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  • 00Agent00Agent Any man who drinks Dom Perignon '52 can't be all bad.
    edited March 2018 Posts: 5,172
    @j_w_pepper what element of Moonraker do they show, do you know that?
    having Venice as a model would allow them to put even 3 Bonds next to each other.
    Connery floating in a gondola through the canal with Tatjana, while Craig is running around the market square and Roger driving in a godola on the Market as well.
  • j_w_pepperj_w_pepper Hamburg, near the Atlantic Hotel
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    I haven't seen this section yet and don't know how much they elaborate on it. The only thing I found in the videos is the scene where the thugs' motor boat cuts the gondola with the two lovers in half, as I said above at around 1 minute 22 seconds of the video.

    They also apparently have a crumbling palazzo, but I don't think it's meant to be the one from CR.

    But the fun is finding those things by yourself when you're there anyway. Like in the "Scandinavian" set, the little red-haired girl lifting a polka-dotted horse in front of a colourful wooden villa.
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    Here's a question that's chitchatty enough to not merit it's own thread — the longer you've been a member here, the better grasp you'll have I suppose.

    Are there any Bond films which you find don't get discussed on here as much as others? Or do you think it just sort of evens out across all the threads? Maybe there are certain ones that you yourself comment on less than others?

    Certain ones definitely seem to be discussed more overall (SP for sure, maybe the Craig ones generally because they're more recent). It might just be because of the discussions I'm drawn into, but I don't remember writing too many comments concerning LALD, for instance.
  • JamesBondKenyaJamesBondKenya Danny Boyle laughs to himself
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    The man with the golden gun
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    The man with the golden gun
    That was the second one I had in mind, for myself.

    Maybe it's just that the ones in the upper tiers of the favorites list draw you into discussion and the ones at the bottom do too but the two or three in the most middling area are easier to gloss over.
  • BMW_with_missilesBMW_with_missiles All the usual refinements.
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    I’d say NSNA doesn’t get discussed anywhere near as much as other Bond films.
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    Birdleson wrote: »
    Maybe the film as s whole doesn't get disgusted very often, but @bondjames and I have been championing it as Moore's best performance (and one of the best Bond performances period) for years.
    That's true, and you've both actually made me come around to that. I don't think I'd ever have pulled that out of the film on my own. One of the reasons I enjoy these forums so much! And perhaps why some of the less-mentioned films (if indeed there are) deserve a bit more mining.
  • JamesBondKenyaJamesBondKenya Danny Boyle laughs to himself
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    Twine isn’t talked too much about either
  • bondjamesbondjames You were expecting someone else?
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    Yes it's true, I'm a huge fan of Moore as Bond in TMWTGG. I recommend those who may have ignored the film in the past (I'm sure there are many) to revisit it with an eye on his performance in particular. It's a great blend of everything one expects from James Bond. Deadly charm.

    Regarding LALD, I agree. I think that could very well be the film which is least discussed on this forum. It's surprising in a way, because arguably it could be considered quite controversial. FYEO is another one. I've also noticed that both of these films tend to sit just outside a lot of member's top 10. Usually in the 11 to 15 mark. Almost like they are appreciated but uncontroversial for the most part.
  • bondjamesbondjames You were expecting someone else?
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    It has recently cracked my top 10, where I think it will stay for some time. Great fun.
  • Creasy47Creasy47 In Cuba with Natalya.Moderator
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    LALD is Top 10 for me, has been for a long time. In fact I was pretty surprised to realize just a few years ago that so many here flat out don't care for it, or at least have it way down on their ranking. I had always assumed it was a classic of Moore's.
  • JamesBondKenyaJamesBondKenya Danny Boyle laughs to himself
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    bondjames wrote: »
    It has recently cracked my top 10, where I think it will stay for some time. Great fun.

    I think it’s the most fun bond film, very enjoyable. It started near the bottom for me but gets better every time
  • ThunderfingerThunderfinger Costa Mucho
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    I have it at no. 16, which means I like it.
  • ThunderfingerThunderfinger Costa Mucho
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  • Creasy47Creasy47 In Cuba with Natalya.Moderator
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    "Sir, do you wish to know where I'm hiding the cannoli?"
  • DragonpolDragonpol Writer @ http://thebondologistblog.blogspot.com
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    The man with the golden gun

    Yes, that's the one I had in mind too. The source novel could also be added to the list.
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    I've always been curious about just how many times James Bond has used the words, "Bond. James Bond." Excluding the .5/interrupted time in GF, here is what I counted (with the help of this site: https://www.springfieldspringfield.co.uk/). Yes, I am that much of a Bond nerd. Please someone correct me if I am wrong:

    DN - 1
    GF - 1
    OHMSS - 2
    DAF - 1
    LALD - 1
    TMWTGG - 3
    TSWLM - 1
    MR - 1
    FYEO - 2
    OP - 1
    AVTAK - 2
    TLD - 1
    LTK - 1
    GE - 1
    TND - 1
    TWINE - 2
    DAD - 1
    CR - 1
    SF - 1
    SP - 1

    Total: 26. 3 for Connery, 2 for Lazenby, 11 for Moore, 2 for Dalton, 5 for Brosnan, and 3 for Craig. The only films without the use of the line are: FRWL, TB, YOLT, and QOS.
  • ThunderfingerThunderfinger Costa Mucho
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    Funny it has become such a staple, when it wasn t in the early films.
  • DragonpolDragonpol Writer @ http://thebondologistblog.blogspot.com
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    Funny it has become such a staple, when it wasn t in the early films.

    It wasn't in many of the original Bond novels either as I recall.
  • ThunderfingerThunderfinger Costa Mucho
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    Connery didn t have to remind people all the time he was Bond.
  • DragonpolDragonpol Writer @ http://thebondologistblog.blogspot.com
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    Connery didn t have to remind people all the time he was Bond.

    True. He was The Real McBond.
  • mattjoesmattjoes Me lleva el chanfle
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    FoxRox's post reminded me that I'd looked this up earlier and forgot to post it for those of you who haven't seen these and like this. Some of the numbers don't match up on both pages--anyone have a better source?
    --A list of Bond kill counts and ways they were killed; this one only goes up to Skyfall:
    http://time.com/james-bond-spectre-007-deadliest/
    --Tallies of Bond's kills and others' kills in each movie:
    http://www.007museum.com/kill_in_bondfilm.htm

    This Bond total kill count (through SP) is from a page here on our site under "Vital Stats"
    https://www.mi6-hq.com/sections/articles/vital-stats-james-bond-killcount?id=04167

    ACTOR - KILLS
    Sean Connery - 82
    George Lazenby - 8
    Roger Moore - 65
    Timothy Dalton - 14
    Pierce Brosnan - 73
    Daniel Craig - 75

    --And this is good! Comprehensive stats in different categories:
    https://www.thefashionisto.com/007-movies-james-bonds-killer-stats/
  • BMW_with_missilesBMW_with_missiles All the usual refinements.
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    Awesome and weird Bond theme remix from 1985


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  • ThunderfingerThunderfinger Costa Mucho
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    Putin: "You are sitting in my chair."
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