SPECTRE and other James Bond stuff

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Postby mister klf » Tue Oct 27, 2015 12:17 am

iank wrote:Moonraker is perhaps the greatest motion picture ever made. :D


Wow. Beat me to it.
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Re: Ongoing Omni-Rumour Discussion Part 2

Postby Wayne Gibbous » Tue Oct 27, 2015 12:18 am

Primal Fear wrote:
Ford's 'German' Sockie wrote:
LizR wrote:
Ford's 'German' Sockie wrote:There was only one good Bond movie.

That would be "Goldfinger" I assume? Greatest theme tune evah (if slightly reminiscent of Moon river).
And "You only live twice", of course. Script by Roald Dahl, set the pattern for countless remakes (and parodies)
And FRWL, that goes without saying.


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Film / IMDB rating / Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer / Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score

Goldfinger / 7.8 / 96% / 89%
From Russia With Love / 7.5 / 96% / 83%
You Only Live Twice / 6.9 / 73% / 69%
Moonraker / 6.3 / 59% / 43%


Casino Royale (2006) 8.0 / 95% / 89%


Ja, Casino Royale is a close second.
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Re: Ongoing Omni-Rumour Discussion Part 2

Postby Rob Ocelot » Tue Oct 27, 2015 12:43 am

The Wooksta! wrote:No, it was "On Her Majesties' Secret Service".

Saw it some years back at the thirtieth anniversary of it's release. Love that film and the book is even better. Certainly one of the best of the Flemming books.


+1 for OHMSS. George always seems to get the short shrift. Yet, I think his portrayal was the closest to the somewhat thugish Bond of Flemming's novels.
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Re: Ongoing Omni-Rumour Discussion Part 2

Postby LizR » Tue Oct 27, 2015 12:57 am

Rob Ocelot wrote:
The Wooksta! wrote:No, it was "On Her Majesties' Secret Service".

Saw it some years back at the thirtieth anniversary of it's release. Love that film and the book is even better. Certainly one of the best of the Flemming books.


+1 for OHMSS. George always seems to get the short shrift. Yet, I think his portrayal was the closest to the somewhat thugish Bond of Flemming's novels.

It also has some great incidental music (as does YOLT).
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Re: Ongoing Omni-Rumour Discussion Part 2

Postby LizR » Tue Oct 27, 2015 12:59 am

Ford's 'German' Sockie wrote:Ja, Casino Royale is a close second.

Straight from the Auric-le!
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Re: SPECTRE and other James Bond stuff

Postby The Wooksta! » Tue Oct 27, 2015 1:12 am

The Bonds with the John Barry scores have the best music.

Spectre - Blofeld IS east european, he's Polish and probably the most east you'll get.

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Re: SPECTRE and other James Bond stuff

Postby LizR » Tue Oct 27, 2015 1:46 am

The Wooksta! wrote:The Bonds with the John Barry scores have the best music.

Yes, and Monty Norman. :D

Mind you, I do rather like the Propellerheads' versions of "Goldfinger", OMHSS and the YOLT "space theme" :twisted:
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Re: SPECTRE and other James Bond stuff

Postby Zarius » Tue Oct 27, 2015 3:27 pm

Saw it last night. It was a big ol' continuity checklist...if you hadn't seen the last three Craig movies you'd be utterly lost. Familiar story beats, the brilliant Batista gets few kills under his cufflinks. Andrew Scott plays a nice foil to Ralph Fines, Ben Wishaw gets a lot to do in the Austria setting.

Waltz meanwhile dials it in as Dr. Evil :lol:
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Re: SPECTRE and other James Bond stuff

Postby bobmcpherson » Tue Oct 27, 2015 5:26 pm

Zarius wrote:Saw it last night. It was a big ol' continuity checklist...if you hadn't seen the last three Craig movies you'd be utterly lost. Familiar story beats, the brilliant Batista gets few kills under his cufflinks. Andrew Scott plays a nice foil to Ralph Fines, Ben Wishaw gets a lot to do in the Austria setting.

