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#1 Aussie_Wing

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Posted 11 November 2005 - 07:51 AM

What are your favourite Bond movies?

1. Goldeneye
2. The Spy Who Loved Me
3. You Only Live Twice
4. The Living Daylights
5. Dr. No

The latest Bond film, Die Another Day, was too over the top. The film started off well, but the conclusion was too far fetched.

This is my order of preference of the characters who play Bond:

T 1. Sean Connery
T 1. Roger Moore
3. Piece Brosnan
4. Timothy Dalton
5. George Lazenby

What are your thoughts? Are there any movies that you simply did not like?

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Posted 11 November 2005 - 12:37 PM

Best Bonds
1. Connery
2. Connery
3. Connery
4. Connery
5. Brosnan

Best Bond movies
1. The one that was too product-placed
2. The other one that was too product-placed
3. The other one that was too product-placed
4. The other one that was too product-placed
5. The other one that was too product-placed
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Posted 11 November 2005 - 12:48 PM

I'd have to think about what my favorite Bond movies are. Goldfinger probably tops the list.

But as far as the Bond ratings, to put Roger Moore on the same level as Sean Connery is a travashamockery.

My rankings
1: Connery
2: Brosnan
3: Lazenby
4: Dalton
5: Moore

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Posted 11 November 2005 - 03:01 PM

Geez... Rating the top 5 is a tough challenge indeed...
1 - Goldfinger
2 - Dr. No
3 - GoldenEye
4 - From Russia with Love
5 - The Man with the Golden Gun (Mostly because of Christopher Lee)

Rating the actors who played Bond is a much easier task...
1 - Connery
2 - Brosnan
3 - Moore
4 - Lazenby
5 - Dalton

BTW. Is anyone else as disappointed over Daniel Craig being chosen as the next Bond as me? I'm not holding out much hope for Casino Royale...

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Posted 11 November 2005 - 04:23 PM

yeah im not thrilled bout the new one either. i might wait to rent it.

my picks (and i call myself a bond buff as well as my friends)
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1. connery
2. moore
3. brosnan
4. dalton
5. lazenby

1. goldeneye
2. goldfinger
3. dr. no
4. man with the golden gun
5. from russia with love

did u know they made casino royale already? it was way back but it was either produced or directed badly so it got scrapped..
just a tid bit of info

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Posted 11 November 2005 - 04:35 PM

QUOTE (indiewingsfan44 @ November 11, 2005 - 05:23PM)
did u know they made casino royale already? it was way back but it was either produced or directed badly so it got scrapped..
just a tid bit of info

Actually, it was released (in 1967, IMDB page on this version of Casino Royale), but it's not an "official" James Bond movie. It actually is a spoof of the whole James Bond genre, done 30 years before Mike Myers became (even more) famous for spoofing the Bond genre...

The only things that the film Casino Royal has in common with the Ian Flemming novel are a character named James Bond, a Casino Royale and baccarat. I think there's actually 6 different characters in the movie that claim to be 007...


Edited by Jedi4Jesus, 11 November 2005 - 04:37 PM.

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Posted 11 November 2005 - 05:27 PM

QUOTE (Jedi4Jesus @ November 11, 2005 - 05:35PM)
QUOTE (indiewingsfan44 @ November 11, 2005 - 05:23PM)
did u know they made casino royale already? it was way back but it was either produced or directed badly so it got scrapped..
just a tid bit of info

Actually, it was released (in 1967, IMDB page on this version of Casino Royale), but it's not an "official" James Bond movie. It actually is a spoof of the whole James Bond genre, done 30 years before Mike Myers became (even more) famous for spoofing the Bond genre...

The only things that the film Casino Royal has in common with the Ian Flemming novel are a character named James Bond, a Casino Royale and baccarat. I think there's actually 6 different characters in the movie that claim to be 007...


umm i guess i kinda missed that one.. i just knew there was a casino royale one made already. but obviously my source was a little inaccurate. laugh.gif i said i was a buff not an expert- whew
thanks tho jedi!

Edited by indiewingsfan44, 11 November 2005 - 05:29 PM.


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Posted 11 November 2005 - 10:24 PM

QUOTE (BlakChamber @ November 11, 2005 - 01:48PM)
But as far as the Bond ratings, to put Roger Moore on the same level as Sean Connery is a travashamockery.

My rankings
1: Connery
2: Brosnan
3: Lazenby
4: Dalton
5: Moore

I understand that some people hated Roger Moore as Bond, and after watching him portray Bond the first couple of times I would have agreed. To be honest I couldn’t stand him. However, after viewing his movies a few times, he grew on me and now I rate him extremely highly.

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Posted 11 November 2005 - 11:36 PM

i think my list is fairly similar to what everyone else is saying

Top Bond
1 Connery
2 Brosnan
3 Moore
4 Dalton
5 Lazenby

Top Bond Movie

1 Goldfinger
2 Goldeneye
3 Dr. No
4 From Russia With Love
5 I'll throw out a movie no one else is mentioning. I liked Tomorrow Never Dies. I think I liked it mostly for the remote control for the car. That was badass!!

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Posted 12 November 2005 - 12:26 AM

Thunderball
Diamonds are Forever
You only Live Twice
Goldfinger
Never Say Never Again

Sean Connery was the true James Bond.

Moore was great, Lazenby ok, Dalton weak, Sellers comedic and Brosnan right up with Moore (maybe better).

