Bond all-nighter: mission accomplished

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  • Agent_99Agent_99 enjoys a spirited ride as much as the next girl
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    Hats off to you, @Jamesc26 - yikes.
  • DragonpolDragonpol https://thebondologistblog.blogspot.com
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    Jamesc26 wrote: »
    Creasy47 wrote: »
    Only six? When I think "all-nighter," I'm thinking of that guy who ran an entire marathon of the series a couple of years back, recording his thoughts on YouTube as he went along. Managed to get from DN to SF, straight through, with zero sleep.

    Yeah, that was indeed me. Was exhausting work but I'd do it again! Was everything or nothing documentary, CR'54, CR'67 and NSNA as well as all official films DN to SF.

    Wow! You deserve a medal, sir! :)
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    Jamesc26 wrote: »
    Creasy47 wrote: »
    Only six? When I think "all-nighter," I'm thinking of that guy who ran an entire marathon of the series a couple of years back, recording his thoughts on YouTube as he went along. Managed to get from DN to SF, straight through, with zero sleep.


    Yeah, that was indeed me. Was exhausting work but I'd do it again! Was everything or nothing documentary, CR'54, CR'67 and NSNA as well as all official films DN to SF.

    How many hours was that?

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    Started at 4pm on the Friday, finished about midnight into the Monday morning.
  • Agent_99Agent_99 enjoys a spirited ride as much as the next girl
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    OK! I made it all the way through (I don't think I dozed at all), powered by three coffees and an ice cream.

    I was a little unsure, on arrival, whether I was doing a sensible thing, but it turns out that when there's big-screen Bond on the menu I will happily stay up all night and love it. For the first four movies, this was my first viewing in a cinema, which added to the excitement, and it was lovely to be sharing the reactions of >100 other people to films we, presumably, all knew and loved. We clapped each gun barrel.

    Goldfinger

    Probably the best-known Bond film, giving a good solid start to proceedings and lots of opportunities to cheer at the best lines.

    On Her Majesty's Secret Service

    There's a lot of silliness in this one, and it was reassuring to hear the audience hoot at the suggestion that what Tracy needs is a man to 'dominate' her. Despite the high-spirited midnight giggles, though, the final scene generated a tense silence in which you could have heard a pin drop. (Thank you to the person sitting next to me, who offered me a tissue.)

    The Spy Who Loved Me

    Gets a bit draggy towards the end when you're watching in the small hours, but plenty of one-liners to yell at. Would have got a different reaction if it had been up first or second; a slump had set in by this point. (It was fun watching the effect of big, loud explosions on those weaker souls who'd fallen asleep.)

    [Halfway there!]

    The Living Daylights

    Obviously I was not going to nod off for my favourite Bond in my favourite Bond movie, even on the 4am graveyard shift. Dear everyone around me who fell asleep: you are dead to me, random strangers!

    Goldeneye

    Props to whoever shouted out "I can't wait to watch Sean Bean die!" as the lights went down. Audience definitely subdued by now, but Xenia Onatopp got laughs in every scene. I was mostly interested in the bed Bond and Natalya share in the Caribbean, which looked pretty inviting at this stage.

    Casino Royale

    This is a great film but God it's gritty, and I am here to tell you that watching it stone cold sober at 9am on a Sunday, on no sleep, may well make you question your life choices and also feel slightly ill. From the unforgiving viewpoint of someone who would really like a nap, the ending could be tightened up a bit, too.

    ***

    I'd never watched a film from each era back to back like this, and it gave a good view of the evolution of the series and the continuity along the way. GE in particular, I feel, draws on OHMSS in the ways it establishes that this new Bond is the same as the old Bond.

    Shortly after 11am I emerged from the cinema, straight into the West End's Chinese New Year parade. This felt very Bond-movie, starring me as 007 struggling against the flow of oblivious, happy revellers to get somewhere important (i.e. HOME). I channeled Daniel Craig and behaved as if bad things would happen should I not get through. It worked.

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    Serious respect for doing that,i couldnt do it....which film do u think got the best responce (taking into consideration the time of evening/night) ?
  • DragonpolDragonpol https://thebondologistblog.blogspot.com
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    No doubt the literary James Bond would have taken some Benzedrine to help him along on this all-nighter! ;)
  • Dragonpol wrote: »
    No doubt the literary James Bond would have taken some Benzedrine to help him along on this all-nighter! ;)

    Mixed in with his champagne no doubt!
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    and a few cigarettes of course..
  • doubleoegodoubleoego #LightWork
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    I can just about get away with watching 2 Bond films back to back but an alighted? Or the whole series back to back with no sleep?....no words...
  • Agent_99Agent_99 enjoys a spirited ride as much as the next girl
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    @Dragonpol Caffeine and sugar are my drugs of choice :)

    @barryt007 I'm going to say OHMSS went down best. It had the sweet spot in terms of time (people had settled in but were not yet knackered) and is clearly loved. There was a lot of enthusiasm for GE before it started, but not so much reaction during it.
  • DragonpolDragonpol https://thebondologistblog.blogspot.com
    edited January 2017 Posts: 18,006
    Dragonpol wrote: »
    No doubt the literary James Bond would have taken some Benzedrine to help him along on this all-nighter! ;)

    Mixed in with his champagne no doubt!

    Ah, the daily double! :D
    Agent_99 wrote: »
    @Dragonpol Caffeine and sugar are my drugs of choice :)

    Yes, those are my only vices too, @Agent_99!
    :)
  • Agent_99Agent_99 enjoys a spirited ride as much as the next girl
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    I didn't say they were my only vices.
  • DragonpolDragonpol https://thebondologistblog.blogspot.com
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    Agent_99 wrote: »
    I didn't say they were my only vices.

    Oh, do tell...

  • Agent_99Agent_99 enjoys a spirited ride as much as the next girl
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    Dragonpol wrote: »
    Oh, do tell...

    More fun to have you guess! (TBH they mostly involve gin.)
  • DragonpolDragonpol https://thebondologistblog.blogspot.com
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    Agent_99 wrote: »
    Dragonpol wrote: »
    Oh, do tell...

    More fun to have you guess! (TBH they mostly involve gin.)

    We must discuss temperature some time via PM! ;)
  • MrcogginsMrcoggins Following in the footsteps of Quentin Quigley.
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    It's probably better than needing help with finding the stationary !! ;)
  • DragonpolDragonpol https://thebondologistblog.blogspot.com
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    Mrcoggins wrote: »
    It's probably better than needing help with finding the stationary !! ;)

    Here's hoping!
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