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Great James Bond moments, lines, trivia, and such


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The newest James Bond film, Skyfall, will be released November 9th. I thought it would be fun to share some of our favorite moments. After all, we have a 50-year history to look at.

 

My favorite Bond film:

 

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Favorite big action climax: The ninja attack on Blofeld's volcano base in You Only Live Twice.

 

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And there were many great lines besides "Bond. James Bond." Some of my favorites are:

 

 

 

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"I think he got the point." (Thunderball.)

 

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Bond: "Do you expect me to talk?"

Goldfinger: "No, Mr. Bond. I expect you to die."

 

Trivia question: Who was the first James Bond seen in a Bond movie?

 

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Answer: Stuntman Bob Simmons in the famous opening gunbarrel sequence in Dr. No.

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Sean Connery is my favourite Bond... All the others ok too...

 

But think franchise needs to give it a rest as it's getting old... (Realizing that ain't gonna happen as long as people spend money to go see films at the cinema, etc....)

And been spoofed too much...

 

Think actors like Hugh Laurie and Jason Statham would've made good Bonds.

'Tho Statham already stereotyped by "The Transporter" series...

 

Oh well...

 

 

 

 

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"Live and Let Die" (1973) has a nice line in which Kananga peels off a face mask and James Bond says How revealing.

 

I was just getting out of high school when "Live and Let Die" was released and it had one of my favorite songs from Paul McCartney with the same title.

 

I also like the MAD magazine's satire of James Bond movies. "Moonraker" was called "Moneyraker" and had Jaws chewing through a steel cable and when asked what was he doing, James Bond said He's using it for dental floss.

 

How do you like Daniel Craig as James Bond?

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Daniel Craig is good.

But what's the point anymore of the entire franchise except as a sure-fire excuse to make money... Many, many actors could play Bond today and the franchise would work...

The whole thing is boring nowadays...

Only worthwhile point to bringing up subject of Bond is for nostalgia...

Oh well...

 

My favourites are the early Connery films made on relatively low-budgets before their success allowed the bigger film budgets and features that have made the franchise what it is today...

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As a teen-aged boy, Bond movies captured my imagination with all the gadgets and "Bond girls". As escapeism, Bond flicks are hard to beat.

 

 

Connery remains my favorite Bond, although Bronsnan was pretty good, and Craig does a fine job. What set some off about Craig was that his looks didn't fit the "stereotypical" Bond look. But he's OK.

 

 

Yes, "I think he's got the point" is also my favorite Bond line.

 

 

The theme from "Goldfinger" is still the best, as far as I'm concerned. Can't top Shirley Bassey's great voice.

 

 

But "From Russia With Love" is my favorite Bond movie.

 

 

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To me, GOLDFINGER is THE quintessential Bond film. If I were to own only ONE Bond film, that would be the one.

 

That's also my favorite Bond line of all time...it's perfect. But you missed the accentuations:

 

Goldfinger: "No, Mr. Bond. I expect you to die." :^0

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I+ {font:arial, helvetica, sans-serif} Don't think Patrick Macnee, Linda Thorson, or Joanna Lumely were in any Bond films.+

 

Joanna Lumley is also in On Her Majesty's Secret Service (she's one of the many girls at Bloefeld's hideout in Switzerland).

 

Patrick Macnee is in A View to a Kill. {font}

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> {quote:title=rdmtimp wrote:}{quote}I+ Don't think Patrick Macnee, Linda Thorson, or Joanna Lumely were in any Bond films.+

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Yup, between you and spfcc you've got them all.

 

Honor Blackman in Goldfinger:

 

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Joanna Lumley (sitting in front) in On Her Majesty's Secret Service:

 

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Diana Rigg in OHMSS:

 

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Patrick Macnee in A View To A Kill:

 

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A nice science trivia about "Goldfinger" is that the laser in the movie was sci-fi. It was just invented and its power then was measured in milliwatts. Today high powered lasers are used everywhere for precise cutting of materials to shooting down missles and satellites. I bet the early James Bond producers wish they thought of that.

 

I do have the Shirley Bassey "Goldfinger" theme on 45 and one of my earliest soundtrack LP's is "Thunderball" and is monophonic.

 

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> {quote:title=hamradio wrote:}{quote}A nice science trivia about "Goldfinger" is that the laser in the movie was sci-fi. It was just invented and its power then was measured in milliwatts. Today high powered lasers are used everywhere for precise cutting of materials to shooting down missles and satellites. I bet the early James Bond producers wish they thought of that.

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The 1960s eternal geek in me just has to say that "laser" is actually an acronym. It is made up of the first letters of what it is: Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation.

