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

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  • edited June 2019 Posts: 12,353
    Decent watch of LALD. Always a good time. MR will be next.
  • Posts: 15,950
    Think I'll pop in MOONRAKER in honor of the 40th anniversary.................

    Gunbarrel- the Barry/Moore era sound perfected. Always liked those opening chords.
    Kim Fortune is my favorite actor who always gets killed.
    I could see him playing Simon Templar, actually.

    The guys stealing the Moonraker look like they belong on STARSKY AND HUTCH.

    The Roger punch. He holds his opponent by the side or back of the head with his left hand while he swings with his right. He did that on THE SAINT a lot.

    There's Jaws. Jake Lombard is my favorite Roger aerial double. Martin Grace is my favorite Roger double otherwise.
    The same scream Necros makes.

    Pretty funny.
    Great title sequence. Underrated song, IMO. I love Shirley Bassey, but I can picture Johnny Mathis or Frank Sinatra crooning this one.
  • Posts: 15,950
    I must admit I can't decide if I prefer the brown leather padded door or the red version.
    I do think M's brown leather doored office looked it's best in OP.
    It looks good here, but almost too many books. Resembles a library.
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    Who has the cooler chateau: Drax or Zorin?
    When I was a kid I'd compare similarities between Bond films. Wait! I still do that. Never mind.

    May I press you to a cucumber sandwich?

    Love that line.

    Everyone treats Bond like he personally lost the shuttle. LOL.

  • edited June 2019 Posts: 15,950
    Drax is pretty arrogant. The U.K.'s one indisputable contribution to western civilization: afternoon tea. Insulting Bond right to his face.
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    A woman?
    Holly Goodhead is one of my favorite Moore era leading Bond girls.
    The centrifuge bit. Great stuff here. Bond in peril. If this were a serial, the chapter would end as Chang raises the level to 13.

    Roger looks pretty out of it. Bond got thrashed.
    Roger never got enough credit, IMO for his more dramatic scenes. He really sells that moment.

  • Posts: 15,950
    Another famous Roger scene here. As you said: such good sport.

  • Posts: 12,353
    MR has never been a favorite, but I’ve been in the mood for a rewatch lately and it’s up next for me so that’s cool. Hope you enjoy the watch!
  • Posts: 15,950
    FoxRox wrote: »
    MR has never been a favorite, but I’ve been in the mood for a rewatch lately and it’s up next for me so that’s cool. Hope you enjoy the watch!

    Great so far. At the ambulance bit.

    MR and LALD I find the humor genuinely funny. The fight with Chang is hilarious. The little fight in the ambulance is funny as well.

    Here we go...........THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN theme. YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I really need a copy of that film for my collection. Epic western.
  • Posts: 15,950
    Roger in the jungle. I wish I still had my Roger style safari shirts. When I moved I let them go.

    The Ken Adam sets are superb.

    The bang on time bit. I love Roger's Seiko, though pulling off the back to get to that little wire seems like a pain in the as$.

    Love the Seiko's during Roger's era. I'm kind of sick of Omega at this point (and Aston Martin). MR got by without both.
  • Posts: 15,950
    The space sequences still look impressive for a 40 year old film.
    The lighting, miniatures give the spaces scenes depth.
    Kind of makes me want to revisit some other space themed films of the era (not STARS WARS, though). I wouldn't mind tracking down STAR TREK: THE MOTION PICTURE, or some BUCK ROGERS or BATTLESTAR GALACTICA episodes.
    I should find THE BLACK HOLE. I remember seeing that in the cinema with my folks as well as a little kid.

  • Posts: 15,950
    That kicked a$$. A great go-to Bond film for me. Never fails to entertain.
  • Posts: 12,353
    ToTheRight wrote: »
    That kicked a$$. A great go-to Bond film for me. Never fails to entertain.

    Glad you had fun! I might give it a spin tomorrow.
  • Posts: 15,950
    FoxRox wrote: »
    ToTheRight wrote: »
    That kicked a$$. A great go-to Bond film for me. Never fails to entertain.

    Glad you had fun! I might give it a spin tomorrow.

    Really should go up in my rankings just for the entertainment value alone. Certainly the slapstick bits are a bit over the top, but somehow don't bother me. MR
    un-apologetically goes for it. It's not a Bond I'd say is uneven in tone. Great Barry score, too.
  • Posts: 15,950
    Time for more Bond as I have the day free.

    DR NO

    The M scene here is my favorite in the series.

    As a young movie buff, this scene helped hook me on Bond. I recall an ABC airing one summer evening in when I was a kid. Up until this airing I was a very casual young fan, mostly for the Jaws character. Whenever a Connery Bond aired I'd watch it with my Dad, but not really pay attention. This time I took notice. The gunbarrel, casino introduction, Bond's shoulder holster, being issued the PPK and his thrashing of Mr Jones did the trick for me.

    Bond immediatley gets to work once arriving in Jamaica. No down time for him. I love the little scene as he check's Strangway's office.

    Bond takes a bath in the middle of the afternoon.
    I wonder if Bond's attache case here is the same prop used later for FRWL?
  • Posts: 15,950
    Quarrel gives Bond sh!t.

    I like people who's friends of people.
  • Posts: 15,950
    Bond pukes.
  • MooseWithFleasMooseWithFleas Philadelphia
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    I will be watching MR for its 40th anny as well!
  • Posts: 12,353
    Going to be starting MR in just a few minutes. Happy 40th!
  • Posts: 12,353
    The film really starts with a bang for me. Love the PTS and the title song a lot.
  • Posts: 12,353
    Bernard Lee has a very good final turn as M in the film. Wish he could have gone on further :(
  • Posts: 12,353
    “James, no!”

    Bond smiles

    Always loved that bit.
  • Posts: 12,353
    MR has been absolutely excellent so far, save for the double take pigeon!
  • Posts: 12,353
    Barry’s score is great throughout. This is on pace to be my best watch ever of MR. I’ve gained a lot more appreciation and love for this entry lately.
  • Posts: 12,353
    It’d be even better if the super-silly bits were left out. Jaws falling in love is always cringey.

  • Posts: 12,353
    The boat chase. There are a LOT of good action scenes in this one.
  • Posts: 12,353
    007 theme AND Bond Lured to Pyramid tracks back to back. Can’t beat that.
  • Posts: 12,353
    The futile punch Bond gives Jaws when being pulled up is hilarious.
  • Posts: 12,353
    The final act is the weakest for me. The soundtrack is still awesome, but the pace is a bit slow and the laser battle feels kind of weird in a Bond film. There are still good bits though, like Bond disposing of Drax.
  • Posts: 12,353
    Overall a very good watch of MR. Pretty fun! DAF is up next.
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