Favourite Bond Moments - Round 25: The finale

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  • goldenswissroyalegoldenswissroyale Switzerland
    edited February 11 Posts: 2,907
    Here are the top 5 moments of SP according to all your votes:
    1. PTS (especially because of the tracking shot)
    2. Train fight
    3. Lucia Home - NOT - Alone
    4. SPECTRE meeting:
    5. First Q scene


    Let's celebrate some great scenes from DAF. I hope @IGotABrudder will participate!

    Favourite Bond Moments - Round 18: DAF - Part 1: Suggestions and discussion
  • R1s1ngs0nR1s1ngs0n France
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    1. Wint & Kidd’s introduction (love these guys).
    2. Elevator fight.
    3. Bond kicks the wrong pussy.
    4. Bond almost gets cremated.
    5. Diamond satellite (sequence is rubbish and hilarious at the same time, but the music is divine).
  • M_BaljeM_Balje Amsterdam, Netherlands
    edited February 12 Posts: 3,770
    Amsterdam (Canal, Mr Wint & Mr Kid, Bond drives in car to Peter Franks)
    Where is Blofeld (Very nice to start the movie with window smashing after the gunbarrel)
    No Time To Die (Bond get almoost kild)
    Tiffany & Finger Print
    Pool scene
    Scorpion Kill
    Silva where are you (Bond searching for his rat)
    Are we in the wrong movie (Bond in Moon buggy)
    Bambi and Stumper
    Q gets a gamble
    You can't get enough from Blofeld (Showing Copy's of Blofeld)
    Meeting Blofeld
    Car Chase Las Vegas
    Bond to the roof to hang outside in front of Las Vegas


    Because movie play in my city/country and Sean humor (3th place) made this movie my second favorite Connery Bond movie, sometimes 3th. The GF/Moonraker sleeping factor moments that the movie having too (thanks to the pacing and music on those moments) always get me out of the movie. Medium movie, always a bit controversial with rankig this movie, TMWTGG and AVTAK higher then TSWLM and GF.
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    Tough one this as it doesn't really have standout moments.
    1) Opening briefing scene (for Bernard Lee, who is great here. "We do function in your absence 007!"
    Eyebrow raise!
    2) Bond gets cremated. The fact he doesn't have a handy gadget to get him out!
    3) Lift fight!
    4) "Hi, I 'm Plenty!"
    5) Wint and Kidd, particularly their final reappearance on the Ship.
  • QBranchQBranch Always have an escape plan. Mine is watching James Bond films.
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    1. Franks' elevator fight with professional smuggler James Bond
    2. Circus Circus casino scene
    3. Meeting Klaus Hergersheimer and irritating Metz in his lab
    4. Bond rides the elevator to the top of the Whyte House and employs the piton gun
    5. "Mouton Rothschild is a claret."
  • zebrafishzebrafish <°)))< in Octopussy's garden in the shade
    edited February 12 Posts: 3,289
    1. Title sequence with Shirley Bassey blasting the theme song (not exactly a moment, but anyway)
    2. I'm Bambi and I'm Thumper: Love the setting
    3. Cremated at Slumber Inc./I smell a rat
    4. A "bombe surprise"
    5. Lift fight until "You killed James Bond" (how's that for braking the fourth wall?)
  • goldenswissroyalegoldenswissroyale Switzerland
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    Interesting that you mention very different scenes so far. Good to see some love for the killer duo. DAF is far away from a top Bond film for me but Wint and Kidd (combined with their simple but awesome theme from Barry) are already worth to watch this crazy movie.

    Good that you mention the diamond briefing with M @Mathis1. There are some similarities between this one and the one in GF. Both are very good with some funny lines. I will add it to my top 5.
  • mattjoesmattjoes ...and actor Cesare Danova in the role of "Actor"
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    I love the guy running the water balloon game.

    "You're a little out of your league, aren't ya, sister?"

    And when he tries to make that annoying kid go away. "Will you give it a rest, kid? All right, boys and girls! Here we go!" How he transitions from quiet annoyance to loud "cheerfulness".
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    Interesting that you mention very different scenes so far. Good to see some love for the killer duo. DAF is far away from a top Bond film for me but Wint and Kidd (combined with their simple but awesome theme from Barry) are already worth to watch this crazy movie.

    Good that you mention the diamond briefing with M @Mathis1. There are some similarities between this one and the one in GF. Both are very good with some funny lines. I will add it to my top 5.

