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  • JamesBondKenyaJamesBondKenya Danny Boyle laughs to himself
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    bondjames wrote: »
    A few updates after a pseudo mini-Bondathon.

    1. FRWL
    2. TB
    3. CR
    4. TSWLM
    5. OHMSS
    6. DN
    7. GE
    8. SF
    9. OP
    10. LTK
    11. LALD
    12. FYEO
    13. TLD
    14. QoS
    15. GF
    16. TMWTGG
    17. TND
    18. DAF
    19. YOLT
    20. MR
    21. SP
    22. AVTAK
    23. DAD
    24. TWINE

    Don't you think yolt and Goldfinger are a bit too low
  • bondjamesbondjames You were expecting someone else?
    edited March 2017 Posts: 23,883
    Slightly lower @Birdleson. More on account of some others (which I believe I've been unduly harsh on) being nudged up. I'll give it a viewing shortly and see if I can reassess positively.

    @JamesBondKenya, I've never been a fan of GF. I used to really like it as a kid, but I find it quite dull, pace wise, these days. I recognize it's an iconic film, but I think the template it created has been done better in more recent entries & I don't have any nostalgic connection to the film like some because I only came across it much later. Moreover, like some others, I think it slows to a snail's pace in Kentucky, and furthermore I don't think Hamilton gets the most out of Connery (he's a bit goofy in this film, compared to his more deadly Bond in the Young entries which remain the benchmark for me). So this is one entry where I disagree with most of the forum.

    I really like the first 2/3 of YOLT (in fact, the earlier parts in Japan are top 5 for me in a Bond film just on atmosphere alone), but once the marriage thing kicks in I lose interest every time. Again, I find Moore nails the big spectacle much better than Connery does. It's more his style.
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    I have to admit my recent viewings of YOLT have not been good! It starts well, but the whole marriage/training section and the long traipse to the spectacular finale make it a bit of a chore to watch. Connery on auto pilot too, he was right to step aside after this!
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    Same here ,its in freefall on my rankings list atm.
  • Creasy47Creasy47 In Cuba with Natalya.Moderator
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    None of that stuff seems to bother me or put a damper on the runtime/pacing. I don't know what it is, but I enjoy it all, and YOLT is so easily rewatchable to me.
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    I think the cinematography, direction and score make up for the...hollow nature of YOLT.

    It's also a film I consider a lot of fun @Creasy47.
  • pachazopachazo Make Your Choice
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    barryt007 wrote: »
    Same here ,its in freefall on my rankings list atm.
    Mine too. It's never been a favorite, but YOLT fell all the way down to the 23rd spot on my last ranking.
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    Its at #19 on mine at the moment.
  • Love:

    GF
    CR
    OHMSS
    TB
    FRWL
    SF


    Really like:

    GE
    YOLT
    DN
    QoS
    TLD
    LTK
    NSNA

    Okay:

    DAF
    SP
    TWINE
    TND
    FYEO

    Dislike:

    DAD
    TMWGG

    Outright hate:

    All remaining.

  • pachazopachazo Make Your Choice
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    Wow, there's two Moore films that you don't outright hate? Are you feeling okay today, Telly?
  • bondjamesbondjames You were expecting someone else?
    edited March 2017 Posts: 23,883
    @TellyBlofeld, I think the community should collectively pay for a ticket to send you to one of the "An Afternoon with Sir Roger Moore" events. Hopefully you will have a reappraisal after meeting Sir Rog!

    EDIT: Your list isn't too bad imho, apart from the curious lack of Moore entries in the higher echelon.
  • pachazo wrote: »
    Wow, there's two Moore films that you don't outright hate? Are you feeling okay today, Telly?

    Yes, I'm good :)
  • bondjames wrote: »
    @TellyBlofeld, I think the community should collectively pay for a ticket to send you to one of the "An Afternoon with Sir Roger Moore" events. Hopefully you will have a reappraisal after meeting Sir Rog!

    EDIT: Your list isn't too bad imho, apart from the curious lack of Moore entries in the higher echelon.

    As I hear that Sir Roger is a very nice man, that would be great.
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    I used to like YOLT a lot more years back. The last few watches for me made me feel it is the clear weakest of Connery's first five, yet still pretty enjoyable. I consider it a middling Bond film.
  • I think YOLT is much better than DAF. Just me tho.
  • Creasy47Creasy47 In Cuba with Natalya.Moderator
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    I think YOLT is much better than DAF. Just me tho.

    I'm in agreement, but damn, if I haven't enjoyed DAF over the last couple of years. There are some truly great moments in it - a solid cast, the elevator fight, the Wint and Kidd pairing, etc. Just like AVTAK, I always have a blast when I fire it up, no matter how low it may rank.
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    I think YOLT is much better than DAF. Just me tho.

    I also agree with that; I think a lot of people would. The entire golden age (DN through OHMSS) is really great overall; I just think YOLT is the least good of the six. Still way better than DAF.
  • QuantumOrganizationQuantumOrganization We have people everywhere
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    jake24 wrote: »
    I can't seem to remember a point where that was lacking.

