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Red5

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« on: 10-21-2002 18:48 »

Who is the  best Bond?  What is the best Bond Film, your favourite quotes etc.  Stick em all in this thread.  Oh, and how does XXX compare to the Bond classics.
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« Reply #1 on: 10-21-2002 22:24 »

Sean Connery is still the best Bond.  The original movies, though hokey now, were incredibly good for their day.  Plus Q was always cool.
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« Reply #2 on: 10-21-2002 22:56 »

Sean Connery IS James Bond.
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« Reply #3 on: 10-21-2002 23:02 »
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Sshhplendid, Misshh Moneypenny.

Agree, Connery is best Bond, then Roger Moore, then Brosnan - others don't figure.

Best bond film?  You Only Live Twice?  One of my favourites - Inspiration for Austin Powers and a cracking Simpsons episode.

Haven't seen xXx yet.  I'm hoping to go this Friday.
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« Reply #4 on: 10-22-2002 01:58 »

Connery is the best Bond, I thing Brosnan is next though.  XXX was dumb...but entertaining.  I am looking forward to die another day.  Also GoldenEye was the best new bond.
Red5

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« Reply #5 on: 10-22-2002 02:48 »

Ok it looks like connery is going to win this, but how about moore for his suave sophistication and generall cadishness?

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« Reply #6 on: 10-22-2002 02:59 »

..and his eyebrow.

I loved Moonraker for it's sheer ridiculousness.
Zed 85

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« Reply #7 on: 10-22-2002 05:52 »

They really did try with Moonraker, but...let's just say it was too ambitious...

IMHO...
Best 007 = Sean Connery, for sure.
My most favourite film is probably Tommorow Never Dies. And also my favourite woman in Bond (except Moneypenny) is Michelle Yeoh. Thoughts?
Aleel

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« Reply #8 on: 10-22-2002 06:27 »

Sean Connery... *shakesherhead* it's nonsense to ask such a question...  wink
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« Reply #9 on: 10-22-2002 12:39 »
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There's a lot of the Roger Moore ones I like, for different reasons. 

I think View To A Kill's pretty good - even if he's just to old - great Theme tune also.

The Spy Who Loved Me, THAT Lotus, man - best gadget!

EDIT:  Just remembered, anther top moment (from Diamnds Are Forever)

Woman: Hi, I'm Plenty.
Bond: Of coursshhh you are.
Woman: Plenty O'Toole.
Bond: Named after your father perhapsshhh?

 laff
Teral

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« Reply #10 on: 10-22-2002 17:35 »

For sheer coolness: Connery, no contest.

For lighthearted comic: Moore all the way.

Best movies: "Your Only Live Twice" and "The Spy Who Loved Me".

Worst 007 movie: "License to kill", far and away. Urrggg, that movie almost killed my love for these flicks.
Red5

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« Reply #11 on: 10-22-2002 18:03 »

How about the best bad guy?

For sheer menacing size: Jaws
Original use of hats: Odd Job
Best Name: Scaramanga (and funky third nipple)


Zed 85

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« Reply #12 on: 10-23-2002 04:11 »

Jaws was a great bad guy, although Moonraker really tried it's best to reverse it. View To A Kill did have a great soundtrack, but I didn't enjoy the film quite so much, and the Bondgirl was a bit thick. Come on, she managed to be carried away by a man in a blimp!  roll eyes
Grace Jones was good, and Christopher Walken was an effective psycho. But I still didn't enjoy it that much. The best Moore film was by far The Spy Who Loved Me and it was one of the best overall. I certainly like it. The only good Triple-X is a female Triple-X  wink  big grin

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« Reply #13 on: 10-23-2002 07:34 »

*Cough* Bond thread
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« Reply #14 on: 10-23-2002 10:33 »

Sean Connery IS only and original James Bond! I liked moonraker very much even it had Roger Moore acting James Bond.
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« Reply #15 on: 10-23-2002 12:20 »

I liked Roger Moore, as a bond actor. Pierce Brosnan is a B-movie actor.

