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In had a similar experience on leaving " Casino Royale" , Bond was
Dangerous again !  ajb007/cheers

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Another Example of this is in Scorpius where Bond forces Scorpius to run through the Snake infested Marsh  ajb007/martini

1.On Her Majesties Secret Service 2.The Living Daylights 3.license To Kill 4.The Spy Who Loved Me 5.Goldfinger

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Quantum of Solace (New!Bond Continuity)
QoS took everything that was great about Casino Royale and kicked it up several notches, while also delivering a very good story that simultaneously serves as a continuation of Casino Royale's storyline AND a great 'starter' film for new viewers.

The film also re-introduces a number of elements that had become "classics" of the franchise during the pre-Daniel Craig Era such as humor, charm, and over-the-top villainy and that had been absent from Casino Royale.

From Russia with Love (Old!Bond Continuity)
Although QoS is widely called the first direct sequel of the Bond franchise, that distinction actually goes to FRwL, and the film has a lot of similarities with its later counterpart, as well as with Casino Royale, and does everything that QoS does and more, with its only issue being a bit of disjointedness in the middle of the film.

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From Russia, With Love

A classic espionage thriller that pre-dates the Precious Classic FormulaTM of the Bond films (which solidified with GF the following year, as we all know), FRWL is chock-full of Ian Fleming's sensibilities in that the film is pretty faithful to the source material---with the notable exception of SPECTRE taking the place of SMERSH as the villainous organization behind the plot to disgrace and eliminate James Bond, the inclusion of Blofeld (of course)...and naturally the third act, which has a boat chase and subsequent explosions not in the novel.

Daniela Bianchi's Tatiana Romanova remains my all-time favourite Bond girl...and it's telling that every actor, to this day, who auditions for the role of 007 screen-tests the scene in which Bond first finds Tatiana in his hotel room bed. She is innocent but not stupid; afraid but not incapable of action (re: final scene w/Klebb)...and just lovely.

SPECTRE, in this film---from Kronsteen to Rosa Klebb, from the faceless Blofeld to Robert Shaw's classic Donald 'Red' Grant, is a sinister undertone to the goings-on throughout. The climactic fight between Bond and Grant on the Orient Express has been talked to death, but to my mind it remains the best fight scene on celluloid. There are so many great shots and moments captured by Terence Young that Alfred Hitchcock would have appreciated: the glimpses we get of Grant on the train behind Bond as he walks on the platform outside, the North by Northwest homage with the helicopter, etc...just great slowly-building suspense. The humor is tone-perfect---no Tarzan yells, double-taking pigeons, Union Flag hot air balloons or slide-whistles here---only what charter screenwriter Richard Maibaum referred to as 'dead-pan spoofing.' Brilliant.

And, of course, the great Sean Connery, in his second outing, completely owns the role of Bond. While not as accommodating to the short attention spans of subsequent generations of film audiences, FRWL sets its plot in motion, and slowly allows it to unfold and uncoil...much like Fleming's novel.

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From Russia With Love
In order to post on this thread confidently, I really had to re-evaluate and figure out what my absolute favorite bond film was. I thought about each of my favorites (namely FRWL, TB, OHMSS, LTK, GE, CR and SF) and I found that what they all shared in common really all started with From Russia With Love. It may not be the quintessential Bond film in terms of the franchise's zeitgeist and cultural significance, but it's definitely the quintessential Bond film for me.

As we all do, I love Bond for many reasons. But first and foremost, I love Bond because I am perpetually fascinated with the man himself--the ever-evolving, ever-intriguing character at the core of this cultural phenomenon. Though Connery isn't my favorite Bond (that title has been reserved for Daniel Craig since his astounding debut in CR), his performance in FRWL is my favorite of all his Bond films and demonstrates perfectly why Bond is so fascinating and perpetually mysterious. Connery was never exactly "Fleming's Bond", but in FRWL he takes the Fleming blue print and infuses it with a steely, wholly cinematic charisma and postures himself with a devilish mix of cat-like elegance, brooding danger, and ferocious sexual potency. More than in any other film, Connery provides a character framework in FRWL that paved the way for all the best moments from the 5 other Bonds. In many ways, the legacy of Connery's Bond is what makes the entire series so unique in comparison to every other spy entertainment property, and his performance is the freshest and most inspired in FRWL.