    Its got great lines and I love the moment a self satisfied Bond states "I've always wanted to go to South Africa!"
    "You're going to Holland" comes M's blunt response!
  • GoldenGunGoldenGun Per ora e il momento che verrà
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    Title sequence (cats, diamonds and Bassey's voice)
    Tiffany's introduction
    Elevator fight
    Penthouse scaling
    Two Blofelds
    Willard Whyte's villa scenes (incl. Bambi & Thumper)
    Wint & Kidd and the Bombe Suprise.
  • goldenswissroyalegoldenswissroyale Switzerland
    edited February 13 Posts: 2,907
    GoldenGun wrote: »
    Title sequence (cats, diamonds and Bassey's voice)
    Tiffany's introduction
    Elevator fight
    Penthouse scaling
    Two Blofelds
    Willard Whyte's villa scenes (incl. Bambi & Thumper)
    Wint & Kidd and the Bombe Suprise.

    Remove WW's villa and the list works fine for me, too.
    I'm still not sure which Wint&Kidd scene I like the most. Their introduction, Amsterdam, Slumber Inc. or the final confrontation...
  • Diamonds Are Forever, much like its spiritual cousin from the 21st century, Die Another Day, is perhaps best thought of as the fast food of the franchise—probably not the best thing to put into your body but it sure hits the right spot when you need it to. Despite having aged about three decades in as many years, Connery has lost none of the sparkle and the cast surrounding him, from the crag-faced hoodlums of Marc Lawrence and Sid Haig to the alluring acrobatics of Larson and Parks' Disney-named duo, more than enliven their drab desert surroundings. But the real MVPs here, splitting top billing in my mind, are Barry and Mankiewicz with a magnificently colorful musical take on early 70s Vegas and dialogue so snappy it comes with a warning to keep your hands in the boat at all times.

    The wisecracks are perhaps nowhere on better display than when Bond and Plenty retire to his upper-level suite of the Tropicana only to find a quartet of hoods who have made themselves comfortable. Plenty's unceremonious exit out the window and into the pool prompts one of the most unexpected and most hilarious exchanges of the series, a quip so good I've seen it lifted for use in at least two other films. Bond: "Exceptionally fine shot." Hood: "I didn't know there was a pool down there."

    But the scene is just getting warmed up with the reappearance of St. John's sultry and self-assured Ms. Case who mocks Bond's Franks with an apology about his "fulsome friend," adding without a hint of jealousy, "I'll bet you really missed something." Though the script would regrettably reduce St. John to cowering "Eeeee!"s and Goodnight-level mission-thwarting antics in the end, she is Fleming's heroine personified for much of the film. Lana Wood also, surprisingly, turns what was likely intended as little more than an airheaded gold digger into a character who reads as rather more savvy, one who exudes her own confidence and charm.

    The Circus Circus business that follows is both astoundingly uncharacteristic in terms of the glamour and exoticism that defined the cinematic Bond of the 60s and oh so right for this equal parts sleazy and madcap romp through the underbelly of 70s Vegas. Norman Burton, an underrated and underused Leiter I've come to find more recently, snags his share of Mankiewicz's zingers here himself, spouting such gems as "James, next time pick a contact point when you're standing up," and "A mouse with sneakers on couldn't get through!"

    Two other personal highlights are Bond's infiltration of Willard Whyte's penthouse where he faces the unusual problem of two Blofelds and one firing piton, and the rescue of ol' Willy from his desert hideaway. Both scenes offer tremendous visual appeal in the way of their architectural design, the former yet another masterful work from Ken Adam on par with anything he made for Bond in the 60s and the latter the modernist Elrod House with its saucer-domed rotunda open to the desert air and the sloping hillside below. Bond, with his garish thick, pink tie, tussling with Bambi and Thumper is silly but memorable. It's enjoyable simply to hear Barry's slinky cymbal-backed take on the James Bond theme while Connery strolls through cool retro-futuristic architecture, coat over shoulder.
  • goldenswissroyalegoldenswissroyale Switzerland
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    Interesting thoughts and fitting descriptions as always @Some_Kind_Of_Hero. I have to admit that WW's villa looks cool. The fight, however, is odd.
    Which moment will win this round? The elevator fight? A Wint&Kidd scene? Bond standing on the elevator in pure style before he meets two Blofelds? Killing the wrong Blofeld? Or even another one?
    And is there some love for the car action? The mustang wasn't mentioned at all. At least the part on the car park is entertaining for me.

