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I just watched DAF again tonight and enjoyed it very much. While there are a few big plot holes, I love the story and the way it is told. The film both looks and sounds incredible. The colours remind me a bit of some Hitchcock films. I think it is directed very well.

I really liked Wint and Kidd more than I had in the past. They are the most well-rounded characters in the film and carry the film more than any other characters in the film do. They are there every step of the way, even more than Bond is. They show the most emotion, and when Bond kills Mr Kidd, Mr Wint's reaction shows the character as most human. I really like the idea of a couple as a team of assassins, and I don't think it makes a difference what gender the couple is. I don't think that Wint and Kidd are offensive (I've seen truly offensive portrayals from the 1970s), but apart from a couple lines that identify them as a gay couple, it could have easily been changed to a man and woman. But if people are offended by them, I will accept that.

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They are by no means the worst from the 70s at all, but the bum gag is a bit of a shame.

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emtiem wrote:

They are by no means the worst from the 70s at all, but the bum gag is a bit of a shame.

That is a low point of the film.

I have to say I think that Connery is great in the film. After constantly reading here about Connery's poor performance, I really don't agree with that. He's playing Bond a bit differently than before, but he looks far from being bored.

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Matt S wrote:
emtiem wrote:

They are by no means the worst from the 70s at all, but the bum gag is a bit of a shame.

That is a low point of the film.

I have to say I think that Connery is great in the film. After constantly reading here about Connery's poor performance, I really don't agree with that. He's playing Bond a bit differently than before, but he looks far from being bored.

Yeah that was my thought too; he's doing a good job here- I think maybe the OP is thinking of You Only Live Twice more. He got one of the highest salaries ever for a movie at this point, didn't he? So I would imagine he wasn't going to coast through it!

He even does a couple of comedy accent scenes! ajb007/biggrin