Now to the film itself. Much of what I said about Connery's performance could easily be said of Terence Young's direction. Also, I find that the setting, locations, and story really shine when executed through the lense of Young's style. Another director might have made a very boring film with the plot that Young had to  ajb007/martini work with, but he does something really special with it. The locations of FRWL aren't quite as "glamorous" as the ones in DN or TB, but they do make for some really interesting set pieces, largely due to Young's direction, as well as the other characters that inhabit them.

All the other performances are really intriguing. Kerim Bey sets a standard for Bond's allies that was never quite lived up to. And though Tatiana Romanova isn't a particularly interesting character, the situation she's thrust into makes for an interesting romantic story for Connery to work with. Both the main villains-Rosa Klebb and Red Grant-are nothing short of brilliant. Anything I could say about Shaw's performance has surely been said already. both his and Lotte Lenya's strange, inspired approaches to their respective characters imbue the movie with a sense that we're watching a world inhabited by killers.

I guess that about sums it up. Cheers

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To ME, your favourite Bond movie has many factors (which was your first Bond movie- have you read the novels- are you a connoisseur of the film-making process & result- does the musical score matter intensely to you- do you have an extreme emotional or nostalgic connection to a particular film-?) but for the greater part I think it comes down to the actor you like most in the role. As much as I loved Connery, Brosnan was my first choice for favourite Bond (TND was my #1 Bond movie upon seeing it), but then hey- mitigating factor... I read the novels. Respect for early Connery Bond doubled, Brosnan remained cool & fun, but Dalton emerged as a fave. So basically even though FRWL & OHMSS are better made, looking, written & produced films, and TND stars my man Pierce in a big & beautiful production, Tim's two simple Glen-workman-like-directed adventures are my favourites. Because of Tim.
Is your favourite movie your favourite for this reason as well?

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Casino Royale. Because it's my favourite Ian Fleming novel and they managed to bring it to the screen faithfully in its entirety. If you read the novels, who do you imagine as Bond? that's what's great about the novels. You are free to imagine. Well, I didn't imagine Sean Connery, Roger Moore or Timothy Dalton. Amazingly, I imagined someone close to Craig (but more like he appears on "Sylvia", with longer, black hair), and I didn't know who Craig was back then of course. So, in essence, CR is my reader imagination up on the screen.

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Virgil37 wrote:

in essence, CR is my reader imagination up on the screen.

That makes CR for you what TLD is for me then, eh? ajb007/cheers

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Agent Lee wrote:

From Russia With Love
In order to post on this thread confidently, I really had to re-evaluate and figure out what my absolute favorite bond film was. I thought about each of my favorites (namely FRWL, TB, OHMSS, LTK, GE, CR and SF) and I found that what they all shared in common really all started with From Russia With Love. It may not be the quintessential Bond film in terms of the franchise's zeitgeist and cultural significance, but it's definitely the quintessential Bond film for me.

As we all do, I love Bond for many reasons. But first and foremost, I love Bond because I am perpetually fascinated with the man himself--the ever-evolving, ever-intriguing character at the core of this cultural phenomenon. Though Connery isn't my favorite Bond (that title has been reserved for Daniel Craig since his astounding debut in CR), his performance in FRWL is my favorite of all his Bond films and demonstrates perfectly why Bond is so fascinating and perpetually mysterious. Connery was never exactly "Fleming's Bond", but in FRWL he takes the Fleming blue print and infuses it with a steely, wholly cinematic charisma and postures himself with a devilish mix of cat-like elegance, brooding danger, and ferocious sexual potency. More than in any other film, Connery provides a character framework in FRWL that paved the way for all the best moments from the 5 other Bonds. In many ways, the legacy of Connery's Bond is what makes the entire series so unique in comparison to every other spy entertainment property, and his performance is the freshest and most inspired in FRWL.

