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50 Years of James Bond

Postby Who Really Cares? » Sun Oct 07, 2012 4:30 pm

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Next film out soon so, Best Bond? Best film for people.
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Re: 50 Years of James Bond

Postby Axm » Sun Oct 07, 2012 5:07 pm

I wasnt a fan of craig at first but he's started to grow on me. Im more a of brosnan guy. Im looking forward to this next one though. Seems like they are starting to complete the identity more.
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Re: 50 Years of James Bond

Postby Yokosuka Martian » Sun Oct 07, 2012 6:14 pm

Best Bond for me would be Daniel Craig. Best film? It's between World is Not Enough and Casino Royale. Leaning more towards CR
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Re: 50 Years of James Bond

Postby Rakim » Sun Oct 07, 2012 7:09 pm

Live and Let Die is the best Bond film. Prime Jane Seymour. (a still unmatched) Theme Song by Paul friggin McCartney. Blaxploitation references. Roger Moore as English Gentleman Bond. WhatMoreCouldYouWant?
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Re: 50 Years of James Bond

Postby Yokosuka Martian » Sun Oct 07, 2012 7:12 pm

Less Roger Moore :-p
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Re: 50 Years of James Bond

Postby Kenny » Sun Oct 07, 2012 7:19 pm

I thought George Lazenby was a good Bond even though he only played the role once. Connery was fun in the role too but I also prefer Brosnan, he played the role the best.

Live and Let Die is probably one of my favorite Bond songs, by virtue of it being written and performed by McCartney. As for Skyfall, it looks better than Quantum of Solace but i'm totally not buying Javier Bardem in that bleach blonde getup.
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Re: 50 Years of James Bond

Postby St. Elmo's Fire » Sun Oct 07, 2012 7:43 pm

View to a Kill is my favourite I think, great theme tune (by Duran Duran) as well. Chris Walken as psycho Max Zorin was awesome!

Also love me some Man with the Golden Gun (which also has a great theme, IMO)...
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Re: 50 Years of James Bond

Postby Riku Rose » Sun Oct 07, 2012 7:48 pm

I've only ever seen Goldeneye and Dr No. I've seen Dr No about 4 times as I always plan to watch the films but never get past that one. One day I'll watch them.
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Re: 50 Years of James Bond

Postby Kenny » Sun Oct 07, 2012 7:57 pm

Not all of them are that great. Mostly the Roger Moore ones are pretty bad.

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Re: 50 Years of James Bond

Postby Peter » Sun Oct 07, 2012 8:52 pm

Craig has been my favpurite Bond, but only simply because the movies are becoming more of the type of movie i enjoy more. The suave, innuendo, sometimes upper lipped Bond of yesteryear never appealed to me, and to be honest, i always viewed the Bourne trilogy as something that the Bond franchise could have been. But i know it has a huge following, and i give that its due respect, but i am just saying i prefer a less corny special agent flick.
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Re: 50 Years of James Bond

Postby Bluecast » Sun Oct 07, 2012 9:46 pm

Bronsan/Connery


Moore sucked
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Re: 50 Years of James Bond

Postby Yokosuka Martian » Mon Oct 08, 2012 5:19 am

Bluecast wrote: Bronsan/Connery


Moore sucked


Bronsan? Pretty sure Charles Bronson wasnt 007

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I'm guessing you meant Pierce Brosnan :rotflmao:
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Re: 50 Years of James Bond

Postby St. Elmo's Fire » Mon Oct 08, 2012 5:44 am

Peter wrote: i always viewed the Bourne trilogy as something that the Bond franchise could have been.


Agreed, those films (well, only seen the original three) do more for me than Bond does, although the nostalgia of watching Bond as a kid still counts for something.

I think I'm gonna have to choose Pierce Brosnan as my fave one as well.
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Re: 50 Years of James Bond

Postby OL » Mon Oct 08, 2012 2:25 pm

I'd seen a number of the movies before, but I wasn't a huge Bond fan until Craig in Casino Royale. Like Pete said, I just can't get into the sort of "aristocratic" manner of some of the most well-loved Bond actors. Roger Moore was terrible, and I just can't buy into Brosnan as being a dangerous secret agent with a license to kill. Timothy Dalton as well.
Daniel Craig totally works for the way they describe Bond's past in CR: a lower-class orphan with a penchant for violence, recruited into government assassination work. He comes off as someone who could easily take you out with his bare hands. The brutish sort, who can also pull off a sort of smooth, manipulative personality.
Craig is easily my favorite. I'd never thought of Bond as a particularly compelling character until CR. Before then, he was just a pretty much two-dimensional caricature of the British in general.
Do have to say that Connery was great though, particularly in context with the 60s setting of his respective films. He might not seem quite as potentially intimidating as Craig, but I'd still buy into him as a 60s secret agent. The fight scene on the train in From Russia With Love was enough to convince me of how effective he can be in a physical sense, and he also obviously defined the way Bond interacts with people in conversation.

Really looking forward to Skyfall.
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Re: 50 Years of James Bond

Postby St. Elmo's Fire » Mon Oct 08, 2012 5:24 pm

Thoughts on the Adele theme? I can't really stand Adele's music normally, and went and listened to the Skyfall theme pretty determined to dislike it, but I actually think it's quite a fitting Bond theme (probably 'cos it sounds a bit like Diamonds are Forever and Goldfinger sometimes), but then I did also not mind too much that one by Jack White and Alicia Keys...
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