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Thunderball
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On Her Majestys Secret Service
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  • In terms of portrayal, it's Moonraker, I liked Moore's Bond in that film, he showed complexity, but it's just overshadowed by the more over the top aspects of the film, to which I may argue it's not, and it gets a lot of characters right (a truly me…
  • FoxRox wrote: » Kubrick is probably my favorite director, but I can never excuse the cruelty. Many of the best artists aren’t such kind people unfortunately. And I hate how many called Shelley ugly and annoying - very commonplace, nasty abuse. …
  • Pass this one for me, although I liked TLD, but it's not highly rewatchable for me, I prefer LTK, I'm fond of female musicians but Maryam D'Abo is unconvincing in the role and the character in general is a bit naive and gullible (Honey Ryder may be …
  • mtm wrote: » peter wrote: » SP is not a missed opportunity, it's an anomaly, well made film, technically, but plot and story wise, it's really bad SP, given its already a technically well made film, there's nothing much to be done, …
  • thedove wrote: » Didn't realize how this would you rather would spark such interesting stories, conversations and discussions. Great stuff here. I have grown to like TWINE over the years. At the time of release my expectations were high for thi…
  • I think I've opened up the Pandora's box for a lot more deeper discussions like this 😅.
  • This scenario with Cuaron, based on how you're all saying it, reminds me of what Boyle could've done with NTTD 😅, same reactions, same feelings, both directors that some of us can't help but to imagine how their versions would've looked like and int…
  • The Broccolis, especially Barbara and MGW are known for choosing wrong directors, remember, we have Tamahori in DAD, Sam Mendes? I could discount him here since we have Skyfall after all and SP's fault was more on the writing, Forster in QoS which d…
  • There are many scenes that I used to rewatch in SP than in TWINE, although in terms of concept, I liked TWINE more with the female antagonist and love triangle thing between Bond and Renard, it wasn't just executed well, the one in SP isn't actually…
  • mtm wrote: » What is the thing with Bond's luggage having the same number as the cab licence plate? Is that a spy thing? It doesn't seem a terribly hard code to break for any enemies, and why communicate it to Bond that way- why not just tell him?…
  • Disguises doesn't work with Bond, after all, we complain about the clown suit in OP either. mtm wrote: » The only reason it might work in the novel is because you can't see him! Reasonable 😅, but logically, it wouldn't work and it couldn…
  • My question: I know the yellow face had been badly executed, but is it a good idea in the first place as the question asked ("Worst execution of a good idea")? Because in my opinion, it's also a bad idea, it's not a missed opportunity to begin wi…
  • Dr. No, of course, the one that started the series and gave James Bond a stable footing in the cinematic realm, but aside from that, it's also fun and entertaining too, this is James Bond in his most prime!
  • Watching some Victor Borge sketches, he may be a comedian, but oh my, he's also a talented musician (a pianist)! Giving me some entertainment and fun.
  • DEKE_RIVERS wrote: » Now we have a dubbed Bond. Makes sense, he's in a disguise, and I could make a case that he had been trained in doing some voice impersonations before starting the mission, after all, we have a Japanese Bond makeup in t…
  • DEKE_RIVERS wrote: » Mendes4Lyfe wrote: » DEKE_RIVERS wrote: » Connery's boredom would have worked great in OHMSS. In the novel Bond was tired and he didn't give a shit. If he could have worked off a few pounds, perhaps. ;) …
  • LTK, some scores in FYEO just undermines any scene that should be serious or suspenseful (the Car Chase in Spain in the beginning, or the Ski Chase in Cortina) scenes that should be thrilling and tense, but became novelties because of the scores und…
  • I can think of many wasted good ideas in this series: Scaramanga was mentioned already, the whole Bond got tortured in North Korea and wanting revenge in Die Another Day, but given that people didn't accepted the route Licence To Kill had offered be…
  • echo wrote: » TMWTGG stuffed into closet. Although I'd have gone for almost breaking Andrea's arm. TMWTGG is Bond at his least gentlemanly. And possibly FYEO is the most. Octopussy for me is his most gentlemanly.
  • BT3366 wrote: » Solitaire LALD gets my vote. It's been years since I've read the novel, so I can't recall how it played out there, but the method Bond uses, especially knowing what danger it places her in, is huge. Yet she also plays into it. …
  • I may nominate Bond's "women drivers" comment while in the van with Anya in TSWLM, knowing that they're in the state of urgency and danger from Jaws, that comment and that particular act from him, for me, felt inappropriate, and a bit unrealistic, I…
  • Kara, she is what the real life music industry needs more: Female musicians, and Kara represented that aspect well.....
  • Reflsin2bourbons wrote: » FYEO: I rewatched to quantify why I dislike it, so I took some notes. Firstly, the FYEO short story takes a darker tone as it deals with death, and the film sort of follows (with Bond investigating instead of killing).…
  • mtm wrote: » BT3366 wrote: » A lot of love here for the OHMSS finale scene. But I was surprised not to see the post car chase scene in the barn where Bond proposes to Tracy. Her asking "Do you mean it" was heartbreaking, more so than the endin…
  • The shower scene in CR is not as tragic as OHMSS or the TB one (yes, @echo it's more of heartbreaking and tragic than tender, to say? The same for Bond revealing the death of Domino's brother in TB, it's also more of a tragic scene), I mean, tender …
  • thedove wrote: » Mathis1 wrote: » 007ClassicBondFan wrote: » I’m going to throw a wrench in this debate and say that Thunderball’s moment is my pick. Everything about that scene from the location, to Connery’s acting (the trembling hands, …
  • Marc Ange Draco, only if he would offer me a million pounds, send me a backup via armed men in helicopters, and invite me to watch a bullfight party.
  • Nothing can beats Bond comforting Tracy in OHMSS, it's still the most heartbreaking moment in the Bond series, very melancholic.
  • Melina Havelock acted very cold and distant much moreso than Madeleine, although I prefer the ride in a country style, but can't help to imagine how it could be a bit boring with Melina acting that way she was in the film, Madeleine (especially in t…
  • Peter B. Gillis, 71. Longtime Marvel Comics Writer https://www.cbr.com/marvel-comics-writer-peter-b-gillis-passes-away/