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Hello everyone,

For some time, I've been reading some topics here without signing up, so here is something done. Before anything else, I want to point out that I do not come from an English speaking country, so please excuse me for potential spelling or grammatical mistakes.

I discovered Bond more than fifteen years ago, when I was quite young, it was on TV and it was Never Say Never Again. Since then, I have read and loved Ian Fleming's novels, and it won't not surprise you if I confess that my favorite actor in the role is Timothy Dalton. It was by researching details about his potential third film that I discovered this forum, and topics that were dedicated to what could have been. Thus, one day or another you may see me post some ideas, explaining what would have been my dream for a Bond 17 starring Dalton, on one of these topics.

So I hope to contribute on the forums and I look forward to getting to know you better.

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Hello Herr Stockmann, and welcome!  ajb007/smile

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Welcome Herr Stockmann  ajb007/martini

“I remember the last thing my Nan said to me before she died.
‘What are you doing here with that hammer?’”..... Lee Mack.

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Welcome to the AJB Herr Stockmann.

English is also my second language, so I understand your comment. By being here on AJB I feel it has helped me to dramatically improve my written English.

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Nice to have you here Herr Stockmann  ajb007/martini

YNWA 96

The Unbearables

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Welcome Stockman  ajb007/bond
I’m a fan of Dalton too, but not everyone in the forum is. Where do you live?

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Number24 wrote:

I’m a fan of Dalton too, but not everyone in the forum is. Where do you live?

I imagine. I guess what played against him was mostly his films, more than his interpretation itself. I live in France!

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No, it was Dalton himself who was the problem ajb007/wink
He was on the edge of getting fired by the means of the US distributors  ajb007/wink

President of the 'Misty Eyes Club'.

-------Dalton - the weak and weepy Bond!------

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Higgins wrote:

No, it was Dalton himself who was the problem ajb007/wink
He was on the edge of getting fired by the means of the US distributors  ajb007/wink

Herr Stockmann, you'll get to know Higgins...

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welcome Herr

Herr Stockmann wrote:

...one day or another you may see me post some ideas, explaining what would have been my dream for a Bond 17 starring Dalton, on one of these topics.

looking forward to your ideas. Imagine if there turned out to be two previously unreleased and unknown DaltonBond films made secretly in 1991 and 1993 and locked away in the EON vaults!

Herr Stockmann wrote:

I discovered Bond more than fifteen years ago, when I was quite young, it was on TV and it was Never Say Never Again.

you  must tell us more about this! What was it like to start with NSNA and then find your way into the "official" series? I don't think I've met anyone who started with that film before, but you must have thought it was pretty good to look for more like it. What were your first impressions?
There's an entire thread called Does anyone regard 'Never Say Never Again' as better than Bonds 1-24?.

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Starting with NSNA definitely wouldn't have worked for me! It was the music that was caught my attention and got me interested in Bond, and of all the different aspects of NSNA the music is possibly the weakest!

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caractacus potts wrote:

You  must tell us more about this! What was it like to start with NSNA and then find your way into the "official" series? I don't think I've met anyone who started with that film before, but you must have thought it was pretty good to look for more like it. What were your first impressions?
There's an entire thread called Does anyone regard 'Never Say Never Again' as better than Bonds 1-24?.

The concept of an official series and an unofficial movie came later. In my aftermath, after discovering NSNA, I then saw the others with Connery and then moved on to the rest. And if I am far from ranking it in my top 10 or so, I still like this film, to the extent that I do not find it worse than a number of the installments featuring Moore or Brosnan. And yes, I will quickly share my ideas for a Bond 17 staring Dalton.

Golrush007 wrote:

Starting with NSNA definitely wouldn't have worked for me! It was the music that was caught my attention and got me interested in Bond, and of all the different aspects of NSNA the music is possibly the weakest!

It is certain that the music of Legrand is at best a disappointment, at worst a catastrophe, especially since he is a great composer.Nevertheless, it is a judgment that I made myself later, so much I was only five when I discovered the series.

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The most important thing, Herr Stockmann, is that you became a Bond fan! Even if the route you took was unconventional...I have a similar story with regards to the literary Bond.