    Favourite Bond Moments - Round 18: DAF - Part 2: Ranking


  • QBranchQBranch Always have an escape plan. Mine is watching James Bond films.
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    I find Bambi very attractive, but that outfit is hideous!
  • ThunderfingerThunderfinger Costa Mucho
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    1 Bond ascending the Whyte house.
    2 The two Blofelds with respective cats
    3 Wint and Kidd introduction
    4 Wint and Kidd exit
    5 Elevator fight
  • M_BaljeM_Balje Amsterdam, Netherlands
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    1. Amsterdam (Canal, Mr Wint & Mr Kid, Bond drives in car to Peter Franks)
    2. Where is Blofeld (Very nice to start the movie with window smashing after the gunbarrel)
    3. Car Chase Las Vegas
    4. Bambi and Stumper
    5. Switch Peter Franks

  • ThunderfingerThunderfinger Costa Mucho
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    QBranch wrote: »
    I find Bambi very attractive, but that outfit is hideous!

    Aren t you worried you will make Stumper jealous?
  • QBranchQBranch Always have an escape plan. Mine is watching James Bond films.
    Posts: 11,557
    No.

    Bread.
  • 1. Bond infiltrates penthouse and decides between two Blofelds
    2. Plenty then Tiffany, wisecracking hoodlums on the side
    3. Bond fights Bambi and Thumper
    4. Bond meets Tiffany in Amsterdam
    5. Elevator fight with the real Franks

    Other highlights: the PTS, briefing with M and Sir Donald Munger, parting words with Moneypenny, Slumber Inc., Circus Circus, confronting Tiffany over the drowning of Plenty, just about any scene with Wint and Kidd, and one perplexed Klaus Hergesheimer

    QBranch wrote: »
    I find Bambi very attractive, but that outfit is hideous!

    Aren t you worried you will make Stumper jealous?

    Stumper of course was the antagonistic lovechild of Stamper and Thumper on the short-lived revival of James Bond, Jr. from the early 2000s. They just can't seem to make that show work. ;)

    On a more serious note, I know foreign dubs sometimes rename characters for a myriad of reasons. Thumper was called "Pluto" in the Spanish dub for reasons unknown to me. Perhaps Thumper is Stumper in some other dub out there?
  • goldenswissroyalegoldenswissroyale Switzerland
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    I suppose the infiltration of the penthouse includes Bond standing on the elevator @Some_Kind_Of_Hero? Combined with “other highlights“, you mention all DAF moments I like or even love.

    About the Stumper/Thumper discussion: In the german translation she is called “Klopfer“, which makes sense because the bunny in the movie Bambi is called the same in the german version. This is definitely better than Pluto?!

    Talking about Disney characters: The police officer in AVTAK says to Bond that he is “Dick Tracy“ while in the German version he says “Donald Duck“. I once planned to play Donald Duck in the guess the character game before I realised that Donald isn't mentioned in the original language!
  • GoldenGunGoldenGun Per ora e il momento che verrà
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    1. 'Mouton Rothschild is a claret'
    2. Two Blofelds
    3. Title sequence
    4. Scaling the Whyte House
    5. Small talk at Tiffany's
  • I suppose the infiltration of the penthouse includes Bond standing on the elevator @Some_Kind_Of_Hero? Combined with “other highlights“, you mention all DAF moments I like or even love.

    It sure does! I see others are breaking this part of the film up into separate moments. For me, it’s all part of the same sequence: riding up atop the elevator, mountaineering about on the building face, dropping into the loo, and why hello Blofeld x2.
    About the Stumper/Thumper discussion: In the german translation she is called “Klopfer“, which makes sense because the bunny in the movie Bambi is called the same in the german version. This is definitely better than Pluto?!

    Talking about Disney characters: The police officer in AVTAK says to Bond that he is “Dick Tracy“ while in the German version he says “Donald Duck“. I once planned to play Donald Duck in the guess the character game before I realised that Donald isn't mentioned in the original language!

    My only guess is that whatever the rabbit’s name had been in the Spanish dub of Bambi it wouldn’t have been fitting for a bikini-clad vixen. Not, as you say, that “Pluto” sounds much better. Still...
  • mattjoesmattjoes ...and actor Cesare Danova in the role of "Actor"
    edited February 15 Posts: 4,480
    On a more serious note, I know foreign dubs sometimes rename characters for a myriad of reasons. Thumper was called "Pluto" in the Spanish dub for reasons unknown to me.
    That was in the Spanish dub for Spain. I can only imagine they decided to change the name to one that would be more instantly recognizable to a Disney layman. Just an impression I have, but I could be wrong. To tell you the truth I've never seen Bambi.

    In both dubs for Hispanic America, the characters are named Bambi and Thumper, with no change whatsoever from the English names.

