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Tuesday Nov. 3rd 19:00 GMT: Let‘s watch DR NO together

Number24Number24 NorwayPosts: 17,393MI6 Agent
edited November 2020 in Off Topic Chat
Let's spend the US presidential election night doing something fun and constructive together! ajb007/biggrin
The origional plan was to watch The Guns of Navarone, but we decided to celebrate sir Sean Connery's life and movies by watching DN together instead! :007) !
Everyone is invited! If youre not familiar with the consept I'll try to explain it: We start watching at the same time, regardless of witch time zone we're in. We'll comment on what's going on as if we were sitting in the same living room, eating pizza and drinking [insert your beverage of choise] together. We will comment on the thread you're in now.


London Summertime: 20:00
Paris Summertime: 20:00
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 ready for playing the movie
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
- HIT PLAY PRECISELY AT 19:10.


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  • BarbelBarbel ScotlandPosts: 30,580Chief of Staff
    edited November -1
    Unless things change, count me in.
  • The Spy Who Never DiesThe Spy Who Never Dies UKPosts: 642MI6 Agent
    edited November -1
    Me too. If anyone from the UK is interested but doesn't have a copy of TGON (like me) but has Sky Movies, it will be on Sky Action at 4.25pm on Sunday. My box is all set to record :D
  • BarbelBarbel ScotlandPosts: 30,580Chief of Staff
    edited November -1
    Since this film was made years before "Casino Royale" (no, not that one) we can have a glimpse of how David Niven might have been as a more serious 007. He's younger here than Connery was in NSNA and Moore was in ... most of his films.
  • Number24Number24 NorwayPosts: 17,393MI6 Agent
    edited November -1
    I haven't thought of it that way before.
    BTW; I posted the question if any special operations involved mountain climbing on a history forum. No-one could think of any examples, but we know many special forces units were trained in climbing.
  • HigginsHiggins GermanyPosts: 16,240MI6 Agent
    edited November -1
    unfortunately, I don‘t own the movie but am wishing everybody lots of fun! {[]
    President of the 'Misty Eyes Club'.

    Dalton - the weak and weepy Bond!
  • BarbelBarbel ScotlandPosts: 30,580Chief of Staff
    edited November -1
    Oh, I'm disappointed to hear that.
  • Shady TreeShady Tree London, UKPosts: 2,223MI6 Agent
    edited November -1
    Not able to make this on Tuesday, but I hope it goes well :)
    Critics and material I don't need. I haven't changed my act in 50 years.
  • GymkataGymkata Minnesota, USAPosts: 2,891MI6 Agent
    edited November -1
    Call me unlikely, unfortunately. It's at 2pm in the middle of my workday and, on top of being crushingly busy right now, I'm recovering from rotator cuff surgery and it's really slowing me down at work and in life, so I'm under a lot of pressure. If by some miracle I can swing this, I'll be there.
    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
    Hi unlikely :D I hope you have a speedy recovery and things get easier for you.
  • Number24Number24 NorwayPosts: 17,393MI6 Agent
    edited November -1
    Yes. A speedy recovery to you, Gymkata :)
  • ThunderpussyThunderpussy Behind you !Posts: 63,696MI6 Agent
    edited November -1
    Get well soon, Gymkata -{
    "I've been informed that there ARE a couple of QAnon supporters who are fairly regular posters in AJB."
  • BarbelBarbel ScotlandPosts: 30,580Chief of Staff
    edited November -1
    Best wishes, Gymkata.
  • Number24Number24 NorwayPosts: 17,393MI6 Agent
    edited November -1
    Everyone is invited for the watchalong on Tuesday next week! If you don't have The Guns of Navarone on streaming services or DVD you can find it online with this link:

    https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=the+guns+of+navarone&&view=detail&mid=1790A805F64BB93CBFA81790A805F64BB93CBFA8&&FORM=VRDGAR


