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Postby bobmcpherson » Thu Oct 29, 2015 6:45 pm

FOR YOUR EYES ONLY is one of the best of the Moores and of the series to boot. Marred only by a weak score. Follows the source material(2 short stories) remarkably well.

And wonders of wonders Bond actually fights honest to God red herrings!!!
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Postby LizR » Thu Oct 29, 2015 7:41 pm

bobmcpherson wrote:And wonders of wonders Bond actually fights honest to God red herrings!!!

Oh good, that makes a change from totalitarians who only call themselves red herrings. Does he blow up a commune or something?

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Re: SPECTRE and other James Bond stuff

Postby JustGareth » Thu Oct 29, 2015 9:20 pm

bobmcpherson wrote:FOR YOUR EYES ONLY is one of the best of the Moores and of the series to boot. Marred only by a weak score. Follows the source material(2 short stories) remarkably well.


Holy 007, Bob, I think we're on the same page on this one! Would've suited Dalton better though, don't you think? And after Moonraker, Moore had been seriously thinking about giving up the role, so it almost could've happened.

Mind you, as you might already know, James Brolin was the No. 1 choice to take over around that point, so that would've been a different situation entirely (hey, look who's learned how to embed videos... :D ):

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Re: SPECTRE and other James Bond stuff

Postby iank » Thu Oct 29, 2015 10:52 pm

Ugh.

I think I'll stick with Rog. :D FYEO, Spy and Moonraker are my three favourite Bond movies, period. :)
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Re: SPECTRE and other James Bond stuff

Postby bobmcpherson » Thu Oct 29, 2015 11:11 pm

Well thank God we dodged THAT bullet!!!
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Re: SPECTRE and other James Bond stuff

Postby bobmcpherson » Wed Nov 04, 2015 8:22 pm

Man the lack of enthusiasm for SPECTRE is palpable. It will still make money of course but it is almost like NUWHO. People will see it because they feel they should.............not because they actually want to...
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Re: SPECTRE and other James Bond stuff

Postby chap with wings » Wed Nov 04, 2015 8:28 pm

Can't be bothered seeing it in the cinema. Not a fan of Daniel Craig at all.
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Re: SPECTRE and other James Bond stuff

Postby The Nimon » Thu Nov 05, 2015 8:48 pm

Went to see Spectre last night. Very very very good, nice mix of modern and classic Bond. Screen was full
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Re: SPECTRE and other James Bond stuff

Postby bobmcpherson » Thu Nov 05, 2015 8:56 pm

The Nimon wrote:Went to see Spectre last night. Very very very good, nice mix of modern and classic Bond. Screen was full


Screen was full of....what???
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Re: SPECTRE and other James Bond stuff

Postby The Krynoid Man » Thu Nov 05, 2015 11:57 pm

My favourite Bond films are On Her Majesty's Secret Service, The Spy Who Loved Me, From Russia with Love, The Living Daylights, Goldeneye, Live and Let Die and You Only live Twice.
My favourite Bond actors are Timothy Dalton (the only Bond whose ever come close to portraying the character from the books), Roger Moore and Sean Connery. Lazenby and Brosnan are alright, but I don't like Craig all that much.

By the way I saw Spectre on Halloween, it's good but not great. It's far too long and has several story problems.
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Re: SPECTRE and other James Bond stuff

Postby The Nimon » Sat Nov 07, 2015 8:34 pm

bobmcpherson wrote:
The Nimon wrote:Went to see Spectre last night. Very very very good, nice mix of modern and classic Bond. Screen was full


Screen was full of....what???


People watching it. Very busy
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Re: SPECTRE and other James Bond stuff

Postby 'teleportNOW!' » Sun Nov 08, 2015 8:53 pm

Finally saw Spectre in the cinema. Fairly enjoyed it, although I usually do with Bond!

Couple of nice little homages to Nineteen Eighty-four in there (It was behind the picture all along!)

Having Blofeld in it is fine, making him James Bond's adopted step brother was a bit unnecessary I felt!

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Re: SPECTRE and other James Bond stuff

Postby 'teleportNOW!' » Sun Nov 08, 2015 9:10 pm

The Nimon wrote:Looks very good. Not sure of the Bond going off by himself again, but have high hopes for this one


:lol: Yeah, I have to say, Bond basically getting sacked and told to hand in his gun happens SO OFTEN that it is no longer an exciting dramatic device, just a bit of a cliché for LOLs.

I've lost track of how many times it's happened, but Dalton had it in LICENSE TO KILL, and since then, it seems to have happened in pretty much every other Brosnan or Craig film (if not all of them).
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Re: SPECTRE and other James Bond stuff

Postby johnshoo » Tue Nov 10, 2015 2:57 pm

feline1 wrote:Finally saw Spectre in the cinema. Fairly enjoyed it, although I usually do with Bond!

Couple of nice little homages to Nineteen Eighty-four in there (It was behind the picture all along!)

Having Blofeld in it is fine, making him James Bond's adopted step brother was a bit unnecessary I felt!


That's pretty much my reaction to the film as well. I did think this one felt a bit more like the "classic" Bond than the previous Craig outings - though it was still clearly part of the reboot camp. I also liked that it had a bit more humour.

The scenes where Bond hooked up with the women were ridiculous, of course, but I guess that goes with the territory.
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Re: SPECTRE and other James Bond stuff

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https://filmschoolrejects.com/the-road- ... .jhktwgwgm

THE ROAD TO SKYFALL: PETER MORGAN’S “LOST” BOND SCRIPT

The challenge of making James Bond darker must have been daunting. The shift in character was the central praise of the first Daniel Craig film CASINO ROYALE and in fact was the biggest breath of fresh air blown into the storied franchise, now in its sixth decade. The problem is, though, that the legacy of Bond isn’t dark, it’s suave and cool and almost campy to a certain extent, and that’s what we like about it. So then to add a dash of darkness to the effulgent personality of Bond was a delicate maneuver that had to augment the character, not detract from it. Bond still had to be cool, but he also had to be brutal now.
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http://www.cultbox.co.uk/news/headlines ... lone-by-me

Steven Moffat on writing a Bond film: ‘I would like something to be left alone by me’
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Re: SPECTRE and other James Bond stuff

Postby iank » Wed Mar 15, 2017 10:44 pm

Wouldn't we all.
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http://www.bfi.org.uk/news/happy-50th-a ... ry-mr-bond

Read the script pages for James Bond’s first ever scene
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An article/interview about the David Niven Casino Royale: http://www.thenicerooms.com/room-26

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http://www.slashfilm.com/are-we-getting ... -universe/

Could We Be Getting a James Bond Cinematic Universe?

If you hear the phrase “James Bond Cinematic Universe” and want to lay your head on your desk and not move for a good hour or so, I totally understand. That’s a reasonable response. Every studio wants a connected cinematic universe these days and between the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the DC Extended Universe, the Dark Universe, the Conjuring-verse and everything else lurking in the wings, it can be exhausting. Why does a series as storied and respected as the 007 movies need a cinematic universe, anyway?
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