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AJB live commentary on FOR YOUR EYES ONLY

HigginsHiggins GermanyPosts: 16,237MI6 Agent
edited June 2020 in Off Topic Chat
Time for the Grand Finale of our groupwatchin!

This time, it‘s

FOR YOUR EYES ONLY

The movie that made me a Bond Fan!






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London Summertime: 20:00
Paris Summertime: 21:00
New York local time 15:00
LA local time 12:00



PLEASE KEEP IN MIND THAT WE ARE ALL STARTING 10 MINUTES LATER !

The 19:00 deadline is set so that everybody has enough time to find their DVDs/Blu Rays, boot their players and get done with the menus and pause right where the gunbarrel starts.

WE ARE STARTING PRECISELY AT 19:10


- Please make sure that everybody has their BluRay/DVD/VCR ready and start the player latest 19:00 GMT to get done with all the dodgy menus.
- PAUSE YOUR PLAYER RIGHT BEFORE THE GUNBARREL
- HIT PLAY PRECISELY AT 19:10.

I‘ll post some timecodes during the thread just in case that somebody has messed it up
Post edited by Higgins on
President of the 'Misty Eyes Club'.

Dalton - the weak and weepy Bond!
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  • HigginsHiggins GermanyPosts: 16,237MI6 Agent
    edited June 2020
    I still remember when I saw the movie the first time back in 1981.

    We've had the posters hanging around for 2 weeks already and I've studied every detail to catch up an idea what may happen there.
    I went to the movie 2 days after the german premiere with my french penpal and I remember that we both left the theatre with a smile on our faces.

    I had an affection for Bond since TSWLM (which was my first Bond movie) but after seeing FYEO, I knew that something had clicked and that I've became a Bond fan.

    I also remember that the following weekend, Willy Bogner was on the most popular Sports Show on german TV and had some cool sequences from the movie (with the marvelous Bill Conti Score runaway) and he talked a lot about the shootings in Cortina.

    Many years later, my dream became true and we've spent a week in Cortina skiing and location hunting.
    Cortina is a magic place to me just like James Bond Island in Thailand is and Schilthorn in Switzerland.

    I also remember that I've purchased german magazine "Cinema"

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    and there was a very small ad for the James Bond German Fan Club that I've joined immediately.
    Back then Marc Hertling ran the club from the basement of his parents in Berlin (back then East German territory with a special status) and issued his magazine (basically stapled photocopied A4 sheets) 4 times a year.
    Things went bad with him very soon as he obviously has gotten subsidized by the NSNA guys and he turned against EON and praised NSNA over OP on every possible occasion and it's gotten really annoying to me (I remember the headline "All time low" for OP).

    I also started looking out for memorabilia and the first object of desire was the blue Bogner Skiing jacket (2 months apprentice salaries) and the Olin Skis (same price) which where available in the local sports shop.

    They were both out of reach for me back then but I've seen them many times during my visits there.

    FYEO will always hold a special place in my heart, just like your first Love or your first Rolex and Porsche :v
    Post edited by Higgins on
    President of the 'Misty Eyes Club'.

    Dalton - the weak and weepy Bond!
  • HigginsHiggins GermanyPosts: 16,237MI6 Agent
    edited November -1
    It's amazing that this movie is 39 years old now!
    President of the 'Misty Eyes Club'.

    Dalton - the weak and weepy Bond!
  • BarbelBarbel ScotlandPosts: 30,566Chief of Staff
    edited November -1
    Interesting memories, Higgins.
  • HigginsHiggins GermanyPosts: 16,237MI6 Agent
    edited June 2020
    Barbel, make sure to check out the Church Clock Chime in Cortina.
    Imo the 4th tone is out of tune (slightly too high) and it was exactly that when I have been there.
    President of the 'Misty Eyes Club'.