Now to the film itself. Much of what I said about Connery's performance could easily be said of Terence Young's direction. Also, I find that the setting, locations, and story really shine when executed through the lense of Young's style. Another director might have made a very boring film with the plot that Young had to  ajb007/martini work with, but he does something really special with it. The locations of FRWL aren't quite as "glamorous" as the ones in DN or TB, but they do make for some really interesting set pieces, largely due to Young's direction, as well as the other characters that inhabit them.

All the other performances are really intriguing. Kerim Bey sets a standard for Bond's allies that was never quite lived up to. And though Tatiana Romanova isn't a particularly interesting character, the situation she's thrust into makes for an interesting romantic story for Connery to work with. Both the main villains-Rosa Klebb and Red Grant-are nothing short of brilliant. Anything I could say about Shaw's performance has surely been said already. both his and Lotte Lenya's strange, inspired approaches to their respective characters imbue the movie with a sense that we're watching a world inhabited by killers.

I guess that about sums it up. Cheers

Absolutely terrific summation of your reasons for choosing this outstanding Bond film! Not my favorite, but very close to the top of my list.  ajb007/cheers

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Blackleiter wrote:
Agent Lee wrote:

From Russia With Love
In order to post on this thread confidently, I really had to re-evaluate and figure out what my absolute favorite bond film was. I thought about each of my favorites (namely FRWL, TB, OHMSS, LTK, GE, CR and SF) and I found that what they all shared in common really all started with From Russia With Love. It may not be the quintessential Bond film in terms of the franchise's zeitgeist and cultural significance, but it's definitely the quintessential Bond film for me.

As we all do, I love Bond for many reasons. But first and foremost, I love Bond because I am perpetually fascinated with the man himself--the ever-evolving, ever-intriguing character at the core of this cultural phenomenon. Though Connery isn't my favorite Bond (that title has been reserved for Daniel Craig since his astounding debut in CR), his performance in FRWL is my favorite of all his Bond films and demonstrates perfectly why Bond is so fascinating and perpetually mysterious. Connery was never exactly "Fleming's Bond", but in FRWL he takes the Fleming blue print and infuses it with a steely, wholly cinematic charisma and postures himself with a devilish mix of cat-like elegance, brooding danger, and ferocious sexual potency. More than in any other film, Connery provides a character framework in FRWL that paved the way for all the best moments from the 5 other Bonds. In many ways, the legacy of Connery's Bond is what makes the entire series so unique in comparison to every other spy entertainment property, and his performance is the freshest and most inspired in FRWL.

Now to the film itself. Much of what I said about Connery's performance could easily be said of Terence Young's direction. Also, I find that the setting, locations, and story really shine when executed through the lense of Young's style. Another director might have made a very boring film with the plot that Young had to  ajb007/martini work with, but he does something really special with it. The locations of FRWL aren't quite as "glamorous" as the ones in DN or TB, but they do make for some really interesting set pieces, largely due to Young's direction, as well as the other characters that inhabit them.

All the other performances are really intriguing. Kerim Bey sets a standard for Bond's allies that was never quite lived up to. And though Tatiana Romanova isn't a particularly interesting character, the situation she's thrust into makes for an interesting romantic story for Connery to work with. Both the main villains-Rosa Klebb and Red Grant-are nothing short of brilliant. Anything I could say about Shaw's performance has surely been said already. both his and Lotte Lenya's strange, inspired approaches to their respective characters imbue the movie with a sense that we're watching a world inhabited by killers.

I guess that about sums it up. Cheers

Absolutely terrific summation of your reasons for choosing this outstanding Bond film! Not my favorite, but very close to the top of my list.  ajb007/cheers

I agree. This is what I like to think of as the elegantly Hitchcockian Bond.

