SirHenryLeeChaChing's For Original Fans - Favorite Moments In NTTD (spoilers)

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    Goldfinger was my first. Opening day at the Chinese theater. I'll always be biased about it.
    That said, Goldfinger changed the world during it's release. Casino, Skyfall etc. are good / terrific films but they didn't rewrite the book on popular culture. That's why GF will always be the iconic Bond film.
  • DB5 wrote:
    It's the MTV generation. There constantly has to be something going on, or they get bored and change the channel. In our day in order to do this you had to get off the sofa, walk five or six feet, and turn a knob. And in most places there were only three channels. So you learned to be patient regarding story lines.

    The MTV Generation are in their 40s now @DB5!
  • 0BradyM0Bondfanatic70BradyM0Bondfanatic7 Quantum Floral Arrangements: "We Have Petals Everywhere"
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    DB5 wrote:
    It's the MTV generation. There constantly has to be something going on, or they get bored and change the channel. In our day in order to do this you had to get off the sofa, walk five or six feet, and turn a knob. And in most places there were only three channels. So you learned to be patient regarding story lines.

    The MTV Generation are in their 40s now @DB5!

    I don't think he is referring to the youths of the early 80s that were around when MTV first got its start, but more the TRL/Jersey Shore/stupid reality TV generation that MTV now entertains and in which I unhappily find myself. But I can't speak for him, so we will have to wait and see...
  • CommanderRossCommanderRoss The bottom of a pitch lake in Eastern Trinidad, place called La Brea
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    DB5 wrote:
    It's the MTV generation. There constantly has to be something going on, or they get bored and change the channel. In our day in order to do this you had to get off the sofa, walk five or six feet, and turn a knob. And in most places there were only three channels. So you learned to be patient regarding story lines.

    The MTV Generation are in their 40s now @DB5!

    I don't think he is referring to the youths of the early 80s that were around when MTV first got its start, but more the TRL/Jersey Shore/stupid reality TV generation that MTV now entertains and in which I unhappily find myself. But I can't speak for him, so we will have to wait and see...
    IIRC I'm from the MTV generation. Yes, that term was actually used worldwide. It's the kids from the eighties whom were the first to all have remotely controlled tv's in their parential homes. I must say though, that was in the states. We got those remotes a little later. Up 'till my 12th or so we also had to walk, or sit far too close to the tv. MTV stood as example because they only showed music clips (yes, they did! Oh, and beavis and butthead, of course) which meant you saw something else every 2 to 3 minutes. Hence the 'short attention span' of the MTV generation..
  • 4EverBonded4EverBonded the Ballrooms of Mars
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    And I'm just curious now, what is the current generation tagged? We had MTV generation, generation X, then what? I cannot remember - but then, I'm from the swinging 60's generation. Sort of. Also early 70's, but I cannot remember what the 70's were called. Ha!
  • They call us the Millenials, or sometimes Generation Y.
  • CommanderRossCommanderRoss The bottom of a pitch lake in Eastern Trinidad, place called La Brea
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    And I'm just curious now, what is the current generation tagged? We had MTV generation, generation X, then what? I cannot remember - but then, I'm from the swinging 60's generation. Sort of. Also early 70's, but I cannot remember what the 70's were called. Ha!
    That's because your generation started the big generational conflict and started naming generations.. ;-)
  • 4EverBonded4EverBonded the Ballrooms of Mars
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    But we had the Roaring 20's Jazz Age kids, the Bobby Soxers from the Big Band era (40's) ... what were the 50's? Besides bland white bread, I mean. ;)
  • Baby Boomers?
  • 4EverBonded4EverBonded the Ballrooms of Mars
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    Ah, Baby Boomers - I know the answer to this one. That's anyone born from 1946 to ... well, what year was it? Now I forget ... I think through the 50's.