    It could be argued that both in Hispanic America and Spain, they should've translated Thumper to Tambor (drum), which is how the rabbit was named in the Hispanic dubs for Bambi, and in fact in Spain, where back then they didn't dub Disney films and thus received the Hispanic dubs as well.

    Thumper, Pluto and Tambor all sound to me like fairly unsexy names in their respective languages, but I suppose the point was to create a contrast between the family-friendly names and the women who have them, who aren't family-friendly, or even friendly.

    Talking about Disney characters: The police officer in AVTAK says to Bond that he is “Dick Tracy“ while in the German version he says “Donald Duck“. I once planned to play Donald Duck in the guess the character game before I realised that Donald isn't mentioned in the original language!
    In the Spanish dub for Hispanic America, the cop says he is Cantinflas.
  • Max_The_ParrotMax_The_Parrot ATAC to St Cyril’s
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    I'm just passing by, so hope you don't mind if I just quickly leave my Top 5. Although if I rank the Bond films, DAF would appear well in the bottom half, that belies the fact that I really do find lots to enjoy - it's certainly a Roger Moore style Bond before Roger comes along, and so without doubt I'm drawn towards the more outlandish and comedic aspects of it.

    1. Wint and Kidd feed a human to a scorpion
    2 Bambi and Thumper ... Bambi ... and Thumper ... especially Thumper ... but also Bambi ...
    3. Visit (and almost cremation) to Slumber Inc.
    4. Circus Circus esp the Zambora sideshow
    5. The lift fight, and subsequent identification of the body

    As always difficult, I kept having to shuffle those 5 around in different orders, still not sure if I'm absolutely happy with it!



  • goldenswissroyalegoldenswissroyale Switzerland
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    1. Elevator fight (the one and only action highlight)
    2. Wint & Kidd & scorpion & their first two victims
    3. Bond ascending the Whyte House
    4. Briefing with M and Sir Donald
    5. Two Blofelds and two cats

    Also great: Bombe surprise, Tiffany's first scene, Klaus Hergersheimer
  • DwayneDwayne New York City
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    I’m late to this DAF party, but here are my top five (5) moments:

    1.Bond infiltrates penthouse and decides between two Blofelds (“…wrong pussy…”)
    2.Bond fights the real Peter Franks in the elevator (“…what is your floor….”)
    3.Bond meets Tiffany in Amsterdam (“…provided the collars and cuffs match…”)
    4.Mr. Wint and Mr. Kidd kill their contact (“…if God had meant man to fly…”)
    5. Bond ascending the Whyte house (“..just stepping outside…”)

    Honorable Mention: The PTS, Blofeld puts his laser to work (“007 and counting” music), Bond is almost cremated (“…you’re St. Peter??..._ and “we’re showing a bit more cheek than usual…..” Honestly, for several years, Jill St. John’s outfits were the only real reason I watched DAF.
  • goldenswissroyalegoldenswissroyale Switzerland
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    Great that you didn't miss the party @Dwayne. Your list has a big influence on the final results.
  • goldenswissroyalegoldenswissroyale Switzerland
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    The results for DAF:
    1. Elevator fight
    2. Two Blofelds with two cats
    3. First scene with Wint & Kidd
    4. Bond ascending the Whyte House
    5. Bambi and Thumper


    It's time for the movie with another great PTS, a centrifuge, good sport,deadly dogs (poor Corinne!), two boat chases, Bondola and gondolas, A LOT of destroyed glass in Venice, Jaws falling in love, a huge snake, awesome Ken Adam sets...and Bond going to space!
    If you see @Max_The_Parrot flying around somewhere, tell him that he should join us. He is probably the biggest MR fan on this forum and his enthusiasm would be inspiring for all of us.

    Favourite Bond Moments - Round 19: MR - Part 1: Suggestions and discussion
  • edited February 18 Posts: 479
    Corrine Put Down is definitely a highlight for me. That little scene is quite memorable and musters up quite a bit of tension, with much owed to Barry's haunting composition.

    I also liked the centrifuge part as well. Much of what makes the movie for me are the sets and music. Any scene with Drax is a plus too.
  • goldenswissroyalegoldenswissroyale Switzerland
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    JamesStock wrote: »
    Corrine Put Down is definitely a highlight for me. That little scene is quite dramatic and memorable, with much owed to Barry's haunting composition.

    I also liked the centrifuge part as well. Much of what makes the movie for me are the sets and music. Any scene with Drax is a plus too.

    I feel exactly the same.
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