The earlier James Bond movies were better.  Now they 're all about product placement.
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« Reply #16 on: 10-24-2002 15:16 »

Connery, Moore and Brosnan all are good in their own way.

You only live twice is probably my favourite although I haven't seen them all. Goldeneye is a favourite of mine too, although it was the first I saw too, so that may be a biased opinion.

Best soundtrack gotta be from The Spy Who Loved Me.
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« Reply #17 on: 10-25-2002 12:54 »

I'm evenly split between Connery and Moore as to who is my favorite.  Roger Moore was the Bond when I was growing up, so I'm partial to him.  I don't mind any of them (even Timothy Dalton) really.  Did anyone see the movie where George Lazenby (I think that's the guy's name I just butchered) played James Bond?  Is it good?
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« Reply #18 on: 10-25-2002 14:27 »

 
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Originally posted by bankrupt:
Did anyone see the movie where George Lazenby (I think that's the guy's name I just butchered) played James Bond?  Is it good?

You mean "On Her Majesty's Secret Service"? Yes, it's fantastic, unfairly treated by some people as Lazenby is more used to selling Turkish Delight.

It's got a great story (not too far out, not too many gadgets), great girls (especially Diana Rigg) and one of the most unexpected endings for a Bond movie.

Rent it, borrow it, steal it but definitely see it.

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« Reply #19 on: 10-25-2002 15:11 »

Connery then Brosnan, didn't like Lazenby or Moore that much, Dalton was cool too, did some of his own stunts I heard.

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Red5

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« Reply #20 on: 10-27-2002 04:02 »

Heres a bit of trivia for ya, what was the name of the pilot/original james bond. (hint never made to the box office and it's in black and white, on vid)
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« Reply #21 on: 10-27-2002 11:15 »

A pilot? I didn't know movies had pilots, only TV shows?

Meh, has anyone seen it, is it any good?

Ian Fleming's James Bond?
Ian Fleming's Super Fanastic Adventures of 007?

Heheh.

"Live forever or die trying."
Red5

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« Reply #22 on: 10-27-2002 11:44 »

It's called casino royal, it's a bit ropey, well a lot ropey, not very good at all in fact.
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« Reply #23 on: 10-27-2002 13:24 »
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Originally posted by my great friend Aleel:
Sean Connery... *shakesherhead* it's nonsense to ask such a question...    wink
You are right there, although, he wasn't in my favourite Bond film, that is On Her Majesty's Secret Service with George Lazenby playing Bond.

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« Reply #24 on: 10-27-2002 14:11 »

 
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Originally posted by Red5:
Heres a bit of trivia for ya, what was the name of the pilot/original james bond. (hint never made to the box office and it's in black and white, on vid)

David Niven?
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« Reply #25 on: 10-27-2002 14:18 »

Wasn't Woody Allen in that one also?  Thought it was in colour.

I watched "The World Is Not Enough" last night, and found myself nit-picking at it (I've got it on DVD).  It's good, it's just not one of the best.
Teral

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« Reply #26 on: 10-27-2002 14:44 »

And Peter Sellers as well.

Casino Royale but it's not the one Red5 was asking about, that one was from 1954 or something so keep guessing.
Zed 85

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« Reply #27 on: 10-27-2002 15:29 »

Didn't Bob (Blockbusters) Holness play the very first Bond? On radio I know, but is that it?
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« Reply #28 on: 10-28-2002 09:57 »

I think xXx had entertainment value, but you could tell they were just trying too hard to make Vin a cool badass hero.  Sometimes he pulled it off, sometimes it was forced. At any rate, Vin Diesel's no Bond.