    Got it: the 50's were the Beat Generation. :)

    Though we are rather staying off topic, eh?
  • 0BradyM0Bondfanatic70BradyM0Bondfanatic7 Quantum Floral Arrangements: "We Have Petals Everywhere"
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    My generation is commonly called the Internet generation or something like that, but there are many names.
  • 4EverBonded4EverBonded the Ballrooms of Mars
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    Thanks, I was just curious.
  • 0BradyM0Bondfanatic70BradyM0Bondfanatic7 Quantum Floral Arrangements: "We Have Petals Everywhere"
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    Thanks, I was just curious.
    Whatever name it is usually insulting, and I do hate being stereotyped as an ignorant buffoon who texts all day and tweets all night. Thank goodness the entire generation isn't like that...
  • edited May 2013 Posts: 3,494
    Granted I freely admit that although I became a teen and graduated high school in the 1970's, I better related to the 1980's. Heavy metal, scantily dressed women, even the Bond films were better during this period. This baby boomer (ending in births in 1964 I believe) had more fun than humans should be allowed to! \m/

    Those who came after really missed out. Still looking for SF reviews from Nic and OHMSS69, new ratings come out this Friday :)

  • 4EverBonded4EverBonded the Ballrooms of Mars
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    And the best bad hair bands ever! ;)
  • CommanderRossCommanderRoss The bottom of a pitch lake in Eastern Trinidad, place called La Brea
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    Granted I freely admit that although I became a teen and graduated high school in the 1970's, I better related to the 1980's. Heavy metal, scantily dressed women, even the Bond films were better during this period. This baby boomer (ending in births in 1964 I believe) had more fun than humans should be allowed to! \m/

    Those who came after really missed out. Still looking for SF reviews from Nic and OHMSS69, new ratings come out this Friday :)
    Oh don't you worry about us MTV-kids. We had plenty 'o fun as well. TBH I'm still having too much fun for one person alone. Even better, I know I've had more fun then my dad used to have. Heavy Metal is still around, them there scantily clad girls as well (and may I say it? perhaps less frigit then those AIDS scared days?) and the Bond films are on a roll again too!

    Right, that's enough boasting by me ;-)
  • edited May 2013 Posts: 3,494
    Granted I freely admit that although I became a teen and graduated high school in the 1970's, I better related to the 1980's. Heavy metal, scantily dressed women, even the Bond films were better during this period. This baby boomer (ending in births in 1964 I believe) had more fun than humans should be allowed to! \m/

    Those who came after really missed out. Still looking for SF reviews from Nic and OHMSS69, new ratings come out this Friday :)
    Oh don't you worry about us MTV-kids. We had plenty 'o fun as well. TBH I'm still having too much fun for one person alone. Even better, I know I've had more fun then my dad used to have. Heavy Metal is still around, them there scantily clad girls as well (and may I say it? perhaps less frigit then those AIDS scared days?) and the Bond films are on a roll again too!

    Right, that's enough boasting by me ;-)

    Please forgive me for my opinion here, but raves, ecstasy, and most of those horrible grunge bands of the 90's were hardly an improvement. Metal was driven back underground and those music industry execs, who made the decision to devalue bands with talented musicians (who were still making a ton of money) in favor of a bunch of mostly talentless hacks who could barely play their instruments or write rudimentary songs better than the 70's punks, were rightfully fired later on. I hope every one of them suffered like I did when they decided people like me and my opinions about the poor quality of A&R reps and their meat headed decisions had to go as well.

    Metal hasn't entirely died, there are still a few good newer bands like Pop Evil and Sweden's Sister Sin who are trying to carry the torch, and some of the European "symphonic rock" bands aren't too bad either, but there are too far and few in between. There's a heavier guitar driven edge in a lot of the newer U.S bands over the past few years, but by and large the singers sound fairly similar and most still lack a serious guitar player who knows how to shred like a Mark Tramonti. Slash is still kicking it, thankfully.

    As far as women, I see those you mention and hopefully someday but the term "frigid" would never apply to an 80's metal woman, far from that. I still see some of the girls I used to party and have "etcetera" with here and there at reunion shows and like my late wife, most are still beautiful and still fun people to be with- AIDS was an issue of course but that didn't stop one from using their head if you wanted to get it on. Prolonged drug use led to more deaths than AIDS ever did among my peers. I lived a crazy life and somehow survived it all to be here today with my fellow Bondaholics :)

    P.S- I am compelled to return and quote another 80's legend, Freebird Michael Hayes- "Heaven doesn't want me, and hell's afraid I'll take over" ;)


  • 4EverBonded4EverBonded the Ballrooms of Mars
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    Well said, SirHenry!

    And I still miss Led Zeppelin. God I loved that band.
  • edited May 2013 Posts: 4,622
    Well said, SirHenry!

