There's something about that The Man with the Golden Gun (1974)!

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  • ThunderfingerThunderfinger Das Boot Hill
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    There s something about Mary.
  • chrisisallchrisisall Brosnan Defender Of The Realm
    edited November 2014 Posts: 17,289
    Birdleson wrote: »
    like everything about Mary Goodnight, even how she was written.
    We are a small group, Mary Goodnight fans.
    The Three Hail Mary's Club!
    :))
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    In terms of Bond girls, I think the Roger Moore era was overall poorer than most, certainly poorer overall than the 60s. That said I think Gun was one of the best in that regard. Even Mary Goodnight is one of the best ditz we've had.
  • ThunderfingerThunderfinger Das Boot Hill
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    Birdleson wrote: »
    Certainly nothing beats the original Connery run of Bond Girls (with Tracy thrown in).

    Except Moore, if only for Mary Goodnight and Melina.
  • MayDayDiVicenzoMayDayDiVicenzo Here and there
    edited November 2014 Posts: 5,080
    I love Solitaire.
    Goodnight is a mixed bag for me.
    XXX is a bit bland, to put it mildly.
    Goodhead is a little bland, but has nice chemistry with Moore's Bond.
    Havelock is exemplary.
    Octopussy is a perfect match for Moore.
    Always had a soft spot for Sutton.

    Overall, not a bad run at all for the Moore era.

    For me, Domino Derval falls below all of the above. I just find her boring.
  • For me, Domino Derval falls below all of the above. I just find her boring.

    There,that taste thing again! I spell her B-O-M-B-S-H-E-L-L. Make that Bombshell extraordinaire!!
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    I love Solitaire.
    Goodnight is a mixed bag for me.
    XXX is a bit bland, to put it mildly.
    Goodhead is a little bland, but has nice chemistry with Moore's Bond.
    Havelock is exemplary.
    Octopussy is a perfect match for Moore.
    Always had a soft spot for Sutton.

    Overall, not a bad run at all for the Moore era.

    For me, Domino Derval falls below all of the above. I just find her boring.

    Kissy wasn't axactly the most interesting character either... No, Connery's Bond Girls was a mixed bag as well. The two actors with the most consistent level of Bond Girls were Laz and Tim. But they only did three films between them...
  • edited November 2014 Posts: 7,424
    I love Solitaire.
    Goodnight is a mixed bag for me.
    XXX is a bit bland, to put it mildly.
    Goodhead is a little bland, but has nice chemistry with Moore's Bond.
    Havelock is exemplary.
    Octopussy is a perfect match for Moore.
    Always had a soft spot for Sutton.

    Overall, not a bad run at all for the Moore era.

    For me, Domino Derval falls below all of the above. I just find her boring.

    Kissy wasn't exactly the most interesting character either... No, Connery's Bond Girls was a mixed bag as well. The two actors with the most consistent level of Bond Girls were Laz and Tim. But they only did three films between them...
  • chrisisallchrisisall Brosnan Defender Of The Realm
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    Birdleson wrote: »
    I also vehemently defend Kissy, Aki and Domino.
    STOP PRE-POSTING what I was about to say!!!
    :))
  • chrisisallchrisisall Brosnan Defender Of The Realm
    edited November 2014 Posts: 17,289
    Birdleson wrote: »
    And TND sucks! Sorry, I beat you to it again.
    Silly silly British man.
  • chrisisallchrisisall Brosnan Defender Of The Realm
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    I am not an acronym; I am a free man!
  • ThunderfingerThunderfinger Das Boot Hill
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    Birdleson wrote: »
    He should have played Bond in '67, if Charles Feldman had the nerve to do a straight adaptation of CASINO ROYALE.

    Who? @chrisisall?
  • DragonpolDragonpol Writer @ https://thebondologistblog.blogspot.com
    edited November 2014 Posts: 16,322
    Birdleson wrote: »
    He should have played Bond in '67, if Charles Feldman had the nerve to do a straight adaptation of CASINO ROYALE.

    Who? @chrisisall?

    A clue: He's not a number. He's a free man! ;)
  • DragonpolDragonpol Writer @ https://thebondologistblog.blogspot.com
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    Patrick McGoohan. :)
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    Birdleson wrote: »
    He should have played Bond in '67, if Charles Feldman had the nerve to do a straight adaptation of CASINO ROYALE.

    He wouldn't have accepted. He did not want to kiss another woman than his wife.
  • DragonpolDragonpol Writer @ https://thebondologistblog.blogspot.com
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    Birdleson wrote: »
    Ludovico wrote: »
    Birdleson wrote: »
    He should have played Bond in '67, if Charles Feldman had the nerve to do a straight adaptation of CASINO ROYALE.