    Dalton - the weak and weepy Bond!
  • BarbelBarbel ScotlandPosts: 30,566Chief of Staff
    edited November -1
    Will do, though you may need to remind me. (Hey, I'm old, I forget things)
  • Number24Number24 NorwayPosts: 17,384MI6 Agent
    edited November -1
    It's great when members share their personal memories of a film.
  • JTMJTM Posts: 2,958MI6 Agent
    edited November -1
    Whoops, I was catching up on the rewatches I missed and assumed FYEO was watched before TWINE and SP, so I put it on the other day—I didn’t know we were keeping it till “last”.

    But anyway, another thing I didn’t know (something that is probably common knowledge here) is that Cassandra Harris (Countess von Schlaf) was married to Pierce Brosnan at the time. Not sure how I didn’t know that...or ever see Brosnan’s glorious moustache at the premiere...till now.

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  • HigginsHiggins GermanyPosts: 16,237MI6 Agent
    edited November -1
    Cassandra Harris is imo the most impressive figure in FYEO.

    You can see how well she goes with Moore, she has the right age and the short romance is a highlight of the movie. It‘s played with lots of grace and dignity and there is no need for the teenager teddybear-in-love show that Dalton plays with d‘Abo.

    It just shows how good of actors both where.

    If I remember correctly Brosnan was also on set and those where the first talks between him and Cubby to take the role one day.
    I also know that there was an ongoing friendship with Cassandra‘s daughter and Babs even after Brosnan left.
    President of the 'Misty Eyes Club'.

    Dalton - the weak and weepy Bond!
  • emtiememtiem SurreyPosts: 3,934MI6 Agent
    edited November -1
    Higgins wrote:
    Cassandra Harris is imo the most impressive figure in FYEO.

    You can see how well she goes with Moore, she has the right age and the short romance is a highlight of the movie. It‘s played with lots of grace and dignity and there is no need for the teenager teddybear-in-love show that Dalton plays with d‘Abo.

    It just shows how good of actors both where.

    I dunno: I'm not sure she knew where Liverpool was! :D
  • Shady TreeShady Tree London, UKPosts: 2,223MI6 Agent
    edited November -1
    Looking forward to this viewing :-)

    In the past I've posted some thoughts about FYEO here:

    https://www.ajb007.co.uk/post/574855/#p574855

    and here:

    https://www.ajb007.co.uk/post/399820/#p399820


    and I've posted on the score in this recent thread:

    https://www.ajb007.co.uk/post/991151/#p991151
    Critics and material I don't need. I haven't changed my act in 50 years.
  • GymkataGymkata Minnesota, USAPosts: 2,890MI6 Agent
    edited November -1
    FYEO is one of my personal favorites. I hope that I can attend this viewing.
    Current rankings:
    OHMSS>FRWL>CR>TSWLM>YOLT>MR>SF>FYEO>GE>OP>DN>
    TWINE>TND>QOS>TB>TMWTGG>GF>LALD>TLD>AVTAK>SP>DAF>LTK>DAD
    Bond rankings: Lazenby>Moore>Connery>Craig>Brosnan>Dalton
  • The Spy Who Never DiesThe Spy Who Never Dies UKPosts: 642MI6 Agent
    edited November -1
    Number24 wrote:
    It's great when members share their personal memories of a film.


    I'll second that!
  • GymkataGymkata Minnesota, USAPosts: 2,890MI6 Agent
    edited November -1
    Turns out I'm going to miss at least the first hour of this. Dangit.

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    Current rankings:
    OHMSS>FRWL>CR>TSWLM>YOLT>MR>SF>FYEO>GE>OP>DN>
    TWINE>TND>QOS>TB>TMWTGG>GF>LALD>TLD>AVTAK>SP>DAF>LTK>DAD
    Bond rankings: Lazenby>Moore>Connery>Craig>Brosnan>Dalton
  • The Spy Who Never DiesThe Spy Who Never Dies UKPosts: 642MI6 Agent
    edited November -1
    I don't have a dvd or anything of FYEO so won't be able to join. But it is on tv tomorrow so will watch it then and read all your posts afterwards. Enjoy!
  • HigginsHiggins GermanyPosts: 16,237MI6 Agent
    edited November -1
    Time reference:
    https://greenwichmeantime.com/

    40 minutes till loading up
    50 minutes till watching
    President of the 'Misty Eyes Club'.