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Posted 13 November 2005 - 01:39 AM

I have just started a James Bond marathon, in which I will watch one every night. So far I have watched the first three films in the series and I need to adjust my top 5. Dr. No was great and remains high on my list, however From Russia With Love easily enters the list. It is one of the best Bond films made.

The question I have is why do people rate Goldfinger so high? I have watched it a few times now, as well as last night, and I don't consider it to be a great Bond film. Why does it rank so high on your lists?

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Posted 13 November 2005 - 11:04 AM

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Posted 13 November 2005 - 12:28 PM

QUOTE (Aussie_Wing @ November 13, 2005 - 02:39AM)
I have just started a James Bond marathon, in which I will watch one every night. So far I have watched the first three films in the series and I need to adjust my top 5. Dr. No was great and remains high on my list, however From Russia With Love easily enters the list. It is one of the best Bond films made.

The question I have is why do people rate Goldfinger so high? I have watched it a few times now, as well as last night, and I don't consider it to be a great Bond film. Why does it rank so high on your lists?

'cause Goldfinger has the best moment in all of Bond films, ever.

"Do you expect me to talk?"
"No, Mr. Bond, I expect you to die."

and the second best moment, also:

"That's not his original ball."

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Posted 13 November 2005 - 09:23 PM

Yes I know there are some classic moments in the film, such as the ones you mentioned, but overall I don't find the movie that interesting. It's quite slow and Bond virtually does nothing throughout the entire film.

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Posted 16 November 2005 - 06:34 PM

QUOTE (Jedi4Jesus @ November 11, 2005 - 05:35PM)
QUOTE (indiewingsfan44 @ November 11, 2005 - 05:23PM)
did u know they made casino royale already? it was way back but it was either produced or directed badly so it got scrapped..
just a tid bit of info

Actually, it was released (in 1967, IMDB page on this version of Casino Royale), but it's not an "official" James Bond movie. It actually is a spoof of the whole James Bond genre, done 30 years before Mike Myers became (even more) famous for spoofing the Bond genre...

The only things that the film Casino Royal has in common with the Ian Flemming novel are a character named James Bond, a Casino Royale and baccarat. I think there's actually 6 different characters in the movie that claim to be 007...

Like you said, Casino Royale that came out in 1967 was done as a spoof on Bond. The script was written by Woody Allen and he even had a part in the movie as the evil son of James Bond. David Niven played Sir James Bond, a retired British Secret Service agent who they wanted to come out of retirement to pursue this evil person(Allen) who was wreaking havoc on the world. They decided to employee a number of agnets all under the name of James Bond, one of them played by Peter Sellers. It was a goofy kind of movie, not much sense to it but, some people might enjoy it. Also in it were Ursula Andress, Deborah Kerr, William Holden and a number of other Hollywood stars of the day.

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Posted 16 November 2005 - 07:47 PM

I'm pretty gutted at Daniel Craig being the new Bond. The guy's a fantastically talented actor... but that's not the most important thing when it comes to playing Bond. I just don't think he's got the gravitas or theatrics the role requires (remember Dalton...??)

I've got to place Brosnan equal first with Connery. He caught the role perfectly.

Best film... Again a two-way tie.

You Only Live Twice (Bad-guy lair in a volcano.... check!)
Tomorrow Never Dies (Over-the-top car chase in a multi-story parking lot..check!)

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Posted 16 November 2005 - 08:44 PM

QUOTE (chefPMG @ November 16, 2005 - 08:47PM)
I'm pretty gutted at Daniel Craig being the new Bond. The guy's a fantastically talented actor... but that's not the most important thing when it comes to playing Bond. I just don't think he's got the gravitas or theatrics the role requires (remember Dalton...??)

I thought Dalton was underrated as Bond. He brought a serious side to the character, and the directors said that he played the role similar to how they portrayed him in the books.

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Posted 16 November 2005 - 09:45 PM

To be fair, you're absolutely right about Dalton, he's the closest actor to the novelisations we've had so far.

But he was pretty much hung out to dry with The Living Daylights. The script was written with Roger Moores' Bond in mind, and Brocolli wouldn't sanction any rewrites; hence Dalton looks pretty unconvincing delivering a couple of the lines (particularly out of sorts with that 'chello chase')

Licence To Kill was far more 'edgy', and may prove to have been before its time; but it's largely a 'revenge-flick', and didn't really fit the Bond genre of the time.

No reflection on Daltons ability; just too many circumstances going against him...

Edited by chefPMG, 16 November 2005 - 09:45 PM.


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Posted 16 November 2005 - 09:48 PM

QUOTE (chefPMG @ November 16, 2005 - 10:45PM)
To be fair, you're absolutely right about Dalton, he's the closest actor to the novelisations we've had so far.

But he was pretty much hung out to dry with The Living Daylights. The script was written with Roger Moores' Bond in mind, and Brocolli wouldn't sanction any rewrites; hence Dalton looks pretty unconvincing delivering a couple of the lines (particularly out of sorts with that 'chello chase')

Licence To Kill was far more 'edgy', and may prove to have been before its time; but it's largely a 'revenge-flick', and didn't really fit the Bond genre of the time.

No reflection on Daltons ability; just too many circumstances going against him...

I’m actually a big fan of both Dalton movies. Thought they were a lot ‘tougher’ than the others, and I enjoyed seeing this side of Bond.

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Posted 16 November 2005 - 09:57 PM

To add a different twist to this.....

What's your favourite pre-title sequence???

Mine would have to be The World Is Not Enough, with the boat-chase on the Thames.

Classic! laugh.gif




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