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

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  • DwayneDwayne New York City
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    ToTheRight wrote: »
    My favorite James Bond death scene.
    I think this film gets that right, too.

    "...to a place where it's very hot.."
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    Dwayne wrote: »
    ToTheRight wrote: »
    My favorite James Bond death scene.
    I think this film gets that right, too.

    "...to a place where it's very hot.."

    Exactly.

    CASINO ROYALE 54

    If Ursula is my favorite Vesper, than Peter Lorre is my favorite Le Chiffre.

    This looks interesting on my upgraded television.
    Barry Nelson is in a great noir called THE MAN WITH MY FACE (1954).

    Looks just like he does here. I think his hair is cropped even shorter as Bond.
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    Noir Bond.

    Had John Payne's MOONRAKER adaptation come to fruition, I think Bond on the big screen might've began as noir.
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    I like Michael Pate. I need to find a copy of the vampire western he did in the late '50's.
    He was excellent as I remember.
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    Switching to the MOVIES setting on my television. Takes away some of the grain.
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    I love this adaptation.
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    Pate is pretty cool as Leiter.
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    As soon as Bond sits down and is comfortable he has to get up to answer a phone call.
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    The cane gun bit is hilarious.
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    Lorre's excitement upon finding the check behind the door plaque reminds me of Felix in NTTD after Bond agrees to help him.
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    Great viewing of this Bond epic!
    Great double feature as well.
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    Well done @ToTheRight, great comments. I enjoy both of these immensely! I only got the latter as an extra on the formers recent bluray release, and I've watched it a few times since! Both Orson Welles and Peter Lorre would have fitted in well in the official canon of movies!
    By the way I recommend you read Michael Richardsons 'The Making of Casino Royale, 1967' Its a great read, though Peter Sellers does not come away in a good light in it!
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    Mathis1 wrote: »
    Well done @ToTheRight, great comments. I enjoy both of these immensely! I only got the latter as an extra on the formers recent bluray release, and I've watched it a few times since! Both Orson Welles and Peter Lorre would have fitted in well in the official canon of movies!
    By the way I recommend you read Michael Richardsons 'The Making of Casino Royale, 1967' Its a great read, though Peter Sellers does not come away in a good light in it!

    Thanks, @Mathis1.
    Yeah, I should get that book. As I understand Peter Sellers didn't get along with Orson, and often skipped out on filming leaving everyone high and dry.
    The film really doesn't have much of a narrative structure (though I could say the same for one or two films made today).
  • DwayneDwayne New York City
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    Old joke:
    “Given the movie’s off-screen backstory, someone should make a film about the making of Cr’67. it would probably be more entertaining.”

    As I’ve stated in other threads, CR’67 is very watchable – if you accept the film for what it is: an attractive looking train wreck. Light’em up and just go with the flow man………
    :))
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    First time watching TND since NTTD for the first time. The PTS situation can never be seen the same again…
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    DR. NO

    You didn't think I'd miss this anniversary, did you?

    Love the titles. The summer 1983 airing of this Bond on the ABC network really cememnted by Bond fandom.

    Strangways secretary ( very nice indeed) down for the count.
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    Not sure who the actor is that says
    "No, I'm looking for Mr James Bond".
    Anyone here care to chime in on that bit of trivia?
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    I love that Bond is summoned to M's office at 3am.
    007 doesn't whine about the hours.
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    My favorite M scene in the series.
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    ............and the plane lands in Seattle at the Seatac Airport.
    Stock footage of Seatac.
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    Felix at the water fountain being inconspicuous!
    Jack Lord is great.
    I love as he opens the phone booth door, looks at his watch, then closes the door.
  • edited October 6 Posts: 14,555
    I love the music as Bond kicks Mr Jones' ass.
    Bond swings with his right and hits with his left.
    Todd Bridges did that to Terry Kiser on DIFF'RENT STROKES that one time.
  • edited October 6 Posts: 14,555
    John Kitzmiller is great.
    "I like people who's friends of people".
    Today he'd max out his Facebook friends list at 5000.
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    "If it ain't my friend what gets addresses mixed."
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    The KING OF COOL................Mr Jack Lord.


    Hold it!

    Gently bud, gently.
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    My favorite dance scene in the HISTORY of cinema.

    Yes, and that includes SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER.

    The Jamaica Jump Up scene!

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    The music as the tarantula crawls on Bond's arm sound slike something James Bernard might come up with for Hammer.
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    I like this car chase even better than the PTS of QUANTUM OF SOLACE.
    Sean Connery's facial expressions make it more action packed, and exciting.
    I like to mimick that Connery expression any time I change gears.
  • DwayneDwayne New York City
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    ToTheRight wrote: »
    My favorite dance scene in the HISTORY of cinema.

    Yes, and that includes SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER.

    The Jamaica Jump Up scene!

    I always get a bit "bug-eyed" during this!! :))

    I just finished watching DN on Amazon Prime (even though I have both DVD and Blu-Ray versions, I wanted to see what “streaming” looked like). They actually have a thing called “X-Ray” in the top left-hand corner of the screen that lists the actor and/or the musical cue being played. Unfortunately, the actors that asks for Mr. Bond wasn’t given and nothing stands out to be on imdb.

    The thing that always stands out about DN (IMO) is how the film immediately sets to work on the story. No backstory (How did Miss Moneypenny come to work for M? Who is M anyway? No, except for a brief mention of Bond’s prior service we get on with the story. The characters are presented to us “fully-formed.”

    I like that.
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    I like that , too, @Dwayne. It's a great first film for a series. The only backstory we get on Bond is that he has a licence to kill and his Beretta had backfired resulting in 6 months in hospital. That's all we need to know about him.
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