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chrisisall wrote:

To ME, your favourite Bond movie has many factors (which was your first Bond movie- have you read the novels- are you a connoisseur of the film-making process & result- does the musical score matter intensely to you- do you have an extreme emotional or nostalgic connection to a particular film-?) but for the greater part I think it comes down to the actor you like most in the role. As much as I loved Connery, Brosnan was my first choice for favourite Bond (TND was my #1 Bond movie upon seeing it), but then hey- mitigating factor... I read the novels. Respect for early Connery Bond doubled, Brosnan remained cool & fun, but Dalton emerged as a fave. So basically even though FRWL & OHMSS are better made, looking, written & produced films, and TND stars my man Pierce in a big & beautiful production, Tim's two simple Glen-workman-like-directed adventures are my favourites. Because of Tim.
Is your favourite movie your favourite for this reason as well?

I appreciate the fun and purity of your criteria. I think it demonstrates what I believe wholeheartedly about Bond in any form: it's success depends on the portrayal of the man at the center of the action. If I were to follow this criteria, Skyfall would undoubtedly be my favorite Bond film. I find DC's performance in it to be the most inspired of them all.

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Agent Lee wrote:

From Russia With Love
In order to post on this thread confidently, I really had to re-evaluate and figure out what my absolute favorite bond film was. I thought about each of my favorites (namely FRWL, TB, OHMSS, LTK, GE, CR and SF) and I found that what they all shared in common really all started with From Russia With Love. It may not be the quintessential Bond film in terms of the franchise's zeitgeist and cultural significance, but it's definitely the quintessential Bond film for me.

As we all do, I love Bond for many reasons. But first and foremost, I love Bond because I am perpetually fascinated with the man himself--the ever-evolving, ever-intriguing character at the core of this cultural phenomenon. Though Connery isn't my favorite Bond (that title has been reserved for Daniel Craig since his astounding debut in CR), his performance in FRWL is my favorite of all his Bond films and demonstrates perfectly why Bond is so fascinating and perpetually mysterious. Connery was never exactly "Fleming's Bond", but in FRWL he takes the Fleming blue print and infuses it with a steely, wholly cinematic charisma and postures himself with a devilish mix of cat-like elegance, brooding danger, and ferocious sexual potency. More than in any other film, Connery provides a character framework in FRWL that paved the way for all the best moments from the 5 other Bonds. In many ways, the legacy of Connery's Bond is what makes the entire series so unique in comparison to every other spy entertainment property, and his performance is the freshest and most inspired in FRWL.

Now to the film itself. Much of what I said about Connery's performance could easily be said of Terence Young's direction. Also, I find that the setting, locations, and story really shine when executed through the lense of Young's style. Another director might have made a very boring film with the plot that Young had to  ajb007/martini work with, but he does something really special with it. The locations of FRWL aren't quite as "glamorous" as the ones in DN or TB, but they do make for some really interesting set pieces, largely due to Young's direction, as well as the other characters that inhabit them.

All the other performances are really intriguing. Kerim Bey sets a standard for Bond's allies that was never quite lived up to. And though Tatiana Romanova isn't a particularly interesting character, the situation she's thrust into makes for an interesting romantic story for Connery to work with. Both the main villains-Rosa Klebb and Red Grant-are nothing short of brilliant. Anything I could say about Shaw's performance has surely been said already. both his and Lotte Lenya's strange, inspired approaches to their respective characters imbue the movie with a sense that we're watching a world inhabited by killers.

I guess that about sums it up. Cheers

I just downgraded FRWL to second place (CR 1st), and after reading this I feel so bad...I know if I watch the movie again it'll be number one. Such a fantastic film and novel.

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chrisisall wrote:
Virgil37 wrote:

in essence, CR is my reader imagination up on the screen.

That makes CR for you what TLD is for me then, eh? ajb007/cheers

TLD. Now, that's a movie to have as top of a list with pride. If CR, FRWL, OHMSS and GF weren't so damm good it would be my top movie as well  ajb007/cheers

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Virgil37 wrote:

If you read the novels, who do you imagine as Bond? that's what's great about the novels. You are free to imagine. Well, I didn't imagine Sean Connery, Roger Moore or Timothy Dalton. Amazingly, I imagined someone close to Craig (but more like he appears on "Sylvia", with longer, black hair), and I didn't know who Craig was back then of course. So, in essence, CR is my reader imagination up on the screen.

