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Posted: 12/24/2003 5:52:02 PM EDT
On Spike TV.

I love Bond movies.

Also...favorite bond?

I gotta go with Connery.
Link Posted: 12/24/2003 5:54:38 PM EDT
No, no cable at work. We're planning on watching "Friday" and "Way of the Gun" on DVD later. And yeah, anybody besides Sean Connery is just a Bond pretender.
Link Posted: 12/24/2003 5:56:47 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/24/2003 6:20:59 PM EDT by raven]
OF COURSE Connery was the best Bond. Everyone thinks so. But what's your favorite Bond movie?

I liked The Living Daylights because it was complex and relatively realistic for a Bond movie. Plus, it's the only movie I know of that has been filmed on and showed the fortress of [url=http://www.gibnet.com/index.htm]Gibraltar[/url].  That in itself makes it a noteworthy film. Octopussy's my second favorite. After that, Goldfinger.
Link Posted: 12/24/2003 6:00:43 PM EDT
I'd like a flying rocket-armed snowmobile.
Link Posted: 12/24/2003 6:07:38 PM EDT
"I'm Pussy Galore."

"Of course you are."
Link Posted: 12/24/2003 6:08:56 PM EDT
My favorite is probably Goldfinger, but I haven't seen them all.
Link Posted: 12/24/2003 6:12:25 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/24/2003 6:21:37 PM EDT by raven]
Originally Posted By Sniper_Wolfe:
My favorite is probably Goldfinger, but I haven't seen them all.
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If you haven't seen The Living Daylights, check it out. The opening gambit on [url=http://www.gibnet.com/index.htm]Gibraltar[/url] is so cool.

"Hands up, mate. You're dead."  (thwap, thwap)  "Arrrrgh!"
Link Posted: 12/24/2003 7:06:51 PM EDT
Watching it right now! Connery is the ONLY bond in my book.
Link Posted: 12/24/2003 7:20:07 PM EDT
I have seen every Bond movie many times over.When Goldfinger was "new"and being shown at theaters.I was stationed at Ft.Knox Ky.and saw the movie in downtown Louisville the first time.It was cool to be"at"the place the movie was about.been watching old"shaken.....not stirred"all day.Connery #1.
Link Posted: 12/24/2003 7:37:30 PM EDT
"Goldfinger" is my favorite Bond flick. Anybody except Sean Connery in the J.B. role is a poser.
Link Posted: 12/24/2003 7:38:13 PM EDT
... Ya gotta love it!
Link Posted: 12/24/2003 8:10:40 PM EDT
Originally Posted By raven:
OF COURSE Connery was the best Bond. Everyone thinks so. But what's your favorite Bond movie?

I liked The Living Daylights because it was complex and relatively realistic for a Bond movie. Plus, it's the only movie I know of that has been filmed on and showed the fortress of [url=http://www.gibnet.com/index.htm]Gibraltar[/url].  That in itself makes it a noteworthy film. Octopussy's my second favorite. After that, Goldfinger.
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Living Daylights also had the coolest Bond car since the original DB6.

CW
Link Posted: 12/24/2003 8:12:04 PM EDT
I am

Connery is the only bond that is acceptable, IMHO

Link Posted: 12/24/2003 8:35:33 PM EDT
I miss the ABC 'Bond Picture Show' (run as a lead-in to 'Die Another Day' - they never got all the way to #19 before they stopped, but they did do most of them...)...

No pay-TV here... So no spike, and no 007... Ugh...
Link Posted: 12/24/2003 8:45:27 PM EDT


[*] 1. Thunderball (I don't know why) [/*]
[*] 2. Goldfinger[/*]
[*] 3. You Only Live Twice[/*]
[*] 4. Dr. NO[/*]
Link Posted: 12/24/2003 8:51:17 PM EDT
ive seen every single bond movie EVER made many many times over. including the original first movie where bond gets married only to have his wife murdered.

I agree that connery is the best bond. Too bad hes an anti. [:(]
Link Posted: 12/24/2003 9:08:26 PM EDT
Originally Posted By WolfAR15:
ive seen every single bond movie EVER made many many times over. including the original first movie where bond gets married only to have his wife murdered.
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WolfAR15, that was about the 6th or 7th one.
Link Posted: 12/24/2003 9:47:39 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/24/2003 9:49:21 PM EDT by tivoli410]
1. Living Daylights ([b]raven[/b] is right on)
2. Dr. NO
3. ..?

been watching it off and on for the past few days

[edited] CONNERY!!

.. even though "The Living Daylights" was Timothy Dalton
Link Posted: 12/25/2003 9:20:50 AM EDT
Living Daylights, tonight at 9pm EST.
Link Posted: 12/25/2003 9:43:01 AM EDT
Goldfinger is the classic.  For Your Eyes Only is the best of the Moore (Live and Let Die gets a nod, as well as the opening of the Spy Who Loved Me)
Timothy Dalton was as close to the Bond in the books as any of them.  He suffered from shitty scripts.
George Lazenby did quite well with On Her Majesty's Secret Service (note, I skied that mountain in Switzerland.  It was like a pilgramage)
The first four bond films (Dr. No, From Russia With Love, Goldfinger, and Thunderball) are all considered the classics.  The attempt at outer space failed miserably in You Only Live Twice.  Broccoli blamed Connery and brought Lazenby in.  Then brought Connery back for Diamonds are Forever.
Then Moore for Live and Let Die, followed by The Man With the Golden Gun, Spy Who Loved Me, Moonraker, For Your Eyes Only, and Octopussy.  Then Dalton, then Brosnan.