    GunsofNavarone.jpg
  • ThunderpussyThunderpussy Behind you !Posts: 63,696MI6 Agent
    edited November -1
    Just got it on 4K ( Amazon Prime ) so hopefully can play along. Oddly of all the big war
    Films, I can't really remember much of it ;)
    "I've been informed that there ARE a couple of QAnon supporters who are fairly regular posters in AJB."
  • Shady TreeShady Tree London, UKPosts: 2,223MI6 Agent
    edited November -1
    Get well soon, Gymkata.
    Critics and material I don't need. I haven't changed my act in 50 years.
  • Shady TreeShady Tree London, UKPosts: 2,223MI6 Agent
    edited October 2020
    I'm not a huge fan of the genre anyway but I personally prefer war films of the 50s to war films of the 60s. Fifties war movies often have a quasi-documentary gloss and emphasise old-fashioned heroism, whereas during the 60s the genre veers towards a new wave of violence and revenge fantasy, sometimes abandoning claims to historical veracity and riffing instead on contemporary cultural concerns. As I remember it, 'The Guns Of Navarone' (1961) is uneasily at a transitional point between these types of movie, whereas 'The Longest Day', a year later, has its feet more firmly back in the 50s camp. The last two war films I watched were 'The Desert Fox' (1951) and 'The Desert Rats' (1953), an enjoyable double bill about decency and the military code of honour. James Mason plays a sympathetic Rommel in both, and Richard Burton gives a muscular, dynamic performance in the latter, a world away from his jaded cynicism amidst the carnage of 'Where Eagles Dare' (1968).
    Critics and material I don't need. I haven't changed my act in 50 years.
  • CoolHandBondCoolHandBond Mactan IslandPosts: 3,815MI6 Agent
    edited November -1
    N24, can I respectfully request that DN is watched instead, to honour Sir Sean?
    Yeah, well, sometimes nothin' can be a real cool hand.
  • Number24Number24 NorwayPosts: 17,393MI6 Agent
    edited November -1
    If the people who have agreed to join Navarone want too it's okay by me, but only then.
  • The Spy Who Never DiesThe Spy Who Never Dies UKPosts: 642MI6 Agent
    edited November -1
    I was thinking of us all watching DN. I was thinking of tonight or tomorrow but didn't think that was too realistic at such short notice. I would be ok with Tuesday if everyone else is and only if N24 is, as he has spent some time on organising a time for TGON.
  • BarbelBarbel ScotlandPosts: 30,580Chief of Staff
    edited November -1
    DN is fine with me.
  • Number24Number24 NorwayPosts: 17,393MI6 Agent
    edited November -1
    I don' t mind at all, but I think all the peope who wanted to watch Navarone together should agree before we change the film.
  • ThunderpussyThunderpussy Behind you !Posts: 63,696MI6 Agent
    edited November -1
    Given the events I have no problem changing either -{
    "I've been informed that there ARE a couple of QAnon supporters who are fairly regular posters in AJB."
  • Shady TreeShady Tree London, UKPosts: 2,223MI6 Agent
    edited November 2020
    If it's a switch to DN on Tuesday I'll try and join you for at least part of it. I'll keep an eye on this anyway and I wish all well for the viewing session :-)

    Re: war movies. Perhaps for another time, but Sean Connery - who, like Gert Frobe, had been cast in a small part in 'The Longest Day' (1962) - returned to the star-studded 'true story' genre of epic war films for Richard Attenborough's 'A Bridge Too Far' (1977), playing Major-General Urquhart in one of the more memorable performances of the movie. Connery's Urquhart is a traditional hero (like Bond) but with an engaging touch of vulnerability (he's a commander of the airborne division who's afraid of heights!), and he's shown bravely enduring a military defeat explained in the film as a tragic consequence of shortcomings by back-room planners at home: that sense of thwarted heroism interestingly reflected Connery's real-life exasperation (about which he often went public) with any 'big shots' in the film industry he regarded as incompetent or as letting the side down. Also: 'Battle Of Britain' (1969) was another war movie in that star-studded 'true story' strand of the genre: missing Connery, but with his friend Michael Caine on form, plus Robert Shaw; with Guy Hamilton directing and Harry Saltzman co-producing.
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    Critics and material I don't need. I haven't changed my act in 50 years.
  • Number24Number24 NorwayPosts: 17,393MI6 Agent
    edited November -1
    If we change Tuesday's movie to DN, are there any members in adition to those who origionally signed on for Navarone who will join us in watching DN? If I change the plans it has to be done tonight or tomorrow morining at the latest, so swift feedback is apriciated.
  • ThunderpussyThunderpussy Behind you !Posts: 63,696MI6 Agent
    edited November -1
    I don't think Taylor Swift should have any feedback on it :p
    "I've been informed that there ARE a couple of QAnon supporters who are fairly regular posters in AJB."
  • Number24Number24 NorwayPosts: 17,393MI6 Agent
    edited November -1
    Why not, she may be a huge Connery fan :D

    Like Michelle in 'Allo 'allo I rarely repeat myself, but this time I will:

    If we change Tuesday's movie to DN, are there any members in adition to those who origionally signed on for Navarone who will join us in watching DN? If I change the plans it has to be done tonight or tomorrow morining at the latest, so swift/quick/hasty/rapid/speedy feedback is apriciated.
  • Number24Number24 NorwayPosts: 17,393MI6 Agent
    edited November 2020
    Let's spend the US presidential election night doing something fun and constructive together! ajb007/biggrin
    The origional plan was to watch The Guns of Navarone, but we decided to celebrate sir Sean Connery's life and movies by watching DN together instead! :007) !
    Everyone is invited! If youre not familiar with the consept I'll try to explain it: We start watching at the same time, regardless of witch time zone we're in. We'll comment on what's going on as if we were sitting in the same living room, eating pizza and drinking [insert your beverage of choise] together. We will comment on the thread you're on now.


    London wintertime: 19:00
    Paris wintertime: 19:00
    New York local time 14:00
    LA local time 11:00


    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 ready for playing the movie
    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
    - HIT PLAY PRECISELY AT 19:10.


    Dr_No_movie_poster_jamesbondreview.filminspector.com_5.jpg
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  • JoshuaJoshua Posts: 954MI6 Agent
    edited November 2020
    N24

    I may have read your timings wrong with 'summer time', however please check to make sure.

    There will be no difference between Paris time and UK time. UK time moved to GMT last week!

    I cannot join in as I will be at my work.
  • Number24Number24 NorwayPosts: 17,393MI6 Agent
    edited November -1
    You're right. I just copied some of the text from Higgins's watchalongs.
  • Number24Number24 NorwayPosts: 17,393MI6 Agent
    edited November -1
    Will the LA and NY times change compared to the other times?
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