This is was my experience with CR as well, and the reason why DC is my favorite Bond. I remember the first time I saw CR I was floored by how much Daniel Craig seemed to emulate the Bond I imagined when reading the novels (minus the Blonde hair of course). It's those eyes man. Those eyes!

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^ 3rd on mine, bloody love it.

1. TWINE  2. FYEO  3. MR  4. TLD  5. TSWLM 6. OHMSS  7. DN  8. OP  9. AVTAK  10. TMWTGG  11. QoS 12. GE  13. CR  14. TB  15. FRWL  16. LTK  17. GF  18. SF  19. LaLD  20. YOLT  21. TND  22. DAD  23. DAF.

"If you'll forgive me, that's a little too scented for my palate."

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heartbroken_mr_drax wrote:

^ 3rd on mine, bloody love it.

You are a man of refined taste sir! ajb007/cheers

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Agent Lee wrote:
Virgil37 wrote:

If you read the novels, who do you imagine as Bond? that's what's great about the novels. You are free to imagine. Well, I didn't imagine Sean Connery, Roger Moore or Timothy Dalton. Amazingly, I imagined someone close to Craig (but more like he appears on "Sylvia", with longer, black hair), and I didn't know who Craig was back then of course. So, in essence, CR is my reader imagination up on the screen.

This is was my experience with CR as well, and the reason why DC is my favorite Bond. I remember the first time I saw CR I was floored by how much Daniel Craig seemed to emulate the Bond I imagined when reading the novels (minus the Blonde hair of course). It's those eyes man. Those eyes!

I remember when they cast Craig, I rented Sylvia on DVD. Well, the movie is set in the 50s, as Casino Royale the novel, and I thought to myself, "bullseye, this guy is going to be amazing". Yes, the eyes, and the "cruel mouth".

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Virgil37 wrote:

I thought to myself, "bullseye, this guy is going to be amazing". Yes, the eyes, and the "cruel mouth".

Craig blew me away with QOS. He & Forster working out dialogue on the fly made for a memorable & stupendous entry (IMO). Craig gets Bond, and he's been allowed to show it in all three movies so far. Like Brosnan, the scripts haven't always been great (QOS most of all- nada), but he's a bull dog where Brosnan was a collie.

Last edited by chrisisall (23rd Oct 2015 03:30)

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chrisisall wrote:
Virgil37 wrote:

I thought to myself, "bullseye, this guy is going to be amazing". Yes, the eyes, and the "cruel mouth".

Craig blew me away with QOS. He & Forster working out dialogue on the fly made for a memorable & stupendous entry (IMO). Craig gets Bond, and he's been allowed to show it in all three movies so far. Like Brosnan, the scripts haven't always been great (QOS most of all- nada), but he's a bull dog where Brosnan was collie.

QoS is excellent, and I really like how people are warming to it!!

1. TWINE  2. FYEO  3. MR  4. TLD  5. TSWLM 6. OHMSS  7. DN  8. OP  9. AVTAK  10. TMWTGG  11. QoS 12. GE  13. CR  14. TB  15. FRWL  16. LTK  17. GF  18. SF  19. LaLD  20. YOLT  21. TND  22. DAD  23. DAF.

"If you'll forgive me, that's a little too scented for my palate."

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From Russia with love ..... A classic "spy" film.  If Hitchcock would have made a Bond film, it may have turned out like FRWL. I absolutely love the train sequence. The characters of Grant and Klebb are brilliant. The locations are nicely chosen as well.

