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Goldfinger.  Iconic, suspenseful, humorous, fantastic, satisfying.  it's not the best story -- On Her Majesty's Secret Service beats that -- nor the most mature -- that would be From Russia with Love  -- nor the most epics -- You Only Live Twice.  But all around, it's a superb example of what Bond does best:  mass entertainment with great panache.

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Gassy Man wrote:

Goldfinger.  Iconic, suspenseful, humorous, fantastic, satisfying.  it's not the best story -- On Her Majesty's Secret Service beats that -- nor the most mature -- that would be From Russia with Love  -- nor the most epics -- You Only Live Twice.  But all around, it's a superb example of what Bond does best:  mass entertainment with great panache.

Yes, there's a reason why it's so highly thought of! I just like TLD a bit better...

Dalton & Connery rule. Brozz was cool. Craig is too.
#1.TLD/LTK 2.TND 3.QOS 4.DN 5.GF/GE 6.SP 7.FRWL 8.TB/TMWTGG 9.TWINE 10.YOLT

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Wanted to gather my thoughts first before I posted my response for this thread. Some of you may already know, but I have not been as active on here as I use to be.
My favourite Bond Film and favourite film of all time is For Your Eyes Only.
It's not my first Bond film. That credit goes to a young kid dazzled and entranced by the You only live twice title sequence.
And it's not even my second. Which goes to an eager 10 year old who picked Goldeneye from the Video rental shelf. It was my first Bond I got on DVD however, and the first one which made me realise the whole other world which 007 conveyed. It's eighties through and through but there is a timeless feel to all the characters and events which make it hard for me to explain. It's the first Moore film I saw and the best at showing his acting skills and the Bond formula.
Yes. The pre title may seem silly but finally we get the ending of the Blofeld trilogy. Which was long overdue. Humour is clever, the stunts fantastic and it's great to see London in fine form here. Not just the Red Bus and Big Ben like its usually portrayed. We also get introduced to a theme later prevalent in modern Bond Films. Bond is not a superhero. Bond is fragile. This is seen in the film with Bond remembering Tracy. Lovely touch. And notice how it is not crammed down our throats? It's refreshing. It's a sigh of relief after Moonraker's gag a minute space battles. (Moonraker is still awesome, but that's another story). The title sequence is simply breathtaking and lovely. I don't want to just use superlatives but It is fantastic. The best sequence of the Bonds. The water works in the background. Even more so than Thunderball. And Binder!! What an inspired choice having Sheena Easton in it. She simply looks delightful and beautiful in it. That's a way to get film viewers attention. The song is the best Romantic Ballad in the franchise. Topping for me All the time in the world. The lyrics may seem melodramatic. But it works.
"Maybe I'm an open book. Because I know you're mine"
Tear to this man's eye.
What follows is a film with a wonderful amount of energy and style. Italy and the Greek islands look picturesque and beautiful. Makes you want to be there. On the mission. With Bond. The pace is terrific. And the adjustment of Tanner and Head if defence saying M's lines are fine. And the characters are not caricatures but amazing and interesting characters. Melina is the most attractive and Gorgeous Bond Girl ever. And probably will be forever. Her hair and her eyes are magical. Her performance less slapsticky than other Bond girls. Here is our first Bond Lady. The revenge plot is new and most welcomed. Her chemistry with Bond sufficient enough for smiles from me whenever they act together. Columbo is Kerim Bey x10 for awesomeness, humour, plot development and chemistry with Bond. He feels like a Fleming creation. Kristatos is acted well. Love his earlier appearances as helpful Informer. Love his "ah. Leave him" line when his henchman falls into the water. The action here is well thought out and thrilling as ever. The car chase is funny. But done well and is intense. The music here is incredible.
Skiing chase takes my breath away every time. Lets not forget the under water sequences shot well! Love you John Glen. The finale mountain sequence is everything I want it to be. Thrilling. Excellent balance of humour and gritty action. We actually have fleshed out characters battling each other which we care about. The confrontation with Gogol is very 60ish and is most welcomed. By the end of the movie we realise that we want more of this. It's too short because its too good! The soundtrack, controversial, is the best we have. Fresh. Original. Exciting and toe tapping. I could dance to it. But the true star of the show is Roger Moore as James Bond. He is the ultimate gentleman. The closest Portrayal of Bond to who I would inspire to be when I'm older. The way he offers to buy an ice cream to a nude girl in his bed just oozes the straight thinking, intelligent woman's crumpet image. He then proceeds to shag a girl instead of talking to Margaret Thatcher. Don't blame him. He is self assured, dangerous but caring. The way he kills Locque with a kick is superb and juxtaposes brilliantly with his scenes with Melina
"As soon as I find the man responsible for this I will go straight to you"
I promise you that there are a million more reasons why I love this film so much. It lacks love and attention. I believe it isn't even spoken about often on this forum. It's the most underrated Bond film but its shiniest Jem.
Six out of Five Stars