    Dalton - the weak and weepy Bond!
  • HigginsHiggins GermanyPosts: 16,237MI6 Agent
    edited November -1
    Time reference:
    https://greenwichmeantime.com/

    5 minutes till loading up
    15 minutes till watching
    President of the 'Misty Eyes Club'.

    Dalton - the weak and weepy Bond!
  • superadosuperado Regent's Park West (CaliforniaPosts: 2,553MI6 Agent
    edited November -1
    Barring technical issues (like what happened when I tried to watch DN with AJB) and unexpected interruptions, I think I’ll be able to join you guys for the entirety of FYEO in perfect sync!
    "...the purposeful slant of his striding figure looked dangerous, as if he was making quickly for something bad that was happening further down the street." -SMERSH on 007 dossier photo, Ch. 6 FRWL.....
  • HigginsHiggins GermanyPosts: 16,237MI6 Agent
    edited November -1
    Please load your players now.
    We start in 10 minutes
    President of the 'Misty Eyes Club'.

    Dalton - the weak and weepy Bond!
  • BarbelBarbel ScotlandPosts: 30,566Chief of Staff
    edited November -1
    All set.
  • Number24Number24 NorwayPosts: 17,384MI6 Agent
    edited November -1
    Ready (for the last watchalong for an official Bond movie :# )
  • Thunderbird 2Thunderbird 2 East of Cardiff, Wales.Posts: 2,698MI6 Agent
    edited November -1
    This is Thunderbird 2..

    SABs prepped...

    I’m Standing By.....
    This is Thunderbird 2, how can I be of assistance?
  • Shady TreeShady Tree London, UKPosts: 2,223MI6 Agent
    edited November -1
    Am here.
    Critics and material I don't need. I haven't changed my act in 50 years.
  • HigginsHiggins GermanyPosts: 16,237MI6 Agent
    edited November -1
    2 minutes!

    We play right after the UA logo
    President of the 'Misty Eyes Club'.

    Dalton - the weak and weepy Bond!
  • superadosuperado Regent's Park West (CaliforniaPosts: 2,553MI6 Agent
    edited November -1
    The 10 minute buffer is a good ideao because of those annoying built-in MGM promotional bits on Bond discs!
    "...the purposeful slant of his striding figure looked dangerous, as if he was making quickly for something bad that was happening further down the street." -SMERSH on 007 dossier photo, Ch. 6 FRWL.....
  • HigginsHiggins GermanyPosts: 16,237MI6 Agent
    edited November -1
    Just have a look how a sad sequence can be played without tearing up!
    President of the 'Misty Eyes Club'.

    Dalton - the weak and weepy Bond!
  • BarbelBarbel ScotlandPosts: 30,566Chief of Staff
    edited November -1
    Music "Flowers For Teresa" - not Barry, but it sure ain't Serra
  • HigginsHiggins GermanyPosts: 16,237MI6 Agent
    edited November -1
    superado wrote:
    The 10 minute buffer is a good ideao because of those annoying built-in MGM promotional bits on Bond discs!

    That‘s exactly why we are using it :D
    President of the 'Misty Eyes Club'.

    Dalton - the weak and weepy Bond!
  • BarbelBarbel ScotlandPosts: 30,566Chief of Staff
    edited November -1
    Not Blofeld. Definitely not. In no way is this Blofeld.
  • Number24Number24 NorwayPosts: 17,384MI6 Agent
    edited November -1
    The key question is: was the priest in on it?
  • Golrush007Golrush007 South AfricaPosts: 2,867Quartermasters
    edited November -1
    I've always wondered why they didn't have the normal animation of the iris opening up on the first scene, rather its a hard cut from the gunbarrel to the opening shot of the churchyard.
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