    And I still miss Led Zeppelin. God I loved that band.
    Grab the Celebration Day blu-ray cd combo. As you are probably aware they performed their best-of live at the O2 in 2007. Probably the toughest ticket in the history of rock.
    The concert cd sounds great. The young Bonham plays almost as well as his old man.
    You can see in the video that Jimmy Page is suitably impressed.
    The liner notes are real interesting too. Jason Bonham said actually playing with Zep and honoring his father was the greatest moment of his life.
    I almost shed a tear.

  • 4EverBonded4EverBonded the Ballrooms of Mars
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    I would have shed a tear if I was there. Sounds like it was fantastic.
    I missed seeing Led Zep in 1973 because, get this, I could not get ANY of my friends to go! Unbelievable. And my parents wouldn't let me go by myself. It was freezing, I think, in Jan or Feb and the concert set a record at that time. Tampa arena. Missed nirvana for me. I did get to see Jimmy Page with Jason Bonham, and a serviceable singer (I don't remember who) on tour about 1989. I remember Bonham being fantastic then, too.

    I will get that cd; thanks!
  • edited May 2013 Posts: 4,622
    Missing Zep in 73. That is indeed a tragedy.
    I never saw the Zep live either, but I did see The Song Remains The Same live concert in cinema, with big sound in 76. That was almost like being at a Zep concert. A theatre full of long-haired rock fans, and that Madison Square footage in the film, was from the 73 tour.
    Thankfully Jimmy Page has made sure all of us Zep fans, do have lots of concert footage to blast on our home systems, what with Song Remains the Same and the excellent career-spanning dvd collection he put together in 2003.
    I did see Page and Plant though live in 1996, so that was pretty neat, but still it wasn't quite Zep, minus Jones.

    But do get the Celebration Day blu-ray. They toss in the cd as a bonus. It's beautifully shot, and you will cry. Young Jason is that pumped. The kid is beside himself. He's playing with his dad's famous band at long last, for the dad he barely knew.

    Moving, Mr.Kidd. Heartwarming, Mr. Wint. I'm going to ball my eyes out Mr.Kidd. I'm standing in a puddle Mr. Wint. :P

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  • chrisisallchrisisall Brosnan Defender Of The Realm
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    timmer wrote:
    Moving, Mr.Kidd. Heartwarming, Mr. Wint. I'm going to ball my eyes out Mr.Kidd. I'm standing in a puddle Mr. Wint. :P
    BWAHAHAHAHAHAAH!!! So funny!!
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    chrisisall wrote:
    BWAHAHAHAHAHAAH!!! So funny!!
    :)) Yes, the faux-sensitive assassins.

  • 4EverBonded4EverBonded the Ballrooms of Mars
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    I have the strongest urge now to plait tiny little braids on either side, falling softly framing my face (and my hair is at least still past my waist), put on a tie-dyed halter top, hip riding bell bottoms that are super soft from over wear, drink some Ripple on ice (yes, you read that right), kick off my harachi sandals and listen to the one and only Led Zep. While lying down with good friends who share the same attitude and similar attire, in a darkened room. Oh yeah.

    Maybe this needs its own thread; I could go on for a while ... :)>-
  • edited May 2013 Posts: 4,622
    I have the strongest urge now to plait tiny little braids on either side, falling softly framing my face (and my hair is at least still past my waist), put on a tie-dyed halter top, hip riding bell bottoms that are super soft from over wear, drink some Ripple on ice (yes, you read that right), kick off my harachi sandals and listen to the one and only Led Zep. While lying down with good friends who share the same attitude and similar attire, in a darkened room. Oh yeah.

    Maybe this needs its own thread; I could go on for a while ... :)>-
    That's funny, I forgot Zep also had the hippy-dippy flower-child appeal. Peace and love, sister! :)>-
    Guys like me though, we liked the Zep, for the rock-god Page's heavy guitar riffing, Bonzo's pounding drums, Jones' pulsing bass, and Plant's rock-god worship-me vocals.
    Best heavy-rock band ever. Whole Lotta Love, Dazed and Confused and Black Dog, I think are the quintessential Zep songs for us heavy-rock fans.
    My self and my reprobate pals, we hardly ever played Lep Zep III ( too acoustic). We hammered the other albums,especially I, II and IV, that were more likely to blow out our sub-woofers or shake the walls.

  • chrisisallchrisisall Brosnan Defender Of The Realm
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    timmer wrote:
    Guys like me though, we liked the Zep, for the rock-god Page's heavy guitar riffing, Bonzo's pounding drums, Jones' pulsing bass, and Plant's rock-god worship-me vocals.

