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Thanks for sharing that, LeviJohns, and welcome to AJB!  ajb007/smile

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Barbel wrote:

Thanks for sharing that, LeviJohns, and welcome to AJB!  ajb007/smile

That’s very kind of you.  Thank you!

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FRWL just now on T.V. Practically perfect in every way.  For me it's the series highpoint so far. I doubt it will ever be eclipsed but live in hope.

Of that of which we cannot speak we must pass over in silence- Ludwig Wittgenstein.

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Watched both Licence to Kill, and Goldeneye over the weekend.
Enjoyed LTK, but not as much as Daltons first film.
Goldeneye is up there being one of my favorite films.

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Dire Another Day

Very much the worst Bond film ever, well, until the next one came along. I'd rate DAD above QoS and SF in terms of 10-15 min entertainment value I guess, as a kind of cheerful rubbish.
Brosnan looked better than I remembered at the time, and the Hong Kong to Cuba section is alright. Have to switch over with the whole 'predators feast' chat up line with Jinx.
Still couldn't much make out what the Cuban sleeper agent is saying.

And the arrival of Gustav Graves also makes this a viscerally repulsive film. Ugh! I don't love to hate him, he makes Rik Mayall's Sir Alan B'stard comedy character seem relatively nuanced.

So I didn't watch much of this, it's really just one thing piled on top of another. It's too much.

"This is where we leave you Mr Bond."

Roger Moore 1927-2017

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Napoleon Plural wrote:

Dire Another Day

Very much the worst Bond film ever, well, until the next one came along. I'd rate DAD above QoS and SF in terms of 10-15 min entertainment value I guess, as a kind of cheerful rubbish.
Brosnan looked better than I remembered at the time, and the Hong Kong to Cuba section is alright. Have to switch over with the whole 'predators feast' chat up line with Jinx.
Still couldn't much make out what the Cuban sleeper agent is saying.

And the arrival of Gustav Graves also makes this a viscerally repulsive film. Ugh! I don't love to hate him, he makes Rik Mayall's Sir Alan B'stard comedy character seem relatively nuanced.

So I didn't watch much of this, it's really just one thing piled on top of another. It's too much.

Calm down, take your meds and relax  ajb007/smile

Of that of which we cannot speak we must pass over in silence- Ludwig Wittgenstein.

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Napoleon Plural wrote:

Dire Another Day

ajb007/lol  ajb007/lol  ajb007/lol

Hilly...you old devil!

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The margin between the classic films and the panned films seems to diminish with age. The great ones begin to show their flaws, whereas the scorned ones reveal their merits.

This proved especially true as I enjoyed a double-header of Goldfinger and TMWTGG the other night.  (Blu-ray on 100" projector screen)

If GF is considered "the best" and TMWTGG is considered "the worst"  I sure don't see that big of a difference in quality between the two.  I'd rate GF a 9/10 and I'd rate TMWTGG a 8/10

"Like any great artist, I want to create an undisputed masterpiece in my lifetime."

1. GE 2. MR 3. TSWLM  4. TND 5. DN 6. GF 7. OP 8.TWINE 9. AVTAK 10. LTK 11. TMWTGG

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Being that it's 2019, there are some big anniversaries for Bond films this year.

This week I have also watched:

Licence to Kill -30th anniversary-  I enjoyed it so much, I followed it up with The Living Daylights.

The World is Not Enough - 20th Anniversary   -  The last true classic Bond film.

(Next up MR and OHMSS)

"Like any great artist, I want to create an undisputed masterpiece in my lifetime."

1. GE 2. MR 3. TSWLM  4. TND 5. DN 6. GF 7. OP 8.TWINE 9. AVTAK 10. LTK 11. TMWTGG

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Over the weekend watched Tomorrow Never Dies
I don't know what is about this film, but I just can't get to really enjoy it.
There is nothing I really dislike, and quite enjoy PB as bond, but it just doesn't do it for me.

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The Spy Who Loved Me

I have fond memories of this film from when I was younger, and more than any in the Bond series this reminds of Christmas in the 80s as it always seemed to on TV at that time of year. In terms of the Moore films I think this is just behind For Your Eyes Only as my favourite. Despite it being a riff on You Only Live Twice I think this is entertaining enough. I love the ski opening scene with the iconic Union Jack parachute. Watching it now and the disco score maybe seems a little out of place these days, but growing up with this in the 80’s I never thought that way, but 30+ years later and it sticks out a little I guess.. but I like the score overall. The twist on the Soviet agent is good, clearly they are fully expecting the audience to think that agent XXX is the guy rather than the gorgeous Barbara Bach. The Russians teaming up with Bond to defeat Stromberg is a nice change too.

Its funny watching some of the things in this that instantly date it, like clunky computers, huge push keys and the funny computer noises they used back then. But its very much of its time and the settings are good, in particular Egypt. Jaws is a memorable villain, (even if Stromberg isn’t), the Bond girls are stunning and its got all the ingredients of your typical by the numbers Moore Bond film. Nothing wrong with that for some good old escapism.

From Russia With Love

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AndyLGR wrote:

I love the ski opening scene with the iconic Union Jack parachute.