“The scent and smoke and sweat of a casino are nauseating at three in the morning. "
-Casino Royale, Ian Fleming

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James Suzuki wrote:

Wanted to gather my thoughts first before I posted my response for this thread. Some of you may already know, but I have not been as active on here as I use to be.
My favourite Bond Film and favourite film of all time is For Your Eyes Only.
It's not my first Bond film. That credit goes to a young kid dazzled and entranced by the You only live twice title sequence.
And it's not even my second. Which goes to an eager 10 year old who picked Goldeneye from the Video rental shelf. It was my first Bond I got on DVD however, and the first one which made me realise the whole other world which 007 conveyed. It's eighties through and through but there is a timeless feel to all the characters and events which make it hard for me to explain. It's the first Moore film I saw and the best at showing his acting skills and the Bond formula.
Yes. The pre title may seem silly but finally we get the ending of the Blofeld trilogy. Which was long overdue. Humour is clever, the stunts fantastic and it's great to see London in fine form here. Not just the Red Bus and Big Ben like its usually portrayed. We also get introduced to a theme later prevalent in modern Bond Films. Bond is not a superhero. Bond is fragile. This is seen in the film with Bond remembering Tracy. Lovely touch. And notice how it is not crammed down our throats? It's refreshing. It's a sigh of relief after Moonraker's gag a minute space battles. (Moonraker is still awesome, but that's another story). The title sequence is simply breathtaking and lovely. I don't want to just use superlatives but It is fantastic. The best sequence of the Bonds. The water works in the background. Even more so than Thunderball. And Binder!! What an inspired choice having Sheena Easton in it. She simply looks delightful and beautiful in it. That's a way to get film viewers attention. The song is the best Romantic Ballad in the franchise. Topping for me All the time in the world. The lyrics may seem melodramatic. But it works.
"Maybe I'm an open book. Because I know you're mine"
Tear to this man's eye.
What follows is a film with a wonderful amount of energy and style. Italy and the Greek islands look picturesque and beautiful. Makes you want to be there. On the mission. With Bond. The pace is terrific. And the adjustment of Tanner and Head if defence saying M's lines are fine. And the characters are not caricatures but amazing and interesting characters. Melina is the most attractive and Gorgeous Bond Girl ever. And probably will be forever. Her hair and her eyes are magical. Her performance less slapsticky than other Bond girls. Here is our first Bond Lady. The revenge plot is new and most welcomed. Her chemistry with Bond sufficient enough for smiles from me whenever they act together. Columbo is Kerim Bey x10 for awesomeness, humour, plot development and chemistry with Bond. He feels like a Fleming creation. Kristatos is acted well. Love his earlier appearances as helpful Informer. Love his "ah. Leave him" line when his henchman falls into the water. The action here is well thought out and thrilling as ever. The car chase is funny. But done well and is intense. The music here is incredible.
Skiing chase takes my breath away every time. Lets not forget the under water sequences shot well! Love you John Glen. The finale mountain sequence is everything I want it to be. Thrilling. Excellent balance of humour and gritty action. We actually have fleshed out characters battling each other which we care about. The confrontation with Gogol is very 60ish and is most welcomed. By the end of the movie we realise that we want more of this. It's too short because its too good! The soundtrack, controversial, is the best we have. Fresh. Original. Exciting and toe tapping. I could dance to it. But the true star of the show is Roger Moore as James Bond. He is the ultimate gentleman. The closest Portrayal of Bond to who I would inspire to be when I'm older. The way he offers to buy an ice cream to a nude girl in his bed just oozes the straight thinking, intelligent woman's crumpet image. He then proceeds to shag a girl instead of talking to Margaret Thatcher. Don't blame him. He is self assured, dangerous but caring. The way he kills Locque with a kick is superb and juxtaposes brilliantly with his scenes with Melina
"As soon as I find the man responsible for this I will go straight to you"
I promise you that there are a million more reasons why I love this film so much. It lacks love and attention. I believe it isn't even spoken about often on this forum. It's the most underrated Bond film but its shiniest Jem.
Six out of Five Stars

Well done. My favurite Bond film as well. Such a break after Moonraker. Bjut a believable story with just the right kind of character interaction.