    Zep was great no doubt, but colour me a die hard ELP fan!
  • 4EverBonded4EverBonded the Ballrooms of Mars
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    Oh don't get me wrong. The hard guitar slamming hammer, the incredible drumming, perfect bass, and Plant's wailing unique voice are what I love. Whole Lotta Love, Dazed, and Black Dog alone are priceless for me. I actually don't think of Stairway first, though I love it, too.
  • edited June 2013 Posts: 3,494
    Updated ratings from the originals after 23 films, as of 12:00PM U.S EST-


    1. Casino Royale- 4.33
    2. Goldfinger- 4.30
    3. From Russia With Love- 4.26
    4. Skyfall (4/7 reviews)- 4.15
    5. The Living Daylights- 4.12
    6. Thunderball- 4.10
    7. Licence To Kill- 4.06
    8. The Spy Who Loved Me- 4.05
    9. On Her Majesty's Secret Service- 4.00
    10. You Only Live Twice- 3.92
    11. For Your Eyes Only- 3.90
    12. Live And Let Die- 3.83
    13. GoldenEye- 3.75
    14. Octopussy- 3.73
    15. Tomorrow Never Dies- 3.63
    16. Dr. No- 3.57
    17. Quantum Of Solace- 3.42
    18. A View To A Kill- 3.28
    19. The World Is Not Enough- 3.17
    20. The Man With The Golden Gun- 3.13
    21. Diamonds Are Forever- 3.02
    22. Moonraker- 2.97
    23. Die Another Day- 2.70


    Below is the updated list of missing reviews-

    SKYFALL- No votes from OHMSS and NicNac

    @BeatlesSansEarmuffs latest review of Goldfinger returned the film back into the #2 position for the moment, and I can't wait to read what he thinks about Thunderball next, not my fave but the film that made me a fan and still a timeless classic.

    For those of us in the U.S, have a great Memorial Day weekend and for those who are not, have a great weekend anyway!
  • edited May 2013 Posts: 4,622
    @SirHenryLeeChaChing Yes indeed, happy Memorial Day (Indy 500 weekend) to all the American members.
    @chrisisall Yes of course ELP = good heavy prog rock!
    @flowerchild4EverBonded :)>- Sure, the Zep had a great range of both heavy and acoustic material. It all sounds great. I truly had forgotten though that they were popular on the hippie-dippy scene too. Do hang on to the flower-child outfit. Everything seems to come back around.
    I'm hoping to dig out my Disco Sucks T-shirt again someday, although it might be a little tight.
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    I'm new but I've decided to go backwards
    Since we seem to be short on Skyfall reviews.

    Bond: Best performance by a Bond actor
    Ever. Great range of emotion by Craig and he does the scenes with M with great depth. He is my favorite bond and gives one of the best performances ever in a film
    Here. 5/5

    Women: I love how Eve is introduced and he has the greatest character arch of a Bond girl ever. Severine is underused but the scene where she describes Silva she looks genuinely scared.
    5/5

    Villains: Let's just say Silva is my favorite film villain ever. Plus Patrice is a great villain despite being mute.
    5/5

    Humor: Classic one liners and I enjoy the banter between Bond, Kincade,
    And M.
    5/5

    Action: Filmed well with great editing unlike QOS. Best PTS, best finale, and a great scene in the courthouse and the awesome silhouette Shanghai fight. I also love the train chase.
    5/5

    Sadism:
    Lots of cold-blooded murders by the psycho Silva. The violence is heavy but not too MUch for a Bond film.
    5/5

    Music: Fun when needed and dark when necessary I love the feel
    It gives. Adele's theme is the series best.
    5/5

    Gadgets: Just enough for the modern ages Bond and the gun is a cool concept for
    The realistic bond.

    Locations: You have the beautiful Scotland, the gorgeous Istanbul, and the colorful
    Shanghai and lots of London which adds up to the perfect blend of locations.
    5/5

    Overall supporting Cast:
    Lets say this, Dench gives her best M, Kinnear his best Tanner, I love q, and Fiennes gives me hope for Bond's future. I think everyone was perfectly casted in SF.

    Overall:
    Hell I will say this is my favorite film
    ever. I saw it over and over in theatres and on Blu-Ray. I can't get enough of this masterpiece.

    Total:5/5
    PERFECT
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