After I'd seen a few Bond movies I came across my first Bond books, these were Zero Minus Ten and Tomorrow Never Dies by Raymond Benosn. After I'd read those I found Scorpius by John Gardner, and only after that did I come across my first Ian Fleming book...and unfortunately it was The Man With The Golden Gun, which is widely regarded as one of the weakest Fleming novels. Anyway, eventually I did discover the Fleming classics and have been a big literary Bond fan ever since.

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Golrush007 wrote:

After I'd seen a few Bond movies I came across my first Bond books, these were Zero Minus Ten and Tomorrow Never Dies by Raymond Benosn. After I'd read those I found Scorpius by John Gardner, and only after that did I come across my first Ian Fleming book...and unfortunately it was The Man With The Golden Gun, which is widely regarded as one of the weakest Fleming novels.

This is a very interesting and unconventional story. I must say that I never read any of Gardner's or Benson's novels. Do you recommend any?

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In my opinion John Gardner's first seven novels are all pretty good, and for me he really hit his stride with the third book, Icebreaker. I also particularly like No Deals, Mr Bond and Nobody Lives Forever so those three I would recommend. However, there is little consensus when it comes to Gardner. Some people don't enjoy any of his novels, and there are people like myself and Sillhouette Man who like them all.

As for Benson, apart from his novelisations I've only read Zero Minus Ten and High Time to Kill. HTTK was a really interesting story so consider giving that one a try. The Benson novels coincided with the Brosnan films so they do have a bit of the flavour of that era of Bond movies, but the Bond character is a bit more 'literary' than Brosnan's portrayal.

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Hello all! I'm a somewhat recent Bond fan that got into the movies earlier this year. I'm still making my way through the movies, but I wanted somewhere to go to discuss all things Bond because I got a lot to say about the movies. My next Bond film is License to Kill.

My favorite Bond so far is Sean Connery. Pretty much for the same reasons why everyone else loves him: Charismatic, suave, confident, and delivers one-liners very well. My close second favorite is Roger Moore because I really enjoy his cheesy humor and his movies tend to focus more on the humor and fun.  I enjoy Lazenby for adding a more relatable side to the character when he formed a close connection with Tracy, more than any other Bond girl. And I enjoy Timothy Dalton for how bada** he is.

Looking forward to posting on here!

Favorite Bond so far: Sean Connery
Favorite Bond movies so far: On Her Majesty's Secret Service and The Spy Who Loved Me
Next movie to watch: License to Kill

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Welcome TheBondWhoLaughed1954  ajb007/martini  some good choices

“I remember the last thing my Nan said to me before she died.
‘What are you doing here with that hammer?’”..... Lee Mack.

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Welcome!   ajb007/smile

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Welcome TheBondWhoLaughed1954. I only became a fan of James Bond a few years ago. I hope you will consider listening to the audio plays as well. Personally, I think you will not be disappointed when you watch LTK.

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This is officially my 1500th post, and I didn't want to waste it on something trivial or on-topic.

I notice my very first post ever is long gone, there must have once been an old Welcome New Members type thread that got deleted?
I remember my very first line was "may I borrow a match?", intended to assure you all I was indeed a trusted fellow agent and not a SMERSH assassin in disguise.

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Congratulations caractacus potts  ajb007/cheers

“I remember the last thing my Nan said to me before she died.
‘What are you doing here with that hammer?’”..... Lee Mack.

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Congratualtions  ajb007/bond   ajb007/martini

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Thanks fellers,
I really value being able to overanalyse James Bond and learn about other spy fiction with all you zany characters.

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ajb007/cheers  Convivial congratulations, caractacus.

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Hello everyone. I just post here to let my AJB friends know that I am still alive! (This news may disappoint some!  ajb007/lol )

My working hours are long as I volunteer for much over time. Working when on night duties, I have found I am sometimes able to listen to my collection of James Bond audio books and the radio plays which are down loaded from you tube (without affecting my work of course!)

I hope to return to AJB more often in the near future. As it is now my mind is focused on gaining promotion, either with this employer or another.

Good night and best wishes to you all for now.