 

filmlover

 

P.S. - I had that album, too. It wouldn't surprise me if I went through the records in my closet and found I still have it. Great cover art.

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> {quote:title=Sepiatone wrote:}{quote}

> As a teen-aged boy, Bond movies captured my imagination with all the gadgets and "Bond girls". As escapeism, Bond flicks are hard to beat.

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Of course, Connery (for those of us who grew up with Bond in the Sixties) will always be the best. I like Craig, but he hasn't totally grown on me yet. I remember feeling that when I saw the first film that he didn't have the sophistication that I expect of Bond. But he does have the toughness we should see in the character. If I have to choose a second favorite, it would go to one actor that most ignore, Timothy Dalton. I'll stack his License to Kill against anyone else's Bond film.

 

As far as favorite songs, boy, is that a hard one. There were so many good ones. I do know what you mean about Shirley Bassey. Then there is the wonderful "For Your Eyes Only", sung by Sheena Easton. But, for me, it probably would be "Thunderball," sung by Tom Jones.

 

 

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Ian Fleming was initially responsible for a number of the female names:

 

Miss Moneypenny

Mary Goodnight

Solitaire

Tiffany Case

Puss* Galore

Honey Ryder

 

Movies added a few:

Plenty O'Toole (Diamonds Are Forever)

Chew Mee (The Man With the Golden Gun)

Holly Goodhead (Moonraker)

Octopussy (Octopussy)

Xenia Onatopp (GoldenEye)

Miss Goodthighs (1967 version of Casino Royale)

 

And I wouldn't even be able to repeat some of the names in the Bond takeoff, Austin Powers, without this thread getting shut down.

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Ironic timing in television programming tonight, I came across the movie "Cats & Dogs - The Revenge of Kitty Galore". One of the charactors, Tab Lazenby, the leader of M.E.O.W.S. and is voiced by *Roger Moore. :^0*

 

Didn't make the James Bond connection until now.

 

The movie "Octopussy", the title gave me laughs from day one. It sounds like an R rated Jacques Cousteau sea adventure movie.

 

Edited by: hamradio on Oct 21, 2012 3:34 AM

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I'm enjoying this thread very much.

 

 

I confess that I've not seen all of the JB films in their entirety, but have seen most in parts. I couldn't resist searching YouTube to refresh my memory of Sir Tom Jones' rendition of theme "Thunderball." Cool visuals at the 2012 BAFTA awards here, too.

 

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qmwcHjosRKw

 

 

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James Bond films contain so many things we love seeing each time. Bond, the ladies, action, incredible sets...and the stylish opening credits. Maurice Binder set the way, starting with the first film, and others have followed. Here are a few pictures:

 

Dr. No:

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From Russia With Love:

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Goldfinger:

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Thunderball:

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On Her Majesty's Secret Service:

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Diamonds Are Forever:

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The Spy Who Loved Me:

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For Your Eyes Only:

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License To Kill:

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GoldenEye:

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Die Another Day:

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Casino Royale (A collection of screen titles from the film)

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This has been a fun thread, filmlover. But what about idealized casting of other actors in the role of James Bond?

 

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Flynn, that's Errol Flynn. If it could only have been. No actor who has played Bond had more charm than Flynn in his prime. And we all know that he was convincing in action scenes. I know that Ian Fleming desired suave David Niven in the lead. I say far better casting would have been Niven's old drinking buddy from his early Hollywood years, Flynn.

 

If Connery, the greatest Bond in my opinion, has a streak of danger about him and was more overtly macho on screen than Flynn, Flynn was at least his equal as a credible action figure and far more genuinely suave and charming. Flynn also had a sense of humour and knew how to bring a great sense of fun to a scene.

 

What do you think?

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Flynn, in his prime, could have been good...except for one thing. His exuberance. Bond has always been more of a subdued personality.

 

Fleming's original choice of David Niven makes sense, except that he was too old by the 1960s. He had the polish, and Niven had been a little bit involved with British Intelligence in real life. What is interesting is that Fleming thought he should look a bit like Hoagy Carmichael.

 

Ian Fleming commissioned a drawing of how he saw James Bond to help the artist for the British comic strip, which started in 1958:

 

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Artist John McLusky rejected it and drew him the following way. An interesting note: this strip is from 1960, two years before the first movie, but notice his resemblance to Connery ---

 

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David Niven was quite a character. Yes, he was a "little bit involved" with British Commandos:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Niven

 

He commanded a unit in this outfit: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GHQ_Liaison_Regiment

 

I like Diana Rigg too ("On Her Majesty's Secret Service") and think it'd be nice to see a day devoted to her on TCM:

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She did a handful of films in 1960s and 1970s that might be aired on TCM???

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