1. For Your Eyes Only      2. The Living Daylights    3 From Russia with Love  4. Casino Royale  5. OHMSS  6. Skyfall

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From Russia With Love is my favourite Bond film, I think primarily because of the characters in the film.

To me, this is the Sean Connery performance that comes to mind when I think of him as Bond. The way he seems to go about the gypsy camp fight in such a casual way, his physicality in the fight with Red Grant, his boyish grin while watching the belly dancer, and his perfect delivery of lines such as "No, it's the right size. For me that is."

I think Kerim Bey is the perfect Bond ally, his charm, humour and roguish nature make him a character one wants to spend time with.

Rosa Klebb is one of my favourite villains. I saw this film as a young lad and to be honest remembered nothing of the plot until I saw it again in my late teens, but what I did remember vividly was Rosa Klebb's face and her deadly shoe.

Finally Red Grant is my favourite henchman, or physical threat to Bond. His steely, silent stalking throughout the film builds great suspense. I simply love the shot from the railway platform as Bond and Kerim's son are talking and Grant is following them from inside the coach. And then of course there is that fight in the train.

The plot also is probably my favourite. A nice mix of serious spy film and the slightly fantastical, strange world of Bond. The addition of SPECTRE to the basic plot of the novel is a great touch which adds an extra layer of depth and intrigue.

I don't think anybody will ever do it better.

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Golrush007 wrote:

From Russia With Love is my favourite Bond film, I think primarily because of the characters in the film.

To me, this is the Sean Connery performance that comes to mind when I think of him as Bond. The way he seems to go about the gypsy camp fight in such a casual way, his physicality in the fight with Red Grant, his boyish grin while watching the belly dancer, and his perfect delivery of lines such as "No, it's the right size. For me that is."

I think Kerim Bey is the perfect Bond ally, his charm, humour and roguish nature make him a character one wants to spend time with.

Rosa Klebb is one of my favourite villains. I saw this film as a young lad and to be honest remembered nothing of the plot until I saw it again in my late teens, but what I did remember vividly was Rosa Klebb's face and her deadly shoe.

Finally Red Grant is my favourite henchman, or physical threat to Bond. His steely, silent stalking throughout the film builds great suspense. I simply love the shot from the railway platform as Bond and Kerim's son are talking and Grant is following them from inside the coach. And then of course there is that fight in the train.

The plot also is probably my favourite. A nice mix of serious spy film and the slightly fantastical, strange world of Bond. The addition of SPECTRE to the basic plot of the novel is a great touch which adds an extra layer of depth and intrigue.

I don't think anybody will ever do it better.

+1

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James Suzuki wrote:

My favourite Bond Film and favourite film of all time is For Your Eyes Only.

Your review was excellent, and I remember back in the day reading a review siting it as a 'Basics Bond' & thought that was apropos. My only real beef with the flick is the fake underwater close ups & bubbles. But yeah, it's great.

Dalton & Connery rule. Brozz was cool. Craig is too.
#1.TLD/LTK 2.TND 3.QOS 4.DN 5.GF/GE 6.SP 7.FRWL 8.TB/TMWTGG 9.TWINE 10.YOLT

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Golrush007 wrote:

From Russia With Love is my favourite Bond film, I think primarily because of the characters in the film.

To me, this is the Sean Connery performance that comes to mind when I think of him as Bond. The way he seems to go about the gypsy camp fight in such a casual way, his physicality in the fight with Red Grant, his boyish grin while watching the belly dancer, and his perfect delivery of lines such as "No, it's the right size. For me that is."

I think Kerim Bey is the perfect Bond ally, his charm, humour and roguish nature make him a character one wants to spend time with.

