That incredibly peculiar & amazing 60's 'feel' to the Bond movies...

chrisisallchrisisall Brosnan Defender Of The Realm
edited January 2016 in Bond Movies Posts: 16,985
Clearly, all of the 60's Bonds had that undeniable feel to the, because hey-60's!
IMO this 'feel' lingered a bit into the 70's with DAF, LALD & TMWTGG to different degrees.
Then the 70's took over, then the 80's, and it was more or less gone.
The Dalton two revived it briefly, TLD more so than LTK (mainly because of Barry vs. Kamen).
GE had a tiny bit of it, but then IMO it was pretty much gone again for a while.
SP finally revived it again, despite being hampered by a score even less reminiscent of the 60's than GE.

Thoughts on this?

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  • chrisisallchrisisall Brosnan Defender Of The Realm
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    Birdleson wrote: »
    I agree with everything you have there except that I did not get a sense of it at all with SPECTRE, but I did get that vibe to some degree with SKYFALL.
    SF? Can you elabourate on why just a bit?
  • chrisisallchrisisall Brosnan Defender Of The Realm
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    Birdleson wrote: »
    It had that right mix of tension, the absurd and the humor. It felt alive and unpredictable. But the feeling your talking about is unquantifiable, essentially.
    My favourite moment in the whole film was Judi: "Go ahead- eject me. See if I care."
    :))
  • chrisisallchrisisall Brosnan Defender Of The Realm
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    Birdleson wrote: »
    I think that line killed the bit. It should have just ended with him flipping the cap on the gearshift. If not everyone got it, so what, it would have been better for the film.
    Her delivery was SO grand though.......
    ^:)^
  • QBranchQBranch Always have an escape plan. Mine is watching James Bond films.
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    Of the Craig films, CR had the most 60s feel to it simply due to 1) the glamour; 2) the way in which scenes were allowed to breathe and play out with no OR minimal ambient background music; 3) grainy shots with added contrast (Obanno death); 4) editing choices, e.g. how one shot fades into the next- an example can be seen when Vesper reacts to Bond's new martini recipe, then the shot fades into the casino table etc.

    On top of that you have actresses Diane Hartford and Tsai Chin returning from 60s Bond films TB and YOLT.
  • ^ I 100% agree with that. I love great Bond films since the '60s like LALD, FYEO, TLD, LTK, GE, SF, etc., but CR managed to bring that feeling of a 60s Connery movie back in spades.

    The humor was there, but it wasn't in an in your face, slap stick type of manner - yet at the same time Bond felt dangerous in CR. I never tire of watching CR. I absolutely hate Campbell wasn't asked back for Bond 22, he just seems to know how to shoot a Bond film whether its an over the top film like GE - or a more down to earth film like CR. I really enjoy QoS and SF, and liked SP okay, but CR seemed to blend so many elements of what makes a classic Bond film for me together in a manner we hadn't seen since OHMSS.
  • talos7talos7 New Orleans
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    bondboy007 wrote: »
    ^ I 100% agree with that. I love great Bond films since the '60s like LALD, FYEO, TLD, LTK, GE, SF, etc., but CR managed to bring that feeling of a 60s Connery movie back in spades.

    The humor was there, but it wasn't in an in your face, slap stick type of manner - yet at the same time Bond felt dangerous in CR. I never tire of watching CR. I absolutely hate Campbell wasn't asked back for Bond 22, he just seems to know how to shoot a Bond film whether its an over the top film like GE - or a more down to earth film like CR. I really enjoy QoS and SF, and liked SP okay, but CR seemed to blend so many elements of what makes a classic Bond film for me together in a manner we hadn't seen since OHMSS.

    I agree 100% Bring back Campbell for Craig's send off.

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