I enjoyed moonraker when I saw it about 7 years ago. Yes, overambitious, but fun. Goldfinger was good too, with the ever famous "You expect me to talk?"
"No Mr Bond, I expect you to die!"
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« Reply #29 on: 10-28-2002 11:45 »

jerk!  up yours
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« Reply #30 on: 10-28-2002 12:35 »

What does that have to do with Bond?  You should know The Jerk is a Steve Martin movie.
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« Reply #31 on: 10-28-2002 13:15 »

XXX was alright for all the stunts and stuff but apart from that it sucked dickhole, vin diesel makes stallone look like the most talented actor that ever lived
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« Reply #32 on: 10-28-2002 16:25 »

When I first saw the previews for XXX (I haven't seen it yet, and probably won't), it seemed as though they were trying to make Vin Diesel into a live-action Poochie the Dog. I mean, c'mon! He skateboards, snowboards, is a master of all 'extreme' sports, probably has nunchuku, and the like. His character is just some committee's idea of what they think will appeal to the most younger demographics. XXX seems like a two hour Mountain Dew ad.

Back on topic, you could tell that James Bond wasn't designed by no committee thinking.
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« Reply #33 on: 10-28-2002 18:46 »

Want proof that xXx isn't the same caliber as the Bond legacy? There's a reason nobody has named the main character of xXx yet in this thread.
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« Reply #34 on: 10-28-2002 19:10 »

Yea, i know it's xXx and not XXX or xxx.
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« Reply #35 on: 10-28-2002 19:16 »

It's hard to compare old Bond flicks with new ones, as the advancements in moviemaking, not to mention average budgets, have taken gigantic leaps since the days of Connery, Moore, and Dalton (gag!).  I have thoroughly enjoyed the first two of the most recent Bond films.  Goldeneye and Tomorrow Never Dies were both great in my opinion.  I particularly like how Goldeneye dealt with the dramatic shift in Western/Bloc relations.  Denise Richards and Garbage's performance of the theme song sort of ruined The World Is Not Enough for me.  One thing that has remained a constant high point in the Bond film legacy is Desmond Llewelyn, he'll be sorely missed in Die Another Day, but if anyone has to replace him, I'm glad it's John Cleese.
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« Reply #36 on: 10-28-2002 19:20 »

Yea, Desmond Llewlyn was the oldest actor, he's been in it from the start. I also particually love Goldeneye, great story, realisitic enough and a new bond. It was a great film!
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« Reply #37 on: 10-28-2002 20:08 »

 
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When I first saw the previews for XXX (I haven't seen it yet, and probably won't), it seemed as though they were trying to make Vin Diesel into a live-action Poochie the Dog. I mean, c'mon! He skateboards, snowboards, is a master of all 'extreme' sports, probably has nunchuku, and the like. His character is just some committee's idea of what they think will appeal to the most younger demographics. XXX seems like a two hour Mountain Dew ad.

No! That's what makes it so great! Anything that uses the letter X to make itself sound more "X-treme" is ok in my book. Just look at the XFL...it was easily the best sports league ever. "xXx" has three times the X, which means it's three times as X-treme, and three times better than most other X-ey movies out there.

Now look at Ecks Vs. Sever. That movie had a great oppurtunity to showcase it's X-tremeness via the letter X. But instead, they decide to spell it out "Ecks". No wonder the movie bombed.
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« Reply #38 on: 10-28-2002 23:38 »

 
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Yea, i know it's xXx and not XXX or xxx.

No, it's Xander. I think the last name is Harris. You see? Everyone who's seen a Bond flick knows who Bond is... nobody remembers Xander as anything except Vin Diesel.
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« Reply #39 on: 10-29-2002 04:21 »

 
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Originally posted by TheMadCapper:
 No, it's Xander. I think the last name is Harris. You see? Everyone who's seen a Bond flick knows who Bond is... nobody remembers Xander as anything except Vin Diesel.
I've not seen this xXx film but I don't think that would be his name, "Xander Harris" is a character in Buffy, I doubt a main character in a film would have the same name as a tv character, I may be wrong though  hmpf

On the subject of Bond and technology, I prefer the older films where they didn't go for nonstop special effects but had better stories, usually much closer to those in the novels.

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