Rosa Klebb is one of my favourite villains. I saw this film as a young lad and to be honest remembered nothing of the plot until I saw it again in my late teens, but what I did remember vividly was Rosa Klebb's face and her deadly shoe.

Finally Red Grant is my favourite henchman, or physical threat to Bond. His steely, silent stalking throughout the film builds great suspense. I simply love the shot from the railway platform as Bond and Kerim's son are talking and Grant is following them from inside the coach. And then of course there is that fight in the train.

The plot also is probably my favourite. A nice mix of serious spy film and the slightly fantastical, strange world of Bond. The addition of SPECTRE to the basic plot of the novel is a great touch which adds an extra layer of depth and intrigue.

I don't think anybody will ever do it better.

I subscribe everything. FRWL is the template for all the "serious" Bonds that followed. FYEO and TLD come inmediately to mind. Connery's best performance, at the absolute peak of his looks. It's no coincidence that they try new Bonds with the bedroom scene with Tatiana. Connery in FRWL is still the yardstick.

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James Suzuki wrote:

Wanted to gather my thoughts first before I posted my response for this thread. Some of you may already know, but I have not been as active on here as I use to be.
My favourite Bond Film and favourite film of all time is For Your Eyes Only.
It's not my first Bond film. That credit goes to a young kid dazzled and entranced by the You only live twice title sequence.
And it's not even my second. Which goes to an eager 10 year old who picked Goldeneye from the Video rental shelf. It was my first Bond I got on DVD however, and the first one which made me realise the whole other world which 007 conveyed. It's eighties through and through but there is a timeless feel to all the characters and events which make it hard for me to explain. It's the first Moore film I saw and the best at showing his acting skills and the Bond formula.
Yes. The pre title may seem silly but finally we get the ending of the Blofeld trilogy. Which was long overdue. Humour is clever, the stunts fantastic and it's great to see London in fine form here. Not just the Red Bus and Big Ben like its usually portrayed. We also get introduced to a theme later prevalent in modern Bond Films. Bond is not a superhero. Bond is fragile. This is seen in the film with Bond remembering Tracy. Lovely touch. And notice how it is not crammed down our throats? It's refreshing. It's a sigh of relief after Moonraker's gag a minute space battles. (Moonraker is still awesome, but that's another story). The title sequence is simply breathtaking and lovely. I don't want to just use superlatives but It is fantastic. The best sequence of the Bonds. The water works in the background. Even more so than Thunderball. And Binder!! What an inspired choice having Sheena Easton in it. She simply looks delightful and beautiful in it. That's a way to get film viewers attention. The song is the best Romantic Ballad in the franchise. Topping for me All the time in the world. The lyrics may seem melodramatic. But it works.
"Maybe I'm an open book. Because I know you're mine"
Tear to this man's eye.
What follows is a film with a wonderful amount of energy and style. Italy and the Greek islands look picturesque and beautiful. Makes you want to be there. On the mission. With Bond. The pace is terrific. And the adjustment of Tanner and Head if defence saying M's lines are fine. And the characters are not caricatures but amazing and interesting characters. Melina is the most attractive and Gorgeous Bond Girl ever. And probably will be forever. Her hair and her eyes are magical. Her performance less slapsticky than other Bond girls. Here is our first Bond Lady. The revenge plot is new and most welcomed. Her chemistry with Bond sufficient enough for smiles from me whenever they act together. Columbo is Kerim Bey x10 for awesomeness, humour, plot development and chemistry with Bond. He feels like a Fleming creation. Kristatos is acted well. Love his earlier appearances as helpful Informer. Love his "ah. Leave him" line when his henchman falls into the water. The action here is well thought out and thrilling as ever. The car chase is funny. But done well and is intense. The music here is incredible.
Skiing chase takes my breath away every time. Lets not forget the under water sequences shot well! Love you John Glen. The finale mountain sequence is everything I want it to be. Thrilling. Excellent balance of humour and gritty action. We actually have fleshed out characters battling each other which we care about. The confrontation with Gogol is very 60ish and is most welcomed. By the end of the movie we realise that we want more of this. It's too short because its too good! The soundtrack, controversial, is the best we have. Fresh. Original. Exciting and toe tapping. I could dance to it. But the true star of the show is Roger Moore as James Bond. He is the ultimate gentleman. The closest Portrayal of Bond to who I would inspire to be when I'm older. The way he offers to buy an ice cream to a nude girl in his bed just oozes the straight thinking, intelligent woman's crumpet image. He then proceeds to shag a girl instead of talking to Margaret Thatcher. Don't blame him. He is self assured, dangerous but caring. The way he kills Locque with a kick is superb and juxtaposes brilliantly with his scenes with Melina
"As soon as I find the man responsible for this I will go straight to you"
I promise you that there are a million more reasons why I love this film so much. It lacks love and attention. I believe it isn't even spoken about often on this forum. It's the most underrated Bond film but its shiniest Jem.
Six out of Five Stars