    The last time I recall being impressed by real stuntwork in the series was the parkour chase at the beginning of CR (and flipping the Aston several times). So yes, I think it's been lacking. SP had the helicopter flipping in mid-air, which was okay, but hardly original as the whole sequence was lifted from FYEO and quickly resorted to embarrassing green screen anyway. To quote Angelo Palazzi: "Not enough. The helicopter flip is not enough."
    http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2016/03/25/08/327710DC00000578-0-image-a-16_1458896094846.jpg
  • I think the stuntwork in QoS is pretty impressive.
    A flawed, maligned but underrated picture, for me.
    Better than Spectre, I'll state that.
  • Jazz007Jazz007 Minnesota
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    I think the stuntwork in QoS is pretty impressive.
    A flawed, maligned but underrated picture, for me.
    Better than Spectre, I'll state that.

    Agreed on all fronts - although I enjoyed Spectre as well.
  • QuantumOrganizationQuantumOrganization We have people everywhere
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    1. Dr.No
    2. Quantum of Solace
    3.Thunderball
    4.Skyfall
    5.Licence To Kill
    6. From Russia with Love
    7.Casino Royale
    8.For Your Eyes Only
    9.The Living Daylights
    10.The Spy who Loved Me
    11.Goldfinger
    12.A View To A Kill
    13.Diamonds Are Forever
    14. You Only Live Twice
    15. Moonraker
    16. Octopussy
    17.The Man With The Golden Gun
    18. Live And Let Die
    19.GoldenEye
    20.Tomorrow Never Dies
    21.The World Is Not Enough
    22.Die Another Day
    23. SPECTRE
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    1. Dr.No
    2. Quantum of Solace
    3.Thunderball
    4.Skyfall
    5.Licence To Kill
    6. From Russia with Love
    7.Casino Royale
    8.For Your Eyes Only
    9.The Living Daylights
    10.The Spy who Loved Me
    11.Goldfinger
    12.A View To A Kill
    13.Diamonds Are Forever
    14. You Only Live Twice
    15. Moonraker
    16. Octopussy
    17.The Man With The Golden Gun
    18. Live And Let Die
    19.GoldenEye
    20.Tomorrow Never Dies
    21.The World Is Not Enough
    22.Die Another Day
    23. SPECTRE

    What about OHMSS?
  • Jazz007 wrote: »
    I think the stuntwork in QoS is pretty impressive.
    A flawed, maligned but underrated picture, for me.
    Better than Spectre, I'll state that.

    Agreed on all fronts - although I enjoyed Spectre as well.

    I enjoyed SP as well, there's just a solid tone to QoS that does not descend into silliness like Spectre. Plus Bond is such a tough guy in QoS, none of this 'let's take a tux onto the mission with me' stuff.
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    Same. Just wish it had OHMSS :((
  • bondjamesbondjames You were expecting someone else?
    edited March 2017 Posts: 23,883
    1. Dr.No
    2. Quantum of Solace
    3.Thunderball
    4.Skyfall
    5.Licence To Kill
    6. From Russia with Love
    7.Casino Royale
    8.For Your Eyes Only
    9.The Living Daylights
    10.The Spy who Loved Me
    11.Goldfinger
    12.A View To A Kill
    13.Diamonds Are Forever
    14. You Only Live Twice
    15. Moonraker
    16. Octopussy
    17.The Man With The Golden Gun
    18. Live And Let Die
    19.GoldenEye
    20.Tomorrow Never Dies
    21.The World Is Not Enough
    22.Die Another Day
    23. SPECTRE
    That's not a bad list. I'm surprised to see someone rate QoS that much higher than CR though. I guess Laz's effort doesn't count for you?
  • MansfieldMansfield Where the hell have you been?
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    That's a fine placement for LALD.
  • bondjamesbondjames You were expecting someone else?
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    I just finished LALD. Loved it. One of the best viewings I've had in years.
  • JamesBondKenyaJamesBondKenya Danny Boyle laughs to himself
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    bondjames wrote: »
    I just finished LALD. Loved it. One of the best viewings I've had in years.

    Sheriff pepper is awesome in that movie - I think he's fantastic- what do u think?
  • bondjamesbondjames You were expecting someone else?
    edited March 2017 Posts: 23,883
    bondjames wrote: »
    I just finished LALD. Loved it. One of the best viewings I've had in years.

    Sheriff pepper is awesome in that movie - I think he's fantastic- what do u think?
    He's much better here than in TMWTGG. I've always liked ole JW personally. His wife in the later film is a hoot also. The boat chase gets a lot of flack, but I've always really enjoyed it as it's very atmospheric and real. It's refreshing to see a sequence like that without CGI or model work.
  • MansfieldMansfield Where the hell have you been?
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    I have LALD knocking on the basement door. Sheriff Pepper is one of the elements that prevents it from being in the basement. How unique is that? :-\"
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