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east tx skier
02-01-2007, 11:12 AM
Hey, this is now the James Bond thread!

For Your Eyes Only was a classic! lots of great stuff in that one!

The ice bike-ski chase scene was awesome! a Lotus bit the dust, 3 hot chicks, good intro, good car chase, cool air plane scene, cool diving scene, all kinds of cool elements.

Never Say Never Again was just a warmed over version of "Thunderball" same plot, almost exactly. Why???? writers on strike that week?

GoldenEye was great too. New face, great plot, lots of stuff going on. good stunts, all the right stuff for a bond flick. Probably the best intro scene ever.

Another great one is A View To A Kill. Max Zorin was the best Bond villain ever IMO. Christopher Walken kicked arse! I know bond movies are all way out fiction, but he seemed the most "real" of any bond villains. Way more real than Hans Blofeld.(ah....Ahem......Dr. Evil8p ) Good plot, great ski scene intro.

HOw bout the worst bond movies?? License to Kill ring a bell? with the mechanical hydraulic wheelie semi tractor.....:rolleyes:

Let's let this be the James Bond thread.

Walken had the potential to be a great bond villain, but was not in my opinion. They remade Goldfinger with silicon chips instead of gold.

List updated as of 07/26/2007. Subject to change at my whim.

Dr. No
Casino Royale (2006)
From Russia With Love
You Only Live Twice
Goldfinger
Thunderball
For Your Eyes Only
Live and Let Die
The Spy Who Loved Me
On Her Majesty's Secret Service
The Man With the Golden Gun
Golden Eye
The Living Daylights
Octopussy
Diamonds are Forever (only Connery's presence keeps this movie from being lower)
A View to a Kill
Die Another Day
The World is Not Enough
Moonraker
License to Kill (I'll never watch this one again)

Ric
02-01-2007, 11:17 AM
I have not seen them all but Goldfinger is top notch

RexDog1
02-01-2007, 11:31 AM
I have not seen them all but Goldfinger is top notch



What she said ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
100%:cool:

chudson
02-01-2007, 11:47 AM
:popcorn: Thunderball :popcorn:

Also he was great for one liners: "I think he got the point"

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0059800/trailers-screenplay-E13556-10-2

TMCNo1
02-01-2007, 11:48 AM
Good avatar for someone!

east tx skier
02-01-2007, 11:57 AM
I have not seen them all but Goldfinger is top notch

I know everyone loves Goldfinger. I do, too, but I may have seen it too many times. For me, it's proven to be less rewatchable.

Maristar210
02-01-2007, 12:06 PM
You only live twice.........

Upper Michigan Prostar190
02-01-2007, 12:16 PM
Moonraker:uglyhamme NOT!


I dont know my fav, its a toss up. For your Eyes Only most likey. I really like GoldenEye, View to a Kill, and Octopussy too.

sanjuan23
02-01-2007, 12:29 PM
Okay then we cannot all agree on the films but what about the greatest debate... Moore v. Connery????????

Funny thing when I watched Remington Steel as a kid I always knew Brosnan would someday be Bond..

east tx skier
02-01-2007, 12:31 PM
Okay then we cannot all agree on the films but what about the greatest debate... Moore v. Connery????????

Funny thing when I watched Remington Steel as a kid I always knew Brosnan would someday be Bond..

Connery. I always liked Moore because he was the Bond I grew up with. Like UMP, For Your Eyes only is one of my favs, for me, because it was the first one I saw.

Daniel Craig, the new guy, was great (note my placement of Casino Royale).

sanjuan23
02-01-2007, 12:33 PM
Daniel Craig, the new guy, was great (note my placement of Casino Royale).

Heard he's a little on the short side though!

east tx skier
02-01-2007, 12:35 PM
It'll grow back.

Slinkyredfoot
02-01-2007, 12:49 PM
I pretty much like Sean Connery as James Bond the best, although Rober Moore was a good one also..
Live and Let Die was one of the good ones...
"Shaken not stirred"

TX.X-30 fan
02-01-2007, 12:56 PM
Never say never? not on anyone's list. :confused:

shepherd
02-01-2007, 01:08 PM
I've seen them all and read all the books (at least the Ian Fleming ones, quite a good author BTW).

I agree with the general order of ETS's list, but would definitely rank View to a Kill way lower - down by Moonraker. While Live and Let is probably one of my favorites (boat chase scene, alligators, voodoo), Roger Moore is probably my least favorite actor. He was just too old and soft, it was hard to accept him as a tough-guy double-0 killer. And most of the Bond movies of the 70s with Moore in them were getting a bit too cartoonish and satirical - almost laughing at the Bond genre it was capitalizing on IMO. Especially Moonraker and View to a Kill. I can barely stand to watch those 2 movies.