I like FYEO very much. It paved the way for the very stylish 80s films. John Glen really knows the material, and it shows. Maybe it's just me, but I see FYEO and TLD as parts I and II, they share a similar tone and background. I don't think it's a coincidence that the posters are similar.

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Virgil37 wrote:

I like FYEO very much.

Just happen to be watching it now... I must admit to liking the PTS a lot. The cat was hilarious. Like in YOLT it was like "Eff this s**t!"  ajb007/lol

Dalton & Connery rule. Brozz was cool. Craig is too.
#1.TLD/LTK 2.TND 3.QOS 4.DN 5.GF/GE 6.SP 7.FRWL 8.TB/TMWTGG 9.TWINE 10.YOLT

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chrisisall wrote:
Virgil37 wrote:

I like FYEO very much.

Just happen to be watching it now... I must admit to liking the PTS a lot. The cat was hilarious. Like in YOLT it was like "Eff this s**t!"  ajb007/lol

I'm watching FYEO right now too  ajb007/martini

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chrisisall wrote:
Virgil37 wrote:

I like FYEO very much.

Just happen to be watching it now... I must admit to liking the PTS a lot. The cat was hilarious. Like in YOLT it was like "Eff this s**t!"  ajb007/lol

The PTS is so much fun! I love Bill Conti's score too, though his score is also the reason why FYEO is not my favourite Bond film. That's why I rank OHMSS and TLD higher.

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Favorite movie with my favorite Bond? Well that would be GoldenEye.

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Well, I want to say it's Casino Royale, because the I loved the pre-title sequence.  And I want to say From Russia With Love, because of the train fight.  Die Another Day will always be great because it's the first one I saw in a theatre.  Dr. No, Goldfinger, TWINE, Skyfall and Spectre are close but......

It has to be GoldenEye.  Heavily because of nostalgia.  It was the first Bond I had watched start to finish.  I saw it on NBC TV in 1998, after being introduced to the GoldenEye Nintendo 64 game earlier that summer.  It is the perfect blend of fantasy and reality.  Judi's first movie, Pierce, Famke, Bean.  It has all the classic Bond staples (Gunbarrel, Q scene, Moneypenny scene, martini scene, casino scene, Bond James Bond scene, double agent scene, exotic locations, villains, villain spilling the plot scene, cars, tanks, planes, helicopters).  The technology of the 90's changed the title sequences forever, GoldenEye's titles were amazing.  A really good theme song.  The movie is gorgeously dark and somber with a perfect soundtrack that is unique from any other Bond movie.  Primed by Timothy Dalton's Bond, GoldenEye is the bridge between the Cold War roots of Connery and Craig's Brave New World Bond.

GoldenEye is the perfect Bond movie.

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Living Daylights is currently my favourite Bond film. It's got all the ingredients of a Bond film...the serious spy plot, mixed with some silliness and Bond moments such as the exploding milk bottles and cello case. A good mix of everything Bond.

I can understand why people don't like the conflicted tone, or even Dalton's performance which is awkward at times. The other sore point is the cast which is rather weak. If they had Octopussy calibre villains in it that would be a dream come true.

2019 Bondathon...in progress (6) FRWL (7) GE (8) FYEO (9) TND (10) MR (11) GF (12) LALD (13) DAF (14) LTK (15) TMWTGG (16) TB (17) TSWLM (18) DAD (19) AVTAK (20) YOLT (21) QOS (22) SF (23) TWINE (24) SP

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TheWorldIsEnough wrote:

Well, I want to say it's Casino Royale, because the I loved the pre-title sequence.  And I want to say From Russia With Love, because of the train fight.  Die Another Day will always be great because it's the first one I saw in a theatre.  Dr. No, Goldfinger, TWINE, Skyfall and Spectre are close but......