If you like that opening you should watch the documentary "McConkey." They interview the Bond stunt man and then Shane McConkey takes that stunt to the next several levels.

I've always wanted to have Christmas in Turkey

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He actually made his own version of the TSWLM PTS. It looks fantastic and I want to see something like this in a Bond movie again:

https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=Mc … ORM=VRDGAR

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Just re-watched Quantum of Solace.

I originally didn't like it that much. This is the first watching where it's shot way up in my estimation. it has so much energy and lightness in how it presents the story. It moves at a quick pace but provides so many great character moments. I now rank it above Skyfall and Spectre. Way above. I finally 'get' what makes this movie so amazing.

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The World is Not Enough
Enjoyed watching this again. haven't watched it for a long time.
Still think that PB best Bond is Goldeneye but have enjoyed watching this more than Tomorrow Never Dies.
Trying to watch the films in order, so the next one is Die Another Day.

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I put DAF on and i had it on in the background. To tell you the truth, i have been frustrated witgh Bond and not watched a film in ages and i've taken a hiatus from it. Mainly because of setbacks with Bond 25, but also because i want to view the films with fresh eyes. If i want to go back to Bond again and watch a film properly, i'd watch GF.

Have you ever heard of the Emancipation Proclamation?"

" I don't listen to hip hop!"

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Dr No, for our April podcast. This movie was the first one that I got on VHS (waaaaay back in the day) so I must have watched it at least 50 times when I was young. Because of that I haven't revisited often the last years but I did watch it again last week. What a great start of the franchise! They got so many things right, straight from the get go.

1. Ohmss   2. Frwl   3. Op   4. Tswlm   5. Tld   6. Ge  7. Yolt 8. Lald   9. Cr   10. Ltk   11. Dn   12. Gf   13. Qos   14. Mr   15. Tmwtgg   16. Fyeo   17. Twine   18. Sf   19. Tb   20 Tnd   21. Spectre   22 Daf   23. Avtak   24. Dad

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QOS this morning, looks fantastic in High quality and a big screen.

"Let his death be a particularly unpleasant and humiliating one."

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Dr No, it is better watching it with the family, or in my case what's left of it.
Dr No was, it turned out, the last film my mother watched - with me - before she passed away in the nursing home in, well, Kingston (Surrey, not Jamaica), October 2017.

Anyway, this time round was better, hey Ms Trench, the Childcatcher called, he wants his nose back! I can't take No's meeting with Dent seriously once I realise that No's voice is the spit of Withnail (Richard E Grant), in particular when Withnail is being disparaging about not getting any soup or his cigar commercial. 'You don't understand, he's a British spy!' 'Then the f**** will rue the day!'

You can also imagine Sheldon from The Big Bang Theory doing that scene. Later you'd have Howie as Bond, goading Sheldon over his science credentials at dinner. Mind you, Howie would be better at being an astronaut in YOLT than Connery's Bond was.
Monty Norman's score gets stick but it does lend an eerie feel to it, oddly the ventilator scene near the end does seem to use sci-fi effects that Barry used in Ipcress, did he participate in that scene?

"This is where we leave you Mr Bond."

Roger Moore 1927-2017

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Thunderpussy wrote:

QOS this morning, looks fantastic in High quality and a big screen.

My last watch as well. It's taken 6 or 7 goes, but I can finally see some good in it, one of them being cinematography which is superb. Daniel looks at his very best and has chemistry with Camille.

Of that of which we cannot speak we must pass over in silence- Ludwig Wittgenstein.

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I also think he had some of the best suits in QOS, before they
Went for that tight look.

"Let his death be a particularly unpleasant and humiliating one."

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The Man With The Golden Gun, Christopher Lee is superb in this, not my fave Bond film but is good and a fun rewatch.

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Welcome swaise   ajb007/martini  Christopher Lee was a fantastic villain.

"Let his death be a particularly unpleasant and humiliating one."

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I've just finished my personal Bond extravaganza. Every couple of years ITV show the films in order over a series of Sunday afternoons. This year has been sporadic, their showings interrupted by football or rugby cup matches. I take the opportunity to get out my DVDs/Blu-rays & watch a succession of double or triple-bills over a shorter period. It's also an opportunity to 'bond' with Dad. Every time I seem to change my opinion of which I like better. My Dad's doesn't. He's an ardent Connery fan, though he's warmed to Moore over the years. I find myself currently liking the ten year period from 1969 to 1979 best. Lazenby's energetic, Connery exhibits nice world-weary humour & Moore has a pleasing persona. I also like the unpretentious fun of THE SPY WHO LOVED ME & MOONRAKER. It feels refreshing after the personalising of Bond in the Craig era. Or perhaps it's simply nostalgia for a bygone age. But my opinion will probably change again when I re-watch them in another couple of years. The joy of 007!

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Thunderpussy wrote:

I also think he had some of the best suits in QOS, before they
Went for that tight look.

Agreed. I'd say the shoulders are a teeny bit wide on his suits in QoS but otherwise the costumes are the best bond has had in the Craig era. I particularly like his simple casual outfits in it. In contrast, his suits are.too baggy in cr and far far too tight in Skyfall and spectre.