Some Trivia notes
Moore is older than Connery
The first James Bond movie was a made for TV with David Niven playing Bond.  Woody Allen was in it as well as Orson Wells.  The movie was Casino Royale (Also the first bond book)
The charactor of Dr. Evil is based on Donald Pleasance's portrayal of Blofelt in You Only Live Twice.
Connery did a remake of Thunderball called, "Never Say Never"  While a bond film, it wasn't done by the broccolis and sucked.  He was OLD!
Brosnan was suppossed to replace Moore, but couldn't get free from "Remington Steele"
Bond (the character) is not English.  He is Scot/Swiss (father scot, mother swiss)
oh yeah, talk to me about bond.
Link Posted: 12/25/2003 9:44:18 AM EDT
Originally Posted By WolfAR15:
ive seen every single bond movie EVER made many many times over. including the original first movie where bond gets married only to have his wife murdered.

I agree that connery is the best bond. Too bad hes an anti. [:(]
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That was the 6th.
Link Posted: 12/25/2003 10:15:30 AM EDT
Slyvan, do you know who the British naval officer was who was the inspiration for the James Bond character?  He died a month or two ago.  Here's his obituary

[url]http://www.boston.com/ae/celebrity/articles/2003/10/15/inspiration_behind_james_bond_dies/[/url]
Link Posted: 12/25/2003 10:24:45 AM EDT
Originally Posted By raven:
"I'm Pussy Galore."
"Of course you are."
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You're mixing up two movies here.

"I'm Pussy Galore." -- "I must be dreaming."

and

"Hi, I'm Candy." -- "Of course you are."

They both had Connery in them though.
Link Posted: 12/25/2003 12:42:10 PM EDT
"I'm Plenty" . . "Of course you are" from Diamonds are Forever, in the casino, at the craps table.
Diamonds are Forever is my favorite, been watching them as well. I like Tomorrow Never Dies too, althought I'm not sure why.
Link Posted: 12/25/2003 12:59:20 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Kar98:
Originally Posted By raven:
"I'm Pussy Galore."
"Of course you are."
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You're mixing up two movies here.

"I'm Pussy Galore." -- "I must be dreaming."

and

"Hi, I'm Candy." -- "Of course you are."

They both had Connery in them though.
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Actually, the original Goldfinger script had Connery replying, "But of course you are dear, but what is your name?"
It was edited out for obvious reasons.
And yes, I had heard about him dying.  
Link Posted: 12/25/2003 1:13:11 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Sylvan:

Then Moore for Live and Let Die, followed by The Man With the Golden Gun, Spy Who Loved Me, Moonraker, For Your Eyes Only, and Octopussy.  Then Dalton, then Brosnan.
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A View to a Kill?

How could you forget the one with the groovy Duran Duran songs?
Link Posted: 12/25/2003 1:17:05 PM EDT
Originally Posted By NAM:
Originally Posted By Sylvan:

Then Moore for Live and Let Die, followed by The Man With the Golden Gun, Spy Who Loved Me, Moonraker, For Your Eyes Only, and Octopussy.  Then Dalton, then Brosnan.
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A View to a Kill?

How could you forget the one with the groovy Duran Duran songs?
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My bad,
I actually stopped caring after they ran out of books.  
Link Posted: 12/25/2003 1:34:59 PM EDT
I've got to say one of my favorite chase scenes in a Bond film was the "Tank Chase Scene" in Goldeneye. It was Cool as hell![:D]
Link Posted: 12/25/2003 1:46:01 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Kar98:
Originally Posted By raven:
"I'm Pussy Galore."
"Of course you are."
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You're mixing up two movies here.

"I'm Pussy Galore." -- "I must be dreaming."

and

"Hi, I'm Candy." -- "Of course you are."

They both had Connery in them though.
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DINGDINGDING!!! WE HAVE A WINNAH!!
Link Posted: 12/25/2003 2:04:21 PM EDT
Yeah, i've been watching it on and off when im not on arfcom.
Link Posted: 12/25/2003 3:05:31 PM EDT
I read awhile back if they couldn't get Brosnan (after Dalton,) Liam Neeson was another candidate.  He's a very versatile actor, I think he could've been a good Bond.

I don't mind Brosnan, but I think he is too typecast for the role.  It's like he plays on autopilot.

Tim Dalton was very much like the Bond in the books I've read, but a bit too "dry."  Better story telling may have helped.

Lazenby was good.  Too bad he didn't do more.

Moore was good in his first few, but I felt he turned metrosexual in the later films.  The Bond verility disappeared somewhere after Moonraker.

I still rank Connery on top, but that also be because of the era and the "gee-whiz" factor of some of the technology at the time.  The ideas were fresher, and I kind of like the campy "Instead of killing you now, I'm going to tell you my plans," premise.
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