It has to be GoldenEye.  Heavily because of nostalgia.  It was the first Bond I had watched start to finish.  I saw it on NBC TV in 1998, after being introduced to the GoldenEye Nintendo 64 game earlier that summer.  It is the perfect blend of fantasy and reality.  Judi's first movie, Pierce, Famke, Bean.  It has all the classic Bond staples (Gunbarrel, Q scene, Moneypenny scene, martini scene, casino scene, Bond James Bond scene, double agent scene, exotic locations, villains, villain spilling the plot scene, cars, tanks, planes, helicopters).  The technology of the 90's changed the title sequences forever, GoldenEye's titles were amazing.  A really good theme song.  The movie is gorgeously dark and somber with a perfect soundtrack that is unique from any other Bond movie.  Primed by Timothy Dalton's Bond, GoldenEye is the bridge between the Cold War roots of Connery and Craig's Brave New World Bond.

GoldenEye is the perfect Bond movie.

Nice  ajb007/cheers

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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GOLDFINGER would be my number one favorite, partially for nostalgia. I first saw GF truncated on ABC in 1983. My dad had told me about the pre-credit sequence, and all the other moments that were cut.  So I was dying to see it in it's original form. Then in 1985 we got our first VHS player and Goldfinger was the Bond we rented first. I must have watched it 3 or 4 times that weekend. In fact, as a 10 year old I was treated to all the Bonds on VHS eventually as it became a tradition to rent one each weekend.
GF had everything I wanted in a Bond film: Sean, great characters, a pre-credit sequence that was worth waiting 2 years to see, and it just flowed. In addition, for someone my age I felt like it was MY Bond film. Every other kid my age labeled A View To A Kill as their favorite. Somehow I felt I knew better. Goldfinger was superior. To this day it never lets me down. Anytime I pop in the blu ray or dvd, I'm never disappointed or bored.
Now if someone were to ask me which is the BEST film, I'd either go with this or FRWL. But GF is my fave.

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ToTheRight wrote:

GOLDFINGER would be my number one favorite, partially for nostalgia. I first saw GF truncated on ABC in 1983. My dad had told me about the pre-credit sequence, and all the other moments that were cut.  So I was dying to see it in it's original form. Then in 1985 we got our first VHS player and Goldfinger was the Bond we rented first. I must have watched it 3 or 4 times that weekend. In fact, as a 10 year old I was treated to all the Bonds on VHS eventually as it became a tradition to rent one each weekend.
GF had everything I wanted in a Bond film: Sean, great characters, a pre-credit sequence that was worth waiting 2 years to see, and it just flowed. In addition, for someone my age I felt like it was MY Bond film. Every other kid my age labeled A View To A Kill as their favorite. Somehow I felt I knew better. Goldfinger was superior. To this day it never lets me down. Anytime I pop in the blu ray or dvd, I'm never disappointed or bored.
Now if someone were to ask me which is the BEST film, I'd either go with this or FRWL. But GF is my fave.

Nice!

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I shall vote for Thunderball.  It's the one that I had to wait for the longest so it has a special place for me.  Goldeneye is also high up as it came after quote a long break between films.

Back in the day watching Bond pretty much meant waiting for one to be shown on tv, recorded on VHS and then watched multiple times in the following two or three weeks.  Well, we got the whole set eventually except that damn Thunderball film never seemed to get shown on British tv at all - was this to do with the McClory rights battles perhaps?  We must have literally waited years to finally see that film and, as you can probably imagine, it was a magical moment to finally watch this long lost Connery masterpiece!

So there we go...a vote for Thunderball as my favourite (not necessarily my highest rated)

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Casino Royale
- Grounded
- Gritty
- Vesper is a fantastic representation of a strong, yet fallible Bond girl
- Great music, setting, clothing, and vibe
- Mads is great
- Prime Craig

As I have had more time with Bond, I come to appreciate the different takes on the character but ultimately Casino Royale was a strong answer to the mistakes of Brosnan's era and they nailed it.