I would have to rank Casino Royale (also the best, and first, book) and Craig up near the top of the list, along with the first few Connery movies. Of course, the first one, Dr. No is the all time best. Who can forget the first time Sean Connery says "Bond, James Bond" -- smoooooth... And of course Ursula Andress -- grrrrrrrr :)

trickskier
02-01-2007, 02:31 PM
#1 Live & Let Die #2 Casino Royale

east tx skier
02-01-2007, 02:44 PM
Never say never? not on anyone's list. :confused:

I didn't include any of the non-EON productions. It's basically Thunderball.

east tx skier
02-01-2007, 02:52 PM
I've seen them all and read all the books (at least the Ian Fleming ones, quite a good author BTW).

I agree with the general order of ETS's list, but would definitely rank View to a Kill way lower - down by Moonraker. While Live and Let is probably one of my favorites (boat chase scene, alligators, voodoo), Roger Moore is probably my least favorite actor. He was just too old and soft, it was hard to accept him as a tough-guy double-0 killer. And most of the Bond movies of the 70s with Moore in them were getting a bit too cartoonish and satirical - almost laughing at the Bond genre it was capitalizing on IMO. Especially Moonraker and View to a Kill. I can barely stand to watch those 2 movies.

I would have to rank Casino Royale (also the best, and first, book) and Craig up near the top of the list, along with the first few Connery movies. Of course, the first one, Dr. No is the all time best. Who can forget the first time Sean Connery says "Bond, James Bond" -- smoooooth... And of course Ursula Andress -- grrrrrrrr :)


I probably ranked AVTAK lower last week. I liked it as a kid if only for the opening scene. Say what you want about Roger Moore, that guy had bond doing a lot of snow skiing (or boarding in that one). But yeah, AVTAK and Octopussy along with moonraker were pretty much terrible. And Walken could've been so great as a classic Bond villain. But I dislike Diamonds are Forever so much, that I need to put it low.

I could put any of these three of the Roger Moore movies, For your Eyes Only, Spy Who Loved Me, and Live and Let Die as his number one Bond movie depending on which one I saw most recently. All are classics. I could also probably swap Gold Finger and From Russia in that list. But I started watching From Russia last night as it was the first of my new dvds to come in. I've never given it the attention it deserves. I think Goldfinger's biggest drawback (and it doesn't have many) is the lack of exotic locales. Other than Zurich, we're left with England and Kentucky. Now I like England and Kentucky fine (and I understand that they couldn't have Ft. Knox anywhere else), but it just sort of suffered from it a tad.

PendO
02-01-2007, 02:52 PM
on her majesty's secret service - its off the beaten path and you get to see bond as a married man, albeit short

east tx skier
02-01-2007, 03:05 PM
on her majesty's secret service - its off the beaten path and you get to see bond as a married man, albeit short

I need to sit down and watch it uninterrupted start to finish. I have a friend and a relative who each consider it among the best. It's among the new ones that I recently ordered.

shepherd
02-01-2007, 05:21 PM
I I think Goldfinger's biggest drawback (and it doesn't have many) is the lack of exotic locales. Other than Zurich, we're left with England and Kentucky.

What about Miami Beach, the Fountainbleau Hotel, in the opening scene of the movie? One of my favorite Bond locations ("Say goodbye Dink"). Not very exotic, I know, but they make it look like such a cool, classy, 60s-era hot spot. I've always wanted to stay at that place, just so I can say I've been there whenever I see the movie.

shepherd
02-01-2007, 05:27 PM
I started watching From Russia last night as it was the first of my new dvds to come in. I've never given it the attention it deserves.

I like From Russia With Love for one of the same reasons I liked Casino Royale: It's a basic spy story, with a good plot, that doesn't overdo it on the super special effects, space-ships, death rays, and other cartoonish Flash-Gordon type stuff. Although some of the movies, like Dr. No, overcome those drawbacks quite well. (IMO)

east tx skier
02-01-2007, 05:36 PM
What about Miami Beach, the Fountainbleau Hotel, in the opening scene of the movie? One of my favorite Bond locations ("Say goodbye Dink"). Not very exotic, I know, but they make it look like such a cool, classy, 60s-era hot spot. I've always wanted to stay at that place, just so I can say I've been there whenever I see the movie.

