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  • I´m planning on starting with my Spring Bond-A-Thon tonight! I did it for the first time last year and really enjoyed it. I will watch all the official films in the right order and try to watch as many as possible each day. I will keep you all updated!
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    I've always wanted to watch the films in the order of the novels. It might prove really interesting!
  • chrisisallchrisisall Brosnan Defender Of The Realm
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    Father's Day started my random scattershot 2014 Bondathon...
    TLD, GF, YOLT, and yesterday TB. Godess, I love TLD & TB...
    Sweep continues.
  • royale65royale65 Caustic misanthrope reporting for duty.
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    Tell me something chaps, what is the maximum time for a Bondathon?

    The reason I ask this, 'coz I've started a Bondathon this May, and I'll end with B24 in 2015.
  • pachazopachazo Make Your Choice
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    If you stay committed and watch them all within your allotted time frame then I think that qualifies. Go at your own pace.
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    There is no set time really. Whenever I do one I usually (try) to watch one a day and maybe catch up with 2 on a weekend if I missed a day.
  • royale65royale65 Caustic misanthrope reporting for duty.
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    Thanks chaps. With Bond 24, when it's released on DVD that is, one could, theoretically, commence a Bondathon, watching one a month, for 2 years.
  • NicNacNicNac Administrator, Moderator
    edited January 2015 Posts: 7,572
    Bondathon

    The World Is Not Enough
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    As with many of you (I'm sure) , have decided to work my way through the series. It's random, so we started today with TWINE. Looked at it afresh and noticed the constant use of deep colours - browns, gold, blues. It helped emphasis the occasional use of red. Still don't like the action sequences, apart from the PTS, but hey ho- enjoyed it more than usual. Really am not as offended by Denise Richards as most people are. My biggest gripe is the missed opportunity to make Renard more interesting. They set up this interesting premise regarding his dying senses, then barely bothered to exploit it.

    We will have to do approx 2 a month to finish before Spectre arrives. Hand in the hat, to pull out the second film.....
  • NicNacNicNac Administrator, Moderator
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    Bondathon
    The World Is Not Enough
    The Spy Who Loved Me
    Dr No
    Octopussy
    You Only Live Twice
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    Making good progress on my first EON Bondathon in many years. Wrote a little bit about TWINE above. Also enjoyed rewatching TSWLM and Dr No, but for some reason, my favourite Moore film Octopussy didn't have quite the same impact. It suddenly looked and felt too close (for comfort) in style to Moonraker.

    Trying to take something new from these over familiar films. For YOLT I simply watched Connery as closely as possible, and still I can't see any difference in his performance from earlier films. He is still as charismatic as ever. And YOLT itself is epic.

    Next up is Casino Royale.
  • pachazopachazo Make Your Choice
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    Hey all, I'd like to start a Bondathon soon but I don't want to watch them in chronological order again. Any good suggestions on how I should mix it up this time?
  • NicNacNicNac Administrator, Moderator
    Posts: 7,572
    Bondathon
    The World Is Not Enough
    The Spy Who Loved Me
    Dr No
    Octopussy
    You Only Live Twice
    Casino Royale
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    Loved the fact that CR saw the tradition of voluptuous, exotic women upheld - and what beautiful women they were.
    Assured first performance from Craig and a fine film to boot.

    Next up - Moonraker
  • WalecsWalecs On Her Majesty's Secret Service
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    How about alphabetical order?
  • pachazopachazo Make Your Choice
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    I like all of those suggestions. Good ideas. Thank you both!
  • TripAcesTripAces Universal Exports
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    Am I the only fool who watches a Bond film EVERY DAY? My whole life, the past three years, has been a Bond-a-thon.
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    TripAces wrote: »
    Am I the only fool who watches a Bond film EVERY DAY? My whole life, the past three years, has been a Bond-a-thon.

    I've gone through periods when I've seen bits of Bond films everyday. Not the whole thing but certain scenes.
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    Same here, Bird. I also watch a lot of the special features and love listening to the audio commentary tracks while watching the films. I don't have cable so I watch the films a lot while I'm on the computer playing games or reading. I've got into 3 monitors on my PC in the last year and a half so it has really opened me up to be able to multi task instead of only being able to do one thing at a time. Now I can watch a Bond film, play a game, and surf the internet at the same time if needed.
  • NicNacNicNac Administrator, Moderator
    Posts: 7,572
    Bondathon
    The World Is Not Enough
    The Spy Who Loved Me
    Dr No
    Octopussy
    You Only Live Twice
    Casino Royale
    Moonraker
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    Well, Moonraker has come and gone. Interesting to note, apart from the bondala business the first 60 or 70 minutes isn't too bad.

    And when the problems set in I'm a lot less aggrieved at the silly jokes (because that's the way Cubby thought the audiences would be entertained back then - just part of the package), than I am the sloppy fight choreography. Moore isn't the nimblest of movers, and Richard Keil is clearly awkward when he has to appear dangerous. So we have these half hearted fight sequences that should never ever be there in a series that gained it's reputation on brutal and painful fisty cuffs.

