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When I was a kid (not Kidd) I def thought DAF the weirdest. The gorilla transformation bit, space set scene, and yes, tranny Blofeld. I love the surreal aspects of MWTGG though, especially M's office in the ship and Scaramangas fun house.

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At least half of the Bond films are bizarre, but that's the point I imagine. Fleming himself had written Bond novels that had a touch of bizarre so it's only fitting the Bond films carried suit - the psychedelic lights in OHMSS, the characters of Oddjob, Goldfinger, Horror (Jaws?), the bald henchmen with moustaches, Sluggsy, Dr. No, Shatterhand and Irma Bunt - all exude a weirdness.

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The weirdest for me is also my favourite: AVTAK. Walken as a Bond villain, with Grace Jones as his henchwoman/love interest, with all MI6 regulars aged over 50.....topped off with a title song by Duran Duran. I mean, that's pretty weird.

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Has to be Casino Royale '67....

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Charmed & Dangerous wrote:

Has to be Casino Royale '67....

That's cheating ajb007/tongue

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While we're on the topic of non-Eon-Bonds I would say the weirdest bit of NSNA is Rowan Atkinson

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DAF - for all the reasons above.
MR - because of those ridiculous space marines

LALD - I really like the voodoo elements and that you're not sure whether Baron Samedi is supernatural or not.  The ending is brilliant.  The title sequence with the skull is pure genius.

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jamesm123 wrote:

While we're on the topic of non-Eon-Bonds I would say the weirdest bit of NSNA is Rowan Atkinson

Certainly the most unexpected casting, yes. Although now Rowan Atkinson's playing Maigret! I never saw that coming either!  ajb007/lol

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Silhouette Man wrote:
jamesm123 wrote:

While we're on the topic of non-Eon-Bonds I would say the weirdest bit of NSNA is Rowan Atkinson

Certainly the most unexpected casting, yes. Although now Rowan Atkinson's playing Maigret! I never saw that coming either!  ajb007/lol

Is there no end to the man's talents?????

Should we consider Johnny English to be his Bond audition also?

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IanT wrote:
Silhouette Man wrote:
jamesm123 wrote:

While we're on the topic of non-Eon-Bonds I would say the weirdest bit of NSNA is Rowan Atkinson

Certainly the most unexpected casting, yes. Although now Rowan Atkinson's playing Maigret! I never saw that coming either!  ajb007/lol

Is there no end to the man's talents?????

Should we consider Johnny English to be his Bond audition also?

Too bad he's too old for Bond now.  ajb007/wink

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Moonraker - When Jaws falls in love
DAF - Moon landing set - they chase Bond like they're in zero gravity.
FYEO - BB - the skating girl.
DAD - most of it.
QOS - the script. Please listen carefully - many of the lines make no sense.
Spectre - should have been excited. Still don't know why it left me cold.

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Diamonds are Forever for me.  An almost nonsensical plot, Blofeld in drag and the fact this film followed on from OHMSS and Bond did not seem to be grieving too much did not make sense.  For me, although it has it's good moments, it's also my least favourite Bond film.  Moonraker is also very weird.

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Agree with daf. But I've always found certain aspects of ohmss a bit weird,  particularly the scenes with bond as Sir Hillary and the psychedelic brain washing.

It was either that.....or the priesthood

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DAF is very weird in places but perhaps that's part of its charm?  ajb007/lol

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Silhouette Man wrote:

DAF is very weird in places but perhaps that's part of its charm?  ajb007/lol

It has as much charm as a giant plastic bottle of Coca-Cola.

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I'm suprised I haven't posted sooner in here.

I see three types of weird. 1)  Doesn't make sense,  2)  Surreal and open to interpretation 3) Spooky and gives me the creeps!

SF & SP recently have plot holes that just are weird because they are so painfully obvious. I don't stop me from enjoying them, but it is still very odd.

DAD and QoS - due to visual ticks and editing choices both have moments in them that strike me as a bit silly. - These only happen in the action sequences, so it could be put down to technical quirks.  QoS is also joined by SF and SP by having slightly arty farty moments, (the opera battle, Mathias's death, the base blowing up)  but I can dismiss those without too much trouble as the director trying to be quirky in places, and failing miserably.

  However one Bond film is weird as in Spooky in a stand out way, and still gives me the creeps after 33 years. - LALD!  "Mr Big's" make up, all the Voodoo and supernatural stuff and Geoffrey Holder's unforgettable and striking performance as Baron Samedi.  I may have a spot of trouble getting to sleep now.  (Maniacal laughing as a train horn toots.)   ajb007/amazed  ajb007/insane

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I would say On Her Majesty's Secret Service - that whole story was weird!

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GoldenEye85 wrote:

I would say On Her Majesty's Secret Service - that whole story was weird!

On paper I guess it is, but the solid execution of the film means that it doesn't interfere with it - IMO of course  ajb007/wink .

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GoldenEye85 wrote:

I would say On Her Majesty's Secret Service - that whole story was weird!

How so? In that it's unusual Bond gets married?

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MilleniumForce wrote:

The weirdest for me is also my favourite: AVTAK. Walken as a Bond villain, with Grace Jones as his henchwoman/love interest, with all MI6 regulars aged over 50.....topped off with a title song by Duran Duran. I mean, that's pretty weird.

AVTAK is chock full of weird stuff. A butterfly on a stick used as a murder weapon for example

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AVTAK, for sure. I have to wonder if that's just a matter of when it was made, in addition to some truly bizarre casting.

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Matt S wrote:
GoldenEye85 wrote:

I would say On Her Majesty's Secret Service - that whole story was weird!

How so? In that it's unusual Bond gets married?

OHMSS is flat out bizarre.  Blofeld opening a research clinic in the Swiss alps to brainwash a group of English girls into returning as biological warfare agents.  On top of this, Blofeld is also a snob about his ancestry and wants his title as count to be officially recognized thus creating a weakspot for the British Secret Service to exploit.  Hardly a standard Cold War thriller or anything along the lines of normal spy work that I can think of.

Somewhere in the midst of all this weirdness, Bond falls in love with Tracy despite she is barely in the story for more than a couple chapters.

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I will bite my tongue, on the attacks on OHMSS !  ajb007/biggrin

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Firemass wrote:
Matt S wrote:
GoldenEye85 wrote:

I would say On Her Majesty's Secret Service - that whole story was weird!

How so? In that it's unusual Bond gets married?

OHMSS is flat out bizarre.  Blofeld opening a research clinic in the Swiss alps to brainwash a group of English girls into returning as biological warfare agents.  On top of this, Blofeld is also a snob about his ancestry and wants his title as count to be officially recognized thus creating a weakspot for the British Secret Service to exploit.  Hardly a standard Cold War thriller or anything along the lines of normal spy work that I can think of.

Somewhere in the midst of all this weirdness, Bond falls in love with Tracy despite she is barely in the story for more than a couple chapters.

What by comparison with the blink and you'd miss it relationship with Swann that culminates in walking off into the night and presumably leaving the service?

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Silhouette Man wrote:

Agreed, it surely must be a Hamilton-Mankiewicz thing. That even sounds like some deadly disease!  ajb007/lol

The Zika virus? - you are probably right. 

Back on topic, weirdest Bond films for mine are the ones with Jaws and Nick Nack.  TSWLM, MR and TMWTGG sums it up.

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