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

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  • QBranchQBranch Always have an escape plan. Mine is watching James Bond films.
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    mattjoes wrote: »
    300 million for that brittle plastic satellite :))
    I love that :)) It looks like a piece of cardboard, which it probably was!
    Send this thing off to the launch site. And please do not bend.
    ToTheRight wrote: »
    Bond climbs the Whyte House. I always liked this section. Never been to Vegas, but I imagine the skyline now to be more massive.
    Love this part too. Bond hanging from the ropes so high up is a bit nail-biting - he puts a lot of faith in those piton spikes, casually swinging back and forth and then releasing one.
  • ThunderfingerThunderfinger Das Boot Hill
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    Bond forgets his knowledge of languages
    Bond forgets his knowledge of languages

    If you don t use a language for three or four decades, you tend to gorget.
  • Fire_and_Ice_ReturnsFire_and_Ice_Returns I am trying to get away from this mountan!
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    ToTheRight wrote: »
    Enjoyed your write up of TND, @Fire_and_Ice_Returns. I watched that one recently, and although I had fun with it, it barely rose from the bottom section of my rankings. The Stamper fight really seals the deal for me. I always felt that scene, especially the dialogue, seemed more appropriate for any other typical 90's era action film. Bond is better than that.

    Okay, here we go.


    DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER


    Watching it in the original mono, because IMO the changing of the cat's meow in the PTS is like Lucas tampering with STAR WARS.

    Love the gunbarrel. Anytime I hum a gunbarrel theme to myself it's almost always this one.
    This PTS really moves. Connery's sprots jacket and black polo is a great look, IMO. I should get a long sleeved black polo shirt.
    The wonderful Terence Mountain. I really like Charles Gray's Blofeld.

    Titles- one of my favorites in the series. Great song as well.

    Cheers, it is a shame about TND as PB's performance is good and has improved over time for me. Alas as many of us believe, PB really was not given particularly good material during his tenure.
  • Major_BoothroydMajor_Boothroyd Republic of Isthmus
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    Watching CR as I haven't watched it this year.

    My second favourite Bond film. Fair warning - I will basically gush about this film. The parts some people criticise are no problem for me. The reboot aspect (I think this is the perfect level of myth building without getting too deep into backstory the way SF and especially SP do), the top loaded action sequences (the parkour sequence is among my favourite in the series and I always enjoy the Miami airport chase even though many feel it goes on too long it doesn't for me.)
  • Major_BoothroydMajor_Boothroyd Republic of Isthmus
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    Craig and Green make for a stunning couple.

    Love the way Jeffrey Wright says to the waiter 'my friend, bring me one of those but hold the fruit.'

  • Major_BoothroydMajor_Boothroyd Republic of Isthmus
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    I like how they retain the spirit of Fleming in the whole Montenegro setting and casino sequences. From Arnold's score to Craig's preformance and the ugandans attacking Le chiffre it evokes the novel's feel very well.
  • Major_BoothroydMajor_Boothroyd Republic of Isthmus
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    Man...Mikkleson is a classy, smart piece of casting - what he does in looks alone across fhat poker table is perfect.
  • Major_BoothroydMajor_Boothroyd Republic of Isthmus
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    Do I look like I give a damn?

    Bond's rough, hurt edge is on good display here. Then Wright comes in with that gravelly voice and delivers lines like 'I'm bleeding chips' like he's channeling Clint Eastwood.

    Now Bond's been drugged...
  • Major_BoothroydMajor_Boothroyd Republic of Isthmus
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    I'm sorry...that last hand...nearly killed me.

    Always raises a smile (I remember the reception it got in the cinema!)
  • Major_BoothroydMajor_Boothroyd Republic of Isthmus
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    The high hand.
  • Major_BoothroydMajor_Boothroyd Republic of Isthmus
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    Vesper Lynd's reaction to all the gambling is imbued with real emotional investment. She really is a rarity in the series. I enjoy watching this film from the perspective of Vesper and Le Chiffre. Both trying to play it cool but with desperation bubbling beneath the surface - such compromised and doomed characters. But also easy to empathise with.
  • Major_BoothroydMajor_Boothroyd Republic of Isthmus
    edited June 2019 Posts: 2,721
    Love the moment when Bond realises what Le Chiffre says is true - his people will welcome the villain with open arms no matter what he does to Bond and Vesper. The way Craig whispers 'the big picture' is a nice call back to the conversation with M and means that Bond really does, for the first time, take on board M's lessons.
  • Major_BoothroydMajor_Boothroyd Republic of Isthmus
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    I know people have issue with the film slowing down after Le Chiffre dies but I like the unusual nature of the love story deepening in a Bond film and the creeping sense of impending danger. It reminds me of OHMSS.
  • Major_BoothroydMajor_Boothroyd Republic of Isthmus
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    I like the ambiguous nature of Vesper's final motivations.
  • Major_BoothroydMajor_Boothroyd Republic of Isthmus
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    Chasing her red dress through the streets of Venice like the phantom in 'Don't Look Now'
  • Major_BoothroydMajor_Boothroyd Republic of Isthmus
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    I like the unique visual of the house in Venice sinking into the water as it disintegrates around Bond fighting his way through the levels.
  • Major_BoothroydMajor_Boothroyd Republic of Isthmus
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    Mr white? we need to talk....

    What an ending. Perfection. Bond theme with that guitar and bongos. Makes me want to put QOS on straight away. Will never forget how excited I was watching this in the cinema when it was released. Another great watch tonight.
  • Major_BoothroydMajor_Boothroyd Republic of Isthmus
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    Card Sense Jimmy Bond will return...
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    Mr white? we need to talk....

    What an ending. Perfection. Bond theme with that guitar and bongos. Makes me want to put QOS on straight away. Will never forget how excited I was watching this in the cinema when it was released. Another great watch tonight.

    They are indeed a great double bill,Major !!
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    Time for entry #2 in my marathon: LALD.
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    Love Moore’s robe with the JB initials.
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    Every time I read the novels I thought of Bernard Lee as M. He was perfectly cast.
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    Bond meeting Solitaire and Mr. Big is a favorite scene of mine. Moore says “Bond, James Bond” so well in that scene.
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    FoxRox wrote: »
    Bond meeting Solitaire and Mr. Big is a favorite scene of mine. Moore says “Bond, James Bond” so well in that scene.

    My all time favorite delivery of that line. Roger worked hard to ensure he didn't say it like Sean, and it paid off. He's his own Bond from the start. Great scene as well.
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    ToTheRight wrote: »
    FoxRox wrote: »
    Bond meeting Solitaire and Mr. Big is a favorite scene of mine. Moore says “Bond, James Bond” so well in that scene.

    My all time favorite delivery of that line. Roger worked hard to ensure he didn't say it like Sean, and it paid off. He's his own Bond from the start. Great scene as well.

    He definitely is his own Bond. I think each of the 6 had a unique presence, which is special and important for such a long-running series.
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    “I certainly wouldn’t have killed you before.”

    Classic Bond line. Rosie bites the dust.
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    The movie LALD is a lot lighter in tone than the novel. It’s always been the funniest Bond movie for me.
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    Kananga is a really solid main villain. Definitely deserves some more appreciation. Solitaire has always been a favorite Bond girl of mine as well.
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    One change I do like in the movie is Tee-Hee’s expanded role. Great henchman.
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    Kananga’s death is always a riot.
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