"The things we do for frequent flyer mileage"...GoldenEye Appreciation and Discussion.

edited June 2019 in Bond Movies Posts: 19,339
OK,so i have just been on to Google and did an MI6 search for a thread like this and there isnt one.


So,to save the SF thread from going completely off the rails ,this one is now opened for all things GE and Brosnan's performance in GE...fill yer boots :
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  • royale65royale65 Caustic misanthrope reporting for duty.
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    I admire Danny Kleiman's superb main titles. Maybe the best?
  • MurdockMurdock The minus world
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    It's the best James Bond movie ever. I love everything about it. :D
  • edited October 2016 Posts: 19,339
    Aah now that is a brilliant point ,breaking up the old Soviet Union,that was clever thinking,and the link to the Russians through the film as well.

    Also Tina Turner's Song is great IMO...

    (Oh btw,any chance a mod can clean up the SF thread and move the GE,Brosnan comments onto here,its a right mess over there - thanks !!)
  • BondJasonBond006BondJasonBond006 on fb and ajb
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    As for this moment I am overwhelmed with joy about the existence of this thread.
    I will contribute later and a lot.
    GE is THE film of my youth, was 20 in summer of 1995 and all I cared for was the army, shagging, GoldenEye and Bond in general and my Batman comics.
    Those were the times!
  • MurdockMurdock The minus world
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    This music left me overwhelmed with joy when I first saw GoldenEye in 97 at the tender age of 006. ;)

  • jake24jake24 Sitting at your desk, kissing your lover, eating supper with your familyModerator
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    We were overdue for a GE appreciation thread.
  • MrcogginsMrcoggins Following in the footsteps of Quentin Quigley.
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    Yes we were !.. Well done Barry.
  • MurdockMurdock The minus world
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    A wallpaper for GoldenEye I made. :D
    wuCkRr2h.jpg

    High resolution link here.
    http://i.imgur.com/wuCkRr2.jpg
  • BondJasonBond006BondJasonBond006 on fb and ajb
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    @barryt007 is the best!

    Still tears of joy rolling down my face :)

    It's THE perfect movie, the epitome of a Bond film!
    Everything was perfect and worked extremely well.
    The combination of Tina Turner's theme and opening a new golden era for Bond was fantastic.
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    Mrcoggins wrote: »
    Yes we were !.. Well done Barry.

    I was amazed there wasnt one.....i must have missed it in the small time scale i had to transfer threads from the old site to this one...!!

  • Posts: 19,339
    Murdock wrote: »
    A wallpaper for GoldenEye I made. :D
    wuCkRr2h.jpg

    High resolution link here.
    http://i.imgur.com/wuCkRr2.jpg

    Now that is good work ..well done !!

  • MurdockMurdock The minus world
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    Thanks! @barryt007. :)
  • Posts: 19,339
    @barryt007 is the best!

    Still tears of joy rolling down my face :)

    It's THE perfect movie, the epitome of a Bond film!
    Everything was perfect and worked extremely well.
    The combination of Tina Turner's theme and opening a new golden era for Bond was fantastic.

    I am humbled my friend,and love all the GE fans swarming in !!! :)
    One of my favourites too : "I am INVINCIBLE !!" haha.

  • edited October 2016 Posts: 11,189
    I hold my hands up and admit I have a strong sense of nostalgia for GoldenEye as it was the first Bond film I saw in its entirety.

    I still enjoy watching it fairly regularly and can recite virtually all the dialogue on command. It's got a lot of great aspects to it: terrific supporting cast (far better than LTK), terrific action and some great lines of dialogue well delivered ("because if I want sarcasm Mr Tanner I'll talk to my children thank you very much", the whole Kossack story delivered by Robbie Coltrane, "do you destroy every vehicle you get into?").

    There are some patchy aspects to the film though. Alec is an underwritten character and the whole backstory is flimsy at best. Campbell's direction lacks the polish he would later show so beautifully in CR, as he is still transferring from his tv drama days and, Brosnan - though well-intentioned - is rather hit-and-miss in his debut.

    A fun film, something of an old favourite, but admittedly not without its flaws.

  • BondJasonBond006BondJasonBond006 on fb and ajb
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    I will make love to this thread :x
  • MurdockMurdock The minus world
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    Let's not forget that awesome gunbarrel!
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    Murdock wrote: »
    Let's not forget that awesome gunbarrel!