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On Her Majesty's Secret Service:
- The first time a Bond film focuses on a personal story alongside the professional story, and they work perfectly together
- Bond seems the most human of all Bond films, despite him not being played by a real actor
- Bond have never been so easy to relate to as in this film. We feel his love, joy, fear and sadness. No other Bond film comes anywhere close to the emotion in this film.
- Fantastic direction by first-time director Peter Hunt. Some scenes are stylized, but it's not overdone.
- Brilliant score by John Barry, including a fantastic main theme, We Have All the Time in the World and Do You Know How Christmas Trees Are Grown
- The most believable and menacing Blofeld
- Strong female lead
- Great locations in both the beach and the snowy mountains
- One of the best men's wardrobes of the entire series, thanks to Dimi Major. Not only did he make Bond's beautiful suits, he also made clothes for Draco, M and Blofeld
- More screen time for Bernard Lee. His performance in this film is his best.
- Best ski chases of the series
- Cable car scene is really tense
- Bobsled chase is tense and engaging
- Fantastic fight scenes that seem very believable to me
- Irma Bunt is clearly very evil, but it's never obvious
- Like seeing into the more personal lives of the characters, like Bond's office and his family history, and M's old-money home
- the Aston Martin DBS, a car so perfect that it doesn't need any gadgets to be special

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am747 wrote:

From Russia with love ..... A classic "spy" film.  If Hitchcock would have made a Bond film, it may have turned out like FRWL. I absolutely love the train sequence. The characters of Grant and Klebb are brilliant. The locations are nicely chosen as well.

Exactly. FRWL is very Hitchcock. It's funny how they wanted Cary Grant for Bond and when Bond came out it was Hitchcock who cast Sean Connery in a role that very same year (1963) that probably Cary Grant would have played as a young man. So Broccoli and Saltzman truly did a good job!

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Matt S wrote:

On Her Majesty's Secret Service:
- The first time a Bond film focuses on a personal story alongside the professional story, and they work perfectly together
- Bond seems the most human of all Bond films, despite him not being played by a real actor
- Bond have never been so easy to relate to as in this film. We feel his love, joy, fear and sadness. No other Bond film comes anywhere close to the emotion in this film.
- Fantastic direction by first-time director Peter Hunt. Some scenes are stylized, but it's not overdone.
- Brilliant score by John Barry, including a fantastic main theme, We Have All the Time in the World and Do You Know How Christmas Trees Are Grown
- The most believable and menacing Blofeld
- Strong female lead
- Great locations in both the beach and the snowy mountains
- One of the best men's wardrobes of the entire series, thanks to Dimi Major. Not only did he make Bond's beautiful suits, he also made clothes for Draco, M and Blofeld
- More screen time for Bernard Lee. His performance in this film is his best.
- Best ski chases of the series
- Cable car scene is really tense
- Bobsled chase is tense and engaging
- Fantastic fight scenes that seem very believable to me
- Irma Bunt is clearly very evil, but it's never obvious
- Like seeing into the more personal lives of the characters, like Bond's office and his family history, and M's old-money home
- the Aston Martin DBS, a car so perfect that it doesn't need any gadgets to be special

Well said Matt S  ajb007/cheers

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Matt S wrote:

- Bond have never been so easy to relate to as in this film. We feel his love, joy, fear and sadness. No other Bond film comes anywhere close to the emotion in this film.

Wholeheartedly agree with this point. And it's a major credit to Lazenby for me for actually acting this out in such a convincing fashion.

1. TWINE  2. FYEO  3. MR  4. TLD  5. TSWLM 6. OHMSS  7. DN  8. OP  9. AVTAK  10. TMWTGG  11. QoS 12. GE  13. CR  14. TB  15. FRWL  16. LTK  17. GF  18. SF  19. LaLD  20. YOLT  21. TND  22. DAD  23. DAF.

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Virgil37 wrote:

FRWL is very Hitchcock. It's funny how they wanted Cary Grant for Bond and when Bond came out it was Hitchcock who cast Sean Connery in a role that very same year (1963) that probably Cary Grant would have played as a young man. So Broccoli and Saltzman truly did a good job!

And Cary went on to do Charade, a very Moore/Bond-like film IMO! ajb007/martini

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