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MBE_ wrote:

As for TMWTGG, I recall little about that chase except for the ending stunt which is specactular and then tainted but that stupid sound affect.  But that's the stunt that's great not the chase.  So I can't see how it belings on this list, let alone that high up.

Yes, it's the Astro-Spiral car jump that's great (with the sound turned down ajb007/biggrin) and not the actual car chase in TMWTGG. Cars weaving in and out of traffic, one riding the kerbs, police cars crashing into each other, etc. It's all pretty average even by 1970's standards.

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that tankthang in Goldeneye I did not like at all
it was at that point in the movie I decided the movie was a sum of illogical setpieces dragged out interminably until every last prop had blowed up
the Brosnan chase I really liked was the handcuff escape sequence in TND
that was like a circus routine, and they worked alot of possibilities out of that setup
part of it was on a motorcycle so it even counts for this list

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RogueAgent wrote:

Forgive me if I've overlooked this but shouldn't Brosnan's boat chase in TWINE pre-teaser qualify?

I mean the moment Q warns him and the camera shot of the speedboat jetting to the waters below was just awesome.

I don't think the underwater tie-straightening scene should take points away from this chase sequence. ajb007/wink

They had a special on television over here a few years ago (hosted by Sir Roger Moore) where they counted down the ten best Bond moments or scenes or whatever. The speedboat chase from TWINE actually finished in first place if I remember correctly.

I do think it was probably the most fun set-piece during the Brosnan era personally.

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I guess I'm going to place a preliminary, anticipatory vote for the upcoming 'free-running' sequence in CR to crack the top ten (whatever that might be). 

If they can realize what's in the script (and the trailer seems to show they've a good chance of doing so), it should be quite a bit of fun  ajb007/smile

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I always thought the Tomorrow Never Dies remote control chase was one of the best chase sequences in the series. After that, I suppose the Citroen chase sequence is okay, reminds me a bit too much of Commando when Arnie's hurtling down a mountain in that 4x4 with no break pads.

I've been to the place where they filmed the Citroen chase though ajb007/tongue, so I'm not unhappy at all that it won.

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742617000027 wrote:

. After that, I suppose the Citroen chase sequence is okay, reminds me a bit too much of Commando when Arnie's hurtling down a mountain in that 4x4 with no break pads.

It's an excellent chase scene...I suppose Arnie was doing well to copy it.

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arthur pringle wrote:

They had a special on television over here a few years ago (hosted by Sir Roger Moore) where they counted down the ten best Bond moments or scenes or whatever. The speedboat chase from TWINE actually finished in first place if I remember correctly.

I do think it was probably the most fun set-piece during the Brosnan era personally.

Unfortunately, you remember incorrectly, arthur. How do I know? Because I have a video of 'Best Ever Bond'. The speedboat chase from TWINE actually finished in second place. The top ten was as follows.

1. The Laser Scene - Goldfinger
2. The Boat Chase - The World Is Not Enough
3. Honey Rider Emerges From The Sea - Doctor No
4. The Tank Chase - GoldenEye
5. Jill Masterson's Gold Painted Body - Goldfinger
6. The Ski Jump - The Spy Who Loved Me
7. Tracy's Murder - On Her Majesty's Secret Service
8. Blofeld Revealed - You Only Live Twice
9. The Parachute Fight - Moonraker
10. Bond's Introduction - Doctor No

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arthur pringle wrote:
RogueAgent wrote:

Forgive me if I've overlooked this but shouldn't Brosnan's boat chase in TWINE pre-teaser qualify?

I mean the moment Q warns him and the camera shot of the speedboat jetting to the waters below was just awesome.

I don't think the underwater tie-straightening scene should take points away from this chase sequence. ajb007/wink

They had a special on television over here a few years ago (hosted by Sir Roger Moore) where they counted down the ten best Bond moments or scenes or whatever. The speedboat chase from TWINE actually finished in first place if I remember correctly.

I do think it was probably the most fun set-piece during the Brosnan era personally.


Well it least it was recognized. ajb007/cheers

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Moore Not Less wrote:
arthur pringle wrote:

They had a special on television over here a few years ago (hosted by Sir Roger Moore) where they counted down the ten best Bond moments or scenes or whatever. The speedboat chase from TWINE actually finished in first place if I remember correctly.

I do think it was probably the most fun set-piece during the Brosnan era personally.

Unfortunately, you remember incorrectly, arthur. How do I know? Because I have a video of 'Best Ever Bond'. The speedboat chase from TWINE actually finished in second place. The top ten was as follows.

1. The Laser Scene - Goldfinger
2. The Boat Chase - The World Is Not Enough
3. Honey Rider Emerges From The Sea - Doctor No
4. The Tank Chase - GoldenEye
5. Jill Masterson's Gold Painted Body - Goldfinger
6. The Ski Jump - The Spy Who Loved Me
7. Tracy's Murder - On Her Majesty's Secret Service
8. Blofeld Revealed - You Only Live Twice
9. The Parachute Fight - Moonraker
10. Bond's Introduction - Doctor No

But of course the laser scene isn't a chase; which (playing devil's advocate  ajb007/wink  ) de facto makes the TWINE boat sequence the #1 chase...  ajb007/shifty   Not that I agree with that assessment, since I greatly prefer the LALD boat chase to the one in TWINE...

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Loeffelholz wrote:

Not that I agree with that assessment, since I greatly prefer the LALD boat chase to the one in TWINE...

But don't you think that the chase scene in LALD was far too long?

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Dan Same wrote:
Loeffelholz wrote:

Not that I agree with that assessment, since I greatly prefer the LALD boat chase to the one in TWINE...

But don't you think that the chase scene in LALD was far too long?

I've never really thought about it...but no  ajb007/smile  I like the apparent distance covered by the chase, to say nothing of the Glastrons flying over the road or sliding across the expansive lawns of stately southern homes...and the demise of the last villain/boat is very satisfying...

I think the sequence beginning at the moment when Moore is left on that small island, surrounded by crocs...to the end of the boat chase, is one of the finest Moore Bond sequences on film.

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I dont think that the LALD boat chase is too long, its so high in quality thats its great to watch, and its so real, compared to other chase sequences like the little nellie chase in YOLT which sucks so bad its awful to watch.

Roger Moore is fantastic in the croc and boat chase scenes, especilly when he throws the petrol in the guys face ajb007/smile

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