, actors, editor, photo, continuity. Impressive when you think about it.

    Absolutely. CR is one of the most impressively detailed action films I’ve seen.

    On to the Obanno fight scene. Intense stuff.
  • Posts: 12,369
    The poisoning scene is so excellent. In all 24 films, this was the moment I feared for Bond’s life the most of all.
  • ThunderfingerThunderfinger Das Boot Hill
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    FoxRox wrote: »
    The poisoning scene is so excellent. In all 24 films, this was the moment I feared for Bond’s life the most of all.

    Until now.
  • Posts: 12,369
    The last poker scene is so cool every time. The suspense and payoff is tremendous. The only problem with CR to me is that they set the bar too high for the following films.
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    And now the torture scene. Faithfully adapted from the novel!
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    Seeing Bond go back into cold, killer mode after his vulnerability with Vesper is very scary and well-done. Craig’s performance truly was amazing throughout the film.
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