Waltz meanwhile dials it in as Dr. Evil :lol:


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MOONRAKER may have been...and was...terrible but the Craig films are like watching a blank screen. A cypher fighting cyphers over nothing.
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Re: SPECTRE and other James Bond stuff

Postby johnshoo » Tue Oct 27, 2015 6:59 pm

Now that Craig seems to be out of the Bond business, do you reckon they'll reboot the series again or try to carry on with another actor playing the same version of Bond?
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Re: SPECTRE and other James Bond stuff

Postby bobmcpherson » Tue Oct 27, 2015 8:28 pm

It will probably be Idris Elba or some sort who will fight evil Christians working for the CIA for some such....that seems to be where we are heading.....


The CLASSIC Bond film was LICENSE TO KILL.
The last Bond film period was THE WORLD IS NOT ENOUGH.

This is just walking dead stuff now....
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Re: SPECTRE and other James Bond stuff

Postby chap with wings » Tue Oct 27, 2015 10:01 pm

Agreed, Daniel Craig is awful - the films have lost their charm & are mow just generic action movies.
My all time favourite is A View To A Kill.
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Re: Ongoing Omni-Rumour Discussion Part 2

Postby chap with wings » Tue Oct 27, 2015 10:02 pm

iank wrote:Moonraker is perhaps the greatest motion picture ever made. :D


It's a bit of a classic, that Spy Who Loved Me, Octopussy & A View To A Kill.
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Re: Ongoing Omni-Rumour Discussion Part 2

Postby bobmcpherson » Tue Oct 27, 2015 11:08 pm

chap with wings wrote:
iank wrote:Moonraker is perhaps the greatest motion picture ever made. :D


It's a bit of a classic, that Spy Who Loved Me, Octopussy & A View To A Kill.


SPY is excellent and except for the last ten minutes and the bit with the tiger, OCTOPUSSY is close to perfect.
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Re: SPECTRE and other James Bond stuff

Postby bobmcpherson » Tue Oct 27, 2015 11:09 pm

[The last CLASSIC Bond film was LICENSE TO KILL.
The last Bond film period was THE WORLD IS NOT ENOUGH.
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Edit re LICENSE TO KILL.
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Re: SPECTRE and other James Bond stuff

Postby The Nimon » Tue Oct 27, 2015 11:25 pm

FFS :roll:

The best Bond film is The Spy Who Loved Me BTW :D
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Re: SPECTRE and other James Bond stuff

Postby Zarius » Wed Oct 28, 2015 5:42 pm

The Nimon wrote:FFS :roll:

The best Bond film is The Spy Who Loved Me BTW :D


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Re: Ongoing Omni-Rumour Discussion Part 2

Postby iank » Wed Oct 28, 2015 10:25 pm

chap with wings wrote:
iank wrote:Moonraker is perhaps the greatest motion picture ever made. :D


It's a bit of a classic, that Spy Who Loved Me, Octopussy & A View To A Kill.


What, no For Your Eyes Only? :shock:

Don't like Octopussy to be honest. The only Moore I couldn't really remember and having watched it again, I can see why! :P :lol:
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Re: Ongoing Omni-Rumour Discussion Part 2

Postby chap with wings » Thu Oct 29, 2015 7:19 am

iank wrote:
chap with wings wrote:
iank wrote:Moonraker is perhaps the greatest motion picture ever made. :D


It's a bit of a classic, that Spy Who Loved Me, Octopussy & A View To A Kill.


What, no For Your Eyes Only? :shock:

Don't like Octopussy to be honest. The only Moore I couldn't really remember and having watched it again, I can see why! :P :lol:


No a fan of For Your Eyes Only, not a very Roger Moore feel about it, too straight laced and violent, not enough humour.
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Re: SPECTRE and other James Bond stuff

Postby JustGareth » Thu Oct 29, 2015 9:50 am

My favourite Bond films tend to be those closest to the books: From Russia With Love, On Her Majesty's Secret Service and Casino Royale [2006, not 1967 :D ]. But I'm happy watching any of the other Connery's and Craig's (I wish Lazenby had done a few more, too). Moore's era is always good for a laugh (I mean that in its best possible sense: of all the Bond actors, he's the one I'd most like to meet), but I'm not a huge fan of the Dalton or Brosnan years. In an alternate reality, I'd have loved to see Patrick McGoohan's take on the character, and right now I think Michael Fassbender would be my choice to take over from Craig. That's assuming they don't do another reboot, in which case all bets are off and I'd be up for seeing a completely new take on the character (Idris Elba's not a bad idea...), so long as it is a take on the character and not something else altogether.
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