    I was dismayed to see that the only person who put their all into the punch ups, was Lois Chiles. Well done that girl.

    Still the funniest double entendre in the entire series goes to Q and his 'I think he's attempting re-entry' quip. I do like to think that dear old Desmond Llewelyn didn't realise it was a joke, but I suppose he probably did.

    Next up - Aaaah ah ah ah The Living Daylights....
  • TigerTanakaTigerTanaka Welcome to Japan, Mr. Bond
    edited January 2015 Posts: 50
    NicNac wrote: »
    Still the funniest double entendre in the entire series goes to Q and his 'I think he's attempting re-entry' quip. I do like to think that dear old Desmond Llewelyn didn't realise it was a joke, but I suppose he probably did.

    Me too. If he didn't, that would make him all the more endearing :)

    My Bondathon:
    Watching each of Connery, Moore, Dalton, Brosnan and Craig's second Bond films and see how well they improved from the first...

    1. From Russia With Love
    2. The Man With The Golden Gun
    3. Licence To Kill
    4. Tomorrow never Dies
    5. Quantum of Solace


  • TripAces wrote: »
    Am I the only fool who watches a Bond film EVERY DAY? My whole life, the past three years, has been a Bond-a-thon.
    Same here. At least one a day...
  • ThunderfingerThunderfinger Das Boot Hill
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    TripAces wrote: »
    Am I the only fool who watches a Bond film EVERY DAY? My whole life, the past three years, has been a Bond-a-thon.
    Same here. At least one a day...

    Wow. You must be possessed.
  • edited January 2015 Posts: 7,506
    Birdleson wrote: »
    TripAces wrote: »
    Am I the only fool who watches a Bond film EVERY DAY? My whole life, the past three years, has been a Bond-a-thon.
    Same here. At least one a day...

    Wow. You must be possessed.

    I thought we all were. That's why we're here.


    One a day is a bit extreme though... Personally I try to limit myself to watching only three or four a month, and usually I make an effort to watch all the other 22 before I watch the same one again. A huge ever ongoing "Bondathon cycle" of sorts. That way they stay reasonably fresh...
  • I'm planning to watch one per week starting in June to prepare for the release of SPECTRE. On off-years I watch one on each actor's birthday and if the mood strikes me, I'll pick one.
  • I haven't seen a Bond film in months now. I "broke" my Bondathon off as the semester got extremely busy with Finals and just haven't picked back up yet.

    I plan to watch THE LIVING DAYLIGHTS or GOLDFINGER soon. Can't decide. Maybe having a specific watchlist would be beneficial in the future.
  • WalecsWalecs On Her Majesty's Secret Service
    edited March 2015 Posts: 3,157
    I'm so excited that my Bondathon is starting in a month and a half with the Fleming: The Man Who Would Be Bond, then one each week waiting for SPECTRE. I forced myself not to watch any Bond movie for a year and a half (last Bond movie I watched was OHMSS in June 2013) so that every one would feel fresh.
  • DaltonCraig007DaltonCraig007 They say, "Evil prevails when good men fail to act." What they ought to say is, "Evil prevails."
    edited January 2015 Posts: 15,696
    I really need to do a new Bondathon one day. My last proper Bondathon was in 2006 for the release of CR.
  • I really need to do a new Bondathon one day. My last proper Bondathon was in 2006 for the release of CR.

    Hot damn get to it.

  • NicNacNicNac Administrator, Moderator
    edited March 2015 Posts: 7,572
    Bondathon

    The World Is Not Enough
    The Spy Who Loved Me
    Dr No
    Octopussy
    You Only Live Twice
    Casino Royale
    Moonraker
    The Living Daylights
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    something else that struck me about Moonraker. There are 3 or 4 scenes that are really quite suspenseful. More so than the film really deserved. Anyways...

    The Living Daylights, Mr Dalton step forward. Nothing new to add other than I can't recall his hair being quite as long as it is, but I guess that's more to do with the 80s in general.
    Still not entirely convinced by TD but he's great in the action scenes.

    Next up.....Die Another Day
  • ThunderpussyThunderpussy My Secret Lair
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    I love Dalton as Bond, but I agree, for some reason he doesn't look
    Comfortable in the fight scenes, he moves awkwardly ? I can't put
    My finger on the reason, but there is something.
  • edited February 2015 Posts: 41
    I recognise a few scenes here and there from when I saw some Moore films as a kid, but that's about it. So this year, in January, I decided to start a Bondathon, and to go in order to see the evolution of the series. I'm about to hit GoldenEye, and what a series it's been so far! Really enjoyed it :)
  • Well I think the Dalton VS Necros fight on the plane definitely deserves a mention among the series' best fights.
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