Best part of the movie IMO. Best line is, "Run along love, man talk," followed by the loudest smack in the history of cinema.

east tx skier
02-01-2007, 05:38 PM
I like From Russia With Love for one of the same reasons I liked Casino Royale: It's a basic spy story, with a good plot, that doesn't overdo it on the super special effects, space-ships, death rays, and other cartoonish Flash-Gordon type stuff. Although some of the movies, like Dr. No, overcome those drawbacks quite well. (IMO)

That's why I like Dr. No and Casino, too. I'm giving FRW/L another go. My recollection is that it dragged. The editing of Dr. No was great in that the movie's pace was nice and quick. Also like the basic detective/spy story. In Dr. No, his gadget was the PPK. LOL!

shepherd
02-01-2007, 05:44 PM
The first half of Dr. No is the best of Bond. The only thing that saves the second half of the movie is Ursula Andress. :D

east tx skier
02-01-2007, 05:48 PM
She's nice. I like how they can just shower off the radiation.

daveg
02-01-2007, 08:34 PM
That's why I like Dr. No and Casino, too. I'm giving FRW/L another go. My recollection is that it dragged. The editing of Dr. No was great in that the movie's pace was nice and quick. Also like the basic detective/spy story. In Dr. No, his gadget was the PPK. LOL!

True. The PPK was the extent of the gadgets in Dr. No (the later Bonds became WAY too gadgety), but, what was Bond's gadget before he was forced to use the Walther PPK?

"M" to Bond....."Let's see your weapon 007"......"Yes, as I thought"..."That dam*ned ___________ again". "No stopping power" "Fine for a woman's handbag......"

FWIW....Dr. No is the most watchable, and Majesty's is the sleeper! Too bad Connery didn't do that one. Cool '69 Cougar convertible in that one too.

Slinkyredfoot
02-01-2007, 08:50 PM
The Austin Martin in Goldfinger was a classic, expandable spinner hubs to shread tires, smoke screen, bullet proof shield Bond poped up when people were shooting at him, aircraft machine guns. all the gimmicks that always seemed to be there when Bond needed them..so cool back then
Hey tricky Tex, how about a thread on famous Bond quotes, weapons and gimmetry he had, or starlets that had the pleasure of being in or bedding down with Mr. Bond? This could take some research not tho mention the fun....

east tx skier
02-01-2007, 11:31 PM
True. The PPK was the extent of the gadgets in Dr. No (the later Bonds became WAY too gadgety), but, what was Bond's gadget before he was forced to use the Walther PPK?

"M" to Bond....."Let's see your weapon 007"......"Yes, as I thought"..."That dam*ned ___________ again". "No stopping power" "Fine for a woman's handbag......"

FWIW....Dr. No is the most watchable, and Majesty's is the sleeper! Too bad Connery didn't do that one. Cool '69 Cougar convertible in that one too.

The barretta was a 6.35 mm. How gadgety.

Just finished from Russia w/ love. Really liking it at the moment. Love the SPECTRE stuff.

east tx skier
02-01-2007, 11:33 PM
Go to Wikipedia and type "James Bond." More than you ever wanted to know.

The DB5 has appeared in at least 3 other Bond films that I can think of, i.e., Thunderball, Die Another Day (or was it tomorrow never knows), and Casino Royale.

tex
02-01-2007, 11:35 PM
Whichever one I'm watching.

daveg
02-02-2007, 09:19 AM
Any of you Bond fans into Austin Powers (especially the first two movies). Its hilarious to watch those movies and be able to see the basics of some scenes from the various Bond movies that the Powers writers "borrowed" from. "Allow myself to introduce........myself". "I am Richy Cunningham and this is my wife......Oprah"!

Some other "good" Bond spoofs were the two James Coburn movies...."In Like Flint" and "Our Man Flint". Also, don't forget the other Bond spoof movie "Casino Royale" (Peter Sellers and David Niven) from the late 60's. It was god awful, but had a decent sound track.

shepherd
02-02-2007, 09:31 AM
I loved the "Flint" movies. The funny thing was that I was a kid so I didn't even know it was a "spoof." I thought they were serious movies. I just thought Flint was coooool, with the kung fu moves and psychic abilities! :D

Now, I watch them and say "that is just bad" :rolleyes:

shepherd
02-02-2007, 09:37 AM
But I dislike Diamonds are Forever so much, that I need to put it low.


Yeah, too cheesy and "70s-ish" IMO, but it does have one of my favorite dialogues in it:

"Hi, I'm Plenty."
"But of course you are."

:D

daveg
02-02-2007, 09:51 AM
Totally agree on how bad "Diamonds" was. Of the Connery movies, I can hardly watch that one. The only redeeming factor was the cool '71 Red Mustang Mach 1 (not a huge fan of that Mustang body though) he drove through Las Vegas. Connery should have done "Majestys" and then should have hung up his Walther PPK, and his shaken martini while he was on top of his game.

By the way, its cool to rent the "Special Edition or Anniversiary" Bond movies. You can play the movie or you can play the directors cut in which they narrate about the actors, problems they had, location changes, etc. You learn so much about what really happened in the making of the movie. Good for all the Bond Super Fans!

atlfootr
02-02-2007, 07:49 PM
Whichever one I'm watching.I was going say, there all good but any w/ Connery ROCK!