    It's like an updated disco barrel from Sir Roger's FYEO...i love it...

  • BondJasonBond006BondJasonBond006 on fb and ajb
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    It's the best GB ever.
  • MurdockMurdock The minus world
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    It sure is. :D
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    This gun barrel is a controversial one but I think it works.
  • royale65royale65 Caustic misanthrope reporting for duty.
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    It's the best GB ever.

    For once I agree with your hyperbole

    :-bd
  • edited October 2016 Posts: 19,339
    I like the different gunbarrels..this one for sure,along with FYEO and LALD...they are just : groovy....
  • Mendes4LyfeMendes4Lyfe The long road ahead
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    Yes, top 5 GB!
  • BondJasonBond006BondJasonBond006 on fb and ajb
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    GOLDENEYE Scene by Scene Part I:

    Gun-barrel: 10/10
    PTS: 10/10
    Titles: 10/10
    Tina Turner's Goldeneye: 10/10
    Priceless car chase: 10/10
    Casino Scene: 10/10
    Bond introduction: 10/10
    Xenia introduction: 10/10
    Villains plot unfolding, Monaco Eurocopter kidnap: 10/10
    Villains lair, Severnaya Russia: 9/10
    Bond-Girl introduction: 9/10
    Side-villain introduction: 10/10
    Moneypenny introduction: 10/10
    M introduction: 10/10
    Severnaya destruction: 10/10
    M and Bond in her office: 10/10

    Practically flawless so far.
  • Posts: 15,801
    Glad to see some love for GoldenEye. I have very fond memories seeing this one multiple times in the cinema when it was released. For those who weren't around to experience it in 1995, GE was a HUGE event!!! It was the most highly anticipated Bond film after the 6 year gap and with Pierce finally in the role GE brought Bond back to being an event each release.
  • BondJasonBond006BondJasonBond006 on fb and ajb
    edited October 2016 Posts: 9,020
    In fact GoldenEye was the event Bond movie. And it didn't need a 50th Anniversary, Olympics or a perfect storm marketing campaign. Ha!
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    In fact GoldenEye was the event Bond movie. And it didn't need a 50th Anniversary, Olympics or a perfect storm marketing campaign. Ha!
    GE really brought back elements fans missed during the Dalton era, but also maintained a serious tone. It's kind of a shame it's importance to the series has been overlooked in recent years. When I saw it that opening day I was extremely pleased with it. Well worth the wait. I did a thread on my first viewing of GE some weeks ago reminiscing about that day and the beginning of the Brosnan era. I certainly am glad to see some appreciation for this Bond film.
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    Is high up on my list,and i'm a 1970 Lazenby/Connery baby,so keep the faith !!
  • bondjamesbondjames You were expecting someone else?
    edited October 2016 Posts: 23,883
    This film remains in close competition with CR for my favourite Bond film of the past 25 years.

    I can't tell you how impressed I was with it after watching it for the first time on opening night. I was literally on cloud nine and it's all I could think about for days afterwards. Bond was back with a bang! Everything came together so brilliantly, and the teaser was absolutely superb as well. I also love the GB (along with FYEO's & LTK's).

    Even today, after all these years, I still think it's superior effort, and it remains one of the Bond films I most look forward to putting in the player. It's a damn shame that it was the high water mark of the Brosnan era, which started off so promisingly but then failed to live up to expectations set by this film (imho).
  • BondJasonBond006BondJasonBond006 on fb and ajb
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    @bondjames

    Yes, GE was already the high water mark of the Brosnan era.

    The same must be said of the Craig era, the Dalton era and maybe even the Connery era.

    It seems to be a pattern that the first is generally the best. The big exception here is of course Moore.

    In fact, the Brosnan era and the Craig era are somewhat similar.

    TND didn't live up entirely to expectations and was a bit on the heavy action side.
    The same is true for QOS.

    TWINE was maybe a step up for some because of the drama and seriousness in the story.
    Again the same goes for SF which is nothing more than a remake or rip off of TWINE.

    While SP certainly is better than DAD, both were highly successful and generally loved. You don't get a 850 million BO if the movie has failed the audience.
    Still, both seem to be one step too far for the fans of TWINE/SF. They expected something more serious and dramatic again.
    Also both are probably the end to an era, which is my prediction.

    In 10 years and certainly in 15 the Craig-era will be viewed not very differently than the Brosnan-era. The only movie that is generally loved will remain Casino Royale as is Goldeneye.
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