    He wouldn't have accepted. He did not want to kiss another woman than his wife.

    It's all a what if, obviously, but my point was that he (McGoohan), along with Lawrence Harvey, were names that Feldman was considering when he was still aiming to do a straight adaptation. I would have loved to have that in our vault rather than what we ended up with as CR '67.

    Indeed, especially with Laurence Harvey.
  • TripAcesTripAces Universal Exports
    edited July 2016 Posts: 4,508
    Gonna bump this thread...

    I have been conducting research on the history and legacy of the barrel roll stunt. I came across this little gem, which I don't believe have been uncovered on these boards. Enjoy.

    https://helldriversmovie.wordpress.com/2008/04/25/astrospiral/
  • GoldenGunGoldenGun Per ora e il momento che verrà
    edited July 2016 Posts: 6,144
    Glad you bumped it.

    I've never been Moore's biggest fan but TMWTGG is a film I always enjoyed more than his others. The cinematography, the sets, the girls, Scaramanga and Moore himself.

    Despite its many flaws, this might be Moore's most Flemingesque outing and definitely his most Flemingesque performance.
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    Birdleson wrote: »
    Ludovico wrote: »
    Birdleson wrote: »
    He should have played Bond in '67, if Charles Feldman had the nerve to do a straight adaptation of CASINO ROYALE.

    He wouldn't have accepted. He did not want to kiss another woman than his wife.

    It's all a what if, obviously, but my point was that he (McGoohan), along with Lawrence Harvey, were names that Feldman was considering when he was still aiming to do a straight adaptation. I would have loved to have that in our vault rather than what we ended up with as CR '67.

    I wonder if we had had a serious CR in 1967, if we would have then still had the EON version in 2006?

  • DragonpolDragonpol Writer @ https://thebondologistblog.blogspot.com
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    Yes, and CR 06 was extensively modernised and written as an origin story of sorts with the reboot.
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    It would have made for an interesting comparison between 67 and 06.

    I really like Laurence Harvey, he'd have made a decent job of Bond.
  • DragonpolDragonpol Writer @ https://thebondologistblog.blogspot.com
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    Sadly Laurence Harvey wouldn't have had a long reign as Bond having died in November 1973. I'd have loved to see his take on James Bond though. He was a great actor in a good few spy films and of course was great in The Manchurian Candidate (1962).

  • DragonpolDragonpol Writer @ https://thebondologistblog.blogspot.com
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    Birdleson wrote: »
    Dragonpol wrote: »
    Sadly Laurence Harvey wouldn't have had a long reign as Bond having died in November 1973. I'd have loved to see his take on James Bond though. He was a great actor in a good few spy films and of course was great in The Manchurian Candidate (1962).

    It would have been a one-off, that's all that Feldman had the rights to.

    Yes, I had thought of that, but I suppose that I meant more generally. But who can say how his life might have turned out?
  • edited July 2016 Posts: 4,006
    If an actor had been a success in CR67, I wonder if EON would have turned to them to take over from Connery?
  • LeonardPineLeonardPine The Bar on the Beach
    Posts: 3,778
    Re-visited this the other day on Bluray after a long gap, and it wasn't half bad.

    I think it's Moore's performance that impresses the most. He has a solid conviction and determination about him in this and it works well.

    The Thailand scenery as Moore pilots the plane to the Island looks stunning in high definition.

    Yeah, it has it's silly moments. JW is most unwelcome and the kung fu stuff is pretty naff, but overall it was much better than I remembered and certainly better than the pretty lame LALD.
  • bondjamesbondjames You were expecting someone else?
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    GoldenGun wrote: »
    Glad you bumped it.

    I've never been Moore's biggest fan but TMWTGG is a film I always enjoyed more than his others. The cinematography, the sets, the girls, Scaramanga and Moore himself.

    Despite its many flaws, this might be Moore's most Flemingesque outing and definitely his most Flemingesque performance.
    Fully agreed. It's a great film to me. I've always loved it.
  • ThunderpussyThunderpussy My Secret Lair
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    Nicely put @LeonardPine the location of Scaramanga's Island looks amazing on bluray.
  • LeonardPineLeonardPine The Bar on the Beach
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    Nicely put @LeonardPine the location of Scaramanga's Island looks amazing on bluray.

    Yeah it's been kind of the neglected disc in my box set so I'm glad I finally watched it and was pleasantly surprised.

    I suppose I better re-visit DAF next as it's been a while. That one I'm not particularly looking forward to....!

  • ThunderpussyThunderpussy My Secret Lair
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    :)) I know what you mean. For me even on bluray DAF looks very 70s, quite drab
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    Really enjoyed it last time I watched it. Weird in a good way.
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